Altoona & Rose Yard continue to be busy spot. In a matter of 30 seconds, 4 tracks filled up with action as the helpers await their next assignment.
A matched set of helpers with consecutive numbers (NS 6300 & NS 6301) await their next assignment in Rose Yard.
The helper's on the rear of 38Q wind downhill and around Pennsylvania Railroad's famous Horseshoe Curve just west of Altoona, PA
Seen high above the apex of the world famous Horseshoe Curve, the helpers for 21T shove hard exiting the west leg of the curve keeping the stacks rolling up the east slope of the mountains on the ... (more)
An eastbound group of NS helpers meets a group of westbound helpers at MG Tower. The fallen leaves are kicked up from between the rails as the trailing 6300 heads down the mountain toward Altoona,... (more)
The class leader for the Altoona rebuilt SD40E's assists a westbound 11T over a distinctive Pennsylvanian stone bridge. At this point, the SD40E's are in dynamic braking after successfully pushing... (more)
The class unit of the SD40E's shoves on the tail end of 21J as they roll out of Horseshoe Curve.
First of it's kind, SD40E 6300 holds back a heavy eastbound down the mountain.
NS 6300 and a very clean sister shove on the rear of a loaded coal drag at Cassandra, PA as the fall colors start to fade early
NS 28Z with two SD40E's and two GP38-2's roll through the brick yard as they start there up hill climb.
As 10N descends the slide going east with helpers braking on the rear 21M charges up the hill going west
The day the blizzard ended on the West Slope, we were able to dig out and head towards Lilly. Here, a very late 14G, with helpers on both the front and back, heads east under the overpass. To the ... (more)