A Herzog train with a full set of standard cab power idles in the siding just south of Willoughby.
A helper set slows to a stop while a manifest struggles upgrade in the distance. The crew of the helper stepped out wanted their pictures taken as one of them was retiring at the end of the shift... (more)
Kicking up dry snow, helpers return east, passing through the popular local railfanning hotspot of Cassandra on the former PRR mainline to Altoona.
Winter railroading! NS SD40E No. 6321 and fellow SD40E helper idle at CP MO waiting for a signal east, as a westbound intermodal passes by on the adjacent main track.
A pair of Altoona rebuilt SD40E's assist an eastbound stack train through Cassandra, kicking up snow from winter storm Euclid, which left nearly 12" of snow on the West Slope of the Pittsburgh lin... (more)
A heavy blanket of snow surrounds 6313, as it gives 21Q a push up the roller coaster near Greensburg. A lot of people misconceive that only the East and West Slopes of the Pittsburgh Line sees he... (more)
While an intermodal makes it's move down the hill, a distant 592 coal train with the Savannah & Atlanta heritage unit battles the slope.
Light power of SD40E's head West to go pick up another train on the west slope.
A double helper set passes by ALTO Tower on the rear end of 590 coal drag.
A pair of SD40E locos and a generic Dash 9 all in the horse-head scheme lead an empty ballast train back to Norris Yard in the early morning hour.
With a ton of coal passing over, another heavy crude oil train follows up the hill behind them as helpers push the train up the grade.
Helpers push against 20Q up the mountain at Cassandra. The helpers for the super heavy 538 are seen entering stage right. The number for the last unit in that helper set is ironically 6304
The helper of 25Z gets framed within some beautiful fall scenery at Cassandra.
Now a non functioning tower, then ALTO tower and it's operator watches as a light set heads under the old and the new signal bridge at the ALTO interlocking.