The squeal of 6-axle flanges from a pair of U-Boats announce the passing of pushers down-bound, returning to Altoona for their next push westbound up the curve. U25C 6502 and 6536 a U-30C.
Shoving hard on the tail-end CR 6341 and SD45-2 6655 are knuckled onto a CR bay-window caboose, westbound up Horseshoe Curve.
77 cars, 3 locomotives, 1 shot: The train is the southbound lodaded L22 photographed at horseshoe curve in Santa Lucia city. The grade is about 2%. The mid DPU AC44i is just behind the tree at the... (more)
An eastbound intermodal descends the east slope through Horseshoe Curve.
An afternoon westbound mixed freight approaches the crowd of visitors lined around the World Famous Horseshoe Curve.
An afternoon westbound empty hopper train approaches the crowd of visitors lined around the World Famous Horseshoe Curve.
NS train 21J comes west around the World Famous Horseshoe Curve with the Interstate heritage unit trailing.
The Memory RemainsThe NS OCS climbs west through Horseshoe Curve, passing the remains of the second derailment on the curve for July. Thankfully, it seems NS learned their lesson an... (more)
The Wrap-aroundThe NS Office Car Special pulls west out of Altoona, wrapping around Horseshoe Curve a bit after 11 am.
NS local C90 comes around the Horseshoe Curve with the 4 NS executive F units and one business car in tow. The local operated as a test train of the F units between Altoona and Johnstown and retur... (more)
Grinding up Grade. Moving at a blistering 10mph, 21J works its way up hill into Horseshoe Curve.
Derailed cars dot the right of way around Horseshoe Curve after two derailments in the past 4 weeks.