Pittsburgh to Harrisburg Traffic in the 1990s and 2000s

·         Passenger

Amtrak trains 40, 41, (both until 2004), 43, 44

·         Intermodal

The following trains traveled on this segment between 1984 and 1994:

Mail-3: Kearney to St. Louis; Mail-4: St. Louis to Harrisburg
Mail-3H: Harrisburg to Columbus
Mail-8: Chicago Englewood to North Bergen, NJ
Mail-8M: Chicago Englewood to Morrisville
Mail-9: Harrisburg to Chicago
Mail-44: East St. Louis to Harrisburg, Morrisville, and Kearney
TV-1: Kearney/Morrisville to Chicago 47th St.; TV-2: Chicago 47th St. to Kearney, NJ
TV-22: Chicago to Harrisburg
TV-62: Chicago to Port Newark

RR-260: Chicago to Harrisburg Roadrailers; RR-261: Harrisburg to Chicago Roadrailers

The following trains were observed on this segment in 1989

TV-3 between Kearney, NJ and East St. Louis
TV-12
between Chicago and Kearney, NJ
TV-PI
Mail-1
Mail-3 between Kearney, NJ and East St. Louis
Mail-9
:between Morrisville, NJ and Chicago

The following trains were observed on this segment in 1994:

SV-1: between Morrisville, NJ and Chicago
SV-22 between Chicago and Baltimore
TV-1 between Morrisville, NJ and Chicago
TV-1H between Harrisburg and Chicago
TV-2M between Chicago and Morrisville, NJ
TV-3 between Kearney, NJ and East St. Louis
TV-7H between Harrisburg and
TV-11 between Kearney, NJ and Chicago
TV-12 between Chicago and Kearney, NJ
TV-12X (second section) between Chicago and Kearney, NJ
TV-22 between Chicago and Baltimore
TV-61 between Harrisburg and Chicago (for UP)
TV-78 between Chicago and Kearney, NJ
TV-116
Mail-3: between Kearney, NJ and East St. Louis
Mail-4 between East St. Louis and Kearney NJ (runs through Penn Station, Pittsburgh)
Mail-8 Chicago, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, NJ
Mail-8M: Chicago, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Morrisville, NJ
Mail-9: between Morrisville, NJ and Chicago
Mail-9X (second section) between Morrisville, NJ and Chicago
Triple Crown RoadRailer RR-261 between Elizabethport NJ and Fort Wayne, IN
Triple Crown RoadRailer RR-281 between Rutherford PA and Willow Run, MI
Triple Crown RoadRailer RR-282 between Willow Run, MI and Ruherford PA

The first stack trains ran on this segment in September, 1995, after ther rebuilding of the Gallitzin tunnel to permit them to pass through.

The following trains were observed on this segment in 1996

TV-2 between Chicago and Morrisville, NJ
TV-2M between Chicago and Morrisville, NJ
TV-4 between East St. Louis and Kearney, NJ
TV-12 between Chicago and Kearney, NJ
TV-18 between Chicago and Kearney, NJ
TV-22 between Chicago and Baltimore
TVLA between North Bergen, NJ and Los Angeles via BNSF
Mail-22
Mail-24
MP-222
Triple Crown RoadRailer, eb and wb

The following trains were observed on this segment in 1998/9:

TV-2H between Chicago and Harrisburg
TV-3 between Kearney, NJ and East St. Louis
TV-11 between Kearney, NJ and Chicago
TV-22 between Chicago and Baltimore
TV-101 between Chicago and North Bergen, NJ
TV-200 between Chicago and Kearney, NJ
Mail-44 between East St. Louis and Kearney, NJ
Triple Crown RoadRailer RR-261 between Elizabethport NJ and Fort Wayne, IN
Triple Crown RoadRailer RR-282 between Willow Run, MI and Ruherford PA

The following NS trains were observed on this segment in 2000:

20A     ex-Mail-44            between St. Louis, MO and Elizabethport, NJ
20E      ex-Mail-8M            between Chicago 47th St. and Morrisville, PA
20F                             
21C                            
21M     ex-TVLA            between Croxton, NJ and Corwith, IL (BNSF)
21W    ex-Mail-0H            between Bethlehem, PA and Chicago 47th St.
22K     ex-Mail-8            between Chicago 47th St.and Croxton, NJ
22W    ex-TV-2H            between Chicago 47th St. and Harrisburg, PA
24M     ex-TV-22            between Chicago 47th St. and Baltimore, MD
27M     ex-VADO            between Vance, AL and Doremus Ave, NJ

·         Coal

Many loaded coal trains from the South Fork to Pittsburgh area in both the Harrisburg and Ohio directions

The following trains traveled on this segment between 1984 and 1994:

UBB-50A: Bethlehem Steel, Cresson to Harrisburg
UBT-62: Consol, Baltimore, Altoona to Harrisburg
UBT-720: Bethlehem Steel, Cresson to Harrisburg
UCG-44B; Baltimore, Union Junction to Harrisburg
UCP-168: Philadelphia Electric, Union Junction to Harrisburg
UCS-86: Baltimore Gas & Electric, Union Junction to Enola/Harrisburg
UFY-454: Pennsylvania Power & Light, on the Rockville bridge
UMP-2A: Potomac Electric Power, South Fork to Harrisburg
UMR-42: Metropolitan Edison, Union Junction to Harrisburg
UXC-132: Consol, Baltimore (for export), Portage to Harrisburg
UXG-76: Greenwich Pier, Philadelphia, South Fork to Harrisburg

UBH-595: coke, Bethlehem, PA to Burns Harbor, IN (Bethlehem Steel)
USF-26: coke, Clairton, PA to Morrisville (US Steel), Union Jct to Harrisburg

The following trains were observed on this segment in 1994:

