A pair of SD40E helpers bring up the rear on westbound NS 576 at North Irwin, Pa.
Coming out of the morning mist as it nears the West Virginia border
It's a beautiful late Spring evening in Appalachia as loaded coal moves over the famed former Norfolk & Western Pocahontas Division.
After cutting off his DPU at CP MURPH, NS 576 hauls on the former PRR Fort Wayne Line passing under an iconic PRR signal bridge on the east side of Fairhope yard.
The New York Central heritage unit leads loaded coal train 576 westbound through the interlocking at CP Wandle in downtown Canton. It's kind of interesting seeing the NYC unit on ex PRR trackage.
A heritage triple header! NS 1072 sits on track one ready to move east with train 576. On the center siding a J52 helper set with the PRR and N&W heritage units shoves 83G on the climb to Bluefiel... (more)
Looks like the wind is lightening the load...
Having just came off of Ohio Central, NS 576 comes out of the tunnel, and heads over the Scioto River bridge, and in a few moments will turn off of the Dayton District and head down the Western Br... (more)
Three out of four golfers are doing the right thing...watching the train!
Two NS units labor a coal drag westbound @ Penn. By the look of all that coal dust I would hate to be the fellas in the helper set on the rear.
Coal dust is flying as 576 rushes through Rockland.
This GEVO might not have seen this much coal dust before (result of going 50+ mph with 10,000+ tons of coal) but this old N&W signal sure has.
Old meets new with the GEVO, one of the newest units on the roster, idling ahead of a GP38, one of the oldest units. The GEVO's were put on the rear of the 576 as manned helpers.