Eastbound manifest 12G drops down into Altoona with a trio of Dash 9s. With AC traction becoming the new norm on NS, its hard to find a solid set of DC powered locomotives.
Amtrak's Eastbound 'Pennsylvanian' passes by now-shuttered ALTO Tower as it approaches its station stop in Altoona, PA.
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Train 42 is Amtrak's daily New Yor... (more)
CR 6332 SD40 & CR 6448 SD40-2 are the helper set on the tail end of this coal train descending around Horseshoe Curve on the east slope.
A beautiful 4th of July brings us this beautiful overhead view of Horseshoe Curve as an Eastbound container train makes it way down the grade.
Back in the days before it became a national park with rangers ensuring your eternal safety, one could access the backside, the outer portion of the Horseshoe Curve. Doing so in August of 1986 en... (more)
NS 21M gets ready to make its assault on the Allegheny Grade
Once part of a Tuscan fleet that pulled varnish on the Great Broad Way, this Penn Central E8 has now been stripped of many parts and languishes in Conrail’s Altoona dead line. As soon as its two 5... (more)
One of Conrail's 35 ex-PC SD38s fresh out of the Juniata Locomotive Shop paint shop switches Rose Yard.
Amtrak Pennsylvanian arrives at Altoona.
A line of SD70ACU locomotives sit in NS Altoona Yard, waiting to be assigned DPU duties.
NS 5631 and 5636 doing switch jobs in NS Altoona Yard.
Two NS SD70ACU locomotives went westbound through downtown Altoona.
Conrail 3323, 3639 stenciled CR but still in Reading Lines colors, and 3230 lead an intermodal west around Horseshoe Curve. PRR 1361 K4s is still on display at the Curve.
The new wide cab face of the mountains shoves a long 21M around the curve and over the hill.