Two SD80MACs get ready to pull an empty coal train in off the NS Pittsburgh Line and onto the South Fork Secondary to get loaded once again with more coal. The SD80MACs were once all assigned out ... (more)
A Conrail blue SD80MAC rests at the Cresson Engine Facility after working a coal drag.
ALTO Tower welcomes NS C51 into Altoona, as it makes its way through the CP Altoona interlocking with the Monongahela 8025 leading.
C51 holds at C for traffic to clear to cross over to #3 track in an unexpected snow storm.
A great catch to end a day of railfanning was NS local C51 with five SD80MACs moving engines between the Cresson engine house and Altoona Yard.
NS 80MACs 7200, 7209 and 7205 shove the rear of a coal train that just came off the mountain into Altoona Yard. Leading the train are 7212 and 7205.
Five NS 80MACs come off the mountain past ALTO tower with a loaded coal train for Altoona Yard. Leading the train are 7212 and 7205 on the head end with 7200, 7209 and 7205 on the rear. Thanks for... (more)
Western PA gets its fair share of snow, but it isn't too often that you can find yourself up to your neck in it. I found myself literally up to my neck in the white stuff while walking across a fi... (more)
Having plowed Track 1 at left the day before, the former Conrail Jordan/80MAC combination is just about done with its work on Track 2 as it rolls toward the bottom of the hill at Slope. Next up a ... (more)
C51 heads up track 1 at Cassandra, over the RT 53 overpass that PRR built when the main line was rebuilt in the early 1900s...
10 of NS' SD80MACS head east through Portage back to South Fork after being serviced at Cresson
With snow coming down by the feet in the days prior, NS brought one of their former Conrail Jordan Spreaders out from hibernation to clear the main between Johnstown and Altoona. Here the spreader... (more)
The fast moving 17G, a late 17G at that too, unleashes a snowy fury at CP C as the C51 waits for it to clear.