Getting ready to depart the yard in the early morning
A matched pair of SD40-2's bring NS 344 over the Maumee on their way up to Homestead yard. Gotta love matched SD40-2's leading a road freight on a busy mainline in 2010.
852'S rear helper shoves coal loads east!
Once dominating the west slope helper pools the SD40-2, has given way to rebuilt standard cabbed engines SD40E's. A SD40E helper set sits next to one of only two or three SD40-2 helper sets remain... (more)
NS 3343 shoves a coal train over the hill at Cassandra, Pa 6/27/2009
A four pack of helpers hold back Y90 on track one while 20Q heads east on track two.
A total of 6 SD40-2s at full throttle shove Y90 and 20Q up the West Slope towards the summit at Galitzin.
NS Helper Engine 3343 helps hold back an eastbound stack train down the hill.
NS 3343 pushing on the rear of NS 20Q as it goes west over the Allegheny Mountains.
The helpers on the trail of an NS Eastbound Manifest, well, should I say, help it down the east slope. The engineer of the patched unit blows the horn, which sounds like a dying elephant.
A pair of SD40-2s shove hard on the rear of a loaded coal drag as it is about to pass under the Wilmore farmer's bridge.