The helper on NS 20T slows the train to a stop to cut off and then head back west for another eastbound train. This view was taken from the 17th street overpass in town.
Two SD40Es lead train I1E west through Emsworth, PA. It's not a common sight to see two standard cab units leading an intermodal train these days.
A pair of SD40E pushers are in Run 8 as they shove a very slow moving eastbound coal drag through Lilly, Pa.
The race is on! Well, not quite. NS 20V, led by NS 6324, charges eastbound while the helpers on westbound NS 21Q roll into the scene to the right.
Assaulting the AllegheniesWith a 3 pack of helpers ahead, 25V begins its assault on the east slope out of Altoona. The lead unit began life as Conrail SD50 #6700 and is no stranger ... (more)
NS 6324 ducks under the Old Iron Bridge at Cassandra
A beautiful red sky rises over the Allegheny Mountains while a helper set races westward.
Helpers shove on this heavy coal train towards Altoona.
NS 20Q with containers bound for Morrisville, PA, is getting a shove over the hill by Helper Set 6324/6302.
NS 6324 is a helper unit going under the signals.
538 with a solid consist of leased TILX aluminum logitudinal door hoppers crosses over from 3-1 track at C in the last bit of light.
While waiting for the NKP 765 unit to arrive into our area, the 10G makes a move up the hill with a pair of SD40E's helping it shove up the west slope.
A pair of SD40Es assist westbound stack train 25Z west on the assault of the Allegheny mountains. The train is passing the doomed ALTO tower on a gorgeous spring morning. The 6324 began its life a... (more)