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Curt Beal's Collection
 
5/25/2019
 
 
 
 
 
Owner: Southwest Pennsylvania Railroad
Model:Rebuilt EMD GP11Built As:NH 1225 (GP9)
Serial Number:22135Order No:5474
Frame Number:5474-26Built:8/1956
Other locos with this serial:  SWP 2003(GP11) MBTA 7555(GP9) ICG 8705(GP11)
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SWP 2003 and 2002 winter shot (1)
Title:  SWP 2003 and 2002 winter shot (1)
Description:  Seen heading eastbound with empties, towards the Connellsville CSX yard. Using CSX trackage rights. SWP 2003 is a former JTPX 1801, IC 8705, MBTA 7555, CR 7555, PC 7555, NH 1225.
Photo Date:  12/29/2009  Upload Date: 12/30/2009 11:23:25 PM
Location:  Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Winter,Signal,Track,Action
Locomotives:  SWP 2003(GP11) SWP 2002(GP11)
Views:  398   Comments: 1
SWP 2003 and 2002, on CSX
Title:  SWP 2003 and 2002, on CSX
Description:  A short 9-car train of empties from the Southwest Pennsylvania Railroad makes its run from Everson into Connellsville, PA. To the left is a stopped intermodal train waiting for clearance to switch onto the main center track. SWP 2003 is a former JTPX 1801, IC 8705, MBTA 7555, CR 7555, PC 7555, NH 1225.
Photo Date:  1/12/2010  Upload Date: 1/12/2010 10:14:50 PM
Location:  Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,RollingStock,Winter,Track,Action
Locomotives:  SWP 2002(GP11) SWP 2003(GP11)
Views:  517   Comments: 6
SWP 2001, 2002, and 2003, in snow
Title:  SWP 2001, 2002, and 2003, in snow
Description:  Seen at the Southwest Pennsyvlania Railroads home station in Scottdale, Pa. They must be kept constantly running in this weather, but I think they were in for the day. All three engines are GP-11s.
Photo Date:  2/9/2010  Upload Date: 2/9/2010 7:02:14 PM
Location:  Scottdale, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Winter
Locomotives:  SWP 2001(GP11) SWP 2002(GP11) SWP 2003(GP11)
Views:  502   Comments: 0
SWP 2003 (1)
Title:  SWP 2003 (1)
Description:  Seen at the Southwest Pennsyvlania Railroads home station in Scottdale, Pa. It must be kept constantly running in this weather, but I think it and the others were in for the day. All three engines are GP-11s. SWP 2003 is a former JTPX 1801, IC 8705, MBTA 7555, CR 7555, PC 7555, NH 1225.
Photo Date:  2/9/2010  Upload Date: 2/9/2010 6:58:03 PM
Location:  Scottdale, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Winter
Locomotives:  SWP 2003(GP11)
Views:  382   Comments: 0
SWP 2003 (2)
Title:  SWP 2003 (2)
Description:  Seen at the Southwest Pennsyvlania Railroads home station in Scottdale, Pa. SWP 2003 is a former JTPX 1801, IC 8705, MBTA 7555, CR 7555, PC 7555, NH 1225.
Photo Date:  2/9/2010  Upload Date: 2/9/2010 7:00:35 PM
Location:  Scottdale, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Winter
Locomotives:  SWP 2003(GP11)
Views:  279   Comments: 0
SWP in summer (2)
Title:  SWP in summer (2)
Description:  Two GP11s working hard and trying to pick up some speed for the grade a few miles away. Here it is about halfway between Broadford and Owensdale, bound for Everson.
Photo Date:  7/20/2010  Upload Date: 7/21/2010 8:51:29 PM
Location:  Morgan, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives:  SWP 2001(GP11) SWP 2003(GP11)
Views:  284   Comments: 1
SWP in summer (6)
Title:  SWP in summer (6)
Description:  The engines have just crossed the Jacobs Creek bridge separating Fayette and Wesmoreland County. After getting another section of railcars added on by SWP 2002, this train is off to Youngwood, Greensburg, etc. to deliver its loads.
