Norfolk Southern Gallery


Photographer: Roger Durfee
Location: Altoona, PA
Date: June 19, 1999
Description: Only 19 days after Conrail, and CR 4118 and 4126 are leading TV2-HK through Altoona.


Photographer: Roger Durfee
Location: Gallitzin, PA
Date: July 12, 1999
Description: NS 7204 leads the not-yet-renumbered CR 4102 at CP-AR in Gallitzin with PIMO-0. NS 7204 spent a very short time in blue.


Photographer: Roger Durfee
Location: Seward, PA
Date: May 4, 2000
Description: NS 7209 works the Huff power plant in Seward, PA.


Photographer: Roger Durfee
Location: South Fork, PA
Date: October 12, 2000
Description: NS 7205 passes SO tower as it prepares to enter South Fork yard with some bad ordered hoppers from Johnstown. SO tower was destroyed by fire on November 8, 2008. Arson is the suspected cause.


Photographer: Roger Durfee
Location: Cresson, PA
Date: October 23, 2000
Description: NS 7216 with the local out of South Fork passes under Rt 53 on its way to Gallitzin to switch the lumber company. All this power will then head back to Cresson for servicing.


Photographer: L.R. Myers
Location: Tyrone, PA
Date: March 23, 2002
Description: NS 7200 and sister escape local service and take this manifest to Harrisburg. NS has removed all marker lights on the 80MACs as they have done with most other former Conrail units.


Photographer: L.R. Myers
Location: Cresson, PA
Date: April 14, 2002
Description: On this date, a total of 7 NS 80MACs were at the Cresson enginehouse for servicing. From Arch Street, two pairs, including NS 7206 and 7203, are seen ready to depart.


Photographer: L.R. Myers
Location: Central City, PA
Date: December 30, 2002
Description: NS 7206 waits for a crew to take her hoppers to the mine on the South Fork Secondary. I like to think of this 30-mile coal-hauling branch as a modern day East Broad Top Railroad.


Photographer: L.R. Myers
Location: Gallitzin, PA
Date: March 7, 2003
Description: NS 7200 drags a Dash-9 eastbound at CP-AR past the long-closed tower.


Photographer: L.R. Myers
Location: Creslo, PA
Date: March 10, 2003
Description: NS 7216 leads empty C47 southbound between loaded hoppers at a crossing.


Photographer: L.R. Myers
Location: SUMMIT, PA
Date: March 10, 2003
Description: The train continues south past a siding at SUMMIT.


Photographer: L.R. Myers
Location: NAG, PA
Date: March 10, 2003
Description: Two MACs on the front and another two on the rear are required to make the 3+% grade at NAG. (thumbnail is cropped)


Photographer: L.R. Myers
Location: Cairnbrook, PA
Date: March 10, 2003
Description: C47 finally makes it to the level spot between CAIRN and Central City where it will tie down. (thumbnail is cropped)


Photographer: L.R. Myers
Location: Gallitzin, PA
Date: May 10, 2003
Description: With a second 80MAC added, the consist rolls through New Portage Tunnel.


Photographer: Paolo Roffo
Location: South Fork, PA
Date: October 16, 2003
Description: NS 7203 and 7213 await their next assignment in the yard while in the below photo, four others head to Altoona.


Photographer: Paolo Roffo
Location: Cassandra, PA
Date: October 16, 2003
Description: Four SD80MACs lead by NS 7212 are headed to Altoona as the C90 local out of South Fork. This local is usually how the MACs make it to Altoona for major servicing.


Photographer: L.R. Myers
Location: Cresson, PA
Date: February 5, 2004
Description: NS 7207 is the power for this plow extra on track one at the "high bridge."


Photographer: Tony Kimmel
Location: South Fork, PA
Date: July 7, 2004
Description: An SD80MAC trio assist's in dragging a 20R back west of CP SO interlocking so the dispatcher can reroute the 20R up track 2 since a 20Q had stalled ahead of it on track 1.


Photographer: L.R. Myers
Location: Cresson, PA
Date: July 30, 2004
Description: Tonight there are 5 MACs at Cresson. One cut is taking their turn at the fueling, inspection, and sanding stations.


