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.

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UBT-406 departs Shire Oaks yard, heading to the coal fields to load.
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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.
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A UDM coal train rolls thru the Peters Creek interlocking at Clairton.
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A pair of big MACs lead UNS-72A by the Clairton Coke Works on the Mon Line.
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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.
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Brand new SD70MACs on XSQ-42D. You can almost smell the fresh paint!
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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.
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A pair of GE's lead hopper train XSH-47C across the Port Perry bridge.
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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.
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6475 leads a Northbound coal drag past the Clairton Coke Plant.
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6609 leads a coal train over a small bridge on a branch of the Monongahela Railroad in 1991.
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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.
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Two Conrail powered trains wait for the crews to take them south to the mines for loading.
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Mixed Conrail and Monongahela power reverses back into the yard to pick up MTY's before heading south..
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GP38's 7775, 78 and 76 pull a train into the siding at US Steels Clairton Works...
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EMD Demonstrator locomotives 7001, 7000 and 7002 wait for permission to head south to West Brownsville yard for a train..

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