The sun is out on a day it was suppose to be overcast, NS stacker 25Z climbs through the curve with a Dash 9.
Outside of the shops, a new SD70ACU is being built from an old CEFX SD70MAC, the primer cab is in place in this stage, just a few more steps to go.
PRR 4913 was built in January 1942 by General Electric and the Pennsylvania Railroad Altoona Works. It now sits on display at the Altoona Railroader's Memorial Museum in downtown Altoona.
The flowers are in bloom as Conrail 6381 and 6372 shove hard on the rear end of a westbound manifest train as it goes around the famous Horseshoe Curve.
Two SD80MACs bracket an SD70M-2 on the point of a long 12G. It is passing the Railroader's Memorial Museum in some golden afternoon light.
History CentralThe Central of New Jersey heritage unit races through downtown Altoona (and away from the sunset) on the point of an eastbound intermodal. The Altoona Railroaders' Me... (more)
Fall foliage, beautiful variety of colors gives us the autumn, at Norfolk Southern Horseshoe Curve. NS freight go down to Altoona by NS Pittsburgh Line, in Altoona PA. As usual, EMD GP9 No. 7048 b... (more)
The Other OneA selection of NS power rests lined into the shop bays at the Juniata Locomotive Shop, including the Erie Heritage Unit. This is the reverse angle of Railroad: Norfolk SouthernLocomotive: EMD SD70ACeLocation: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USALocomotive #: NS 1068Train ID: UnknownPhoto Date: November 27, 2017
A fourpack of SD40E helpers assist a loaded coal train down the east slope.
Conrail SD35 No. 6040 was built by EMD in May, 1965 as the Central Railroad of New Jersey's No. 2501; one of twelve units (2501-2512) on that road's roster. This view is from the trackside park a... (more)
Only 25 "POOCHes" were built by GE and all were scrapped, but here's two in their heyday heading up a 1978 Lancaster Chapter NRHS fall foliage excursion, westbound at Kittanning Point.
There were still four tracks up the mountain in 1978 when this 1964-built ex-PRR SD35 was leading three other EMDs west of Horseshoe Curve. No. 2 track was removed in the 1980s.
In a beautiful fall autumn environment as are the Allegheny Mountains, NS freight go down to Altoona by the famous Horseshoe Curve, NS Pittsburgh Line, in Altoona PA. Erie Lackawanna SD45-2 No.170... (more)
Second WinterThe first day of spring 2018 was, ironically, met with a rather heavy snowstorm. I sort of imagine the conversation between Nature and the Seasons being much like the '... (more)
Across the ValleyThe Railroader's Memorial Museum cut the trees and brush clear about 2 years back, and what a difference does it make. Prior to deforestation, this view of the tail... (more)