Photographer: L.R. Myers
Location: Cresson, PA
Date: July 30, 2004
Description: Freshly-painted 7203 is around back. The last MAC is being serviced and this cut of three will be taken toward the RJ Corman yard and switched to the west leg of the wye.


Photographer: L.R. Myers
Location: Cresson, PA
Date: August 8, 2004
Description: On the weekends, the SD80MACs can usually be spotted at Cresson for at least a little while. 7212 and 7206 are receiving fuel.


Photographer: Paolo Roffo
Location: Cresson, PA
Date: September 5, 2004
Description: NS 7211 and 7212 escaped local sevice for a week or so bouncing back and forth between Conway and eastern PA. Today the pair heads west on 11A


Photographer: L.R. Myers
Location: Mill Creek, PA
Date: September 6, 2004
Description: NS 7211 and 7212 from the day before speed east on the main line at 50 mph. Intermodals have a max speed of 60 mph at this location.


Photographer: L.R. Myers
Location: Mill Creek, PA
Date: October 5, 2004
Description: 7216 is at the rear of an empty train for the PBS mine on the South Fork Secondary.


Photographer: L.R. Myers
Location: Altoona, PA
Date: May 13, 2006
Description: The Trackmobile at the Juniata Shop left alone and returned with NS 7207. Check out the size difference.


Photographer: Robert Shook
Location: Clarksburg, PA
Date: August 2006
Description: NS 7206 does the honors of leading Y62, the first revenue train up the new Keystone Secondary to the Shelocta plant.


Photographer: Andrew Blaszczyk
Location: Cresson, PA
Date: January 19, 2007
Description: Andrew captured a great silhouette of NS 7210 with the homes of Cresson in the background.


Photographer: Andrew Blaszczyk
Location: Cresson, PA
Date: January 19, 2007
Description: A ghostly scene as NS 7207 cuts through the weather leading two other sisters into the Cresson enginehouse.


Photographer: Tony Kimmel
Location: South Fork, PA
Date: January 21, 2007
Description: Here is the NS C90 coming in on the west leg of the wye, returning from Huff power plant.


Photographer: Tom Granville
Location: Hillsboro, PA
Date: February 4, 2007
Description: Empties are on their way to the PBS mine at the end of the South Fork Secondary.


Photographer: L.R. Myers
Location: Altoona, PA
Date: April 21, 2007
Description: Can you find NS 7203 in this view?


Photographer: Robert Shook
Location: George's Station, PA
Date: July 14, 2007
Description: NS 7200 and sister are in charge of a coal train today.


Photographer: Robert Shook
Location: Jeannette, PA
Date: July 14, 2007
Description: They're now outlawed at Jeannette.


Photographer: L.R. Myers
Location: Cresson, PA
Date: October 10, 2007
Description: Local C90 is usually known as the 'overpowered local' with two or three SD80MAC's and just a handfull of cars. Today, C90 has almost 40 cars, but 10,000 hp handles it easily. 7207 is leading the train through CP-MO on its way to Conemaugh.


Photographer: Tony Kimmel
Location: South Fork, PA
Date: October 21, 2007
Description: Three blue 80MACs bring a train northbound through the former lake Conemaugh.


Photographer: Tom Granville
Location: South Fork, PA
Date: November 4, 2007
Description: C90 is on its way to Cresson with five SD80MACs and a Dash 9.


Photographer: Robert Shook
Location: George's Station, PA
Date: January 19, 2008
Description: Two black 80MAC's and a highhood Geep are "mainlining" on the 11A.


Photographer: Darryl Rule
Location: South Fork, PA
Date: February 15, 2008
Description: Empty hoppers bound for the reopened Rosebud loadout are southbound through the old dam.


Photographer: Darryl Rule
Location: Salix, PA
Date: February 15, 2008
Description: The rear end helpers have just passed through Salix.


Photographer: Darryl Rule
Location: Windber, PA
Date: February 15, 2008
Description: The reopening of mine 78 requires the big MAC's to operate right through Windber. The town police flag the crossings because of the long absence of rail traffic here.


