Pittsburgh Mainlines: A visit to the "Iron City" captured a wide variety of railroad action just before CSX and Norfolk Southern took over Conrail. These still photos are actual scenes ("frame captures") from the video Pittsburgh Mainlines.
Conrail Train RR-282, a Triple Crown RoadRailer operated jointly with Norfolk Southern, passes CP Pitt near Penn Station.
Two Union Railroad MP-15s drag hot steel slabs out of Dravosburg Tunnel enroute to the Irving Works.
An empty Union Railroad hopper train passes in the distance as CSX local D-768 runs alongside the Monongahela River at Port Perry.
Also in Port Perry, cars of molten iron are switched by an SW-1500 at the USX Mon Valley Works.
The eastbound Amtrak Capitol Limited passes Control Point 15Y in McKeesport, running on former Pittsburgh & Lake Erie trackage.
CSX 9552, an ancient U23B sporting a coat of maintenance of way orange, departs Glenwood Yard with a work train.
A "critter" spots a load of coal inside the Bellefield Boiler power plant, which generates heat and power for two universities.
The Duquesne Incline is a funicular railway that carries passengers up a 58.5% grade on Mt. Washington.
Three B40-8s bring a westbound coal drag off the Conrail Mon Line at CP Isle. the engines are crossing over the CR Ft. Wayne Line.
CSX Train G-159, an empty grain train, runs west on ex-P&LE trackage across the river from downtown Pittsburgh.
At East Pittsburgh, Conrail Train TV-2H on the Pittsburgh Line passes under a Union RR ore drag on the North Bessemer Line.