Photo Date:  7/20/2010  Upload Date: 7/21/2010 9:01:07 PM
Location:  Scottdale, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,RollingStock,Action
Locomotives:  SWP 2001(GP11) SWP 2003(GP11)
Views:  288   Comments: 0
SWP 2003 & 2001, on CSX
Title:  SWP 2003 & 2001, on CSX
Description:  Here the empty freight cars are getting dropped off at the CSX yard after the SWP came back from a trip to Mount Braddock, Uniontown, Smithfield, etc. After this the engines will go back to Scottdale and probably have lunch. Time is 11:54 A.M.
Photo Date:  8/3/2010  Upload Date: 8/3/2010 8:33:38 PM
Location:  Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,RollingStock,Yard,Track,Action
Locomotives:  SWP 2003(GP11) SWP 2001(GP11)
Views:  468   Comments: 2
SWP 2003 and 2001 at Greene Junction
Title:  SWP 2003 and 2001 at Greene Junction
Description:  A train of empty freight cars cross the Greene Junction Bridge over the Youghiogheny River. It has come from the area of Mount Braddock, Uniontown, and Smithfield where it exchanged full freight cars for the empties. After this bridge the SWP interchanges back onto CSX, where the cars will be dropped at the Connellsville yard. This railroad line is formerly the B&O FM&P Subdivision.
Photo Date:  8/3/2010  Upload Date: 8/3/2010 8:08:15 PM
Location:  South Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,RollingStock,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  SWP 2001(GP11) SWP 2003(GP11)
Views:  360   Comments: 2
SWP 2003 at Greene Junction
Title:  SWP 2003 at Greene Junction
Description:  A train of empty freight cars cross the Greene Junction Bridge over the Youghiogheny River. It has come from the area of Mount Braddock, Uniontown, and Smithfield where it exchanged full freight cars for the empties. After this bridge the SWP interchanges back onto CSX, where the cars will be dropped at the Connellsville yard. This railroad line is formerly the B&O FM&P Subdivision.
Photo Date:  8/3/2010  Upload Date: 8/3/2010 8:04:41 PM
Location:  South Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,RollingStock,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  SWP 2003(GP11)
Views:  317   Comments: 2
SWP 2003 and 2001
Title:  SWP 2003 and 2001
Description:  These two engines get a rest today since three other GP11's were already out doing the day's work. I was told one of these is broken down but I am not sure which one it is.
Photo Date:  9/6/2010  Upload Date: 9/18/2010 12:52:11 AM
Location:  Scottdale, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  SWP 2003(GP11) SWP 2001(GP11)
Views:  280   Comments: 0
SWP 2001, 2002, 2003
Title:  SWP 2001, 2002, 2003
Description:  Yes this was a planned meeting of these trains. SWP 2001 and 2003 have come from the direction of Connellsville with a short freight train and were waiting for SWP 2003 to attach to a string of covered hoppers and tank cars on another track. Then SWP 2001 and 2003 pulled up far enough past the switch on the track so that SWP 2001 could pull its train up on the same track, and then back the train into the other one, to form one long one. So at the end of this, SWP 2002 went back to Scottdale with no railroad cars.
Photo Date:  9/6/2010  Upload Date: 7/21/2010 8:58:08 PM
Location:  Everson, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives:  SWP 2001(GP11) SWP 2002(GP11) SWP 2003(GP11)
Views:  338   Comments: 0
SWP 2002, NREX 8749, SWP 2003 (1)
Title:  SWP 2002, NREX 8749, SWP 2003 (1)
Description:  The engineer gives it some throttle coming across the Greene Junction Bridge on the Youghiogheny River. It had just come off a restart on the other side of the bridge, waiting for permission to get into the CSX yard. This is a former bridge/line of the B&O Railroad. #2002 is a former UP 708 GP7 built in 1953. Also SWP 2002 was used in the famous "Unstoppable" movie for the locomotive on the excursion train that barely avoided hitting the runaway train.
