On a frigid yet beautiful December morning, Winston-Salem bound local P94 continues their northward journey after meeting southbound intermodal 218.
On track one, NS 6329 is the trailing engine on a four unit helper set shoving an eastbound loaded coal train. On track two, NS 6327 is trailing on a two unit helper set shoving an eastbound grai... (more)
A pair of manned helper locomotives provide additional braking as this train begins its descent after cresting the summit in the Gallitzin tunnel.
The helper's on the rear of 38Q wind downhill and around Pennsylvania Railroad's famous Horseshoe Curve just west of Altoona, PA
A pair of helpers push a Norfolk Southern intermodal train through Tipton, PA on this beautiful June morning. I couldn't help but enjoy the uncommon view of standard cabs with a modern day interm... (more)
All 4 of 534's helpers are notched out as they slowly make their way past Cassandra. According to their crew, they were barely making 7 MPH.
16N's helpers shove hard to get the freight over the mountain.
The waiting game. A pair of helper units wait to head east on the main while a freight waits to be cleared to enter the yard.
Northbound Norfolk Southern manifest train #G36 heads through the Old Airport Road grade crossing in Rome, Georgia at milepost 5 on NS's Krannert District behind NS SD40E #6355 and a couple of NS ... (more)
22W gets a shove from a pair of SD40E's at Lilly, PA
Seen high above the apex of the world famous Horseshoe Curve, the helpers for 21T shove hard exiting the west leg of the curve keeping the stacks rolling up the east slope of the mountains on the ... (more)
A set of SD40Es hold back a westbound stack train at Lilly.
The rear helper units of a loaded bathtub coal train have just cut off after assisting it down the west slope.
Two 40E's help out an SD70ACe with a massive slab train coming through the railroad city of Altoona.
The helper set on NS 12G work hard as they push the long freight up and over the hill.