A mile east of Horseshoe Curve, symbol freight NWC-1 is climbing the mountain with 25 loads of slabs on the head-end. First generation power was still prevalent as is the case with this nice set -... (more)
The morning haze isn't quite burned off as the 7,200 h.p. set of 20 cylinder giants start their run up the "hill"
Amtrak's eastbound Pennsylvanian descends Slope, slowly passing ALTO Tower preparing to make its Altoona station stop.
The Norfolk Southern Executive Train makes its way across the western leg of Horseshoe Curve behind the four F-Units that were the standard power on the train. Unknown at the time, this deadhead m... (more)
Visitors to the famous Horseshoe Curve watch as Norfolk Southern intermodal 21E grinds up the grade behind a pair of GE locomotives. While most visitors have phones and cameras fixed on the action... (more)
CR 6196 West is crossing over from No.2/No.3 track at MG. It is not the usual case for one of the main tracks to be rusty, as is the case with No.1 track at this time. The track was out of service... (more)
An eastbound intermodal descends the east slope through Horseshoe Curve.
As with their westbound counterparts, nearly every tonnage train descending the mountain has helpers on the rear to assist with braking. The 6366/6374 set is coupled to the 6256 East, PIBA, as it ... (more)
Coming 'round the mountain: Symbol freight PIBA (Conway-Baltimore) eases its consist around the curve coming into MG Interlocking, high on the Allegheny slopes. Ektachrome.
A pair of Dash 9's bracketing an SD70M-2 lead eastbound intermodal train 20T as it passes by the shuttered Alto Tower on the western edge of Altoona.
Amtrak Pennsylvania 42, NS 04T, slows on it's approach to the Altoona Transportation Center with the PRR Private Car, Catalpa Falls, between the locomotive and the new Phase III Baggage car
A 4 pack of helpers wait to enter Rose Yard after assisting a heavy eastbound mixed freight over the mountain. A westbound mixed freight can be seen making its run on the hill in the foreground.