Six four axle units, from three builders and in three paint schemes, team up to take a manifest west from Altoona, Pennsylvania. During this period, while most trains were predominated by PC black... (more)
A Conrail C425 and a GP38-2 drift past the Amtrak station in Altoona, Pennsylvania. Today’s station is a vast improvement over the sparse accommodations shown here.
A pair of former Erie-Lackawanna SD45-2’s give a shove to a westbound train on its way to Horseshoe Curve.
In a beautiful fall autumn environment as are the Allegheny Mountains, EMD GP9 No. 7048 building in 1955, owner Pennsylvania Railroad, on display at Horseshoe Curve, NS Pittsburgh Line, in Altoona... (more)
After two GP35’s with an eastbound coal train arrived at Altoona, Pennsylvania in a cloud of brake shoe ... (more)
An analysis of the air in Altoona, Pennsylvania in the 1970’s would have revealed that the four most predominate components of that air were nitrogen, oxygen, diesel exhaust, and brake shoe smoke.... (more)
NS SD60M #6768 sits at the Norfolk Southern Juniata Locomotive Shops for PTC installation and upgrades.
The first lights of the day show a westbound NS autorack train with EMD SD70 locomotive leading the formation, continue your route by the busy NS Pittsburgh Line near Altoona, PA.
A trio of cabs bring up the rear of a westbound freight east of Horseshoe Curve (~MP 240).
NS 20K glides through Altoona past Alto tower with the Illinois Terminal heritage unit on point. The sun has just peeked over the surrounding mountains and a coat of snow lingers from a previous ... (more)
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.