This Friday the 13th was quite lucky when C90 exited the main line and headed to Sonman Mine amid fall colors and full sun.
A pair of SD40-2s shove on the rear of a westbound freight a little over a mile east of Horseshoe Curve.
Eastbound PIOI rolls through brilliant fall foliage east (MP 240.5) of Horseshoe Curve.
Having not made the trip to Horseshoe Curve since I was maybe 5 years old, it was time I made the pilgrimage to see the fall colors. They weren't anything to write home about, but the volume of tr... (more)
A Norfolk Southern intermodal train passes through the Horseshoe Curve.
A SD-60 leads Norfolk Southern train through the Horseshoe Curve in magnificent Fall colors.
It's Getting Cold Up HereThe first thick blanket of snow has fallen on the Altoona area, and NS is as busy as ever with extra intermodal traffic ahead of the holidays. This place ne... (more)
An eastbound freight rounds Scotch Run Curve approaching Altoona.
Westbound MAIL-9 passes MP 242 immediately west of the apex of Horseshoe Curve.
A pair of SD40-2's shove on the rear of westbound OIPI-2 as eastbound coal loads (UXC448) ease downgrade near Scotch Run.
A pair of SD's shove a westbound freight under the signal bridge at Kittanning Point.
On a dreary early afternoon, I thought my road trip to Altoona and to see the curve wouldn't turn anything worthwhile with the chilly temperature, cloudy skies, and lack of color in the trees. Boy... (more)
Coming Around the MountainOne of Norfolk Southern's AC44C6M units, rebuilt from a D9-40C by GE Fort Worth, leads an empty coal bucket out of the west leg of Horseshoe Curve. The Cur... (more)
The helpers on an eastbound coal train approach MP 248; the west portal of New Portage Tunnel is in the shadows ahead.
From a viewpoint above the apex of Horseshoe Curve, a westbound freight crawls under the signal bridge at Kittanning Point approaching the curve.