Photo Date:  2/17/2011  Upload Date: 2/17/2011 11:00:35 PM
Location:  South Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  SWP 2003(GP11) SWP 2002(GP11) NREX 8749(GP11)
Views:  1484   Comments: 0
SWP 2002, NREX 8749, SWP 2003 (2)
Title:  SWP 2002, NREX 8749, SWP 2003 (2)
Description:  The engineer gives it some throttle coming across the Greene Junction Bridge on the Youghiogheny River. It had just come off a restart on the other side of the bridge, waiting for permission to get into the CSX yard. This is a former bridge/line of the B&O Railroad. #2002 is a former UP 708 GP7 built in 1953. Also SWP 2002 was used in the famous "Unstoppable" movie for the locomotive on the excursion train that barely avoided hitting the runaway train.
Photo Date:  2/17/2011  Upload Date: 2/17/2011 11:04:25 PM
Location:  South Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  SWP 2002(GP11) SWP 2003(GP11) NREX 8749(GP11)
Views:  304   Comments: 0
SWP 2002, NREX 8749, and SWP 2003 (3)
Title:  SWP 2002, NREX 8749, and SWP 2003 (3)
Description:  A ten-car freight local crosses the Greene Junction Bridge over the Youghiogheny River. It had just come off a restart on the other side of the bridge, waiting for permission to get into the CSX yard. This is a former bridge/line of the B&O Railroad. #2002 is a former UP 708 GP7 built in 1953. Also SWP 2002 was used in the famous "Unstoppable" movie for the locomotive on the excursion train that barely avoided hitting the runaway train.
Photo Date:  2/17/2011  Upload Date: 2/19/2011 8:41:19 PM
Location:  South Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  SWP 2002(GP11) SWP 2003(GP11) NREX 8749(GP11)
Views:  272   Comments: 1
SWP 2003
Title:  SWP 2003
Description:  A rare Sunday freight move by the SWP. In the coming years, Sunday freight moves would become commonplace. Here they are waiting in Broadford for the westbound signal. This engine is a former JTPX (1801), IC 8705, ICG 8705, MBTA 7555, Conrail 7555, PC 7555, NH 1225. Built in August 1956, it began as a GP9 and is now upgraded to a GP11.
Photo Date:  3/20/2011  Upload Date: 3/21/2011 12:40:26 AM
Location:  Broadford, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  SWP 2003(GP11) NREX 8749(GP11)
Views:  275   Comments: 1
SWP 2003 on the Bullskin Branch (2)
Title:  SWP 2003 on the Bullskin Branch (2)
Description:  This was the locomotive that pulled the gondolas down further as they were being filled. Its surprising what a single GP11 can pull. This engine is a former JTPX (1801), IC 8705, ICG 8705, MBTA 7555, Conrail 7555, PC 7555, NH 1225. Built in August 1956, it began as a GP9 and is now upgraded to a GP11. A collaboration of four different railroads team up on this train of SOM (Somerset Railroad Corporation) coal gondolas. A duo of Michigan brand front end loaders was kept busy for about 8 hours filling the train. This line has only recently started being used again to load coal trains. Right now they are doing one train a week/four a month. Im told this train is bound for New York. Back in the 80s was the heyday for this coal yard when the tracks were owned by Conrail and I can still remember the Conrail blues roaming these tracks almost daily. Im taking photos now to make up for the ones I didnt get back then.
Photo Date:  5/27/2011  Upload Date: 6/9/2011 12:37:05 PM
Location:  Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  SWP 2003(GP11)
Views:  171   Comments: 1
SWP 2003 on the Bullskin Branch
Title:  SWP 2003 on the Bullskin Branch
Description:  This was the locomotive that pulled the gondolas down further as they were being filled. Its surprising what a single GP11 can pull. The pile in the background is some of what was being loaded. This engine is a former JTPX (1801), IC 8705, ICG 8705, MBTA 7555, Conrail 7555, PC 7555, NH 1225. Built in August 1956, it began as a GP9 and is now upgraded to a GP11. A collaboration of four different railroads team up on this train of SOM (Somerset Railroad Corporation) coal gondolas. A duo of Michigan brand front end loaders was kept busy for about 8 hours filling the train. This line has only recently started being used again to load coal trains. Right now they are doing one train a week/four a month. Im told this train is bound for New York. Back in the 80s was the heyday for this coal yard when the tracks were owned by Conrail and I can still remember the Conrail blues roaming these tracks almost daily. Im taking photos now to make up for the ones I didnt get back then.
