On the cold and rainy morning of April 28th, the Office Car Special (OCS) train departed Altoona for Harrisburg, but not before taking a spin on the loop in Gallitzin, PA. Before holding at CP Wor... (more)
After a slow morning on the Pittsburgh line, trains finally get moving to and from Rose Yard in downtown Altoona. Eastbound 26T with a new rebuilt AC44C6M leading, crosses empty ethanol train 65K... (more)
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)
The Conrail heritage unit leads train 63V by the retired Alto tower, departing Altoona, Pennsylvania. 63V, known as the "Trash Train", moves municipal waste from New Jersey to Mingo Jct... (more)
NS 1068 (the Erie heritage unit) and NS 4000 (the first AC44C4 rebuild) bring loaded ethanol train 64T east across the Pittsburgh Line. The train passes ALTO Tower in downtown Altoona as it approa... (more)
Amtrak's eastbound Pennsylvanian passes Alto Tower as it prepares to make its station stop in Altoona.
PRR K4s No. 1361 drifts by ALTO Tower after a trip to Bellefonte. ALTO Tower was constructed in 1880, retired in 2012, and still stands today.
Just two days after “Snowmageddon 2016”, proof of Jonas’ wrath is still evident in Altoona as 156 leads the Pennsylvanian past the former Pennsylvania Railroad Interlocking tower “Alto” on the fin... (more)
A westbound train passes ALTO tower in what is arguably my favorite Conrail photograph of all times. This photo does not typify my photographic style at the time it was taken, but I'm certainly g... (more)
A Roger Puta photograph.
The Illinois Terminal Heritage unit lead NS train 20K past the closed Alto Tower.
Juniata Terminal's matched PRR E8A's pass the now closed Alto Tower during the public excursion from Altoona, PA. to Gallitzin, PA.
"Passing Alto Tower"
Three NS GE's lead a lengthy intermodal train down the mountain as the train passes a no longer manned Alto tower.
Alto Tower is in its last days (or nights, in this case) as a helper set drifts by. I wanted to get here while the tower was still open because I knew the blue ALTO sign would vanish almost immedi... (more)
An eastbound Conrail TV (for Trail Van--and old Pennsy term) intermodal drops downgrade into Altoona after negotiating Horseshoe Curve just a few miles back upgrade.