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.
An ex-EL SDP45 and a GP38 of Penn Central lineage get a westbound arrive in Cresson, having successfully gotten their train to the top of the tortuous grade west from Altoona. 6687 is an SDP45 in ... (more)
"West Coast Visitors"
An empty ethanol train from New Jersey heads West on track 3 with a nice mix of power from three of the major Class 1 railroads in the US.
"Straight from the Factory"
NS 538 has successfully conquered the grades West slope with a pair of brand new, consecutively numbered ES44AC's for power. As powerful as these two ... (more)
A coal train heads east towards Horseshoe curve as a roadrailer zooms past west at speed.
A westbound manifest on the Pittsburgh Line is photographed by MO Tower in Cresson
An eastbound freight rounds the curve at Cresson on the Pittsburgh Line. Photographed from the Gallitzin Road overpass.
NS 19G passes under the newly laid girders of "Cresson High Level Bridge." While the girders for the bridge were being laid, rail traffic between CP MO and CP UN was limited to main 4. The project... (more)