Photo Date:  5/27/2011  Upload Date: 5/28/2011 10:27:04 PM
Location:  Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives:  SWP 2003(GP11)
Views:  193   Comments: 2
SWP 2002, 2003, 2001
Title:  SWP 2002, 2003, 2001
Description:  Finally all three of the SWP red and yellow GP11's are together on one train. The Z687-29 freight local pauses in Broadford for a signal to get back onto SWP trackage. Then it's off to Everson where the freight cars will be staged. #2002 is a former UP 708 GP7 built in 1953. Also SWP 2002 was used in the famous "Unstoppable" movie for the locomotive on the excursion train that barely avoided hitting the runaway train.
Photo Date:  8/29/2011  Upload Date: 8/29/2011 9:03:38 PM
Location:  Broadford, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Scenic
Locomotives:  SWP 2002(GP11) SWP 2003(GP11) SWP 2001(GP11)
Views:  1471   Comments: 8
SWP 2003, NREX 8749, SWP 2001
Title:  SWP 2003, NREX 8749, SWP 2001
Description:  A short freight local going west under the Sodem signals after picking up a few cars at the CSX yard.
Photo Date:  9/13/2011  Upload Date: 9/17/2011 12:08:41 PM
Location:  Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Signal,Action
Locomotives:  SWP 2003(GP11) NREX 8749(GP11) SWP 2001(GP11)
Views:  173   Comments: 1
SWP 2001, 2006, 2003, 2002
Title:  SWP 2001, 2006, 2003, 2002
Description:  Southwest Pennsylvania Railroad brings out its whole fleet of EMD GP11s on this freight train going east on Track 2 Main through the Connellsville CSX yard. At the other end of the yard it would switch off onto SWP tracks, cross the Youghiogheny River and serve its customers in the southern part of the county. The weather forecast for this day couldnt have been more wrong, as they called for mostly cloudy skies with a rain shower.
Photo Date:  9/25/2011  Upload Date: 9/25/2011 8:54:33 PM
Location:  Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Yard,Action
Locomotives:  SWP 2001(GP11) SWP 2006(GP11) SWP 2002(GP11) SWP 2003(GP11)
Views:  345   Comments: 2
SWP 2003, 2006, 2001 (1)
Title:  SWP 2003, 2006, 2001 (1)
Description:  Three EMD GP11s going west through Broadford, Pa with a freight train on Track 1 Main, using CSX trackage. The evening sunlight was about as good as it gets.
Photo Date:  4/29/2012  Upload Date: 5/2/2012 12:27:37 AM
Location:  Broadford, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives:  SWP 2003(GP11) SWP 2006(GP11) SWP 2001(GP11)
Views:  183   Comments: 2
SWP 2003
Title:  SWP 2003
Description:  Seen in Connellsville waiting for permission to continue west after finishing their work in the CSX yard. This train had a lot of frac-sand hoppers on it.
Photo Date:  4/29/2012  Upload Date: 5/2/2012 12:21:38 AM
Location:  Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Bridge,Yard
Locomotives:  SWP 2003(GP11)
Views:  107   Comments: 0
SWP 2001, 2006, 2003 (1)
Title:  SWP 2001, 2006, 2003 (1)
Description:  Three EMD GP11s now running light after doing coal train duty for half the day. Seen crossing the small bridge over Jacobs Creek which separates Everson and Scottdale, Pa. They would go to their home station in Scottdale for lunch before continuing their work for the day. Isnt that water in the creek beautiful? I blame that on the hot weather. Taken from the Scottdale-Everson Bridge.