ULK-49C Consol Coal, Baltimore, MD to mines on Monongahela Railroad
ULK-55C Consol Coal, Baltimore, MD
UMP-38: empty coal west @ MO from PEPCO, Morgantown, MD
UMP-6A: loaded coal east @ Cresson to PEPCO, Morgantown, MD
UWE-12A
empties from Wisconsin Electric to mines on Monongahela River valley
XCG-22: empty coal west @ Harrisburg
XGW-36W eb empties @ Cassandra
XSG-57D wb empties

The following trains were observed on this segment in 1996:

CWO-9 empty coal hoppers

The following NS trains were observed on this segment in 2000:

501      NS501            between Eddystone, PA and Shire Oaks, PA
509      NS509            between Portland, PA and Shire Oaks, PA
515      NS515            between Chase, MD and Shire Oaks, PA
539      NS539            between York Haven, PA and Shire Oaks, PA

·         Steel

The following trains were observed on this segment in 1994:

USX-21: steel-related freight including metallurgical coal
Ore: ZBB-70 and ZBB-24

The following trains were observed on this segment in 1998/9:

WISO-1
PDL 05: slab steel

Steel “products” to Conway Yard

·         Automotive

The following trains traveled on this segment between 1984 and 1994:

DNES: Detroit North Yard to Harrington, DE
ESPI: Harrington, DE to Pittsburgh
PIED: Pittsburgh to Wilmington, DE
PIML: Pittsburgh to Metuchen and linden, NJ

The following trains were observed on this segment in 1994:

Detroit to destinations along the ex-PRR line in both western and eastern PA

ML-401X (second section) between Newark, NJ and Toledo

The following trains were observed on this segment in 1998/9:

ML-440 between Sterling, MI and Newark, NJ

The following NS trains were observed on this segment in 2000:

13J       ex-ML-423            between Port Wilmington, DE and Gibson, IN

·         Grain

The following trains traveled on this segment between 1984 and 1994:

GRB-32: Anderson, IN to Baltimore (Union Jct, to Harrisburg)
GRB-34: Mechanicsburg, OH, to Baltimore
(Union Jct, to Harrisburg)
GRB-106: ?? to Baltimore
(Union Jct, to Harrisburg) 

·         Chemicals

 There is a "Chemical Coast" in New Jersey, served from Pavonia, and Du Pont in the Wilmington, DE, area.

The following trains traveled on this segment between 1984 and 1994:

PICA: Pittsburgh to Camden (Pavonia Yard); CAPI: Camden to Pittsburgh
PIED: Pittsburgh to Wilmington, DE
PIOI: Pittsburgh to oak island, NJ

·         Oil and other tanks

 

·         General Merchandise

The following trains traveled on this segment in 1989
ALPI (and the reverse?) between Allentown and Pittsburgh (Conway)
CAPI (and the reverse?) between Camden, NJ and Pittsburgh (Conway)
ENPI (and the reverse?) between Enola and Pittsburgh (Conway)
ESPI (and the reverse?) between Harrington, DE and Pittsburgh (Conway)
OIIN (and the reverse?) between Oak Island, NJ and Indianapolis (Avon)
OIPI (and the reverse?) between Oak Island, NJ and Pittsburgh (Conway)
PIML (and the reverse?) between Pittsburgh (Conway) and Metuchen/Linden NJ

The following trains traveled on this segment in 1994:
ALPI (and the reverse?) between Allentown and Pittsburgh (Conway)
ATPI (and the reverse?) between ?? and Pittsburgh (Conway)
BAPI: and PIBA between Baltimore and Pittsburgh,
                                                            via Perryville and NEC from Baltimore
MOPI (and the reverse?) between Morrisville, NJ and Pittsburgh (Conway)
OIIH: between Oak Island and Indiana Harbor Yard
OIPI (and the reverse?) between Oak Island, NJ and Pittsburgh (Conway)
PIES (and the reverse?) between Pittsburgh and Harrington, DE

The following trains were observed on this segment in 1996
ALPI (and the reverse?) between Allentown and Pittsburgh (Conway)
BAPI: (and the reverse?) between Baltimore and Pittsburgh,
                                                                        via Perryville and NEC from Baltimore
CAPI (and the reverse?) between ?? and Pittsburgh (Conway)
HBPI
: (and the reverse?) between Harrisburg and Pittsburgh
PIMO (and the reverse?) between Pittsburgh and Morrisville, NJ

The following trains were observed on this segment in 1998/9:
STES  (and the reverse?) between ?? and Harrington, DE
ALPI: (and the reverse?) between Allentown and Pittsburgh
OIPI: (and the reverse?) between Oak Island and Pittsburgh
MOPI (and the reverse?) between Morrrsville, NJ and Pittsburgh

The following trains were observed on this segment in 2000:
126      ex-ROPI            between Roanoke, VA and Conway, PA
10E      ex-NLPI            between Sydney, IL (UP) and Conway, PA
10G     ex-PILA            between Conway, PA and Dillerville, PA
11A     ex-REPI            between Reading, PA and Conway, PA
11G     ex-LAPI            between Dillerville, PA and Conway, PA
11K     ex-ex-ALPI            between Allentown, PA and Conway, PA
13A     ex-BAPI            between Baltimore, MD and Conway, PA
13W    ex-BUPI B            between Buffalo, NY and Conway, PA
19G     ex-OIPI-A            between Oak Island, NJ and Conway, PA

·         Local Peddlers

The following trains were observed on this segment in 1994
WISF: Conway Yard to South Fork and Cresson
Conway to Steel Plants with ingots and steel coil
“Scully local” from Conway across the Scully bridge at the Ohio Connecting bridges

The following trains were observed on this segment in 1998/9:
WICE16: Conway Yard to Conemaugh line