With the sun quickly setting behind the mountains, two SD80MACs struggle to lift a loaded coal train through Lilly. Another three SD80MACs are shoving on the rear of the train.
A couple of ponies mill around the yard.
NS 9251 still wears the markings for the 25th anniversary of Operation Lifesaver. The "colorful" Dash-9 was racing east on the Conemaugh Line while motors sat in traffic on adjacent Route 28.
Coal train 590 leaves the Steel City behind as it heads east up the Conemaugh Line.
Eastbound coal train 590 passes the position-light signals at CP HERR on the Conemaugh Line.
Eastbound loads are not too far from the stiffest part of the west slope as they roll through a superelevated curve with a pretty clean ex-con 60I leader.
The helpers on the rear end of an eastbound coal drag crest the top of the hill with the town of Gallitzin in the background.
As 13G rolls by on track 1, NS 590 begins it's slow decent down in to Altoona, PA on a picture perfect winter morning.
Telephoto of eastbound with KCS 4039, SD70ACe on train in morning sunlight passing signals.
Helpers tying on to eastbound at CP C
An Ex LMS Dash 8 leads Baltimore bound Coal train. It appears that the Air Conditioner is broke note open windows & front door.
In sweet afternoon light, NS coal drag 590 speeds towards Harrisburg. Canon EOS Digital Rebel 70-200mm F/4L lens. 1/500 sec. @ F/8.