In helper service- At this time Conrail was using pairs of ex-EL SD45-2s in helper service. CR 6654 was ex-EL 3669 and it's paired with CR 6666, ex-EL 3681.
The Original NS heritage unit leads manifest 16N across the Alleghenies on beautiful Winter day.
Pushers lean into a stack train while the blower waits. The blower has a small jet engine for blasting snow and ice out of switches.
Norfolk Southern AC44C6M 4019 leads a unit tank train past the NS helper facility at Cresson under stormy skies.
A tank train heads up the mountain, helped by pushers as the temperatures plunge.
Temperatures plunge toward 10F. The snow was winding down, but had kept up most of the day as yet another intermodal charges up the mountain.
The sun comes out for a bit but it's about 12 degrees and windy so it does not matter at all. The windchill was biting and the platform was snow covered, but the shot was worth it.
Two big EMD's roll up the mountain bound for Cresson Engine House from Southfork. This was NS 55K that went light to Cresson, then changed power to drag an empty grain train west later.
Trains meet at Cresson
Two big macs roll into Cresson on this very cold and snowy day. A winter storm continued to impact the west slope.
Snowy pushers help guide a train down the mountain on this 18 degree and falling day.
Pushers roll down the mountain on this snowy cold morning.
A westbound manifest in the snow.
Snow is coming down as a train comes down the mountain.