NS helpers going past Alto tower at Altoona. They are going to push a heavy train.
The loaded Herzog ballast train slows to a crawl at the Hwy 52 crossing as they prepare to meet 290 at Cagle.
A fresh Juniata built SD40E leads a temporary helper set west for a NS 10N manifest. Juniata does some of the best paint jobs in the business, this one is no exception.
A set of SD40E helpers leading NS 2758 on NS 36A with empty autoracks out of the Gallitzin Tunnel.
NS #6321 leads westbound empty Herzog train 921 back to Asheville after dumping ballast on the S-Line earlier in the day.
New Helpers on the Slope! NS 6349 and 6350 join the helper pool here in Altoona. They are seen here on the Rose connector coming into Rose Yard for a new crew.
A loaded Herzog train diverges under the old Southern signals "Yonah" north of Lula, with fresh ties in the foreground a sign of all the MOW work being done as of late.
A pair of manned helpers assist a loaded coal train down "The Slide" at Gallitzin during a wintry dawn.
A team of horses taking a break including NS 8104 the Lehigh Valley Heritage Unit
NS Train 10A with SD40E 6317 leading it.
An eastbound group of NS helpers meets a group of westbound helpers at MG Tower. The fallen leaves are kicked up from between the rails as the trailing 6300 heads down the mountain toward Altoona,... (more)
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.