Led by an SD70ACU, Norfolk Southern intermodal train 23Z heads west on the Pittsburgh Line and passes under the PRR signal bridge at MP 256 in Cassandra. This signal bridge is on its final days as... (more)
As several locomotives pause on the yard lead into Altoona yard, NS 23Z blasts west on track 2 past the Amtrak station in Altoona on its way west to Chicago.
NS 23Z blasts out of the Gallitzin Tunnel on its way west with a couple GE locomotives up front. Most of the long train is still in the tunnel with a helper on the rear.
These classic PRR era signals in Tipton, Pa at the 225 came down today (4-28-19) in favor of cab signaling. Here a dash-9 leads NS 23Z westbound through them as it heads for a crew change in Altoo... (more)
23Z snakes along the bank of the Ohio River between Pittsburgh and Conway on the Fort Wayne Line.
One Goes Up, One Comes DownThe head end of 23Z passes the rear end helpers of an unidentified manifest. The trains are heading in both directions and are long enough to each wrap th... (more)
The Closest Thing to Fall Color...Under storm lighting, a westbound intermodal headed up by Norfolk Southern's Norfolk Southern heritage unit (that sounds odd, I know, but there's a... (more)
NS 23Z Flying down track 3 westbound through the only crossing on the Mountain besides brick yard.
Dam Bridge...A westbound intermodal crosses the Stone Bridge (a semi-misnomer--the upstream side has been concrete since 1929) in Johnstown. Built in 1887-8, this is the bridge brok... (more)
NS 23Z crosses the Monongahela River approaching Duquesne on the short Port Perry Branch that connects the Pittsburgh Line and the Mon Line. The tracks in the foreground are those of the Union Rai... (more)
"One Goes Up, One Goes Down". NS 23Z climes the East Slope of the Allegheny Mountains with NS 4002 leading the charge. At the same time, NS 38Q glides down the adjacent with an all EMD... (more)
NS Train 23Z heads West out of the portal in Gallitzin. The tunnel which contains tracks 2 and 3 were opened in 1904 for the Pennsylvania Railroad.
NS 23Z kicks up the leaves as it hustles downhill through Cassandra, PA.
My first shot of a train passing under the classic Pennsylvania Railroad position light signals happened to be this westbound stack train led by a fairly new rebuild.
23Z heads west through Latrobe with an interesting ES44DC leading. 7646 lacks the white "Unibrow" that most NS units have.