Conway Yard is 23 miles northwest of Pittsburgh and, according to the Pennsylvania Railroad, was the "Largest Pushbutton Railyard in the U.S." Through the Conrail years and into the NS years, Conway had an eastbound and westbound hump yard. There is now only one hump but it is still a busy place.
After 9-11, things have changed considerably. The bridge over the east end of the yard is now off limits. Going anywhere near the yard now is discouraged. But there are still a few good photo opportunities available.
At the east end of the yard in Baden, you can find a place to park on the street and walk to near the bridge and view action at this end of the yard. In the summer, a short distance to the west is an ice cream shop where you can refresh yourself and also watch trains.
Along Rt65, you can view Conway yard but very little photo opportunities. A few restaurants along the way can provide parking, food, restrooms, and some photo opportunities.
In Freedom there is a small park that overlooks the west end of Conway yard. Parking can be found on the street. This is a very good, safe place to watch the action.
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