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CSX on the PnLE by yankeedog CSX on the PnLE by yankeedog
A dirty nosed Westbound CSX freight train approaching Station Square in Pittsburgh. Note the Allegheny County Port Authority light rail transit train about to cross the old PRR Pan Handle Bridge over the Monongahela River into Downtown Pittsburgh.
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LancelotPrice Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010
Wow, look at those two ancient passenger cars. The green one is an early 20th century coach, but the other is even older. What are they doing there?
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yankeedog Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010
They are just sitting there. The older car was a store, but when the redeveloped Bessemer Court, the moved it to this location. It was recently repainted. The green one used sit on a siding by the freight house with several other cars. It would be cool if the would do something with them. There is also a Drover Caboose on the other side of the bridge near the station that was built in 1904!
-YD
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LancelotPrice Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010
That older passenger car looks as though it might possibly have been built even before 1904. :D
I hope all of those old cars are restored. Something could definitely be done to use them in a commercial way without destructive alterations, although I'd prefer just to see them in original form as museum exhibits or on excursions.
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yankeedog Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010
I'm sure it's old, there might be a plaque on it, I'll check. They should do something with them.
-YD
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LancelotPrice Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010
oops, I just read the comments. Thanks for the explanation! :)
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HerrDrayer Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
It's well composed as I've come to expect from your pictures. What's the story behind the decrepit heavyweight cars alongside the mainline?
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yankeedog Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010
Thanks Hoyt! I honestly don't know what the whole story is behind these cars. At one time the wooden car was a small store that sold Pittsburgh related art and items. The steel car has been moved around from several locations, one dead end siding to another. It seems such a waste to just have then sit there doing nothing. There is also a nice caboose combination on the other side of the bridge, it's in a few of my photos. farther up the tracks, there is a hot metal car and some sort of self propelled or electric railcar that is tagged with graffiti and was set on fire a while back. There used to be a nice little HK Porter 0-4-0 tank locomotive here too, but it was removed when they redeveloped the Bessemer Court and put in a Hard Rock Cafe.
-YD
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HerrDrayer Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
That's too bad. Maybe a rail museum will snap them up sometime.
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yankeedog Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010
The red car... The plaque reads: "Combine Car, 1904. This car, built to accommodate both passengers and baggage, was built by the American Car & Foundry Co and Began service as Car No. 15 on the Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad. It was sold to the Monongahela Railway in 1916, and as Car No. 163 served as a tool car on a wreck train."

I couldn't find out anything about the Pullman car, but I did find out what happened to the HK Porter Tank engine that used to be at Station Square, it was moved to a park in Sewickley, PA. Sewickley is a nice town south of Pittsburgh along the Ohio River, they also have a preserved Pennsylvania Railroad station! Here is a page about the locomotive: [link] Note the Andrew Carnegie connection too, "Duquesne Works of US Steel". [link]
-YD
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HerrDrayer Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Neat stuff! I hope the cars get a home sometime.
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