Coal glistens in the late day light as it continues on it's eastbound trip through Gallitzin.
In sweet light, helpers push against the grade as they enter the outskirts of Gallitzin.
Wedged between an eastbound coal and a stop signal, a pair of helpers wait out their next move.
Late day sun pokes out between trees to illuminate a westbound intermodal charging through Cresson.
As they round the curve, everyone is fixated on one thing, the Pennsy E8's.
"The thoroughbred waits patiently to escape it's confines."
A double set of helpers pounds it's way eastward, kicking up a fresh layer of lake-effect snow.
NS 9604 idles away outside the Juniata Locomotive Shops in Altoona, PA. Steam coming out of the ventilation pipes gives you an idea of the outside temperature.
Fellow railfans and RP contributors Sean Hoyden and Jim Johnston watch as a helper set rolls westbound through Summerhill, PA.
A long manifest pauses to set the air before enter the west port of the Allegheny Tunnel during a heavy snow. Thanks Darryl and BurghMan for the explaination.See more photos on my Flickr ... (more)
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)
A brief lake-effect snow squal makes for interesting light conditions as a westbound train passes through the outskirts of Portage, PA.
A set of helpers pushes hard on an eastbound freight through Portage, PA during a lake-effect snow squall.
NS 9921 rounds the bend on track 1, heading east with his load of stack containers.
NS 3352 and it's mate work as helpers on the front of a train as they battle the snow and the grade up to Gallitzin.