Look What Rolled into Town
This picture journey starts in the Grandville Yard.
Heading to Town
Grandville Yard is actually a few miles outside of Grandville proper. The tracks between the yard and Grandville have to cut through a ridge before they reach the populated areas of Grandville.
This particular branch line cuts right through the heart of downtown Grandville.
As mentioned before, Willow Creek isn't so creek-like by the time it reaches Grandville. Here we see our train beginning to cross the bridge across Willow Creek on the south side of downtown Grandville.
Just on the other side of the Willow Creek bridge, the line passes Coastal Chemical. This facility mostly produces various grades of sulphuric acid.
Apartments, Condos, and Shops, oh my!
Continuing south, the follows I-79 for a while as it works its way out of town.
Passing a Coal Train
Out in the Country
Finally, we're out into some open country. Farm fields are squeezed in among the rolling hills.
At this point, I-79 and the rails part ways for a bit. They will rejoin farther south, though.
We're getting close to one of Duquesne Light's power plants. The first clue is the conglomeration of high-voltage power lines in the area.