A very slick coating of graupel, or snow pellets, caused this coal train for Montour Power Plant to stall on Turbotville hill. NS 3339 is giving a push on the rear the rest of the trip to the plan... (more)
The late afternoon sun illuminates the SD40E helpers on the rear of NS 538 at Summerhill as it slowly makes its way up the West Slope towards Altoona. The view is from the Route 219 bridge high ab... (more)
A 4-unit set of SD40E's shove on the rear of PPLX coal train 538, splitting the tri-light signals at CP-MO in Cresson as he assaults the West Slope.
Being my first time at Cresson and first time seeing this train it did not disappoint. You could hear the EMD's working up grade and it sounded good. This is coal train 538.
A pair of SD60Is lead Eastbound coal train 538 at MP 14.2 on the NS Conemaugh Line near Blairsville, PA.
Eastbound with loaded coal train.
Eastbound on track one , with loaded coal train.
"Straight from the Factory"
NS 538 has successfully conquered the grades West slope with a pair of brand new, consecutively numbered ES44AC's for power. As powerful as these two ... (more)
An eastbound coal train passes through Port Royal, Pennsylvania.
A hat-trick of NS SD60I units make their way over the Ohio River on the famous OC Bridge as they head for downtown Pittsburgh.
538 with a solid consist of leased TILX aluminum logitudinal door hoppers crosses over from 3-1 track at C in the last bit of light.
Eastbound at MP 142 with unit PPLX loaded coal hoppers.
Sand gets dumped on main 1 and heat pours out of these units as this heavy 538 crawls at walking speed up the mountain amidst fall color at Cassandra. The helpers can barely be seen through the h... (more)
Eastbound on the Pittsburgh Line at Lilly, a PPLX loaded coal train grinds uphill, with the assistance of two SD40E's.