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Photo ID: 627428

Looking west on the Jamestown road bridge a helper set runs down hill to help the next eastbound tackle the grade, the old PRR PT257 signals are mounted right on the road bridge for eastbounds.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD40E
Location: Cassandra, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: NS 6330
Train ID: Helper Set
Photo Date: August 12, 2017


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By: Mike Young

Added: Aug 19, 2017

Views: 877
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Photo ID: 574139

Lend some help? A early morning helper set heads up the East Slope approaching the Gallitzin Tunnels. This set would continue over to Cresson where it would be available to help out an east... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD40E
Location: Tunnelhill, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Helper Set
Photo Date: April 24, 2016


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By: Chris Henchey (The Hench)

Added: Apr 24, 2016

Views: 1,495
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Favorited: 7

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Photo ID: 564752

A pair of ex-Erie-Lackawanna SD45-2s pauses by SO Tower, which was virtually destroyed by arsonists in November of 2008 and razed shortly afterward. No. 6658 was built by EMD in November, 1972 as... (more)

Railroad: Conrail
Locomotive: EMD SD45-2
Location: South Fork, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: CR 6658
Train ID: Helper Set
Photo Date: May, 1985


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By: Bob Kise

Added: Feb 07, 2016

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Photo ID: 365098

A rare view inside Utah Railway's Locomotive Shop at Martin, Utah. This structure was built during the steam era to service the Utah's fleet of 2-8-0, 2-10-2, and 2-8-8-0 coal burners. Photo captu... (more)

Railroad: Utah Railway Company
Locomotive: MK50-3
Location: West Helper, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: UR 5003
Train ID: Helper Set
Photo Date: August 06, 2008


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By: James Belmont

Added: Jun 04, 2011

Views: 2,468
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Favorited: 9
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Photo ID: 332622

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)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Cresson, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: NS 3343
Train ID: Helper set
Photo Date: July 22, 2010


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By: Steven Mckay

Added: Jul 25, 2010

Views: 2,116
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Photo ID: 328667

This kind of access is far more difficult now!

Railroad: Chessie System
Locomotive: EMD SD50
Location: Grafton, West Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: C&O 8566
Train ID: Helper set
Photo Date: July 11, 1987


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By: George W. Hamlin

Added: Jun 19, 2010

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Photo ID: 274603

As the shadows take over the tracks, a helper set makes its way uphill, railroad east.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Cresson, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: NS 3345
Train ID: Helper Set
Photo Date: March 03, 2009


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By: Andy Toms

Added: Mar 05, 2009

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Favorited: 6
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Photo ID: 260312

A helper set with BNSF 6819 and 6816 move out of the Essex Yard and onto their primary task of pushing heavy tonnage trains over Marias Pass. The hummingbird feeding on the porch of the Izaak Wal... (more)

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Essex, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 6819
Train ID: Helper Set
Photo Date: June 04, 2008


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By: Jim Sinclair

Added: Nov 16, 2008

Views: 14,277
Comments: 5

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Photo ID: 256218

6 SD40-2's head East for Altoona.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Wegely, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: NS 3349
Train ID: Helper Set
Photo Date: October, 2008


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By: Robert A. Shook

Added: Oct 19, 2008

Views: 1,546
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Favorited: 4
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Photo ID: 242096

A classic SD40-2 helper set is shoving hard on a stack train at Johnson's Curve.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Near West Glacier, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 6820
Train ID: Helper Set
Photo Date: October 09, 2007


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By: Frank Keller

Added: Jul 09, 2008

Views: 3,684
Comments: 4

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Photo ID: 208836

NS helper set 3392, 3373 coasting downhill into Altoona on main two.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: NS 3392
Train ID: Helper Set
Photo Date: March 17, 2007


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By: Jeff Mazurek

Added: Oct 28, 2007

Views: 1,771
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Photo ID: 194567

Shooting Kodachrome 10, my Argus C3 "brick" at 1/50sec was not able to freeze a set of Baldwin Centepedes as they drifted past my lens in the pit at Altoona. These were used as helper power on th... (more)

Railroad: Pennsylvania Railroad
Locomotive: Baldwin BH50T
Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: PRR 5831
Train ID: helper set
Photo Date: July 25, 1952


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By: John Dziobko

Added: Jul 22, 2007

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Photo ID: 164694

On a bitter cold winter night a helper set waits to get back on the road after being topped off with fuel and sand.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Cresson, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: NS 3370
Train ID: Helper Set
Photo Date: January 15, 2005


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By: Mark Hardin

Added: Nov 08, 2006

Views: 1,973
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Photo ID: 79151

ATSF B23-7 6381 and a GP35 help push an eastbound up the 2.2% grade on the north track at Cajon.

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: GE B23-7
Location: Cajon Pass, California, USA
Locomotive #: 6381
Train ID: Helper set
Photo Date: 1988


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By: Richard Sugg

Added: Sep 24, 2004

Views: 2,482
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Photo ID: 75046

A helper set waits at Grizzly Siding for its next assignment, a westbound general freight.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Grizzly Siding, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 6820
Train ID: Helper Set
Photo Date: August 04, 2004


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By: chairman644

Added: Aug 23, 2004

Views: 3,543
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