Western Pennsylvanian Railroads - a Railfan's Site

by Carsten S. Lundsten

Updated 2016-05-08


Enjoy the fascinating diversity of western Pennsylvanian railroads. There is more to come as my time permits - to begin with some of the smaller railroads. For my "main" web-site, which is mostly about signaling, click  here .

Unfortunately time has not permitted me to keep this site updated, so most of the material is from 1999-2001. Several railroads have changed name since then.

Schematic map of railroads in Greater Pittsburgh as of early 2016
AVR - Allegheny Valley Railroad
B&LE - Bessemer & Lake Erie railroad

The B&LE is now part of the Canadian National Railway
CSX Transportation
KJR - Kiski Junction Railroad - the greatest lit'l railroad in the US!
MKC - McKeesport Connecting Railroad
MCRR - Monongahela Connecting RailRoad

The MCRR trackage is now serviced by the Allegheny Valley Railroad
ex. MGA - Norfolk Southern (former Monongahela Railway)
Norfolk Southern Railway

The Norfolk Southern in Western Pennsylvania was formerly Conrail
PAM - Pittsburgh, Allegheny & McKees Rocks Railroad
POC - Pittsburgh and Ohio Central Railroad

The POC was formerly the Pittsburgh Industrial Railroad (PIR)
SWP - Southwestern Pennsylvania Railroad
TCKR - Turtle Creek Industrial Railroad - abandoned
URR - Union Railroad (Pictures only)
W&LE - Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway