The age-old struggle against gravity has been overcome once again by sheer horsepower. With an SD40-2 helper set, an SD60M, and a C40-9W on the head end and two more SD40-2s shoving behind, 95 ea... (more)
NS 6722 leads a unit coal train towards Cove passing MP 116.8 on the Pittsburgh Line at 7:50am in a heavy fog.
A matched pair of ex-Conrail SD60s take PPLX coal east towards Harrisburg. Five minutes later, near whiteout conditions occured during a snow squall.
I almost lucked out and got a side by side meet here, but C39 was just a few seconds behind the coal train.
Coal loads for Pennsylvania Power and Light roll eastbound behind a trio of SD40-2s.
NS 538 heads eastbound toward Rockville Bridge, The signal tower @ 107 is almost ready for full replacement. 1:43pm
A colorful NS GE leads a coal drag through East Vandergrift on the Conemaugh Line. Lighting is good for eastbounds here in the afternoon.
A loaded coal train stopped on the OC bridge - during the last rays of sunlight!