A Conrail blue SD80MAC rests at the Cresson Engine Facility after working a coal drag.
"SD80s Resting in Cresson"
NS train 18N is running hours behind schedule as he reaches the top of the grade in Cresson. The sun is just starting to warm the air on this July day
NS 504 powers to the top of the grade at the Cresson Engine house with two SD70ACe's pulling full power
A brandy new SD70ACe spends some quality time with veteran SD80MACs at the Cresson Helper Facility in a near whiteout snow storm.
NS helper set 3380, 3427 eases in to a hitch with NS 2649.
Crews chat after helper set 3340, 3341 coupled on to the front of NS 9203 on a loaded coal train in Cresson at 03:21.
NS 2649 waits in Cresson for a helper ahead as helper set 3342, 3353 moves out of the Cresson Engine Facility. The helper set assigned to NS 2649 was 3427, 3380.
A quick snow shower darkened the skies over Cresson on this cold Saturday afternoon, which found a typical West Slope helper set, SD40-2s 3375 and 3373, sharing company with most of Norfolk Southe... (more)
Dress blues, again. With only two SD80MACs remaining in blue, the chances of seeing them together gets rarer and rarer. Therefore, when AB2 and I found the 7205 and 7208 sitting together in... (more)
Showing her age. The late afternoon winter sun highlights the scars symbolizing the rough life of SD80MAC 7205. Built 13 years ago, you can still make out its former Conrail number, 4109, o... (more)
Dress blues. The main reason for our Cresson trip (besides the snow) was to see if we could find the last two blue ex-Conrail SD80MACs. When we arrived in Cresson on Saturday afternoon, we ... (more)
A trio of SD80MAC's on the C48 local prepare to perform some work at Cresson.