Photo Date:  6/27/2012  Upload Date: 6/28/2012 9:37:15 PM
Location:  Everson, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  SWP 2001(GP11) SWP 2006(GP11) SWP 2003(GP11)
Views:  362   Comments: 1
SWP 2001, 2006, 2003 (2)
Title:  SWP 2001, 2006, 2003 (2)
Description:  An EMD GP11 trio brings up the rear of a 40-car coal train being moved from Everson to Owensdale, Pa. They would cut off from the train in Owensdale and then come back to the station for lunch in Scottdale. Taken from the Scottdale-Everson Bridge.
Photo Date:  6/27/2012  Upload Date: 6/28/2012 9:39:08 PM
Location:  Everson, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Track,Action
Locomotives:  SWP 2001(GP11) SWP 2006(GP11) SWP 2003(GP11)
Views:  250   Comments: 2
SWP 2001, 2006, and 2003
Title:  SWP 2001, 2006, and 2003
Description:  Three of the four total GP11's owned by the Southwest Pennsylvania Railroad are working the east end of the CSX yard on an already hot and sticky morning. These guys work fast and get it done. Usually they are in and out in less than half an hour.
Photo Date:  7/18/2012  Upload Date: 7/19/2012 1:10:41 PM
Location:  Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Yard,Action
Locomotives:  SWP 2001(GP11) SWP 2006(GP11) SWP 2003(GP11)
Views:  218   Comments: 3
SWP 2006, 2001, 2003
Title:  SWP 2006, 2001, 2003
Description:  The Southwest Pennsylvania Railroad has finished its work in the Connellsville CSX yard but now is being held here because of multiple trains to the west.
Photo Date:  7/30/2012  Upload Date: 8/1/2012 12:25:04 AM
Location:  Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Scenic
Locomotives:  SWP 2006(GP11) SWP 2001(GP11) SWP 2003(GP11)
Views:  189   Comments: 1
SWP 2003 and 2001
Title:  SWP 2003 and 2001
Description:  The Southwest Pennsylvania Railroad is here in Lemont Furnace, Pa to pick up seven flatcars of Bradley M2 infantry fighting vehicles that have been refurbished at BAE Systems Land & Armaments, LP. The crew for the train has run out of hours and got taken back to Scottdale, Pa. These engines are facing north and will be the lead engines when the train leaves again. SWP 2006 was on the rear. Photographed with permission. Update: This local BAE facility has now gone out of business at the end of 2013.
Photo Date:  8/23/2012  Upload Date: 8/24/2012 11:45:14 PM
Location:  Lemont Furnace, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  SWP 2003(GP11) SWP 2001(GP11)
Views:  205   Comments: 3
SWP 2003, AVR 4003, SWP 2001
Title:  SWP 2003, AVR 4003, SWP 2001
Description:  Going west through Broadford on Track 1, running as train number Z687-12 since it is using the CSX Keystone Subdivision.
Photo Date:  9/12/2012  Upload Date: 9/13/2012 2:21:32 AM
Location:  Broadford, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives:  SWP 2003(GP11) AVR 4003(GP40-3) SWP 2001(GP11)
Views:  235   Comments: 3
SWP 2001 and 2003
Title:  SWP 2001 and 2003
Description:  A pair of GP11's cross over Broadford Road in Broadford, Pa, taking a train of 11 flatcars carrying Bradley M2 armored vehicles (with 3 buffer cars). One more crossing to go and then its onto CSX rails as train Z685-17. SWP 2001 GP11was built as IC 9333 in December 1957. SWP 2003 GP11 is a former JTPX 1801, IC 8705, ICG 8705, MBTA 7555, CR 7555, PC 7555, NH 1225. Built in August 1956.
Photo Date:  10/14/2012  Upload Date: 11/19/2012 2:35:41 PM
Location:  Broadford, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives:  SWP 2001(GP11) SWP 2003(GP11)
Views:  155   Comments: 1
SWP 2003, 2001, AVR 2004 (1)
Title:  SWP 2003, 2001, AVR 2004 (1)
Description:  SWP train Z685-11 waiting in the Connellsville CSX Yard for some switches to be thrown ahead of it so that it can make its movements.
