NS 3357, one of the old helpers of the Allegheny Mountains. Is at the Juniata Shops for work.
NS 3357 sits outside after getting an overhaul and fresh paint
Four SD40-2's shove a steel slab train westward on No. 3 Track. The steep grade in the foreground is "The Slide" on No. 1 Track.
With the C90 on 1 track between NY and W all Eastbounds had to follow up from SO to MO. 22W follows up with a rear helper to assist on the hill. I no sooner turned around from taking this picture ... (more)
Not much use in January, but this SD40-2 was recently equipped with an air conditioner as NS is slowly fitting all their SD40-2's with them.
Labor Day Weekend weather was perfect for railfanning on the West Slope as shown in the photogenic town of Lilly.
A set of helpers coast downhill under Rte 53 for servicing at Cresson.
C8E heads eastbound to AR to drop back into the loop track to blow sand down on the loop between UN and AR. NS 262 Triplecrown Roadrailer glides along into UN right by the helper.
Two sets of helpers shove a heavy coal drag up the west slope of the Alleghenies.
A helper set shoves an eastbound coal train through CP MO in Cresson. SD40-2 3357 shows off its new air conditioner which forced the relocation of the horn. The 3357 also has an unusual MU recep... (more)
Snow covers the pilot of the last helper on this Eastbound coal drag as it heads East through Cassandra.
NS 512 is stopped to get two more helpers on the head end as two Conrail blue SD40-2's pass them.
3 veteran SD40-2's pull an empty coal train west. The Westinghouse "Castle" dominates the Wilmerding skyline. The "Castle" was once the headquarters of the Westinghouse Air Brake Co.
Backlighting enhances the look of the fall foliage and dramatizes the grade as a set of light helpers pass through the S-Curve at Benny.