DJ of DJsTrains
Mar 5, 2019
CSX runs through some great historic sites
Sad to see (and know) we have lost too much industry. If ever there is another conflict such as WWII, we are cooked geese.
Really like the background music here. Very tranquil. Does not overwhelm the viewer, as happens with too many other folks and their editing.
Lived in Pittsburgh during the 1953-56 period. We routinely traveled between Pittsburgh and Baltimore for family visits. Depending on 'the plan' we would ride either 'The Shenandoah' or 'The Chicago/Washington Express'. Freqently, the trip from McKeesport to the P&LE Station in Pittsburgh was after sundown - talk about light shows - today's laser light shows pale when compared to the shows put on as the train passed the steel mills between McKeesport and Pittsburgh. Gone, but not forgotten.
During that period of time the P&LE between McKeesport and New Castle was 2 - 3 and 4 tracks and you would see yard engines actively working at many locations during the trip - both P&LE and steel company engines.
WW II was won more on industrial production than any other aspect of the conflict. The Allies due to the industrial might of the USA was able to supply more weapons and manpower over a period of time than the enemy could destroy. We will never have that production ability again.