With helpers ahead, NS 63V (trash train) heads west through the no longer in service UN PRR era intermediate signal.
A pair of SD40E helpers shove hard on a loaded coal train as they plunge into the tunnels at Gallitzin as the setting sun casts its golden light on the Pittsburgh Line.
NS helper 6312 and company hold on to the rear of NS 10G as the train passes through the Gallitzin Tunnel. Most of the train is already descending the hill so the helper is needed at this point fo... (more)
It's a rainy fall day in the Pittsburgh area. The ditch lights on an eastbound light helper set highlight the damp roadbed as it passes the helpers on westbound 25Z in the tangent between Ardara a... (more)
NS 6312 Sits at Cp Homer in Rose yard waiting its next helper duty. check out the old Conrail trailer in the shot!
A set of SD40E helpers push a loaded crude oil train towards the summit at Gallitzin.
"Easing Down the Mountain"
Although Foliage on the West Slope was well past peak, the foliage at the bottom of the mountain in Altoona was prime for photography. With the sun com... (more)
With snow and winds up to 30mph, the conductor of a "4-banger" of helpers helps the engineer of NS 6312 couple up to the NS 534 with over 120 loaded coal hoppers on a cold day in Johnstown, PA.
While an intermodal makes it's move down the hill, a distant 592 coal train with the Savannah & Atlanta heritage unit battles the slope.
Two SD40-E's glide upgrade past the former PRR "MG" Tower and under two position light signals still standing strong on the mountain. Canon EOS 50D
591 heads west, passing some late fall color in the quaint town of Lilly.
6312 shoves hard on the rear of loaded corn train 50T
10mm perspective of a four unit helper set at Horseshoe Curve.
Helpers ahead lead 65J past the railfan park at Cassandra.