Still hanging on...The days of end cab switchers on Class 1 Railroads is almost over, with only a few stragglers hanging on as SW1001 2102 is no exception. Built for the Reading as RDG 2612 in Nov... (more)
Several units await work outside the Juniata Shops in Altoona on October 7th. Some foundation work is also being done on the turntable.
Snow Squall Shifting
Norfolk Southern keeps a couple of ex-Reading SW1001s on the roster, at least two of which hang around Altoona for use as the shop goat. Here we find the regul... (more)
NS SW1001 2102 pulls retired GP38AC 2843 onto the turntable before pushing it onto a shop track. It's not every day one can see two locomotives of this vintage together on a Class 1!
The 2102 i... (more)
A nearly 45 year old SW1001 moves a D9-44CW around the Juniata Shops on the turntable.
One of only 8 SW1001s left on Norfolk Southern's locomotive roster moves an SD60E onto the turntable at the backside of NS's Juniata Shops in Altoona.
There were 9 SW1001s left on the NS until... (more)
The use of SW1001s on NS is rapidly coming to a close. With only 2 being used on Conrail Shared Assets and 3 stored in Enola, the 2102 is being put to work shuffling engines around the shop comple... (more)
Former Reading Company SW1001 #2612 is back home in Lansdale on lease to SEPTA for wire train service.
NS local H8G rounds the curve eastbound on 2 behind ex Reading and Conrail SW1001 alongside an idling stone train at Bridgeport.
NS 2102 switches the industry and the end of the branch.
NS H25 climbs out of several "dips" on this unique branch.
With a nice reflection, NS 2102 pushes 2 clay tank cars to the plant in the background. The "rough" track has the unit and cars all leaning in different directions.
Even cab first, this SW1001/MP15DC pair in shiny black paint look good as they haul 60 cars from the Upper Merion & Plymouth RR interchange.
A shiny black SW1001 passes a well manicured portion of the Harrisburg Line.
Freshly painted with no horse logo.