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towny72
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« on: May 8th, 2006, 10:03pm »
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Well its about time we got something started on the B&P. Good talks so far around Indiana, but how about the entire B&P system.  
 
I will get the first question out there. What are the sd45's doing hauling coal on CSX tracks. Are they still B&P units, and are they leased, or just a part of the unit trains that end up in Indiana?


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« Reply #1 on: May 10th, 2006, 10:12pm »
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Bad news for the B&P.  The large wooden trestle in Chicora was destoyed by fire today.  3 units are trapped on the other side.  Major crisis for the company, no word yet on whether the bridge will be rebuilt or fill will be placed.  Todd

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« Reply #2 on: May 11th, 2006, 10:16am »
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BT-3 power (926-887-886) is trapped on the Petrolia side of the
trestle.
 
Spectacular video..  
 
http://mfile.akamai.com/12919/wmv/vod.ibsys.com/2006/0510/9192655.300k.asx


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« Reply #3 on: May 11th, 2006, 5:54pm »
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People to me they could see the the smoke here in Slippery Rock, thought it was rain coming

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« Reply #4 on: May 11th, 2006, 9:17pm »
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Well I would keep my railroad eyes wide open. I know there are just three old GPs stuck out there, but I have seen some strange things. Could there just might be a chance that some rigs could be brought in to haul the units around to the other side of the former trestle? I doubt the line can be fixed for months. So if B&P wants those units back on home rail maybe something awsome will happen!

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« Reply #5 on: May 17th, 2006, 9:13pm »
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There was a B&P with a LTEX tunnel on point today. Still in SP paint that was really sharp!

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« Reply #6 on: May 18th, 2006, 8:24pm »
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The trestle will be filled in.
 
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« Reply #7 on: May 21st, 2006, 3:48am »
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Lycoming Valley GP35 506 on HC-2 to Homer City Power Plant today. New unit or just passing through?

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« Reply #8 on: May 22nd, 2006, 11:33am »
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On lease.
 
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« Reply #9 on: May 22nd, 2006, 7:23pm »
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Is it working the plant? Or filling the shoes for the stranded power?

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« Reply #10 on: May 25th, 2006, 2:48pm »
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http://www.wpxi.com/news/9268787/detail.html
 
Unbelievable footage of the trestle coming down...
 
It collpased in about 4 seconds. The news anchor said it will be rebuilt, but thought it was going to be filled in?
 
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« Reply #11 on: May 26th, 2006, 12:36pm »
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Towny,
(going a few posts back) As far as I know, the BP SD45s are run through power on the coal trains. In last month's Railpace there were a couple of shots of them on street trackage on the former MGA


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« Reply #12 on: May 26th, 2006, 5:05pm »
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Here are a few links to BP run thru trains on CSXT I was lucky to nab!
 
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=137145
 
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=138727
 
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=143237
 
 
Hope you enjoy,
 
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« Reply #13 on: May 27th, 2006, 11:52am »
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Sean, RAS thanks......Looks like those 45's are getting a chance to really open up and get some run time in. This is why Ive seen some LTEX tunnels pulling for B&P. With all the big 6 axle units down in Homestead! Do you guys know where these runthrough trains start?

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« Reply #14 on: Jun 4th, 2006, 8:21pm »
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B&P 455 with train symbol V70305 was by McKees Rocks at about 8:15 tonight 6/4. Empty coal train headed east.

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« Reply #15 on: Jun 20th, 2006, 10:13pm »
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fill is ahead of sched. petrolia will be back on the loop soon!

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« Reply #16 on: Jun 23rd, 2006, 12:47pm »
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Buffalo & Pittsburgh Railroad Resumes Service After Bridge Fire
 
ROCHESTER, N.Y., June 22, 2006 -- The Buffalo & Pittsburgh Railroad
(B&P) today announced that its freight rail service has resumed to
three companies in Butler County, PA, following a fire last month
that destroyed a wooden railroad bridge on that line.
 
With the cooperation of local, state and federal officials and
regulatory agencies to expedite the permitting process, the B&P was
able to replace the damaged bridge with new track on culverts and
earthen fill in about six weeks. The branch line runs from East
Butler to Bruin and was out of service since the fire on May 10, 2006.
 
"Restoring rail service in a speedy and environmentally responsible
manner to our customers was the main goal. These three customers, who
are major employers in the area, depend on rail service for their
businesses," said David J. Collins, the B&P's President and General
Manager. "We could not have restored the line in such a short period
of time without the help of several regulatory agencies and federal,
state and local officials. These officials worked with us to get our
line back in service."
 
The B&P also made a donation to area fire officials, many of whom are
volunteers, to thank them for their work to contain the fire last
month.
 
The Buffalo & Pittsburgh Railroad, headquartered in Rochester, NY,
operates a 770-mile regional rail system in western Pennsylvania and
New York and is a Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (GWI) (NYSE: GWR) company.
GWI is a leading operator of short line and regional freight
railroads in the Unites States, Canada, Mexico, Australia and Bolivia.


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« Reply #17 on: Jun 28th, 2006, 9:13pm »
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Hey All,
 
Three BPRR locos and a string of hoppers went through the Mon Valley this morning past U.S. Steel on the CSXT mainline via trackage rights....I work for the Union Railroad and saw this about 5:55am...nice sight to see..also live next to the former CSXT line that goes through Zelienople area...I catch the BPRR with through trains and the local switcher the switches Veka...and a lumber yard.


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Here's a shot of Riker Yard from the air. Note the NB w/LETX SD40T-2, power for Homer City train and 1 odd unit above those. Not in the shot were 3 B&P SD45's making an empty train at the southern end of the yard. This was a Sunday a few weeks ago.

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« Reply #19 on: Jul 23rd, 2006, 10:56am »
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Nice photos. The five units are actually from a PSFR that brought coal up to Riker from Clinton earlier that morning. The Homer City train had already departed Riker with loads for Homer City. Around 7am that morning there were actually 14 units total at the north end of the yard. The lone unit in the picture is the 2000. It had been sitting in Riker for a few days with a bad handbrake waiting to be picked up to head to Butler for repairs. As you mentioned, there was also a RINC (Riker-New Castle) job working at the south end of the yard, gathering 120 empties for CSX at New Castle. The RIJB (Riker-Johnsonburg) is sitting on the main waiting to head north. Usually called for 0800. Riker has become very busy lately.

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