A pair of helpers shove an Eastbound manifest trade with dozens of tractors headed for export up the steep grade of the Allegheny Mountains. The signal heads on the bridge were removed a week befo... (more)
West Slope Helper Service
A matched set of Norfolk Southern SD40-2's lend a hand to NS 10G as they begin their decent down the Alleghenies. Long gone are the days where SD40-2'... (more)
Amtrak Veterans Unit at Sunset
Word quickly spread of Amtrak's Saluting Our Veterans Unit being on the evening Pennsylvanian and railfans gathered trackside to document the uni... (more)
A quintet of NS SD80MAC's head West on track two in beautiful afternoon light as the last of 2013's fall foliage remains on the trees.
"The Last Rays of Sunlight"
The sun has almost set as the last rays of light shine down on an intermodal heading West with a matched set of ex-Conrail Dash 8's leading.
The helpers on this coal drag cast long shadows on a cold afternoon in the mountains.
24M heads East in the late afternoon sun.
Long shadows from the rivets and glint on the engines means only one thing, the day is coming to a close as an eastbound hustles towards Altoona.
An eastbound intermodal takes over an eastbound manifest just north of Cresson. When NS runs them, they run them. This was 1 of 5 trains we saw in a 30 minute time period along the NS Pittsburgh ... (more)
After a pause at CP-MO to get a helper ahead, this loaded coal drag proceeds down the mountain on track two in a brief patch of sunlight.
The consist of the weekend leads 10N under the Route 53 bridge as it climbs towards Gallitzin. Included in the consist is another C40-9W 9719, ex-Central of Georgia high-nose SD40-2 3322, high-hoo... (more)
I set up for the 10N here, and right after he popped into view 20G rounded the bend overtaking the 10N!
As fog starts to engulf the mountain, NS 3357 and two SD40-2 sisters find a little pocket of sun as they pass under the Route 53 overpass one mile north of Cresson.