As the sun approaches the horizon, IAIS 502 leads an SASI through Oxford, Iowa. Look closely and you'll see the friendly crew grinning through the window.
In a view rarely seen at Cresson, PA, NS 951 charges west through CP-MO as seen from the west side of the tracks. The rear of a loaded PPLX coal drag can be seen in the distance.
Pushers lean into a stack train while the blower waits. The blower has a small jet engine for blasting snow and ice out of switches.
A tank train heads up the mountain, helped by pushers as the temperatures plunge.
Temperatures plunge toward 10F. The snow was winding down, but had kept up most of the day as yet another intermodal charges up the mountain.
Two big EMD's roll up the mountain bound for Cresson Engine House from Southfork. This was NS 55K that went light to Cresson, then changed power to drag an empty grain train west later.
SD40E pushers zip up the mountain at Cassandra.
Trains meet at Cresson
Two big macs roll into Cresson on this very cold and snowy day. A winter storm continued to impact the west slope.
Snowy pushers help guide a train down the mountain on this 18 degree and falling day.
Pushers roll down the mountain on this snowy cold morning.
A westbound manifest in the snow.
SD40E pushers help guide a westbound down the mountain in wintry conditions as the first big storm of the season begins to wind down. About 8 inches of snow has fallen in the past 18 hours.
Winter storm warnings remain in place as an intermodal passes resting power at Cresson. Cold air is rushing in behind the departing storm with air temps near 18 degrees F.
A westbound emerges out of the snow on the west slope as the winter storm intensifies. The storm would bring about 8 inches of snow give or take along with some freezing rain.