Four B&O SD35s begin the descent down Newburg Grade as they pass through West End, over the ridge (or through the tunnel) from Tunnelton, WV, on March 20, 1976. They are enroute to Hardman, where... (more)
Four B&O SD35s drop down Cranberry Grade after shoving an eastbound coal drag to Terra Alta on Sept. 14, 1975. The third track has recently been lifted and salvageable crossties stacked in prepar... (more)
A westbound Conrail light helper set drops downgrade near Cresson, PA on Oct. 17, 1998.
A westbound B&O light helper set was crossing the Cheat River and passing through Rowlesburg, WV on Oct. 21, 1978 as it headed to the rear of westbound manifest WI-35 to give it an assist up Cheat... (more)
Back in 1977, the standard helper set on Cranberry Grade consisted of four SD35s. Two sets were employed and both were usually kept busy. Its shove done, one set was dropping downgrade and aroun... (more)
A northbound D&H light helper drops downgrade under Starrucca Viaduct at Lanesboro, PA on April 10, 1976 with RS36 No. 5009 and a RS3M.
NS C40-8 No. 8707, on a westbound light helper, was bursting out of Elkhorn Tunnel and into a sliver of sunlight on May 16, 1994.
A westbound light helper overtakes an empty unit coal train as it descends Crawford Hill at Breezy Point on Sept. 13, 2000. If one closely examines the right side of the photograph, two additiona... (more)
A BNSF light helper set drops downgrade at Belmont, NE on Sept. 10, 2000, after shoving a unit coal train up Crawford Hill. There were three helps sets in use at the time, two with four SD40-2s a... (more)
An eastbound CR light helper drops downgrade past MG Tower with a former PC SD45 and CR SD40 No. 6349 on May 1, 1977.
A northbound CSX light helper drops down Duff Mountain grade and across Davis Creek Trestle near Habersham, TN on May 11, 1992.
Panned shot of a westbound SP helper set going into the loop at Caliente