A pair of helpers shove an Eastbound manifest trade with dozens of tractors headed for export up the steep grade of the Allegheny Mountains. The signal heads on the bridge were removed a week befo... (more)
A pair of SD40E helpers shove hard on the rear of loaded corn train 40T to assist it over the grade in Cresson on the Pittsburgh Line.
Just 24 hours before they would be decommissioned and retired, a westbound passes under the PRR era signal bridge.
In a view rarely seen at Cresson, PA, NS 951 charges west through CP-MO as seen from the west side of the tracks. The rear of a loaded PPLX coal drag can be seen in the distance.
A pair of Norfolk Southern SD40E's run down grade after assisting an eastbound over the Alleghenies and are about to pass under the PRR signals just outside Cresson.
Westbound manifest 35A slides down into Cresson passing under the soon to be extinct Pennsy signal bridge next to Route 53.
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In helper service- At this time Conrail was using pairs of ex-EL SD45-2s in helper service. CR 6654 was ex-EL 3669 and it's paired with CR 6666, ex-EL 3681.
The Original NS heritage unit leads manifest 16N across the Alleghenies on beautiful Winter day.
Pushers lean into a stack train while the blower waits. The blower has a small jet engine for blasting snow and ice out of switches.
Norfolk Southern AC44C6M 4019 leads a unit tank train past the NS helper facility at Cresson under stormy skies.
A tank train heads up the mountain, helped by pushers as the temperatures plunge.
Temperatures plunge toward 10F. The snow was winding down, but had kept up most of the day as yet another intermodal charges up the mountain.
The sun comes out for a bit but it's about 12 degrees and windy so it does not matter at all. The windchill was biting and the platform was snow covered, but the shot was worth it.
Two big EMD's roll up the mountain bound for Cresson Engine House from Southfork. This was NS 55K that went light to Cresson, then changed power to drag an empty grain train west later.