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NOT MY VIDEO, BUT USED WITH PERMISSION. 

Just west of Pittsburgh, in Leetsdale's Buncher Industrial Park, lies one of Pittsburgh's more unique rail operations. MOL-DOK is a transload facility on the Ohio River that primarily loads and unloads barges and NS coal trains. The facility uses an ex-Reading SW900M to shuffle cars around the tight confines of the park and NS's mainline. Though I have not had the courage to visit it myself, a high schooler (NS 5350 on YouTube) who lives in the area and with whom I am friendly, has become a  fixture at the site, documenting several of their moves and even got a cab ride. This is the most thorough of his recent videos. Of particular interest is the spaghetti bowl of diamonds that mark the facility. 

Last edited by pittsburghrailfan
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Very cool.  I used to work just down river.  I was the power plant engineer at the horsehead zinc company for a few years.  That is the facility that transloaded our coal, but I never got to visit it.  In the waning years of the plant I worked at the fuel of choice was PRB coal.  It was shipped all the way from Wyoming by rail but the last few miles it came by barge.  Despite all the rails around,  the plant never built tracks and an unloading facility.   Thanks for sharing!

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