Pennsylvania Northeastern C39-8 #8212 (former NS #8211, built as Conrail #6021) is in Hatboro, PA with a cut of centerflow hoppers at a local industry.
1016 and 1017 bring a long train ( at least for the historically highest railroad in the world ) down from the pass into La Oroya
above San Bartolome
Bypassing a bridge that had been damaged by a "huayco" (landslide), around 4700 m above sea level.
1015 on the small bridge in the middle of the second level of the Balta double loops.
before departure, the engineer and the "safety-man" have a chat. These safety-men ride on one of the last cars of each train to ensure braking possibility if the train should tear apart.
the last sunray is for FCCA 1012 ...
This roundhouse has disappeared when the Guadalupe shops were demolished, a few months after this picture was taken. The state in which it is shown on the picture reflects the lack of maintenance ... (more)
Some spring color is starting to show in the mountains as an eastbound rolls through Singer on its way into Roanoke. This one is admittedly backlit, but I felt like the subject matter and location... (more)
I sure do miss these units, although they probably are not missed much by the NS Mechanical Department. Either way, they had a fierce appearance to them and it was always great catching them in ac... (more)
NS 8623 has reached Melrose, NC having passed through the steepest part of the Saluda Grade with a Watertree coal train. - March 1996
Conrail C39 6614 at Liberty Park, in Jersey City, NJ is assembling a train of empty friction bearing ore cars on the National Docks line,. This train will run onto NJTransit. It will return loade... (more)
Inside the summit tunnel near the Galera entrance. For more information about this tunnel, please refer to picture 343896.
These ex-NS (or Conrail?) units are now used under conditions that are a far cry from the work they did in the US, where the most difficult grades - and highest mountains... (more)
Crusin' the Andes