A double set of helpers shove on the rear of an eastbound coal train as it heads up the West Slope of the Alleghenies towards the summit at Gallitzin.
Looking west on the Jamestown road bridge a helper set runs down hill to help the next eastbound tackle the grade, the old PRR PT257 signals are mounted right on the road bridge for eastbounds.
The helpers on loaded coal drag NS 590 push are to shove this 80 plus car coal train up to the summit.
Westbound mixed freight 13G rolls through Cassandra, Pa.
The morning fog has yet to completely lift off the West Slope as eastbound mixed freight 12G enters the slide fence protected cut at Cassandra.
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.