At day break, with the sun shining as temperatures hover around freezing, NS 7719 brings a heavy manifest west.
After 42R shoves into the interchange track for RJ Corman, NS 10A, led by SD40E's, comes east followed by a helper set of SD40E's making for an interesting rolling meet.
RJ Corman picks up NS 42Rs hoppers
At 8:34 AM, the Pennsylvanian sprints eastbound through Cresson on a particularly cold but very sunny late spring day.
Looking sharp in Cresson, PA, a C44-9W coupled to an SD60E idle during a crew change in the darkness of May 9th.
16N waits for a clear signal at CP MO in Cresson, PA.
While resting near the Cresson helper station, a string of SD80MACs sits on the siding.
Westbound oil train 67W with the Savannah & Atlanta heritage trailing.
A quintet of NS SD80MAC's head West on track two in beautiful afternoon light as the last of 2013's fall foliage remains on the trees.
An eastbound coal train gets ready to head down the hill after applying front end helpers. On the rear there was a 4-Pack of helpers tied on as well. Today was a breezy day as noted by the America... (more)
Amtrak 42/04T, hustles past an eastbound coal train.
A trio of RJ Corman engines RJCP 3478 SD40-2, RJCP 8336 SD40T-2, RJCP 7109 SD40-2 and 2 NS dash 9s lead a grain train delivered from NS north out of Cresson.
"The Last Rays of Sunlight"
The sun has almost set as the last rays of light shine down on an intermodal heading West with a matched set of ex-Conrail Dash 8's leading.
With the fall foliage ablaze, a pair of SD40-2 helpers begin their descent to Altoona to push another train up the grade.