Southbound on main track , with cars for Enola yard.
Some old Conrail bleeding through.
An SD40-2 leads a pair of GP38s westbound with a long train in tow for Conway, seen passing beneath the interlocking signals at CP Leets.
NS 3374 leads two CSX GE's on a loaded ethanol train rolling down hill into Altoona. This scene at CP SLOPE has changed, with the new signal upgrades new switches have been placed between the brid... (more)
2 CSX motors.....with a NS SD40-2 as road power on this bomb train in perfect light and weather under old Pennsy signals?!? Couldn't ask for anything better!
A pair of SD40-2s helpers, 3354 & 3374, assist a westbound mixed up the mountain as seen here passing the Altoona train station.
M6E and it's helpers appear to be falling off the face of the earth down "The Slide".
After dropping down the mountain, we arrive at ALTO Tower on No. 2 Track.
The hills echo with the sounds of EMD 645 engines as NS SD40-2s 3374 and 3342 shove hard on the rear of an eastbound loaded coal train as it digs in for the climb to the summit. NS 3373 and 3368 s... (more)
The dynamics scream as helpers on a WB help slow the train's decent.
Built in September of 1977 as Conrail 6436, NS 3374 is one of the more spartan SD40-2's in the Johnstown/Altoona helper pool, having not yet had A/C added, and wearing a mostly black version of th... (more)
Pushers rolling downhill.
One set of helpers will cut-off of the daily slab train at Cresson, while the other set will remain on it until Johnstown.