A Norfolk Southern intermodal train passes by the decomissioned Alto Tower on a beautiful spring morning.
In the ending months of Alto Tower it became one of the number one spots to be photographed before being closed and was documented by many inside and out. Here NS 1000 leads a loaded coal drag dow... (more)
NS 60G Crosses over from the signal siding to Main 9 for 1 Yard at Rose. The John Deere and Case IH trains are always among my favorites. On the right: ALTO tower's fate still remains uncertain; h... (more)
NS 20Q passes by a cold and dark ALTO Tower as a fresh batch of snow blankets the area.
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.