You can find the entire set of photos here.
On the way to my first stop I got lucky and caught some road power laying over on the Radebaugh Secondary. It consisted of new SD70ACe #1145 and C40-9W #9652, along with CN SD75I #5639.
Traffic on the Pittsburgh Line tends to come in waves and the fleeted westbound signal at CP-RADE showing Approach was an indication that I had arrived right in the middle of one. Sure enough a westbound coal train with ES44AC's #8115 and #8129 soon appeared.
Next up was an eastbound helper set running light presumably to Johnstown for its next assignment. Power consisted of two 6300 series SD40E's, #6325 and #6310, which were originally SD50's. SD40E's are NS's preferred power for PRR Main Line helping.
Clear PRR position light signal for an eastbound doublestack train.
That was quickly followed by a westbound double stack train with C40-9W's #9917 and #9277
Later that day I caught the SRS truck out at CP-PENN.
CP-PENN is the interlocking that still features a 4-track PRR PL signal bridge and is also the tri-junction between the Pittsburgh, Conemaugh and Fort Wayne lines.
The clear signal was for a westbound manifest freight with C40-9W #9853 and SD60I #6792.
PAT LRV #4240 at the new Allegheny Station.
LRV #4222 has been painted to resemble a classic Pittsburgh PCC.
Later I caught three of the Allegheny Valley Railroads SD40-3's, #3001, #3002 and #3004, hauling a train off the Bloom connecting track at CP-BLOOM. These engines are rebuilt SD45s.
Walking back towards downtown, I caught a road-slug set running light eastbound at CP-EAST PITT. Power unit was GP40-2 #3059 with a former Penn Central GP38 as slug #707.
The AVR train was clearly held for some time at CP-PITT as when I finally got back it had just started to cross the Fort Wayne bridge.
With the removal of CP-WEST PITT a number of years ago, the old slow speed PRR dwarf signals were replaced by this pair of full speed masts. Here NS C40-9W #9396 and SD60 #6663 pass in front of the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.
Later that day I scored big time with NS Conrail Heritage ES44AC #8098 (along with sister ES44AC #8075) crossing the Fort Wayne bridge!
Shortly thereafter a westbound empty crude oil train trundled past with a SD70ACe's #1010 and #1026 as power.
The MP 353 automatic signals are located about 10 feet east of the division point between the PRR's Lines East and Lines West, as signified by a brand new Milepost Zero. The 353 miles east of this point are chained from the end of a specific platform at Suburban Station in Philadelphia.
Well that's it for this little journey. Next week I stay closer to the east coast with a walk around the Penn Station complex in Baltimore during that city's annual Artscape festival.