A helper set holds back a heavy manifest in less-than-desirable weather. Nearby, a car descends the hill, passing the rear end of the manifest train.
Two sets of pushers bring up the rear on an eastbound coal train at Tunnelhill, Pa. After shoving the train up the west slope, they'll provide braking power downhill into Altoona.
The helpers on an eastbound coal train approach MP 248; the west portal of New Portage Tunnel is in the shadows ahead.
Contractors working along the ROW wait as a pair of SD45-2 helpers provide braking to help ease an eastbound coal drag downgrade as it passes through New Portage Tunnel.
An eastbound trailer train is about to enter New Portage Tunnel at Tunnelhill, Pa. The power plant in Ebensburg is evident in the background.
Two SD40-2 helpers hold back a loaded coal train on the slide as the rising sun illuminates the fall colors on a beautiful fall day.
On the pleasant autumn day of October 23, 1988, a trio of GE B36-7s lead a Conrail “TV” train storming westbound through Tunnelhill, Pennsylvania.
Lend some help? A early morning helper set heads up the East Slope approaching the Gallitzin Tunnels. This set would continue over to Cresson where it would be available to help out an east... (more)
An eastbound manifest train clears the AR interlocking.
Norfolk Southern races west under the morning's sunrise.
A beautiful red sky rises over the Allegheny Mountains while a helper set races westward.
A beautiful sunrise over NS 66Z doesn't always denote a flawless day. In just 3 miles, a coupler would break and leave the train fouling two mainlines, delaying Amtrak 04T for about an hour.
NS 23Z makes its way towards Gallitzin through the Bennington Curve on a late fall day with one of the 90macs with cab signals.
At 19 years of age, an ex-Reading GP35 still has the stuff to be on the point of a TV (Trailer Van) train, one of Conrail's hottest trains in late 1983.
The Gallitzin Tunnels - An eastbound stack train exits the 3,600 ft. long Allegheny Tunnel. This was the first of the three "Gallitzin Tunnels" which opened in 1854. It was modified in th... (more)