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.
RJ Corman power cuts off a loaded coal train (NS 578) on main 5 in Cresson. The train would be picked up by NS later in the day.
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Amtrak 42 (04T) "The Pennsylvanian" rounding the bend at the Route 53 Bridge. Of note: This is the only piece of the ex-PRR mainline that retains all 4 tracks. So, in this shot, Amtrak 04T is head... (more)
20W goes through the "Fall Cut", about to duck under the soon to be replaced route 53 bridge.
While waiting for 425 the normal passenger train exits a tunnel
NS 23M heads west on track 3 while grain train 44T crawls eastward on track 1.
The Nickel Plate duo of 2-8-4 765 and ES44AC 8100 are rolling into Cresson, PA on the approach for a crew change at MO, before continuing on the deadhead voyage to Conway, PA.
Penn Central Returns Home! The NS 1073 Penn Central Heritage Locomotive makes its way past the Cresson Engine House on its way to the Conway Yard, where it will be re-crewed and sent on to its des... (more)
A helper set shoves unit grain train 44T up the grade towards the New Portage Tunnel.
Charging down the hill...
A westbound stack train approaches CP MO and Cresson
Nice leader on the 20T, ex-CR C40, gets passed up by the Pennsylvanian in Cresson.
A couple onlookers from the observation platform in Cresson watch as the eastbound Pennsylvanian overtakes NS 20T.