We awoke today to an ice storm, and the lead engine of HS12 is about to encounter ice covered tree branches. The conditions today were so bad that HS12 had 2 GP38-2s and a GP40-2 for power.
A very quiet late Sunday afternoon at the Norfolk Southern Shiremanstown Yard, west of Harrisburg on the old Cumberland Valley mainline.
Conductor braves the -4F windchill as local creeps up to switch that he'll have to throw before they can continue their westbound journey
Westbound local is "paced" by a Bimmer on Main Street
Geep gets dwarfed by the mill.
Switching the feed mill under intense blue sky.
Southbound at Packer St. light power going to Shamokin Dam to pickup empty coal hoppers, in early evening.
Southbound leaving yard in morning light with cars for Kramer Pa.
Still in Conrail (Operation Lifesaver) paint, but with the "PRR" patch identifying this as a NS locomotive, 5354 rolls past a hi-railer in Gary, IN.
H44 swings onto the Watsontown Secondary.
Here, rain-soaked 5354 sits downtown, the lights reflecting and shimmering on its wet surface.
Built as Conrail 8208 in July 1978, NS 5354 shows off her Horsehead Scheme