NS 8731, one of Nine Tired old war wagons heading west out of Altoona in one of these so called "funeral" trains.
Nine tired NS war wagons head west for what will be their last trip out of Altoona. These units have been sold to Larry's Truck & Electric in Ohio and maybe someday, some of them will get a second... (more)
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)
There’s quite a variety of power to be seen in this 1992 view of the area outside of Conrail’s Juniata shops. Beside the front-and-center E8’s used on Office Car Specials, the Conrail model list i... (more)
Westbound helpers head into Horseshoe curve.
A welded rail train meets an intermodal train as it passes the Horseshoe Curve near Altoona, PA.
A pair of SD40E helpers bring up the rear of a westbound stack train.
A lone ES44AC, NS 8165, leads a short eastbound through Altoona.
The Ringling Brothers circus train began its day in Philadelphia, and is now getting ready to proceed west from Altoona. Two GP40-2’s have been adequate to get the train to Altoona, but now an SD4... (more)
A westbound empty hopper train charges past Conrail’s Juniata shops in Altoona, Pennsylvania. The helpers for the grade to Gallitzin haven’t yet been added, but I’m sure that the C36-7/SD40 will g... (more)
Meets are common at the Horseshoe Curve, but it's a rarity that the trains meet at the apex. Here, NS 98N meets 21Z.
Westbound at 17 st Altoona Pa , with a empty auto rack train.
Westbound at 17 st Altoona Pa.
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)
Train 747 is led today by ex-Conrail SD70 2573 as it passes the Altoona Transportation Center and heads up the hill. The days are officially numbered for the SD70's which will soon make this scene... (more)