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)
Coal drag with Conrail blue leader comes off the mountain and passes the still-manned Alto Tower.
Arriving back in Altoona with the first Railfest excursion, the Pennsy E8s roll by the classic PRR tower at 17th St. in Altoona, PA
In a scene repeated for decades, an Eastbound train passes Alto tower. This tower is still manned and controls all movements around altoona and up the East Slope.
Two types of motive power pass Alto Tower on a hot July afternoon.
NS Office Car Special
Canon EOS 300D.
ALTO tower decorated for Christmas
Inside Alto Tower, the operator makes an entry in the movement log.
Conrail SD40-2 helpers on the head end of an eastbound freight pass Alto Tower