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.
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.