Pre-departure At BristolA lantern trail is left by the conductor walking train 201 as it prepares to depart the yard at Bristol, Virginia for Abingdon in the autumn of 1956. The loc... (more)
ReflectionsEverett 11 puts on a bit of a show both above and on the water at the Milepost 10 Bridge. The reflection is always a bit different...
Clinging to Life The PRR's position lights are an endangered species. A few vintage examples still cling to life on the mountainside above Altoona, such as this one at PT 244. As an... (more)
Black SnakeA westbound oil train climbs the east slope of the Alleghenies, rounding AG Curve just west of MG ('Mid-Grade') interlocking.
The Beginning of the EndA westbound oil train climbs the east slope of the Alleghenies, passing up the silent sentinel of the mountain, MG tower. The interlocking and tower were ins... (more)
Racing thru the CoveEverett 11 races down the Cove Secondary towards Martinsburg, going as fast as her diminutive drivers will carry her. Or...not. Pans do wonders for creating illu... (more)
The Sun Sets on the Virginia CreeperThe sun hangs low over the countryside outside Abingdon, Virginia. Mixed train 202 is returning from a day on the Abindgon Branch, or as it is lo... (more)
Ghost of the Virginia CreeperA 3 hour late train 202 accelerates over a small concrete overpass bound for Abingdon, and later Bristol, where the engine will be serviced and banked u... (more)
Rare Mileage (Or Monkey See, Monkey Do)The Everett Railroad's normal passenger excursions run either to Brooks Mills or Roaring Spring. They never go further south towards Claysburg... (more)
Juniata Nights, City LightsThe companion photo to this photo and my 100th contribution to this database provides an... (more)
A Step Back in Time, the Other WayEV 11 drifts across the river on the return to Hollidaysburg. This engine is only turned once per year--during an annual 23 mile excursion to the w... (more)
Smell that Fresh Paint!One from the archives today! I recall standing on the North 8th Street Bridge in Altoona waiting on a westbound power move lead by the Wabash heritage unit wh... (more)
Helper at HyndmanA lone Dash 8 shoves on the end of an autorack train over the bridge in Hyndman, PA near the end of fall (though the amount of green still on the trees would say o... (more)
Cleanup, Aisle HyndmanA CSX Autorack train rolls thru Hyndman, PA on an October afternoon. The bare earth and construction equipment in front of the tracks are part of the continuin... (more)
Time Marches OnThe days of the PRR Position Light Signal are numbered. With the implementation of PTC on the Pittsburgh Line picking up pace, line-side automatic block signals will ... (more)