Allegheny Valley Railroad


One day I had the luck (they usually ran late in the evening) to see the AVR geep silently slip down the ramp from the Ft. Wayne Bridge, heading towards Island Avenue Yard. I didn't catch them at Island Avenue but later found them switching cars at Coleman (Nadine). The track to the left is the ramp from the Brilliant Branch, the track to the right is the main to 40th St. In the background the Brilliant Branch Bridge is visible, formerly connecting the Brilliant Branch to Sharpsburg and Etna Yard. The bridge has been restored by the AVR to reach a customer on the North Side. Due to the hills, this location is the shade even in early afternoon on November 28th 1999.