Photo Date:  4/11/2013  Upload Date: 4/11/2013 11:46:27 PM
Location:  Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Scenic,Yard,Track
Locomotives:  SWP 2003(GP11) SWP 2001(GP11) AVR 2004(GP11)
Views:  220   Comments: 0
SWP 2003, 2001, AVR 2004 (2)
Title:  SWP 2003, 2001, AVR 2004 (2)
Description:  Train Z685-11 makes its way west out of the Connellsville CSX Yard to drop off some empties it picked up on the ex-B&O Sheepskin Branch.
Photo Date:  4/11/2013  Upload Date: 4/11/2013 11:48:07 PM
Location:  Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Scenic,Yard,Track,Action
Locomotives:  SWP 2003(GP11) SWP 2001(GP11) AVR 2004(GP11)
Views:  179   Comments: 0
SWP 2003, 2001, AVR 2004 Broadford (1)
Title:  SWP 2003, 2001, AVR 2004 Broadford (1)
Description:  Proceeding through Broadford with a short train of empty sand cars, past an old weathered barn.
Photo Date:  5/22/2013  Upload Date: 5/24/2013 2:58:11 PM
Location:  Broadford, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  SWP 2003(GP11) SWP 2001(GP11) AVR 2004(GP11)
Views:  155   Comments: 1
SWP 2003, 2001, AVR 2004 Broadford (2)
Title:  SWP 2003, 2001, AVR 2004 Broadford (2)
Description:  Rounding the bend after just crossing over Broadford Road. Another crossing lies not far ahead. The weather was still beautiful at this point but that would change later in the day.
Photo Date:  5/22/2013  Upload Date: 5/24/2013 3:17:47 PM
Location:  Broadford, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  SWP 2003(GP11) SWP 2001(GP11) AVR 2004(GP11)
Views:  149   Comments: 0
SWP 2003, SWP 2001, AVR 2004 Jacobs Creek
Title:  SWP 2003, SWP 2001, AVR 2004 Jacobs Creek
Description:  A trio of GP11's going over Jacobs Creek between Fayette and Westmoreland counties. They have just come back from Connellsville and dropped off their railcars in Owensdale and Everson.
Photo Date:  5/22/2013  Upload Date: 5/23/2013 9:13:42 PM
Location:  Everson, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  SWP 2003(GP11) SWP 2001(GP11) AVR 2004(GP11)
Views:  227   Comments: 2
AVR 2004, SWP 2001, 2003
Title:  AVR 2004, SWP 2001, 2003
Description:  Train Z687-14 going west on Track 105 in the Connellsville CSX yard. Where the crew vans are parked used to be the tracks for the turntable.
Photo Date:  8/14/2013  Upload Date: 9/9/2013 6:49:22 PM
Location:  Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Yard,Action
Locomotives:  AVR 2004(GP11) SWP 2001(GP11) SWP 2003(GP11)
Views:  184   Comments: 0
SWP 2003
Title:  SWP 2003
Description:  Z687-29 coming east into Connellsville on CSX trackage. Also part of the mix is SWP 2001, AVR 2004 and AVR 4003. It would come back with 29 cars.
Photo Date:  9/29/2013  Upload Date: 9/29/2013 10:46:33 PM
Location:  Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  SWP 2003(GP11)
Views:  114   Comments: 1
AVR 2004 SWP 2006 SWP 2003 SWP 2001
Title:  AVR 2004 SWP 2006 SWP 2003 SWP 2001
Description:  Heading home for New Year's Eve. The shorline SWP has completed its work over in Connellsville and is now crossing Jacobs Creek between Everson and Scottdale on a bitter cold afternoon.
