A pair of helpers on an eastbound freight aid in holding back the train for its downhill glide into Altoona.
A one unit wonder rounds the curve working its hart out up the grade with 10 loaded tie cars in tow
The interior of the Altoona Amtrak Station (which is a multi modal facility having a Greyhound ticket window across from the Amtrak ticket window, features a neat painting of various railroad powe... (more)
Heading up the hill with a coal train.
The NS Juniata shops displays an interesting sign, with number boards 1999-2017 denoting the time period of NS ownership of the facility.
Various power at the shops.
The Pennsylvanian makes its way through the scenic mountainous countryside of Pennsylvania as it heads over Horse Shoe Curve.
The 7048 stands guard while NS 6372 heads up the hill.
LMS 713 works upgrade passing MG as a set of helpers drift downgrade. The 1944 MG Block Station was built to add crossover capability on the lengthy grade from Altoona to Gallitzin, made critical ... (more)
NS 16N rolls downgrade at Horseshoe Curve while 655 climbs upgrade in a 6 minute exposure.
NS 7272 started out in life as a UP SD90MAC and is in the process of being converted to what I believe is an SD70ACU.
One of the finest displays of raw power was the movement of iron ore trains over the Alleghenies. Upon the arrival of a ship at an eastern pier such as Greenwich in South Philadelphia (or Baltimor... (more)
A set of five helpers lean into the 102 car payload of iron ore on CR 6847 West passing MG interlocking.
Bad OrdersA loaded slab train waits tied down at ROSE yard in Altoona, with the same pair of locomotives its been running with for over a month. On the left, the yard job is shoving... (more)
Departing VisitorHaines & Kibblehouse's latest locomotive addition, GP11 #1850 (ex-Allegheny Valley 2008, built as UP GP7 #122) has just been released from the paint shop at Juniata... (more)