The Golden Days:
NS 25Zs rear SD40E pushers help shove the heavy train toward Pittsburgh as it furthers west on the west slope. Just 10 years later and these 40Es have been retired from helper se... (more)
On a gloomy last day of July, Norfolk Southern train 25Z (Harrisburg, PA-Chicago, IL intermodal) begins the climb up the slope between Altoona, PA and Cresson, PA on the NS Pittsburgh line. This t... (more)
For at least the 4th time in 2022, a train can be observed with foreign power here leading on the Norfolk Southern Lehigh Line after several years of strictly NS power on point. NS 8118 (ES44AC) i... (more)
25Z pops out of the Gallitzin Tunnel on their way west in the late afternoon.
Green Machine: NS 25Z hightails it west on the Norfolk Southern Lehigh Line with the Erie Heritage Unit in charge. Behind the leader are NS 7711 (ES44DC) and NS 9825 (C44-9W).
The Return of 25Z: NS 25Z disappeared as a symbol for a few months in 2020 and replaced with NS 21Q; a train that 25Z's traffic ultimately went to. Then, for a few days towards the end of J... (more)
Daily Double Stacks. Norfolk Southern Corp Train 25Z (Erail, Elizabeth, NJ-47th Street Yard, Chicago, IL, Daily) pulls through CP Pike at Conrail Shared Assets Oak Island Yard in Newark, Ne... (more)
NS 8114 leads 25Z west at PT 263 in Summerhill.
NS 25Z climbs through Horseshoe Curve on a beautiful fall morning.
HelperLink-Converted SD70ACUs #7241 and #7243 bring up the rear on 25Z, an intermodal to Chicago. To the right is the iconic ALTO Tower. ALTO controlled this part of Altoona for 9... (more)
The helper on 25Z pushes through downtown Altoona on a warm summer morning and under the 17th street overpass. Alto Tower can barely be seen in the background above the train just on the other sid... (more)
NS 25Z roars under the signal bridge at MP 227 on the NS Pittsburgh Line. This signal bridge has since been removed as of 2019 as NS upgrades the signal system along the Pittsburgh Line.
On a picture perfect evening, stack train 25Z rolls through downtown Cleveland with the NYC heritage unit on the point.
With a former Conrail locomotive in the lead, NS 25Z glides down the West Slope of the Allegheny Mountain front and through the town of Lilly.