A pair of SD45 helpers drift back down the hill.
Fairly new SD40-2 leads ex-EL U36C up hill at MP 240
A helper set head uphill.
Hey! Wait for me! What you do if you are not sure if you need a helper or not. An SD40/SD45 helper set chase a van train up the hill.
Getting there. Not quite the soon-to-be standard van power of a quartet of GP40s, this train, most likely Mail 9, has a GP38-2 in the third slot as it take a run at Horseshoe Curve.
Two GP35s bracket a U33B heading down track 1.
ex-PC GP35 leads a couple "dress blue" GP40s on a Mail train through Altoona
An SD35 and SD40 shove hard against an N5c cabin car.
Fresh blue paint leads the train as it crosses over from 4 to 3 at MO late in the day. Note the backward "1"s in the number boards.
A pair of SD45s elephant style at Cresson
Fairly new SD40-2 and ex-PRR SD45 hang onto an ex-HN caboose for the ride down the hill as they get going past MO tower.
ex- PC/PRR SD35 is still pulling but the ex-EL SD45 is down for the count as the train stalls.
A pair of brand new Turboliners, not yet in revenue service, bracket the "pointless arrow" on the SDP40F that's the outbound power for the evening's Lake Shore Limited.
Old power. New paint.
Alpha and Omega. The very first day of the American Freedom Train and the last weekend of Penn Central before Amtrak takes over the NEC. "ATF 1" aka RDG T1 2101 leads a long train over the bridg... (more)