Rear helpers assist in braking a loaded coal train as it passes through the New Portage Tunnel with the front of the train already on the slide.
With helper sets in the rear and the front this loaded manifest has the dynamics on full blast as they rumble by the Cresson engine terminal.
These helpers are shoving hard on the rear of a loaded freight train. The Helpers are all a crutial part of getting trains over this moutatin. Hard to belive that 70 years ago those helpers were b... (more)
64D's helpers scream through Cassandra, PA with crude oil bound for Westville, NJ from BNSF.
NS 25N comes through the turn and continues it way up Christianburg hill.
A helper set shoves unit grain train 44T up the grade towards the New Portage Tunnel.
With sanders on full blast and, in Notch 8, a set a of SD40E "helpers" shove hard up the Grade.
Four helpers drift down the mainline toward Altoona at the former CP Slope, now CP Altoona. The classic PRR signal bridge has been removed and sits to the right of the construction vehicles.
NS coal trian 536 is getting shoved hard by a 6 pack of SD40E's on this day through Cassandra, PA on the NS Pittsburgh Line! Due to an engine failure on the middle set of pushers, a 3rd set was ad... (more)
Westbound Herzog train rolls across Lake Decatur on a beautiful spring day.
After pausing for a few minutes to allow the signal maintainer to clear, NS 12G slowly rolls past forlorn AR Tower. Upon cresting the grade, situated at the edge of the foreground shadows, 12G wil... (more)
A helper set moves through the city of Altoona towards Horseshoe Curve.
Y38 with helpers ahead added at MO
A Pennsylvania Power & Light coal train that was loaded on the South Fork Secondary climbs the mountain at Summerhill.