Photo Date:  12/31/2013  Upload Date: 12/31/2013 5:37:32 PM
Location:  Everson, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Bridge,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  AVR 2004(GP11) SWP 2006(GP11) SWP 2003(GP11) SWP 2001(GP11)
Views:  241   Comments: 4
AVR 2004 SWP 2006 SWP 2003 SWP 2001 (2)
Title:  AVR 2004 SWP 2006 SWP 2003 SWP 2001 (2)
Description:  Train Z685-03 is ready to go west out of the Connellsville CSX yard on a 14 degree morning. Seeing the SWP railroad operate is always like a trip back into the past with these rebuilt GP11 engines in their original GP9 bodies. All were built in the mid-50's and are still going strong.
Photo Date:  1/3/2014  Upload Date: 1/3/2014 6:15:33 PM
Location:  Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Winter,Yard
Locomotives:  AVR 2004(GP11) SWP 2006(GP11) SWP 2003(GP11) SWP 2001(GP11)
Views:  132   Comments: 0
AVR 2004 SWP 2006 SWP 2003 SWP 2001 (3)
Title:  AVR 2004 SWP 2006 SWP 2003 SWP 2001 (3)
Description:  Train Z685-03 shivers on the western end of the Connellsville CSX yard, with quadruple GP11's.
Photo Date:  1/3/2014  Upload Date: 1/3/2014 6:32:50 PM
Location:  Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Winter,Yard
Locomotives:  AVR 2004(GP11) SWP 2006(GP11) SWP 2003(GP11) SWP 2001(GP11)
Views:  172   Comments: 0
Stranded SWP 2003
Title:  Stranded SWP 2003
Description:  On this snowy Sunday afternoon the SWP railroad attempted to make a run up the ex-B&O Sheepskin Branch with a train of loaded sand hoppers. That did not go according to plan. Over a foot of snow on the tracks made the train bog down in no time. It got as far as O&B Junction in Wheeler Bottom and here it sits. The conductor tries in vain to put sand onto the tracks. There was traction to be had. Maybe a Jordan Spreader, rotary plow or something similar would have been able to clear a path but it is not like the SWP owns anything like that. They eventually gave up and shoved their train backwards across Greene Junction to CSX. Other engines on the train were SWP 2001, SWP 2006, and AVR 2004.
Photo Date:  2/16/2014  Upload Date: 3/5/2014 3:59:52 PM
Location:  Wheeler, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Winter
Locomotives:  SWP 2003(GP11)
Views:  159   Comments: 4
SWP 2003, 2001, 2006, and AVR 2004
Title:  SWP 2003, 2001, 2006, and AVR 2004
Description:  Today the SWP Railroad has lost the battle with winter and is forced to shove their train backwards off the ex-B&O Sheepskin Branch because of snow that was over a foot high. Here it is passing underneath the former Western Maryland Bowest Bridge in Wheeler Bottom.
Photo Date:  2/16/2014  Upload Date: 3/5/2014 4:25:21 PM
Location:  Wheeler, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Bridge,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  SWP 2003(GP11) SWP 2001(GP11) AVR 2004(GP11) SWP 2006(GP11)
Views:  141   Comments: 0
SWP 2006, 2001, 4006, 4005, 2003
Title:  SWP 2006, 2001, 4006, 4005, 2003
Description:  A mix of GP11's and GP40-3's that makes up the entire SWP roster is on this 83 car monster of a train. At the time it was the most cars I have ever seen the shortline SWP handle. They were all empty sand hoppers. Seen going west on the CSX Keystone Sub.
Photo Date:  4/8/2014  Upload Date: 4/8/2014 7:20:11 PM
Location:  Broadford, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives:  SWP 2006(GP11) SWP 2001(GP11) SWP 2003(GP11) SWP 4006(GP40-3) SWP 4005(GP40-3)
Views:  334   Comments: 5
AVR 2004, SWP 2006, SWP 2003, AVR 4001
Title:  AVR 2004, SWP 2006, SWP 2003, AVR 4001
Description:  Going west past the Connellsville CSX Yard with approximately 100 emtpy sand cars. I'm not much of car counter but that would be my estimate. The fracking business must be good.
