United States Steel Photos
USS mill and mine rail photos from various photographers.

Subject: Edgar Thomson Works EMD SW1500 #ET-2
Location: Braddock, PA
Date: 10/13/2003
Photographer: Dave Kerr

Notes: The "Mel Blount" Hot Metal Car returns from the BOF, its top covered to retain heat.


Subject: Edgar Thomson Works EMD SW1500 #ET-2
Location: Braddock, PA
Date: 10/13/2003
Photographer: Dave Kerr

Notes: Remote unit ET-2 pushes the "Mel Blount" bottle car towards the Basic Oxygen Furnace.


Subject: USS National Steel EMD SW1001 #63
Location: River Rouge, MI
Date: 9/18/2004
Photographer: Donna Hanck

Notes: #63 moves a string of bottle cars.


Subject: Edgar Thomson Works EMD SW1500 #ET-2
Location: Braddock, PA
Date: 11/13/2002
Photographer: J. Alex Lang

Notes: ET-2 shoves two bottle cars towards the ramp at the BOF.


Subject: USS Great Lakes Works EMD SW1000 #73
Location: Riverdale, IL
Date: 1/3/2008
Photographer: Joel Hinkhouse

Notes: Showing off its new USS yellow scheme on the way to delivery. Note the modified cab and RC lights.


Subject: USS Great Lakes Works EMD SW1001M #66
Location: Dixmoor, IL
Date: 12/16/2004
Photographer: Ken Lanovich

Notes: #66 sits in new paint, ready to be shipped from National Railway Equipment in Dixmoor. This blue scheme was used before changing to the new all yellow scheme.


Subject: USS Great Lakes Works EMD SW1001M #67
Location: Dixmoor, IL
Date: 3/3/2005
Photographer: Ken Lanovich

Notes: Waiting to be shipped from National Railway Equipment in Dixmoor.


Subject: USS Great Lakes Works EMD SW1001M #74
Location: Dixmoor, IL
Date: 11/24/2008
Photographer: Ken Lanovich

Notes: Waiting to be shipped from National Railway Equipment in Dixmoor. These rebuilt units are very similar to the rebuilds done for USS-Gary Works inner plant units around 2002-2003.


Subject: USS Atlantic City Mine Railroad EMD F7A #726 and Companions
Location: Reliance, WY
Date: 5/4/1974
Photographer: Lester Zmudzinski

Notes: A rare ABBABA consist... Even for that time period. This unit was originally built 2/53 as B&LE #726A.


Subject: Edgar Thomson Works EMD SW1500 #ET-2
Location: Braddock, PA
Date: 12/?/1996
Photographer: Rich Borkowski

Notes: Freshly painted ET-2 moves a cut of hot metal towards the BOF at Edgar Thomson, Mon Valley Works. This unit is a former P&LE SW1500.


Subject: Mon Valley Works EMD SW9 #ET-5
Location: Braddock, PA
Date: Unknown
Photographer: Rich Borkowski

Notes: Spotted sitting inside the Edgar Thomson Works plant at night.


Subject: Edgar Thomson Works EMD SW1500 #ET-2
Location: Braddock, PA
Date: Unknown
Photographer: Rich Borkowski

Notes: ET-2 is taking a break at night, sitting next to a glowing hot bottle car.


Subject: Cumberland Mine EMD SD38-2 #22
Location: Garards Fort, PA
Date: 10/31/2007
Photographer: Wade Massie

Notes: This unit was originally Yankee Town Dock #22, build date 12/78, build #776049-1. USS no longer operates the RR, but #22 still wears the USS two tone blue scheme.


Subject: USS EMD NW2 #19 on Display
Location: Duquesne, PA
Date: 2/27/2005
Photographer: Wade Massie

Notes: This unit was based at USS Homestead Works until 1986 when the plant closed. It was restored in 1999 and is now on display at RIDC Park.


Subject: Edgar Thomson Works EMD SW1500 #ET-2
Location: Braddock, PA
Date: 5/13/2007
Photographer: Wade Massie

Notes: Wearing the newer blue scheme, with ET-4 wearing the older red scheme in the background.


Subject: Edgar Thomson Works EMD SW1500 #ET-7
Location: Braddock, PA
Date: 3/25/2007
Photographer: Wade Massie

Notes: ET-7 moves some coke hoppers around the pant.


Subject: Edgar Thomson Works EMD SW9 #ET-5
Location: Braddock, PA
Date: 3/25/2007
Photographer: Wade Massie

Notes: ET-5 sits with other switchers and bottle cars inside the plant.


Subject: Edgar Thomson Works EMD SW1500 #ET-3
Location: Braddock, PA
Date: 5/14/1995
Photographer: Wade Massie

Notes: ET-3 moves a bottle car inside the mill.


Subject: USS Cumberland Mine SD38-2 #1
Location: Brownsville, PA
Date: 2/?/1976
Photographer: DH Hamley

Notes: The Cumberland Mine RR runs from the mine at Kirby, PA to a barge loader across from Masontown, PA. The railroad is not connected with any other railroad... This unit and all the cars had to be brought in by truck and crane. The build date of #1 was 12/75 and build #756078-1.


Subject: Edgar Thomson Works EMD NW2 #119
Location: Unknown
Date: Unknown
Photographer: Unknown

Notes: Originally Rock Island #4906 and sent to USS in 1981.


Subject: USS EMD SW1500 #170
Location: Unknown
Date: Unknown
Photographer: Unknown

Notes: Black and yellow was an earlier scheme used on various USS units across the country.


Subject: USS Atlantic City Mine Railroad EMD F7A #724
Location: Wyoming
Date: Unknown
Photographer: Unknown

Notes: USS provided some of the last running F7 units in the US, while putting them to work on the Atlantic City Mine Railroad.



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