The railroad never stops, nor does the industry it serves. In the shadow of the Coatesville bridge spanning the west branch of the Brandywine River the former Lukens steel mill hums with activity around the clock providing jobs for people in the surrounding communities. As we enjoy the company of family during the holidays, men and women leave home to work in the plant day and night, producing specialized steel to build America's bridges, buildings and infrastructure. For some, working through the holidays seems unthinkable, to the folks in the steel or transportation industry its business as usual. Whether you are home with loved ones or on the job, I would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas !
Photographs & History
Through all the shopping and holiday travel the railroads have done their job delivering the goods and people safely to destinations around the country. While people celebrate the season countless employees stand guard to keep the railroads running. During a moment between trains the historic Lancaster, Pennsylvania train station stands silent during the lull waiting to serve passengers who will return again soon.
From my family to yours, have a Merry Christmas and a safe and healthy New Year!
We find ourselves amidst the fresh snow fall in Cambria County, Pennsylvania along the South Fork Branch of the Pennsylvania Railroad. Following the valley of the southern branch of the Conemaugh River the line dissects the former dam that caused the 1889 Johnstown Flood to reach various coal mines along the way. Though this is Norfolk Southern’s property now, the spirit of the Pennsy lives on through so many who are dedicated to the preservation of all facets of the “Standard Railroad of the World”. Thank you for all you interest as I move into my third year of writing this blog! From my family to yours I would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New year!