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.
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)
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)
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)
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)
This kind of access is far more difficult now!
As the shadows take over the tracks, a helper set makes its way uphill, railroad east.
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)
6 SD40-2's head East for Altoona.
A classic SD40-2 helper set is shoving hard on a stack train at Johnson's Curve.
NS helper set 3392, 3373 coasting downhill into Altoona on main two.
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)
On a bitter cold winter night a helper set waits to get back on the road after being topped off with fuel and sand.
ATSF B23-7 6381 and a GP35 help push an eastbound up the 2.2% grade on the north track at Cajon.
A helper set waits at Grizzly Siding for its next assignment, a westbound general freight.