With a total of 10 engines 8 of them are pushers, and with 6 on the tail end shoving hard towards Gallitzin NS 590 rolls under PA 53 on track 1.
Pushers are working hard keeping the momentum up on this 590 coal drag past the famous Cassandra Overlook.
PP&L coal train 590 pulls into Enola Yard on track G with a trio of Conrail Quality SD60I's as the snow and wind begins to pick up...
590 nearly stalling out at Lilly
The three SD80MAC pushers (7216, 7209 and 7213) on the rear of this loaded coal train catch the last few rays of sunlight as they grind uphill toward the summit at Gallitzin. By the time the three... (more)
A pair of clean SD80MACs lead this loaded coal train into Enola Yard. Later, they will head down the Port Road Branch to deliver PP&L hoppers. This tunnel is actually a flyover of track D over G..... (more)
With the sun quickly setting behind the mountains, two SD80MACs struggle to lift a loaded coal train through Lilly. Another three SD80MACs are shoving on the rear of the train.
A couple of ponies mill around the yard.
NS 9251 still wears the markings for the 25th anniversary of Operation Lifesaver. The "colorful" Dash-9 was racing east on the Conemaugh Line while motors sat in traffic on adjacent Route 28.
Coal train 590 leaves the Steel City behind as it heads east up the Conemaugh Line.
Eastbound coal train 590 passes the position-light signals at CP HERR on the Conemaugh Line.
Eastbound loads are not too far from the stiffest part of the west slope as they roll through a superelevated curve with a pretty clean ex-con 60I leader.
The helpers on the rear end of an eastbound coal drag crest the top of the hill with the town of Gallitzin in the background.
As 13G rolls by on track 1, NS 590 begins it's slow decent down in to Altoona, PA on a picture perfect winter morning.