A trio of Norfolk Southern SD60I's await their next assignment at the yard in Altoona. These sets of power are typically seen on coal trains in the region. Locomotives:NS 6741 SD60Imore)
A very early Conrail mixed freight descends the mountain grade east towards Altoona as a westbound train with helpers climbs upgrade in the distance.
East bound Freight slowly approaches the historical Horse shoe curve at Altoona, PA with the fall colours visible in the area.
NS 3383 is parked on Track 27 at the Juniata Shops. Waiting to be stripped down for rebuild to become SD33CO 6220
The pushers on the rear of 12G hold the heavy train back going down the East Slope into Altoona, rounding Horseshoe Curve.
A westbound Trailer Van train climbs the mountain, just 10 days into Conrail ownership of the railroad.
Amtrak's Eastbound Pennsylvanian crosses over at CP Altoona, with their station stop just a few minutes late coming up.
Conrail just 10 days old, 2 PC 3600 horsepower EMDs descend the 4 track mainline at Slope in helper service.
NS 1800 and 1801 in Altoona yard along with the NS F units NS 4270, 4271, 4275, 4276 and some other interesting untis.
Several units await work outside the Juniata Shops in Altoona on October 7th. Some foundation work is also being done on the turntable.
25Z rounds Horseshoe Curve as it heads up the East Slope from Altoona.
NS 3503 sits on Chestnut Ave, awaiting a new cab. Note this engine has an 81'' Nose instead of the usual 88'' nose. Main reason the cab was replaced with an Admiral Cab.
A Storm's-a-comin'With storm clouds brewing above the Horseshoe Curve, the tail ends of a westbound intermodal and eastbound manifest rest are caught at opposite sides of the valley.
One Goes Up, One Comes DownThe head end of 23Z passes the rear end helpers of an unidentified manifest. The trains are heading in both directions and are long enough to each wrap th... (more)
The Closest Thing to Fall Color...Under storm lighting, a westbound intermodal headed up by Norfolk Southern's Norfolk Southern heritage unit (that sounds odd, I know, but there's a... (more)