23Z snakes along the bank of the Ohio River between Pittsburgh and Conway on the Fort Wayne Line.
One Goes Up, One Comes DownThe head end of 23Z passes the rear end helpers of an unidentified manifest. The trains are heading in both directions and are long enough to each wrap th... (more)
The Closest Thing to Fall Color...Under storm lighting, a westbound intermodal headed up by Norfolk Southern's Norfolk Southern heritage unit (that sounds odd, I know, but there's a... (more)
NS 23Z Flying down track 3 westbound through the only crossing on the Mountain besides brick yard.
Dam Bridge...A westbound intermodal crosses the Stone Bridge (a semi-misnomer--the upstream side has been concrete since 1929) in Johnstown. Built in 1887-8, this is the bridge brok... (more)
NS 23Z crosses the Monongahela River approaching Duquesne on the short Port Perry Branch that connects the Pittsburgh Line and the Mon Line. The tracks in the foreground are those of the Union Rai... (more)
"One Goes Up, One Goes Down". NS 23Z climes the East Slope of the Allegheny Mountains with NS 4002 leading the charge. At the same time, NS 38Q glides down the adjacent with an all EMD... (more)
NS Train 23Z heads West out of the portal in Gallitzin. The tunnel which contains tracks 2 and 3 were opened in 1904 for the Pennsylvania Railroad.
NS 23Z kicks up the leaves as it hustles downhill through Cassandra, PA.
My first shot of a train passing under the classic Pennsylvania Railroad position light signals happened to be this westbound stack train led by a fairly new rebuild.
23Z heads west through Latrobe with an interesting ES44DC leading. 7646 lacks the white "Unibrow" that most NS units have.
NS 23Z with a new tier 4 leader races through Derry, PA.
NS 23Z finds a bright spot as it rolls west of Altoona towards The Brickyard crossing.
A pair of the new ET44AC units lead 23Z through Latrobe.
NS intermodal 23Z coast down grade though Cassandra.