Photographer: Darryl Rule
Location: Windber, PA
Date: February 15, 2008
Description: Blue units in Windber.


Photographer: William Klapp
Location: South Williamsport, PA
Date: March 22, 2008
Description: Northbound at milepost 216 on the Buffalo Line with hoppers for RJ Corman at Keating.


Photographer: J. Alex Lang
Location: Acmetonia, PA
Date: March 23, 2008
Description: NS 7204 is paired with another EMD leading the 68Q ethanol train eastbound on the Conemaugh Line. The next day it was back in South Fork.


Photographer: William Klapp
Location: Millersburg, PA
Date: March 23, 2008
Description: 7216 leads loaded B&P hoppers southbound on the Buffalo Line. What a lashup.


Photographer: L.R. Myers
Location: Huskins Loadout
Date: March 27, 2008
Description: It's time for a recrew at Huskins. The train is fully loaded and will head north shortly.


Photographer: L.R. Myers
Location: Central City, PA
Date: March 28, 2008
Description: The loadout at the PBS mine is double track, meaning a coal train can be split in two parts and loaded twice as fast.


Photographer: L.R. Myers
Location: Central City, PA
Date: March 28, 2008
Description: The C47 crew has finished loading and is recrewed at the PBS Coal Company loadout south of Central City on the South Fork Secondary.


Photographer: Paolo Roffo
Location: Summerhill, PA
Date: May 13, 2008
Description: A 650 from South Fork has just pulled out onto the main at CP-W and is eastbound to Altoona. The hauling power is a trio of black 80MAC's, and on the rear, shoving with all their 10,000 combined horsepower, is a pair of blue 80MACs. This is Paolo's last photo from the west slope of the Pittsburgh Line as he graduated PSU three days later and returned home.


Photographer: Robert Shook
Location: Greensburg, PA
Date: May 23, 2008
Description: NS 7209 and 7206 landed a pair of truck trains for a trip. They probably had little trouble making 60 mph. 26T is eastbound at Greensburg.


Photographer: L.R. Myers
Location: Altoona, PA
Date: June 22, 2008
Description: NS 7211 and 7210 head up a hopper train parked on Two Secondary at Altoona.


Photographer: L.R. Myers
Location: Tyrone, PA
Date: June 17, 2008
Description: Empty hopper train 611 is westbound at Plumbers Crossing with NS 7207 in charge. The 80MAC would get set off in Altoona and the train would continue to Conway with the trailing C40-9W as the leader.


Photographer: Robert Shook
Location: Ludwick, PA
Date: August 30, 2008
Description: Plenty of horsepower on this westbound train of new empty hoppers.


Photographer: L.R. Myers
Location: South Fork, PA
Date: October 25, 2008
Description: For the CR Historical Society's 2008 convention, NS allowed cab tours in one of the two remaining blue SD80MACs, and an all blue helper set. Photos taken in South Fork yard with permission.


Photographer: L.R. Myers
Location: South Fork, PA
Date: October 25, 2008
Description: Three other 80MACs can be seen in the yard.


Photographer: L.R. Myers
Location: South Fork, PA
Date: October 25, 2008
Description: NS 7208 is the other blue 80MAC remaining.


Photographer: L.R. Myers
Location: Altoona, PA
Date: October 26, 2008
Description: A 650 coal train for Baltimore sits in Altoona waiting for a crew with two SD80MACs for power.


Photographer: Fred Shook
Location: Greensburg, PA
Date: October 31, 2008
Description: 593 is westbound with empty hoppers for Shire Oaks. 7205 is one of two blue 80MACs left on NS as of this photo.


Photographer: Al Moran
Location: Spring Grove, PA
Date: January 2, 2010
Description: 7207 is heading east to the mainline to grab another cut of cars for the paper mill.


Photographer: Al Moran
Location: Spring Grove, PA
Date: January 2, 2010
Description: Rolling across the former Western Maryland bridge in the complex.


