LMS 713 works upgrade passing MG as a set of helpers drift downgrade. The 1944 MG Block Station was built to add crossover capability on the lengthy grade from Altoona to Gallitzin, made critical ... (more)
NS 16N rolls downgrade at Horseshoe Curve while 655 climbs upgrade in a 6 minute exposure.
NS 7272 started out in life as a UP SD90MAC and is in the process of being converted to what I believe is an SD70ACU.
One of the finest displays of raw power was the movement of iron ore trains over the Alleghenies. Upon the arrival of a ship at an eastern pier such as Greenwich in South Philadelphia (or Baltimor... (more)
A set of five helpers lean into the 102 car payload of iron ore on CR 6847 West passing MG interlocking.
Bad OrdersA loaded slab train waits tied down at ROSE yard in Altoona, with the same pair of locomotives its been running with for over a month. On the left, the yard job is shoving... (more)
Departing VisitorHaines & Kibblehouse's latest locomotive addition, GP11 #1850 (ex-Allegheny Valley 2008, built as UP GP7 #122) has just been released from the paint shop at Juniata... (more)
A cool sign that stands at the front of the Juniata Locomotive shops in Altoona, PA.
There and Back AgainThe NS Office Car Special arrived back in Altoona about a week prior, coming home via Hagerstown and the Lurgan Branch, but it was facing the wrong direction. To... (more)
A Century of Excellence Assorted power rests around the turntable at Norfolk Southern's Juniata Locomotive Shop. Built as the Erecting Machine Shops of the PRR's Altoona Works (Juni... (more)
Amtrak 92 thunders its way around the Horseshoe on a late summer afternoon.
NS 7272 started out in life as a UP SD90MAC and is in the process of being converted to what I believe is an SD70ACU while a Southern 'E' and NS 'F' unit sit in the back ground.
PRR K4s No. 1361 has a respectable 8 cars in tow, crossing over at ROSE with a Bellefonte-Altoona excursion.
NS 5301 sits on the repair track in East Altoona next to and what appears to be a stripped down Dash 9-44CW.
An old cart and coupler (leaning against the metal beam) sit next to PRR GG1 #4913 at the Altoona Railroader's Memorial Museum. Of special note, the coupler, from some sort of PRR rail car, was b... (more)