A four pack of SD40E helper locomotives shoves loaded coal drag 590 up the West Slope of the Allegheny Mountains past the soon to be extinct color position lights at Portage.
Looking west on the Jamestown road bridge a helper set runs down hill to help the next eastbound tackle the grade, the old PRR PT257 signals are mounted right on the road bridge for eastbounds.
The helpers on eastbound 10G disappear into a snow enshrouded cut at Wegley, Pa.
All 4 of 534's helpers are notched out as they slowly make their way past Cassandra. According to their crew, they were barely making 7 MPH.
A pair of SD40E locos and a generic Dash 9 all in the horse-head scheme lead an empty ballast train back to Norris Yard in the early morning hour.
After chasing the PRR E8's, my uncle and I went back to the yard in Meadville to see what power had come in on 12M. Note the relatively new SD60Es 6902 and 6901 and the very new SD40E 6339.