Photographer: Al Moran
Location: Spring Grove, PA
Date: January 2, 2010
Description: 7200 and 7209 shove empties west out of the paper mill at Spring Grove, PA.


Photographer: Al Moran
Location: Baltimore, MD
Date: July 24, 2010
Description: A yard crew brings NS 7201 and 7205 into Bayview Yard to make room for more loads at Consol Coal in Baltimore, MD.


Photographer: L.R. Myers
Location: Altoona, PA
Date: May 2, 2012
Description: A pair of SD80MACs passes the westbound signal bridge for ALTO.


Photographer: Justin Sandlin
Location: Horseshoe Curve, PA
Date: July 2012
Description: Railfans greet a pair of SD80MACs on an empty hopper train charging up the mountain.


Photographer: L.R. Myers
Location: Altoona, PA
Date: July 23, 2012
Description: SD80MACs by the Altoona station with a 651 empty hopper train.


Photographer: L.R. Myers
Location: Altoona, PA
Date: April 8, 2013
Description: An SD80MAC leads an ES44AC on a 645 hopper train bound for the RJ Corman at Cresson.


Photographer: Pam Kovach
Location: Cresson, PA
Date: May 12, 2013
Description: 14 of the 17 NS 80MACs are seen at Cresson gathering together to head back to South Fork yard.


Photographer: L.R. Myers
Location: Barree, PA
Date: September 12, 2013
Description: A pair of SD80MACs is eastbound with a heavy coal train near Spruce Creek Tunnel.


Photographer: L.R. Myers
Location: Barree, PA
Date: March 18, 2014
Description: For the first time this year I visit my spot at the Spruce Creek tunnel. I started improving this angle last year for NKP 765's visit. Still working to make it just right. First train I caught was a 614 with a pair of SD80MACs for power.


Photographer: L.R. Myers
Location: Altoona, PA
Date: April 27, 2014
Description: SD80MACs pressed into helper service on the rear of 11V. Only one unit was being used due to restrictions on the amount of power allowed to push a train.


Photographer: L.R. Myers
Location: Altoona, PA
Date: September 12, 2014
Description: M1A pulling out of Altoona with a pair of SD80MACs and several units in tow out of the shop.


Photographer: Joseph Hoehler
Location: Marysville, PA
Date: September 27, 2014
Description: 37A pulling out of Enola yard with an SD40-2 leading an SD80MAC.


Photographer: L.R. Myers
Location: Altoona, PA
Date: March 26, 2015
Description: 10A showed up earlier in the day with three of the 12 former CSX SD80MACs. Only four of the 12 are able to go right into service. The other eight need varying degrees of work from electrical trouble to major engine failure.


Photographer: Dustin Faust
Location: Tyrone, PA
Date: April 25, 2015
Description: Right now one of those most sought-after shots on NS is a CSX-painted 80MAC leading a train. Only two are in service at the moment. Here the 7219 leads 11A through the streets of Tyrone.


Photographer: L.R. Myers
Location: Altoona, PA
Date: April 24, 2015
Description: Two SD80MACs pull off Two Relay with an empty hopper train.


Photographer: Dustin Faust
Location: Altoona, PA
Date: April 25, 2015
Description: NS 7219 climbs the mountain west of Altoona after picking up several engines and some cars.


Photographer: L.R. Myers
Location: Mt. Union, PA
Date: April 27, 2015
Description: 16N with NS 7220 leading a pair of CP units. 7220 is one of the few former CSX 80MACs in service at the time of this photo.


Photographer: L.R. Myers
Location: Altoona, PA
Date: November 3, 2015
Description: Two engine blocks sit on a flat bed trailer at the freight shop. The larger one on the left is out of NS 7222. When NS acquired the CSX 80MACs, 7222 was out of service with a broken crank. It was repainted months ago but is still in the shop getting work done before it can be released to service.


Photographer: L.R. Myers
Location: Benny, PA
Date: March 9, 2016
Description: NS 7213 SD80MAC leads empty hoppers up the mountain. This unit has a Leslie S-3L horn, which is odd since the horn is older than the locomotive.


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