Helper set with "Helper Link"awaiting assignment
Having passed this pond a number of times, always wind blown I was pleasantly surprised to find this reflection early one morning.
Having just worked as a head end helper on S375, 8031 heads for the helper pocket at Sand Patch.
Strange, very strange. 8019 is working as a helper on the Q375, but instead of coupling up to the train it's simply following several car lengths behind. 375 made the grade without assistance, p... (more)
The Keyser helper has one task, but it's a daunting one - shoving westbounds up the tortuous Seventeen Mile Grade.
Bringing up the rear of a lengthy 416 grain train, 2708 crosses the Mon on the day after Thanksgiving.
NS has recently begun placing A/C units on it's Westslope Helper fleet.
The N&W has been gone since 1982, but the Norfolk And Western Railway Company sign on this bridge remains in remarkably good shape, decades after it was installed.
When the grain trains were still running this was one of my favorite local spots to photograph them. No grain today, but a W&LE slab train in my neighborhood is almost as good!
Still wearing EMD paint, the 6381 cruises through Castle Shannon as the slab train descends the grade from Longview.
Traffic has come to a dead stop on the Parkway as the slab train helper crosses high above one of Pittsburgh's many traffic bottlenecks.
My 3 sons watch the helper set roll East.
In a scene that has been repeated countless times during the CSX era, a ubiquitous SD50 shoves hard on a westbound freight (Q640) climbing towards the summit of the Alleghenies.
Still wearing its Family Lines livery (mostly), 8128 shoves hard on the back of S375.