Southwest Pennsylvania Rails
Welcome to the Southwest Pennsylvania Rails page.
Southwestern Pennsylvania is a hotbed of rail activity. Two class 1s and many short line and
regional railroads cross the area. There are many places where multiple railroads can be
viewed from the same location. With the hills, valleys, rivers, creeks and streams,
Southwestern Pennsylvania provides many scenic views in which to photograph trains.
For someone not familiar to the area, it can be tough to find a good location to watch rail
activity. These pages will provide anyone with several good photo locations where you can
watch trains and not worry about where to park. Because of the variety of railroads in the
area, not all locations are covered, but as time permits, I will try to add more locations
to these pages.
Click the MAP button to see a map of the area with marked locations
that you can click on to see a sample photograph from the area. Click on the sample photo to go to
the gallery of that area with photos and additional information about the area.
Since I am only human, there are bound to be mistakes on the following pages. I will be
adding a message board where you can inform me of corrections, as well as suggestions of good
train watching locations in Southwestern Pennsylvania
Below is a list of railroads that are covered in the following pages. The main radio frequencies for
each railroad are also included.
||ch1 - 160.800 ch2 - 161.070
||ch1 - 160.230 ch2 - 160.320
||Wheeling & Lake Erie
||Pittsburgh & Ohio Central
||Neville -160.59 Arden -160.215
||Allegheny Valley Railroad