The helper on 39Q pushes through the former site of Alto Interlocking that was once guarded by Alto Tower in the background. NS decommissioned Alto Tower and reconfigured the Alto Interlocking int... (more)
NS 12G descends the Allegheny Mountains at AR. AR Tower is looking worse for wear and might be torn down in the future.
Heading up the hill with a coal train.
NS 11K's pair of SD40E helpers pass under one of the massive Union Railroad bridges in East Pittsburgh. A Union empty hopper train is heading (L to R) towards North Bessemer.
A pair of SD40E's helpers are on an easy push as this 502 slowly pulls east pass AR Tower and begin down the steep grade. Trains have to slow depending on tons per operating brake before descendin... (more)
2 pack of SD40E's helpers are on a hard push on the back of this 502 loaded coal train. The train has just hit the hard pull on the west side of the climb over the Alleghenies Mountains. The SD40E... (more)
2 pack of SD40E's helpers are on an easy push as this 502 slowly pulls east as the crew sets up the train for the decent into Altoona. Trains have to slow depending on tons per operating brake bef... (more)
Rear helpers assist in braking a loaded coal train as it passes through the New Portage Tunnel with the front of the train already on the slide.
Eastbound helpers at mp 255 , on manifest train with fall colors.
A heavy coke train is being provided some extra braking from the SD40E helpers heading east towards 'tuna town.
A set of 40E's push hard against this grainer in some great evening light, with helper link attached.
A pair of SD40E's bring up the rear of doublestack NS 25Z as it rolls westbound between Larimer and Ardara, Pennsylvania.
A new SD40E, in helper service, brings up the rear of a westbound merchandise train passing through Ardara, about 30 minutes out of Pittsburgh.
6309 and 6310 shove a lengthly 227 Westbound.