John L Mathis

Railroad Photography

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NS 3336 is the last helper unit on the steel slab train leaving Juniata, PA on June 11, 2008.

All EMD power! The Norfolk Southern helper set with four SD40-2's, 3336 as the trailing unit shoves the steel slab train up the mountain as the eastbound double stack train which has all EMD motive power as well also gets underway. In this era of lots and lots of GE power, the sound of the four helpers digging in with their "no nonsense" sound is music to the ears.

Canon 1DSMKII - 1/500 sec, f/7.1 - ISO 400 - EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS lens @ 400mm