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)
A pair of SD40E's provide dynamic braking for a loaded coal train as they roll by the now closed Alto Tower.
A pair of SD40E's pass ALTO Tower, headed west.
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)
The Nickle Plate Road 765 passes by Alto Tower as it eases into Altoona after the return trip through Horseshoe Curve.
Steaming past the old Alto Tower, NS 061 with NKP 765 prepares to stop in the town of Altoona.
The NS 2643 slows as it heads into Altoona leading a mostly empty intermodel.
Penn Central is comes home! The Penn Central and the Illinois Terminal lead an NS 64R Oil Train by ALTO Tower.
One year ago today, ALTO Tower was closed at 8 A.M. on June 16th, 2012, after nearly 100 years of service. In this photo, one of four cranes is seen getting into position to lift the eastbound ALT... (more)
ALTO continues to stand vigil at the foot of the Eastern Slope almost one year after it was closed in June of 2012. The leading edge of a storm is seen here blowing into the CP Altoona interlockin... (more)
The NS 6327 leads a helper set back from Horseshoe Curve.
The NS 2643 moves by ALTO Tower as it heads into Altoona.
The NKP 765 passes by Alto Tower as it eases into Altoona after moving east through Horseshoe Curve.
765 rolls Past Alto Tower after her decent into Altoona
Nothing says 'PENNSY' better than Tuscan Red and Gold, a keystone logo, and an old PRR signal Tower...if only there were some Position Light Signals...
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