2 SD40E's shove hard on an eastbound coal train battling its' way up the west slope of the Alleghanies. Heavy snow was falling making this photo even more difficult.
A pair of SD40E's assist in pushing NS 20Q up the West Slope. They are seen here, near CP "SO" in South Fork, PA. At right is a string of coal cars, that will go out later the next day as the NS 6... (more)
Westbound racks meet empty coal at South Fork.
A pair of rebuilt SD50s lead a westbound empty coal train through South Fork. Years of coal mining in this area have scarred the landscape, as evidenced by the piles of coal tailings on the hills... (more)
13G rolls into South Fork behind an increasingly rare black & blue lashup.
The power off of the C90 local, two of the new SD40-E rebuilds numbers 6305 and 6301 has completed their work for the day and are tied down for the evening. Note, behind the 40-E's is an SD80MAC, ... (more)
A freshly painted 80MAC (ex-Conrail 4101, built 12-95) awaits a trip to Altoona and the Juniata Shops. After a rebuild and a fresh paint job this locomotive had quite a few bugs that had to be att... (more)
26T is seen here getting underway again after a brief pause to investigate an open container reported by a passing 25Z. Coal loads for tomorrow's 650 can be seen to the left.
10A blasts up the mountain with a small train in tow today on a rainy, but colorful, afternoon on the West Slope.
Amtrak 43 (NS07T), the Pennsylvanian, cannonballs down the NS West Slope on track two on a rainy evening filled with fall color. I can only imagine how enjoyable the ride must have been down the m... (more)
Eastbound helpers pushing train, past fall colors in late afternoon sun.
Westbound with fall colors in backround.