Heres looking down on ya. We are looking down, way down, atop Route 43, or the Mon Fayette Expressway at Mingo Creek trestle. The railroad soars above the valley at a height of 200 feet, the 4 lane highway is another 50 feet above that.
The trestle is nearly a century old and may outlast the highway bridge.
W&LE 3046 is one of three SD40Xs that EMD built. Basically a SD40-2 on a SD40 frame.
I wonder what the people living in the house next to the bridge think of the possibility of a derailment...