Container Train with dynamic brakes whining passes aging Alto Tower
Helpers preparing to couple on for next trip up the Slope
Helper NS 3372 is in notch 8 pushing 21Q up the grade past the still active Ex-Pennsy Alto Tower. Alto is still maned 24 hours a day and controls helper movements over Horse Shoe Curve.
Heading past ALTO right behind the E8s
O4T coming into town ahead of the special
The train coming back into town
O4T (e/b Three Rivers) passing ALTO on the way to its Altoona station stop.
NS 3341/3344 pushing 13G past ALTO and up The Mountain to Cresson, Johnstown, and Pittsburgh.
NS 19G begins it's upward climb as NS 20R enters Altoona. Alto Tower is appropriately decorated for the holidays.