A pair of SD45 helpers drift back down the hill.
Fairly new SD40-2 leads ex-EL U36C up hill at MP 240
A helper set head uphill.
A double helper set passes by ALTO Tower on the rear end of 590 coal drag.
An eastbound Conrail TV train passes Alto Tower with what was then pretty common power, but would be nice to see today.
After sticking around Johnstown to watch crews fix up NS 6920, I took a trip up to a popular local railfanning area, the 24 1/2 St Bridge. As 537 sits in the background, NS 23Z runs hot up Track 3... (more)
Veterans leading the Way! NS 6920 rounds the bend at the Brickyard and begins tackling the Eastern Slope of the Allegheny Mountains.
Hey! Wait for me! What you do if you are not sure if you need a helper or not. An SD40/SD45 helper set chase a van train up the hill.
Getting there. Not quite the soon-to-be standard van power of a quartet of GP40s, this train, most likely Mail 9, has a GP38-2 in the third slot as it take a run at Horseshoe Curve.
NS 9722, NS 098, pulls six export locomotives through Altoona and down to CP Works for a Recrew. These are GE CM20-EMP for Indonesia.
Two GP35s bracket a U33B heading down track 1.