Blast from the PastIn a scene straight out of 1931, a man stops his car for the local passenger train in Hollidaysburg, PA. Both vehicles--the locomotive and the Model A are product... (more)
Moonset SteamThe moon hangs low in the early morning in Hollidaysburg as the Everett Railroad's crew prepares for a day of hosting photographers.
A Lerro Productions cha... (more)
Winter Wonderland There's nothing quite like a steam locomotive in the snow, and the Everett Railroad's diminutive 2-6-0 #11 doesn't disappoint. The first substantial snowfall of th... (more)
An Ever-Changing Scene--As the Sun Sets The Juniata Locomotive Shop is a never-ending source of interest. On each visit, the details are always a little different. Different locomot... (more)
It's Getting Cold Up HereThe first thick blanket of snow has fallen on the Altoona area, and NS is as busy as ever with extra intermodal traffic ahead of the holidays. This place ne... (more)
Multi-track Drifting!!The Rose Yard job decided it wanted to try out drift racing. It turns out that, while you can do this with models, real trains should stick to one track at a t... (more)
Heading BackDespite already having blown the railhead clear of accumulation on the westbound trip (south, really), the NBER's thrice-weekly train continues to leave a white streak i... (more)
"The Branch"The NBER operates the former Bald Eagle Branch of the PRR, or known to some locals simply as "The Branch." Built after a few failed attempts as the B... (more)
Follow the White CloudThis is the first image I took of the Nittany & Bald Eagle's Tyrone turn the day after winter storm Stella dumped the only significant snowfall of the season o... (more)
Horses of Flesh and IronThe Abingdon Branch is noted for how little life seems to have changed over the last half century. Draft teams are still a common sight on farms along the V-... (more)
The Day is DoneThe crew of the Everett Railroad chat around the table, enjoying a cigar or two before tying the engine down for the night. Part of a Lerro Productions charte... (more)
Pre-departure At BristolA lantern trail is left by the conductor walking train 201 as it prepares to depart the yard at Bristol, Virginia for Abingdon in the autumn of 1956. The loc... (more)
ReflectionsEverett 11 puts on a bit of a show both above and on the water at the Milepost 10 Bridge. The reflection is always a bit different...
Clinging to Life The PRR's position lights are an endangered species. A few vintage examples still cling to life on the mountainside above Altoona, such as this one at PT 244. As an... (more)
Black SnakeA westbound oil train climbs the east slope of the Alleghenies, rounding AG Curve just west of MG ('Mid-Grade') interlocking.