Just a normal day in WB.
Led by two former Conrail units this Norfolk Southern manifest train climps the hill into Sims Illinois on a hot July morning.
Two SD60I's drift down grade with a loaded PPLX coal drag in tow. This train left late in the afternoon out of Altoona with the "Blues Brothers" the last two Conrail SD60I's.
A pair of former Conrail EMDs, an SD60I and an SD60M respectively, lead a short 13T east through Northampton at 8:15AM.
Although there is a fireworks display in progress in downtown Richmond at 9:30PM, this pair of CSX engines at ACCA Yard prepare to weather the approaching fireworks from mother nature. July 2011.
Q249-29 departing downtown Cumberland
Q249-29 departing Cumberland and entering the east end of the Narrows
The last two Conrail SD60I's have been mated up for the last couple weeks and make a afternoon appearance on the Pittsburgh Line with a empty PPLX coal drag for the Mon Valley mines.
Ex Conrail SD60I on local C759 heads east over the high line at CP Field.
A Conrail blue SD60I leads a coal train up the mountain at Summerhill along with a C40-9 and four SD40E on the rear end .
Late in the day, a northbound manifest changes crews at the north end of the yard.
NS 591 slows to a crawl as they meet a eastbound van train departing Pitcairn yard crossing over from the 98 track to main 2 about a 1/2 a mile behind me blocking 591's route west.
After waiting for the 539 to clear and head to the Mon-line NS 591 starts west again heading for the Mon-line passing a loaded 576 with a pair of SD70ace's.
Probably one of the last if not the last time I will ever see this kind of lash up again, two of the only three remaining Conrail painted SD60I's lead a empty coal train back to the coal fields of... (more)
An SD60I leads the NS 218, as it rounds one of many bends, on the Columbus District south of Chillicothe.