Trains aren't the only thing snaking their way through the mountains near Altoona: Timber rattlesnakes are abundant in the hills! This slithery example had 8 buttons on its tail, posing on an ol... (more)
NS 1006 & BNSF 5507 westbound with an intermodal train.
Spring is late to arrive high on the mountain as brand new SD-60I 5630 from the Juniata Locomotive Shop in Altoona leads one of the daily procession of manifests up the mountain grade from Altoona... (more)
A pair of GEVO's lead an eastbound manifest through Altoona.
NS 6948 leads an eastbound manifest through Altoona.
A westbound helper set rounds Horseshoe Curve.
A new ET44AC & an ES44AC, NS 3624 & 8006, lead a westbound empty coal train around Horseshoe Curve.
Dash 9's seemed to be the predominant power on my visit to Altoona and one is seen here passing ALTO tower with an eastbound manifest.
Two SD60I's lead a westbound empty coal train around Horseshoe Curve.
After assisting Y92 up the west slope, NS SD40E 6319 and three other 40E's glide down the east slope and passing through Horseshoe Curve.
NS 591 roars under CP MGs WB signalbridge with an SD60E and SD60I in charge.
Faded, and with yellow safety paint added to the handrails and journal box covers, this Reading SW1 looks otherwise the same as when it rolled out of LaGrange in 1941. It survived as one of the ol... (more)
Two former Conrail EMD's battle the grade of the east slope as they lead empty coal drag 593 around Horseshoe Curve.
Empty coal train 593 charges up grade through Horseshoe curve park with a SD60I & a SD80MAC for power.