What better place to see true mountain railroading than the legendary West Slope? NS 6311 is the rearmost helper on eastbound freight NS 14G. This pair of SD40Es are giving it all they have to kee... (more)
The helpers on westbound 25Z enter the cut at Ardara, Pa.
A pusher set rolls downgrade through Summerhill, passing under the PRR signal bridge.
Assigned to the Altoona helper pool, NS SD40E #6311 was built originally as NS SD50 #6516. It recently acquired a small graphic addition to the long hood, sporting an "N Scale Enthusiast"... (more)
Assigned to the Altoona helper pool, NS SD40E #6311 was built originally as NS SD50 #6516. It recently acquired a small graphic addition to the long hood, sporting an "N Scale Enthusiast" logo for... (more)
An NS helper set splits the PRR style signals in Portage Pennsylvania.
Norfolk Southern SD40E helper, 6317, brings up the rear of this loaded Coal Train as it rolls down grade at the Horseshoe Curve.
A pair of NS SD40E's bring up the rear of this eastbound manifest at Gallitzin.
6311 holds back a heavy eastbound under the PT245 signals
The afternoon shadows grow long as the tail end of 262 passes the helpers assisting 10A down the mountain that are about to roll under the position lights at mp245.
You'd think this was the POKEY!!! 591, empty hoppers on far left sits idle for a crew change, while 400 goes east with 2 BNSF units, a lone helper set sits "helpless" waiting for the mess to clea... (more)
6311 has pretty much done it's job for this heavy freight, but still gives some breaking down to TRAFF.