Crews from RJ Corman and Hulcher begin the task of cleaning up the derailment of 590 in downtown Altoona caused by a broken rail.
A large crowd has gathered to watch as cleanup crews work to rerail one of the loaded coal cars that derailed the night prior. A broken rail caused 5 loaded cars to derail while the train was ente... (more)
One In, One OutAfter exiting the New Portage Tunnel, loaded eastbound coal drag NS 590 sits stopped with the head end just past the old SF duck under. 590 is in emergency, having ha... (more)
Loaded Norfolk Southern coal train NS 590 is slowly grinding its way over the summit of the Alleghenies with a pair of SD40E helpers on the head of the train's ES40DC and C44-9W. While the PRR pos... (more)
A pair of helpers on the head end of loaded coal train NS 590 as it makes its way down the east slope of the Alleghenies. The train has just come out of the summit tunnels and is heading downgrade... (more)
"Sunset Over the Position Lights"
Easy does it! Approximately 18,000 tons of coal glides off the NS East Slope and through CP-Altoona on a warm summer morning. The NS 590 is taking coal from western PA to Baltimore, MD for export ... (more)
An Eastbound empty coal drag exits the East portal of the Allegheny Tunnel in Gallitzin, PA. The railroad park is decorated with American flags for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend. Around 70 tr... (more)
With nearly 19,000 tons of coal in tow, NS 590 grinds uphill through Lilly, PA and under the classic ex-PRR signal bridge on a warm summer morning.
Gone. These intermediate signals in Fostoria, Pa on the NS Pittsburgh line are now just a distant memory as of today (4-28-19), as they were taken down by NS crews in favor of cab signaling. Here ... (more)
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.
NS's Southern Railway heritage unit leads this Shire Oaks, PA-Baltimore, MD coal train. It looks like the NS 9019 D9-44CW trailing unit's engine compartment was very hot at one time.
A helper set shoves the rear of a coal train up the Allegheny Mountains while passing under a PRR signal bridge in this ten second exposure.
The shadows are quickly engulfing the valley floor as a double set of helpers, three still in Conrail paint, shove an eastbound coal drag through Ehrenfeld, PA.
Eastbound at CP Long , with a loaded coal train with two conversion engines.