A trio of EMD SD40-2s shove hard on the rear of a loaded grain train as it ascends Copper Ridge.
In a very unusual move, a pair of helper units were used to push NS 27V from Chestnut Ridge all the way to Harriman Junction. Those helper units have uncoupled from 27V, and are now running back (... (more)
An ES40DC, SD70M-2 and a C40-9W all sporting NS's newest paint scheme work hard as they shove loaded coal train 730 up the hill at Speers Ferry and across US Highway 23.
Westbound NS pusher engines cross the North Fork of the Clinch River on their trek back to Andover, VA.
A set of westbound NS pusher engines starts into 'Little Tunnel' just before entering the larger and more impressive Natural Tunnel.
Late night at Watkins finds a set of NS pushers on the mainline and a westbound CSX empty hopper train in the siding. [Canon D60, ISO-400, 43 second exposure w/existing light.]
NS GEVO ES40DCs 7505 and 7509 team with a UP SD70M to power the T76 pusher engines on the rear of train 784 at Duffield, VA. These new GE units have a unique sound, somewhat different than older G... (more)
[3/3] The 78G has turned the hill at Watkins and is now on the downhill slide all the way to Weber City. You can see the sillouhete of the conductor off of the pusher engines giving the roll-by of... (more)
[2/3] The 78G loaded train is cresting the hill at Watkins (as can be seen by the angle of the headlight coming from the left) with the T76 still sitting in the siding to the right.
First shot of a 3 shot series of a meet between this T76 pusher and an eastbound loaded train. Here the T76 pusher engines (3 UP SD9043s) sits in the siding as the eastbound works up the hill towa... (more)
Its just another sleepy Saturday at Watkins with the passing of a westbound set of NS pusher engines.
NS T76 pusher engines shoving on the rear of train 78T at Speers Ferry crossing US 23.