Conrail's Mon Line

Conrails Mon Line served as a busy conduit for coal from the fields of Southwestern PA. It was not a long line, running from roughly the OC bridge in Pittsburgh to West Brownsville, PA.

CR 2573 Shire Oaks, PA 4/3/1999

UBT-406 departs Shire Oaks yard, heading to the coal fields to load.

CR 3380 Dravosburg, PA 5/1/1999

CR 3380 leads a loaded USS coke train that originated just a few miles down the line at the Clairton Coke Works. The train is passing Boswell Oil in Dravosburg, PA on the Mon Line on 5/1/1999, Conrail's final month.

CR 4100 Clairton, PA 5/23/1998

A UDM coal train rolls thru the Peters Creek interlocking at Clairton.

CR 4116 Clairton, PA 10/17/1997

A pair of big MACs lead UNS-72A by the Clairton Coke Works on the Mon Line.

CR 4131 Monongahela, PA 5/30/1999

With only about 30 hours to go before CR will be split up by CSX & NS, a SD70MAC brings coal train WISO84 off the Ellsworth Secondary and onto the Mon Line.

CR 4141 Dravosburg, PA 5/24/1998

Brand new SD70MACs on XSQ-42D. You can almost smell the fresh paint!

CR 5022 West Homestead, PA 10/13/1997

Plenty of blue here. From the 3 blue units, the bright blue sky, and the dark blue building in the background. CR 5022 leads a USS-323 loaded coke train that originated at the Clairton Coke Works. The train is on the Mon Line at West Homestead, PA. This area has been highly developed commercially and is now known as the Waterfront.

CR 6126 Duquesne, PA 10/13/1997

A pair of GE's lead hopper train XSH-47C across the Port Perry bridge.

CR 6458 on the Monongahela RR in 1991

SD40-2s 6458 and 6443 and a third unit in what appears to be UP paint pull a coal train somewhere on the Monongahela Railroad in 1991.

CR 6475 Clairton, PA 5/23/1998

6475 leads a Northbound coal drag past the Clairton Coke Plant.

CR 6609 1991

6609 leads a coal train over a small bridge on a branch of the Monongahela Railroad in 1991.

CR 6609 in 1991

Two of Conrail's C30-7s, 6609 and 6600, and one of Monongahela's "Super-7" locomotives pull a load of coal on a winding Monongahela branchline.

CR 6702 West Brownsville, PA 2/90

Two Conrail powered trains wait for the crews to take them south to the mines for loading.

CR 6792 West Brownsville, PA 2/90

Mixed Conrail and Monongahela power reverses back into the yard to pick up MTY's before heading south..

CR 7775 Clairton, PA 10/83

GP38's 7775, 78 and 76 pull a train into the siding at US Steels Clairton Works...

EMD 7001 Shire Oaks, PA 4/93

EMD Demonstrator locomotives 7001, 7000 and 7002 wait for permission to head south to West Brownsville yard for a train..

EMD SD70M Demo's Shire Oaks, PA

EMD SD70M' Demo's 7000, 7001 and 7002 at Conrail's Shire Oak Yard, PA 4/19/1993

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