Symbol freight OIPI9 (Oak Island-Conway) with a couple strangers comes snarling into the east end of Horseshoe Curve on a gorgeous autumn afternoon. Fuji Sensia.
Trailing the145 cars of OIPI9 are two helpers shoving the westbound over the mountain.
Erie 1068 leads doublestack train 20Q downgrade on Main One at Horseshoe Curve, nearing Altoona, Pennsylvania. Photo by Casey Thomason. For more information about Norfolk Southern, visit <... (more)
As Amtrak Train 42 makes its way around Horseshoe Curve in Altoona, PA on 6/25/2017, the former New York Central observation car "Babbling Brook" brings up the markers.
Assigned to the Altoona helper pool, NS SD40E #6311 was built originally as NS SD50 #6516. It recently acquired a small graphic addition to the long hood, sporting an "N Scale Enthusiast"... (more)
Assigned to the Altoona helper pool, NS SD40E #6311 was built originally as NS SD50 #6516. It recently acquired a small graphic addition to the long hood, sporting an "N Scale Enthusiast" logo for... (more)
It'll Buff OutSeen waiting outside the steel shop at Juniata, farm-plow wannabes 4001 and 1036 await evaluation before decisions are made. Considering the damage done to 4001's cab ... (more)
The Conrail heritage unit leads train 63V by the retired Alto tower, departing Altoona, Pennsylvania. 63V, known as the "Trash Train", moves municipal waste from New Jersey to Mingo Jct... (more)
Run Away, Little Boy! Run Away!Amtrak's Pennsylvania pulls up to WORKS in Altoona, but not without a near-miss. The boy on the bicycle in the middle of the frame is one of several t... (more)
Works in progress. NS 2649 and 3544 wait for repairs.
The World Famous Horseshoe CurveGrain train 50T wraps around the valley on the Horseshoe Curve. Built by the Pennsylvania Railroad and opened to traffic in 1854, Horseshoe Curve fil... (more)
NS 39Q rounds the curve into MG interlocking with a classic leader.
Bits and pieces. The rebuild line includes NS 5254 in black and white and a patched UP engine NS 7288.