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Chris333

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Conway, PA
« on: July 30, 2007, 06:04:52 PM »
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Is there anything to do here?

I've been there about 10 years ago with some biker "dude" from work. We went to an overpass at the far southern tip of the yard. We saw trains coming and going, but couldn't see much of the yard at all.

Are there any hot spots to take photo's? Like the roundhouse area? Can you drive down into the yard? Any cool overlook spots up on the hill.

http://www.northeast.railfan.net/images/tr_cr_conway.jpg
« Last Edit: July 30, 2007, 06:08:09 PM by Chris333 »

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Re: Conway, PA
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2007, 08:04:23 PM »
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Don't go on RR property.  There's real serious about trespassing these days and the RR cops would be all over you.  Suggest find a spot off RR properly and shot away. 


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Re: Conway, PA
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2007, 02:19:02 AM »
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Most of those shots are from an overpass slightly to the North, guess if I go I'll try that one. The highway goes right by the roundhouse, but I don't remember any way to get off in that area.


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Re: Conway, PA
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2007, 08:55:25 PM »
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When I was still in Pittsburgh 2 years ago, the bridge you refer to (known locally as East Conway) was off-limits to railfans. Extremely sad, as that was a killer place to shoot from.

Your best bets are going to be trying to shoot from the parking lots of the businesses that line Route 65. If you're feeling frisky, you could dash across the road and shoot from the shoulder, but if I recall correctly, there isn't much of a shoulder and you'll be taking your life into your hands.

Sure, you can drive down into the yard. But if you do, you'll likely end up making a small contribution towards NS' next quarterly profit summary...this ain't CR country anymore.

The because of the geography and hostility from NS, I rarely did any shooting of the yard itself. But if you want to see a buttload of trains, spend a day hanging out at Rochester or Leetsdale on either side of the yard.
Sean