Photo Date:  6/3/2014  Upload Date: 6/4/2014 12:31:53 AM
Location:  Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,RollingStock,Yard,Action
Locomotives:  AVR 2004(GP11) SWP 2006(GP11) SWP 2003(GP11) AVR 4001(GP40-3)
Views:  218   Comments: 1
AVR 2004, SWP 2006, AVR 4001, SWP 2003
Title:  AVR 2004, SWP 2006, AVR 4001, SWP 2003
Description:  Train Z685-01 using CSX rails to get back to SWP trackage in Broadford. Later in the day, the same engines would come back east again with a train of sand cars.
Photo Date:  7/1/2014  Upload Date: 7/3/2014 4:24:00 AM
Location:  Broadford, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives:  AVR 2004(GP11) SWP 2006(GP11) SWP 2003(GP11) AVR 4001(GP40-3)
Views:  173   Comments: 1
AVR 2004, SWP 2006, AVR 4001, SWP 2003
Title:  AVR 2004, SWP 2006, AVR 4001, SWP 2003
Description:  Just doing a run-through on CSX. The SWP Railroad has a long train of sand hoppers that came from Smithfield, PA and are destined to be interchanged with Norfolk Southern in Radebaugh, PA.
Photo Date:  7/14/2014  Upload Date: 7/16/2014 2:09:20 AM
Location:  Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Yard,Action
Locomotives:  AVR 2004(GP11) SWP 2006(GP11) SWP 2003(GP11) AVR 4001(GP40-3)
Views:  266   Comments: 4
SWP 2003, SWP 2001, SWP 4005, AVR 4004
Title:  SWP 2003, SWP 2001, SWP 4005, AVR 4004
Description:  Empty sand train going west under the Sodem signals on a blustery March day.
Photo Date:  3/2/2015  Upload Date: 3/3/2015 4:02:30 AM
Location:  Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives:  SWP 2003(GP11) SWP 2001(GP11) AVR 4004(GP40-3) SWP 4005(GP40-3)
Views:  214   Comments: 0
SWP 2003 and CSX 6512
Title:  SWP 2003 and CSX 6512
Description:  SWP 2003 and CSX 6512 momentarily pause next to one another while they are both working in the Connellsville CSX Yard. The SWP train quickly dropped off a few empty sand cars and they were on their way again.
Photo Date:  3/16/2015  Upload Date: 4/18/2015 10:27:22 PM
Location:  Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  SWP 2003(GP11) SWP 2006(GP11) SWP 2001(GP11) CSX 6512(GP40-3)
Views:  291   Comments: 0
SWP 2003
Title:  SWP 2003
Description:  Northbound train of empties crossing one of the short bridges over Dunbar Creek in the area of Bowest. The sight lines here are incredible now that trees no longer block the view. You can see on the right the empty bridge deck which will soon have another track again.
Photo Date:  3/16/2015  Upload Date: 4/17/2015 1:32:30 AM
Location:  Bowest, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  SWP 2003(GP11)
Views:  79   Comments: 0
SWP 2003, 2006, 2001
Title:  SWP 2003, 2006, 2001
Description:  Three EMD GP11s power this Southwest Pennsylvania Railroad freight train north on the former B&O Sheepskin Branch on April, 16, 2014. On the left you see the cleared trees for the recently reclaimed Bowest Yard in Dunbar, PA. Closed by the Western Maryland Railway in the 1970's, the yard and facilities were removed except for a few overgrown tracks. A booming Marcellus Shale natural gas industry in the region persuaded the SWP Railroad to invest in reconstructing Bowest Yard, which will allow them to store more freight cars and give quick access to nearby CSX. Also, on the right side the trees have been cleared for a second track to run from Wheeler to Mount Braddock, PA. The past is truly reliving itself, as this section was double-tracked in the days of the B&O.
Photo Date:  4/16/2015  Upload Date: 4/17/2015 12:02:56 AM
Location:  Bowest, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  SWP 2003(GP11) SWP 2006(GP11) SWP 2001(GP11)
Views:  446   Comments: 0


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