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Photo ID: 664853

A matched set of Helpers crossing the Green River at MP 81.9 on the Squamish Sub or at least I think that's accurate. I had previously posted the head end power which was a a couple of two-tone gr... (more)

Railroad: British Columbia Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Squamish Sub, British Columbia, Canada
Locomotive #: BCR 663
Train ID: Helper
Photo Date: June 14, 1989


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By: Frank Keller

Added: Jul 19, 2018

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Photo ID: 664217

A couple of Utah Railway units have attached themselves to the rear of a BNSF manifest and will help shove them to the top of Soldier Summit.

Railroad: Utah Railway Company
Locomotive: EMD SD40-3
Location: Castle Gate, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: URY 9009
Train ID: Helper
Photo Date: June 03, 2000


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By: Frank Keller

Added: Jul 13, 2018

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Photo ID: 663108

Some classic railroading. Manned helpers provide the assist to a coal train for the climb over the Palmer Divide. Once a common sight on the Jointline, and still occurring occasionally I here, bu... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Locomotive: EMD SD60
Location: Greenland, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: OWY 9063
Train ID: Helper
Photo Date: March 13, 2003


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By: Frank Keller

Added: Jul 03, 2018

Views: 1,662
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Photo ID: 658993

SD-40-2 at helper service.

Railroad: Rumo Logística/ALL
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Ponta Grossa/PR, Brazil
Locomotive #: 9490
Train ID: Helper
Photo Date: July 15, 2013


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By: Daniel K. Trevisan

Added: May 25, 2018

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Photo ID: 652885

Spring is in the Montana air. After a fair amount of rain the hills of Bozeman Pass have turned a beautiful shade of green which compliments the MRL blue quite nicely. 5 units are shoving on the r... (more)

Railroad: Montana Rail Link
Locomotive: EMD SD45
Location: Livingston , Montana, USA
Locomotive #: MRL 324
Train ID: Helper
Photo Date: June 09, 2005


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By: Frank Keller

Added: Mar 25, 2018

Views: 1,849
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Photo ID: 584329

How I Spent My Third Wedding Anniversary (Thanks, Honey!)

After assisting the World's Fair Daylight (N... (more)

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD40
Location: Santa Margarita, California, USA
Locomotive #: SP 7342
Train ID: Helper
Photo Date: June 20, 1984


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By: Craig Walker

Added: Jul 30, 2016

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Photo ID: 527642

In September 2013, a washout on the Moffat Line turned UP's Soldier Summit into a much busier line than normal. On September 20th I headed up to check out the action, arriving just as a UP coal tr... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Colton, Utah, USA
Locomotive #: UP 8563
Train ID: Helper
Photo Date: September 20, 2013


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By: Ken Kuehne

Added: Apr 19, 2015

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Photo ID: 522930

Lehighton Bicentennials 2 - After the westbound train that I followed to Lehighton cleared the interlocking where the CNJ and LV mains joined after 1972, the helper set with the EL bicentennial SD... (more)

Railroad: Erie Lackawanna
Locomotive: EMD SD45
Location: Lehighton, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: EL 3632
Train ID: Helper
Photo Date: April 29, 1977


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Mar 13, 2015

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Photo ID: 509865

An Alco helper trio (C420, RS-18, C420) drifts downgrade back to Packerton Yards on a damp March day. Scrappers had nearly finished removing the Jersey Central mainline tracks at left. All Jers... (more)

Railroad: Lehigh Valley
Locomotive: Alco C420
Location: Glen Onoko, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: LV 408
Train ID: helper
Photo Date: March, 1973


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By: miningcamper

Added: Dec 10, 2014

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Photo ID: 509821

The dark silence at the famed Cassandra Bridge is momentarily broken by a light helper set coasting by downgrade.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD40E
Location: Cassandra, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Helper
Photo Date: July 05, 2014


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By: Ronnie Schnepf

Added: Dec 10, 2014

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Photo ID: 495891

Best known for their SD45s, MRL operated a number of SD45-2s including this former Clinchfield unit leading a helper set on the point of a BN train at West Livingston.

Railroad: Montana Rail Link
Locomotive: EMD SD45-2
Location: Livingston, Montana, USA
Locomotive #: MRL 306
Train ID: Helper
Photo Date: January 30, 1993


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By: Dave Schauer

Added: Aug 31, 2014

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Photo ID: 444767

A pair of light helpers return east to Cresson on track one as eastbound stack train 294 struggles up the grade on track two, ironically with no helpers on the rear.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD40E
Location: Jamestown, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: NS 6304
Train ID: Helper
Photo Date: July 24, 2013


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By: Jacob Kempf

Added: Jul 26, 2013

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Photo ID: 384455

The Connellsville helper shoves a heavy coal drag eastbound through Rockwood, passing a B&O CPL which has since been removed.

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: EMD SD50
Location: Rockwood, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 8513
Train ID: Helper
Photo Date: August 19, 2006


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By: Wade H. Massie

Added: Dec 20, 2011

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Photo ID: 380621

Monday Morning Rails- Casey Jones would be proud. Illinois Central lettering survives to this day on a select few IC units. This shot taken a few years ago on the anniversary of his death, April 3... (more)

Railroad: Illinois Central Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Byron, Wisconsin, USA
Locomotive #: IC 6201
Train ID: Helper
Photo Date: April 30, 2009


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By: familymansystem

Added: Nov 10, 2011

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Photo ID: 377134

D&S helper # 482 takes the siding at the Silverton depot to run around the 2nd daily passenger train lead by # 480 to turn on the wye track just south of town. The passenger count on the 2nd dail... (more)

Railroad: Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Silverton, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: 482
Train ID: Helper
Photo Date: September 18, 2011


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By: M. S. Repp

Added: Oct 06, 2011

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