Pittsburgh Mainlines Heavy Railroad Action around the Iron City

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Railroading in Pittsburgh includes mountain helper districts, long tunnels, countless bridges, triple track mainlines, heavy industrial switching, an active interlocking tower, and well over a hundred trains a day!

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Imagine a place where the railroading includes mountain helper districts, long tunnels, countless bridges, triple track mainlines, heavy industrial switching, an active interlocking tower, and well over a hundred trains a day! That’s Pittsburgh, one of the busiest railroading centers in America, with possibly the widest variety of railroad operations to be found in a single region. The last months of Conrail’s Pittsburgh routes were captured just prior to Norfolk Southern’s takeover in 1999. “Big Blue” provided enough traffic to keep any railfan happy.

CSX played an equally important role in this region and you’ll find plenty of dramatic CSX action. Plus, the heavy-industrial-hauling Union Railroad also contributed exciting scenes. You’ll see switchers toiling in a massive steel mill, Amtrak passenger trains on the mainlines, an unusual coal-hauling railroad, and even freight barges on the rivers around the city. Here’s your opportunity to experience heavy-duty railroading during several seasons of the year as we tour the best spots around the “Three Rivers City” before the 1999 mergers that changed the face of the area’s operations.

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3 reviews for Pittsburgh Mainlines Heavy Railroad Action around the Iron City

  1. Lloyd

    Amtrak, Conrail, NS, CSX & shortline action all make up the railrailing in this video. Pittsburgh is an interesting city as it is along the Allegheny Mountains, and has 3 rivers in the city. The steel mills has a major influence on railroading here at one time and the action is city railroading at it’s finest. There is so much to see with the railroads and it is well represented in this video right at the time that Conrail was becoming a fallen flag. Excellent video.

  2. David Holland

    Fantastic video as always from pentrex. Has tons of stuff you will not see around today. You will enjoy this video.

  3. Ben

    In this program we see the Pittsburgh area lines of Conrail, CSX, and Union Railroads in 1999 after the Conrail merger into both NS and CSX was announced but before the merger came into affect. A lot of territory is covered quickly. If the maps were up on the screen a little longer with a little more explanation, then it would be five stars. Otherwise, good show. A rarity that we see is the inside of an interlocking tower on CSX and some local freights with Cabooses.

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