Second WinterThe first day of spring 2018 was, ironically, met with a rather heavy snowstorm. I sort of imagine the conversation between Nature and the Seasons being much like the '... (more)
Across the ValleyThe Railroader's Memorial Museum cut the trees and brush clear about 2 years back, and what a difference does it make. Prior to deforestation, this view of the tail... (more)
The Pennsy K4 is dwarfed by the non-conventional signal bridge near CP ALTO, as it crosses over to return to the museum after a trip to Bellefonte.
Entering the yard for a quick crew change before heading westbound.
NS rebuilds in progress
Erie-Lackawanna GP35 2556 and 2583 with Penn Central GP38 7905 at Altoona, PA. on October 26, 1976. Photo taken from my slide collection, no photographer listed on slide.
Variety of locomotives in Juniata locomotive shop under a threatening sky that would bring heavy rain during the afternoon. Built in 1888 - 1990 and expanded in 1924 - 1925, Juniata Shop it was an... (more)
The Conductor of the Pennsylvanian looks over his train and waves to the people at Horse Shoe Curve.
The westbound Pennsylvanian climbs the grade of Horse Shoe Curve.
Amtrak Heritage P42 No. 145 leads train 43, the Pennsylvanian at the Altoona station on a rainy August day.
Some rebuild progression as denoted by the newly installed cabs.
Fresh out of the Juniata Shops, NS 7323 leads its first train as an EMD SD70ACU in fresh paint. NS AC44C6M 4069 is also on its first train in fresh paint after rebuild.
Amtrak's Pennsylvanian rounds the Horseshoe Curve.
A westbound train laden with steel gets a shove from a pair of Conrail SD45-2’s as they dig in for the ascent to Gallitzin.
While standing in the vicinity of the Amtrak station in Altoona, Pennsylvania, I photographed this Conrail caboose and NW2. I’m not sure of the action that was transpiring at the time, but the vet... (more)