When a helper set, hauling two other helper sets, gets pressed into duty as a head end helper. It results in a 9 unit lash up, piled onto the head of an NS 536 coal train.
6 SD40E's and 3 SD60I... (more)
A helper set rolls along at the end of a westbound train in Cresson, Pa. They are seen ducking beneath the signal bridge at milepost 249 near the Rt. 53 overpass (which was in the process of being... (more)
Helpers meet at the Brickyard
As the sun rises over Altoona, PA, a pair of SD40E's head west past a 4-pack of SD40E's running east back to the Juniata facility to await their next assignment.
Norfolk Southern helper set rushes east to push a 506 up the mountain.
Research train 904 speeds down the Christiansburg District with a SD40E pulling "The Brick" and a geometry car as they pass the unique N&W crossing on a gloomy morning.
A set of helpers come out of the tunnels westbound on track 3.
NS research train 904 flies eastbound down the Christiansburg District with a single SD40E doing the honors. The train is seen here passing one of the most unique crossings in the country, one put... (more)
NS SD40E's 6316 and 6326 lead a westbound mixed freight round the bend on to the straight parallel with 10th Avenue in Altoona, PA.
The "Cresson High Level Bridge" is being removed and replaced by a new bridge over the next several months. This bridge crosses the NS Pittsburgh Line at MP 249 and connects Gallitzin wi... (more)
As the sun starts to set on Norfolk Southerns West Slope on the Pittsburgh Line, 538 grinds its way uphill under the 257 signals with a set of helpers ahead and a 4 pack on the rear.
With 20Q visible far across the Alleghenies, the helpers give some dynamic braking to assist in the long decent into Altoona.
P76 strolls through the West End District of Atlanta with a SD40E, SD40-2 and CN CW40-8 for power.
Two sets of helpers head west past the signal at Portage towards their next assignment on the West Slope.