Fall has again come to "The Curve". Some of the good colors are almost gone.
Amtrak's Broadway rounds the curve at Horseshoe curve as it heads towards Altoona.
NS 7211 leads 36A around Horseshoe Curve for what I would guess is the last time in blue paint. 7211 was cutoff at Alto and ran under her own power to the Shops where it would have some work done.... (more)
M9G grabs everyones attention as they grind upgrade with an enthusiastic conductor.
As the early sun rises between the mountains it lights up the rails and silhouettes a trio of locos, a pair of SD40-2's spliced by an SD45-2. This helper set is returning to Altoona to await their... (more)
A friendly engineer gives a big wave to everyone railfanning at Horseshoe Curve National Park.
The best color in 25 years is obvious in this aerial view of the railfan-popular horseshoe curve at Mance, PA, two miles from the tunnel at the summit.
Two SD40-2's shove a train up over Horseshoe curve.
Tourists and railfans alike wave as the 25Z pulls upgrade and west around the Curve on its way to Chicago.
The Pennsylvannian is a welcome sight after many frieght trains. Here she slips almost silently down hill towards Altoona.
As they round the curve, everyone is fixated on one thing, the Pennsy E8's.
An overview of the Curve finds NS 12G going east on track one, an unknown coal train going east on track two and NS 11A going west on track three.
NS 3341 brings up the rear of a WB intermodal as it climbs the hill out of Altoona.
A westbound negotiates Horseshoe Curve just after dawn.