Western Pennsylvanian Railroads
MCKeesport Connecting RailRoad
This is an unofficial McKeesport
Connecting Railroad railfan page.
This page has no affiliation with the McKeesport Connecting Railroad or
Transtar Inc. The McKeesport Connecting Railroad is owned by Transtar
Inc., and it's official website is here
The MMcKeesport Connecting RailRoad (reporting marks
MKC) is little switching
in McKeesport. The MKC serves only one
customer, the Camp-Hill pipe mill (formerly the National Tube plant).
The MonCon interchanges with the CSX
and with the Union Railroad near Riverton.
I never got to do railfanning targeted at the McKeesport Connecting so
I only have two photos with it. I do not have information about their
operating schedules but it seems the CSX serves the interchange at
Riverton in the morning, so an educated guess will have them active
The MKC only has a single locomotive on the property, an SW9 from
co-Transtar Union Railroad.
||Union Railroad SWw9 number 569 sits at McKeesport behind the
police station, a spring day in 2000.
||In late summer 1999 I went to Paule's Overlook at West
Mifflin (I believe this restaurant is now closed), overlooking
McKeesport. The MKC and the Camp-Hill pipe mill is seen by Monongahela
||A closer look at the same
photo shows the switcher sitting on the mill trackage.