The High Point Asheboro local makes its evening run on a breezy but beautiful winter day.
Atop the rock cut at the Allegrippus Curve, we can see the constant 1.86% grade up the hill on the backside of Horseshoe Curve. Rarely photographed, but the action is more dramatic and all to one'... (more)
After a meet with 290 at Cagle, a fresh Altoona rebuild heads the southbound Herzog train towards Atlanta, notching up as they round a curve south of the signal.
NS 929 comes around the curve at Lovick with 3 SD40E's on the lead of a Herzog Ballest train.
A set of helpers shove an oil train up the West Slope.
An Altoona rebuild from a Conrail SD50, already showing signs of wear, eases one of many Gainesville locals down the lead to Cargill. Off-duty local P45 sits unassigned on the adjacent track with ... (more)
A helper set heads towards Pittsburgh to shove another heavy eastbound up the west slope.
A quartet of EMD locomotives lead Linwood to Winston-Salem turn P1W down the outbound and onto track 2 at Lee. The rebuilt SD40E leads a pair of high hood SD40-2s and an SD40-2 that started life a... (more)
NS 6324 is a helper unit going under the signals.
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.