The helpers on the trail of an NS Eastbound Manifest, well, should I say, help it down the east slope. The engineer of the patched unit blows the horn, which sounds like a dying elephant.
Norfolk Southern's #9704 makes it's way up the grade while Bennett Levin's PRR E's # 5711 and 5809 lead an Eastbound special around the Curve and back to Altoona. A photo in BW.
a pair of helpers lead a loaded coal drag down into altoona entering through the southern end of the curve with 4 helpers at the end also assisting
NS 7535 NS 8448 and NS 9017 on the head end leading 114 cars with NS 3373 and NS 3368 helping on the rear end
Seemingly wicked curves. bw
Streamlined for speed! Railroad: Pennsylvania RailroadLocomotive: EMD E8(A)Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USALocomotive #: PRR 5809Train ID: AMTK 975Photo Date: July 08, 2007
Juniata Terminal's Pennsylvania E8's Railfest Special heads out of the tunnel at Gallitzen on one of the excursion runs.
Juniata Terminal's Pennsylvania E8's Railfest Special passes overhead historic Horseshoe Curve.
The Juanita Terminal's Pennsylvnia E8's speed around the Horseshoe Curve while hundreds of railfans pack into the park to view this moment in history.
The Juanita Terminal's Pennsylvnia E8 travel along the curve.
Juniata Terminal's Pennsylvania E8's pace a westbound stack train over Horseshoe Curve during 2007's Altoona Railfest.
With a wave from a railfan, Amtrak's Westbound Pennsylvanian rounds the World Famous Horseshoe Curve. One has to wonder how many different types of passenger equipment this gentleman has seen pass... (more)
"Boogity, boogity, boogity, let's go race'in boys!!!" The Pennsylvanian over takes the NS 26T on the outside.
A father points out the helpers to his young son, passing down the hobby of railfaning to the next generation.
82E makes an appearance over the famous Horseshoe Curve with Union Pacific power trailing making for a fun chase.