A 99.8 second exposure at "0419 in the AM" behind the Pennsylvania position lights mounted on Jamestown Road in Portage, PA. A couple weeks later, on June 10th, these signals were removed from ser... (more)
A NS helper set of SD40E's glides down hill and past the now gone MP 256 signal bridge on the West Slope.
A Norfolk Southern empty coal train descends the West slope, past the MP 258 wayside signals in Portage PA. These signals were the last ones standing on the slope, coming down at 10:38am on Monday... (more)
One of the last few Eastbound trains passes under the MP 257 "Bridgnal" PRR position light signals in Portage PA. About 36 hours after this photograph, these signals ceased to exist, put... (more)
An eastbound stack train rolls through the trio of former Pennsylvania Railroad position signals at Portage.
Norfolk Southern SD80MAC 7207 shoves the the second cut of 50 coal cars through the flood-loader at the Amfire Coal Load-out in Portage, PA. Amfire receives coal from multiple mines in the area wh... (more)
Amtrak 42, known as Amtrak 04T, also known as the eastbound Pennsylvanian, charges east past the PRR signals that stand guard at Portage, PA on a cold February morning.
A SD70M-2 leads NS 20T past the PRR signals that guard MP 258.8 in Portage, PA. NS would later place all of the SD70M-2s into storage in 2019 as part of their precision railroading plan. The PRR s... (more)
An Eastbound loaded unit oil train grinds up the West Slope just East of Portage. The signal in the foreground has stood on the Jamestown Road Bridge for decades. Within a week or two it will be r... (more)
Here is something that is a rarity on the NS Pittsburgh Line. A wide cab unit in pusher service. The weekend I was there a pair of SD60E's were being used alongside the normal SD40-E's as pushers... (more)
An Eastbound coal drag passes under the soon to be extinct signals at Jamestown Road.
As the former PRR signal stands guard, NS 26T grinds up track 1 through Portage, PA with a long stack train in tow.
With a helper ahead, NS 10G blasts through Portage, PA with the ex-PRR signals standing guard.
With a former Conrail locomotive in the lead, NS 10A blasts through Portage and past the former PRR signals in town.
Running west on track one, SD80MAC 7215 leads NS C47, a loaded coal train. With the cab signal project moving west on the Pittsburgh Line, the MP 258 signals at Portage have only a few weeks left ... (more)