An eastbound coal train charges upgrade at Lyons, the three units have this train well in hand as it crests the grade.
NS 6749 still in Conrail paint holds the yard lead at Pottstown. The coal train will eventually proceed east and set off loads at the Crumby Power Plant in Phoenixville, Pa.
NS 8946 is westbound heading for Reading with a heavy manifest train.
21M’s lead unit hits the crossing westbound with a fast intermodal train. This crossing sees almost as many farm tractors as automobiles.
NS 9549 rounds the bend splitting the corn fields on either side. Within a month, this shot will change as the corn grows taller.
A new gray ghost roars through the crossing eastbound heading for Allentown. The rolling farmlands of Berks county lay ahead.
NS 9849 is running reverse rail on track 2 westbound. The lot to the left is were the Reading Company’s Sinking Springs Station once stood.
No. 52 is parked in the Boyertown yard. No. 52 is an ex-Philadelphia, Bethlehem & New England unit.
The Beltliner is working Browns Feed mill. The conductor rides the step on the Ex-N&W highhood out the siding.
Train 11J is westbound on track 1 this morning, passing the siding at Browns Feed mill.
NS 2227 (in Conrail paint) is dead in tow heading west to Enola for repairs.
Still active Alto Tower stands guard at the base of the Allegheny Mountains controlling helper movements over Horse Shoe Curve.
Amtrak’s New York to Pittsburgh “The Pennsylvanian” exits the tunnel on track 2 at Gallitzin. Amtrak runs 4 trains a day over Horse Shoe Curve and the Gallitzin Tunnels.
10N’s Helpers make the long straight climb up to Cassandra on track 1. At this speed it will take another 45 minutes to crest the mountain and enter Portage Tunnel 9 miles to the east.
Helper Set NS 3343 & 3363 (still in Conrail Blue) are shoving hard on the rear of 10N. This train has 5 more 6 axle units on the head end.