Traffic JamPA Route 36 is a busy secondary highway, as it is the primary route between Altoona and Roaring Spring. The Everett Railroad crosses it in East Freedom, and every time it... (more)
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)
A Step Back in TimeEverett Railroad 2-6-0 #11 rolls over the Little Juniata River with a short passenger train in tow. This bridge is just remote enough to mask the fact that it is ... (more)
Resting at Riker Work takes me places around Central Pennsylvania. I drive by the Buffalo & Pittsburgh's Riker Yard at least once a week, but this is the first time I've actually ru... (more)
Still Frosty Stella may have passed the previous day, but light snow kept falling. Amtrak's Pennsylvanian looked a bit frigid as it made its bump-and-run stop at Tyrone while North ... (more)
Horse-powered JetNS 4004 leads a 747 to Shire Oaks. One of the first 6 AC446CM rebuilds, it wears the Juniata variant the 'horse mane' scheme introduced by 4000 and 4001.
Racing up the MountainNS 8114, in charge of 67T and with a fresh crew, started its run up the mountain only to be blind-sided by 21M on the approach to WORKS. The two trains would d... (more)
FridginianNS 1069 takes 12G under the PRR signals at Fostoria as the tail end of Winter Storm Stella continues to dump snow on Central Pennsylvania.
Screw the Snowblower!Nittany & Bald Eagle Railroad #4174 blasts thru the snow drifts at the grade crossing in Port Matilda with 7 cars bound for interchange at Tyrone. A light snow ... (more)
A Timeless PlaceThe Nevada Northern is well known as a place frozen in time, giving endless opportunities for photographers to turn back the clock a century. It is very likely scene... (more)
Goose it, 109!Nevada Northern's RS-3/Rs-2 lashup bolts into the yard at East Ely with an empty ore train. The RS-3 has recently had 12 New Old Stock (NOS) cylinder liners installed... (more)
The Silent WatcherLong-silent Pennsylvania Railroad GP9 #7048 stands watch over Horseshoe Curve. In September, she will have been here for 30 years--2 years longer than 1361 was. On... (more)
Look at Me, I'm a Steam Locomotive!Nevada Northern's pair of ALCo RS locomotives do what ALCos do: smoke like a steamer. Ironically, #109 doesn't smoke as badly now that she has had... (more)
Mile HighNevada Northern 4-6-0 #40 sends a exhaust plume high in the air as she climbs towards Moser Cut.
Right at HomeNevada Northern 4-6-0 #40 posed for a few short minutes at the coaling tower before turning for the next morning's photo runs towards Keystone.