Bringing Up the RearNorfolk Southern train 60I.22, consisting of hoppers full of synthetic gypsum (a gray, powdery mineral) passes through Cassandra, Pennsylvania, on June 26, 2017.... (more)
NS 23M coast down hill on Good Friday as a heavy coal NS 590 with 130 loads fights their way uphill.
A 4 set of EMD SD40Es give it all they got to push 130 loaded coal buckets up the west slope of the NS Pittsburgh Line with only 2 units on the head end, seen from the Cassandra overlook at MP 253... (more)
A Single SD70ACe leads 11J through Cassandra Friday afternoon.
A rare April snowstorm has made the visibility along the mainline in Cassandra nearly zero. A set of SD40E helpers shove the train West toward Johnstown and Pittsburg.
A pair of SD40E helper units based out of Cresson push a heavy grain train up the grade from Johnstown to Altoona and are seen passing through Cassandra. This is a common occurrence on this line f... (more)
A newly rebuilt SD70ACU ducks under the Old Iron Bridge in Cassandra, PA after a snow squall.
Two EMDs & two GEs lead westbound empties.
Y91 comes west past the overlook in Cassandra towards Pittsburgh PA on the Pittsburgh Line.
Coal drags were down but it was nice to catch this newly acquired ex UP SD90MAC on the point of one grinding up the western slope as seen from the railfans bridge at Cassandra. NS 7696 assisted o... (more)
Light helpers race downgrade through the cut in Cassandra, kicking up some fresh powder as it heads into the setting sun.
A fast moving intermodal works its way up the steep straightaway at Cassandra while a brilliant sunset lights up the sky above.
A pair of helpers shove an eastbound oil train past the Railfan Park at Cassandra, PA.
NS 6944 & 8459 lead a westbound empty coal train past the crowd gathered at Cassandra.