Cassandra Pushers


Framed Print

At Cassandra, Pennsylvania, we see four rebuilt Norfolk Southern SD40E locomotives shoving a mail train uphill from an overpass at the railfan look-out.
This portion of track belongs to the Norfolk Southern Pittsburgh Line, handling coal and priority parcel traffic between Harrisburg and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the Allegheny Mountains.
With the ruling gradients on both sides of the mountain upwards of 2% or more, pairs of 'helper' or 'pusher' locomotives help move long and heavy trains up and down the mountain, either by shoving uphill, or by providing additional braking force downhill.

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Make a statement in any room with this framed poster printed on high-quality paper, with a partly glossy, partly matte finish.

  • 10 mil (0.25 mm) thick paper
  • Alder, semi-hardwood frame
  • .75” (1.9 cm) thick frame
  • Acrylite front protector
  • Hanging hardware included