Early morning sunlight nearly blinds the crew of 18G as it begins its assault on the mountain. It was but seconds later that the Engineer pulled down his sun visor.
18G slowly makes its way out of Allentown Yard and onto Norfolk Southern's Lehigh line while passing through CP JU, CP Bethlehem, and CP 88 all at the same time.
With two of Norfolk Southern's most widely utilized locomotives, 18G begins its trek up the mountain on its way to Oak Island.
NS Manifest train 18G uses all its horses to conquer Musconnetcong Mountain, the stiffest grade on NS's Lehigh Line. In this photo the two EMD's are in notch 8 motoring with a huge train in tow a... (more)
18G encounters light snow in New Jersey and many trees still have not shed their leaves. When this train left Pittsburgh skies were clear and sunny: Railroad: Norfolk SouthernLocomotive: EMD SD70Location: Piscataway, New Jersey, USALocomotive #: NS 2509Train ID: NS 18GPhoto Date: December 02, 2007
An all-EMD lash-up.
NS general freight 18G cruises eastbound through CP Bound Brook on a bright morning.
The tall trees of West Park surround 18G, eastbound in "The Trench", a short stretch of quadruple track mainline in Pittsburgh's North Side.
NS 18G eases east into Altoona coming off of the heart of the Alleghenies.
NS Helper Engines shove hard through "MO" on the rear of the 18G as it heads for the top.
Eastbound on the NS LEHL at CP Phillipsburg with ex Conrail Q leader.
A former EL SD45-2 and two other standard cab units smoke it up as they accelerate past the ongoing project to double track the Lehigh Line. NS 1701 is ex-CR 6655, EL 3670.