It's Getting Cold Up HereThe first thick blanket of snow has fallen on the Altoona area, and NS is as busy as ever with extra intermodal traffic ahead of the holidays. This place ne... (more)
An eastbound freight rounds Scotch Run Curve approaching Altoona.
Westbound MAIL-9 passes MP 242 immediately west of the apex of Horseshoe Curve.
A pair of SD40-2's shove on the rear of westbound OIPI-2 as eastbound coal loads (UXC448) ease downgrade near Scotch Run.
A pair of SD's shove a westbound freight under the signal bridge at Kittanning Point.
On a dreary early afternoon, I thought my road trip to Altoona and to see the curve wouldn't turn anything worthwhile with the chilly temperature, cloudy skies, and lack of color in the trees. Boy... (more)
Coming Around the MountainOne of Norfolk Southern's AC44C6M units, rebuilt from a D9-40C by GE Fort Worth, leads an empty coal bucket out of the west leg of Horseshoe Curve. The Cur... (more)
The helpers on an eastbound coal train approach MP 248; the west portal of New Portage Tunnel is in the shadows ahead.
From a viewpoint above the apex of Horseshoe Curve, a westbound freight crawls under the signal bridge at Kittanning Point approaching the curve.
Contractors working along the ROW wait as a pair of SD45-2 helpers provide braking to help ease an eastbound coal drag downgrade as it passes through New Portage Tunnel.
A well worn GP40-2 approaches Cresson with MOW track materials.
A westbound passes MP 242 a short distance west of the visitors center at Horseshoe Curve.
An eastbound freight passes under the signal bridge (MP 239.7) at McGarveys, located about two miles east of the Horseshoe Curve visitors center.
An eastbound trailer train is about to enter New Portage Tunnel at Tunnelhill, Pa. The power plant in Ebensburg is evident in the background.
Two sets of helpers help a loaded coal train around the