A train of nearly new coal gons from PPL's Montour Power Plant returns to Shire Oaks, PA for reloading. During this same time period, NS was transitioning assigned power for "Ridge" trai... (more)
After 12 years of assigned service on coal trains to Montour Power Plant, these SD60Is are at the end of their service life on these trains as they will very shortly be replaced by SD60Es.
A maintenance-of-way train with ex-CR 8042 finished its work and is heading west. It doesn't get much more bucolic than this.
Loaded coal train for PP&L's Montour Steam Electric Station, since renamed Montour Power Plant.
This train of NS Aggie Service hoppers delivered synthetic gypsum to USG's Washingtonville Plant for wallboard production. This is the empty train returning west.
Heifers are not disturbed, some even watch, as the train of empty aluminum coal gons passes by, powered by NS 6727, 6741, & 6722.
Motive power is NS 6727, 6719, & 6726 of Conrail heritage.
NS 6731, 6721, & 6734 power a train of mixed PPLX aluminum coal gons and hoppers.
Holstein heifers "flee for their safety" from the approaching empty hopper train, powered by NS 6719, 6735, & 6732 of ex-CR heritage.
A train of empty aluminum coal gons heading to the coal mines of southwestern PA has departed PPL's Montour Power Plant, some 3 miles to the east.
It looks like the horse in the middle is no fan of NS Thoroughbreds!
NS 6728 and 6729 power the eastbound 622 at Schuyler as it heads to PPL's Montour Power Plant. Nikon D70.