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Photo ID: 553440

The Illinois Terminal Heritage unit lead NS train 20K past the closed Alto Tower.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: 1072
Train ID: 20K
Photo Date: November 07, 2015


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By: Andy Fayerweather

Added: Nov 07, 2015

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Photo ID: 542481

Juniata Terminal's matched PRR E8A's pass the now closed Alto Tower during the public excursion from Altoona, PA. to Gallitzin, PA.

Railroad: Juniata Terminal (JTFS)
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: PRR 5711
Train ID: NS 855
Photo Date: July 12, 2008


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By: BNSF ES44DC

Added: Aug 14, 2015

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Photo ID: 525799

"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.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: GE C40-9W (Dash 9-40CW)
Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: NS 9170
Train ID: NS 20T
Photo Date: October 20, 2013


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By: Steve Zachowski

Added: Apr 04, 2015

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Photo ID: 487784

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)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD80MAC
Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: NS 7208
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 11, 2012


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By: Steve Barry / www.railroadphotographer.com

Added: Jul 01, 2014

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Photo ID: 484504

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.

Railroad: Conrail
Locomotive: GE B36-7
Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: CR 5031
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August, 1989


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By: Ron Flanary

Added: Jun 05, 2014

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Photo ID: 465724

The Nickle Plate Road 765 passes by Alto Tower as it eases into Altoona after the return trip through Horseshoe Curve.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-4
Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: NKP 765
Train ID: NS 062
Photo Date: May 25, 2013


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By: Trey Belton

Added: Jan 09, 2014

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Photo ID: 461907

A helper set begins their shove out of Altoona as they pass Alto.

Railroad: Conrail
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: CR 6412
Train ID: Helpers
Photo Date: May 13, 1995


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By: Wade H. Massie

Added: Dec 11, 2013

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Photo ID: 457639

The NS 6303 helps push another Intermodel west out of Altoona by ALTO Tower and soon through Horseshoe Curve.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD40E
Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: NS 6303
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 25, 2013


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By: Trey Belton

Added: Nov 05, 2013

Views: 2,163
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Favorited: 6

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Photo ID: 457622

The Amtrak Pennsylvanian has not one but two B32-8s for power. Also in the consist behind the head end is the Ohio Central private car "Sugar Creek". Pictured passing the former ALTO tower slowing... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE B32-8 (Dash 8-32B)
Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 514
Train ID: NS 04T
Photo Date: November 05, 2013


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By: Jim Johnston

Added: Nov 05, 2013

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Photo ID: 455981

The NS 6763 leads an Autorack train east by ALTO Tower and into Altoona. In the left side background you can see the NS Police waiting for the arrival of the Nickel Plate 765.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD60M
Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: NS 6763
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 25, 2013


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By: Trey Belton

Added: Oct 22, 2013

Views: 1,922
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Photo ID: 454958

Amtrak 822(Phase III) leading AMTK 42 pass ALTO Tower.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 822
Train ID: AMTK 42
Photo Date: October 12, 2013


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By: ajbarber

Added: Oct 13, 2013

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Photo ID: 450453

Time continues to tick away on the clock but the time for Alto operating as a manned tower was coming to a slow end as the NS was planning the towers closure. A SD40E helper set rolls past Alto as... (more)

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD40E
Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: Unknown


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By: Steven Mckay

Added: Sep 08, 2013

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Photo ID: 450443

A pair of SD40E's provide dynamic braking for a loaded coal train as they roll by the now closed Alto Tower.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD40E
Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: NS 6313
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: Unknown


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By: Steven Mckay

Added: Sep 08, 2013

Views: 2,334
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Photo ID: 447269

A pair of SD40E's pass ALTO Tower, headed west.

Railroad: Norfolk Southern
Locomotive: EMD SD40E
Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: NS 6306
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 12, 2013


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By: Nick Hart

Added: Aug 14, 2013

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Photo ID: 447194

A classy Phase IV Dash 8 passes ALTO Tower, which was the last manned tower in the state of Pennsylvania. Just over a year before this photo was taken, the tower was officially closed and a new co... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P32BWH (Dash 8-32BWH)
Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 513
Train ID: AMTK 42
Photo Date: August 12, 2013


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By: Nick Hart

Added: Aug 14, 2013

Views: 1,739
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Favorited: 5
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