A pair of NS SD60E's lead empty coal train 539 as it begins its descent of the west slope of the Alleghenies. Two SD40E helpers are on the rear to assist the train as it approaches Cresson.
An Eastbound manifest grinds up the hill at Cresson with helpers on the rear. The train is seen passing the soon ti be removed intermediate signals at Milepost 252.6.
NS 955 rolls through CP-MO in Cresson, PA. The signal in the foreground protects the interlocking from the RJ Corman Irvona Secondary.
A "six-banger" heads west through Cresson after exiting the town of Gallitzin as a loaded coal drag from RJ Corman sits parked on 8-Main.
There are several cabs at Cresson Steel off of Norfolk Southern Dash 9s. The locomotives have been rebuilt with new cabs, leaving the old cabs to be scrapped.
Norfolk Southern empty coal train 777 is seen gliding downgrade at the old PRR position light signal bridge near Cresson PA.
With less than 16 hours of service life left, the 1994 Conrail signals at MP 251 in Cresson stand guard as an Eastbound empty coal drag clears MO (railroad name for the signal and interlocking). T... (more)
Three NS C44-9W cabs now stand silent in a field of scrap in Cresson, PA at Cresson Steel. The dash nines were not scrapped, but rather rebuilt with new cabs.
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)
A pair of SD40E helpers shove hard on the rear of loaded corn train 40T to assist it over the grade in Cresson on the Pittsburgh Line.
Just 24 hours before they would be decommissioned and retired, a westbound passes under the PRR era signal bridge.
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.
A pair of Norfolk Southern SD40E's run down grade after assisting an eastbound over the Alleghenies and are about to pass under the PRR signals just outside Cresson.
Westbound manifest 35A slides down into Cresson passing under the soon to be extinct Pennsy signal bridge next to Route 53.