A portrait of the transcon in the heartland.
The skies are turning grey on this October day as we see an eastbound manifest fly under the unique overpass with Pennsy position lights attached to them.
A single 80MAC helps put the brakes on eastbound loads creeping slowly down the mountain and around Horseshoe Curve on a beautiful but chilly fall morning.
Two clean 40E rebuilds assist westbound 403 up the hill and around the big curve.
With 2 up front and 3 in back pushing, U888 slowly works it coal loads up the hill at Glade City.
The Eastbound Capitol Limited sneaks around the horseshoe at Mance on a very chilly but clear fall morning.
A mile west of Mance and in the teeth of the grade, westbound Q375 digs into the rail at MP 209 with only a couple miles to go to Sand Patch summit.
It's been a very chilly fall morning in PA as we see westbound racks exit Sand Patch tunnel near the summit of the alleghenies.
An August summers day has turned to night, as the transcon parade continues to roll. Here we have Chicago bound trailers speeding under the signal bridge at Edelstein.
NS southbound 19K begins to duck into the siding at CP 33 in Claypool to meet northbound grain train 53R while the snow begins to really come down.
For my money there's not much better than a high speed stacker rolling under a classic Santa Fe cantilever and into some sweet late afternoon light on the transcon.
A short eastbound intermodal crosses over from 1 to 2 at Edelstein working around track maintenance which can be seen in the distance.
A TP&W eastbound heads for Logansport, IN rolling slowly through Kentland, IN over some less than ideal track.
Alto tower looks as good as ever sporting a new paint job while the Pennsy E's run around their train before making the second run of the day.
Make no mistake that I'm well aware that the suns a bit high and the trucks aren't lit, but it's the Pennsy E's passing AR tower on a nice summer day and after an all night 500 mile drive that's g... (more)