A pair of SD40E helpers passes westbound manifest 13G and the now closed ALTO Tower. This is the first winter in Altoona since ALTO was closed...ending 95+ years of continuous operation.
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A double helper set passes by ALTO Tower on the rear end of 590 coal drag.
NKP 765 marches into Altoona for a water stop.
The stark view of just another pusher set shoving tonnage up the mountain leaving town is in concert with the harsh July sunlight conditions this was taken in, some 60 years ago at the soon to-be-... (more)
Using my Fall Break wisely, my dad and I traveled over to the Altoona area to capture all the changes that were taking place. Pennsy signals were a priority and so was ALTO. We were very fortunate... (more)
Close up view of new GP22ECO 5901 at Alto Tower. This locomotive is a GP38 rebuild, with an EMD 8 cylinder 710 engine kit replacing the original locomotive's 16 cylinder 645.
In the pouring rain a pair of GP-35's bring an Eastbound into Altoona. This was the only black unit I ever saw with Conrail spelled out on the nose.
Five NS 80MACs come off the mountain past ALTO tower with a loaded coal train for Altoona Yard. Leading the train are 7212 and 7205 on the head end with 7200, 7209 and 7205 on the rear. Thanks for... (more)
A coal train arrives at Altoona on a dreary, wet, day.
Power in RDG, PC, & LV colors lead an Eastbound into Altoona.
An Eastbound coal train arrives at Altoona with a C-425 leading 3 geeps on a soggy July 4th weekend.
On a very rainy 4th of July weekend, an Eastbound arrives at Altoona with a pair of black engines bracketing an ex RDG SD-45.
NS local departs Altoona, PA enroute to Holidaysburg and past Alto tower.
NS 26T reaches the bottom of the East Slope of the Allegheny Mountains as it arrives in Altoona, PA. Note that ALTO Tower has just received a fresh coat of paint.
The photographer could not help but to be reminded of Green Day's Boulevard of Broken Dreams as NS 7211 rolls under its own power towards the JLS after bringing 36A down off the hill. After... (more)