Something Forgotten in the Darkness
No, I don't mean the COVID-19 pandemic in this case. What I mean is that while setting up for a night flash photo of this same scene, I snappe... (more)
One In, One OutAfter exiting the New Portage Tunnel, loaded eastbound coal drag NS 590 sits stopped with the head end just past the old SF duck under. 590 is in emergency, having ha... (more)
And to All A Good NightThe last night run of the The Everett Railroad Company's sold-out Santa's Express steams across the Frankstown Branch Juniata River in the Reservoir section o... (more)
Black Snake at SunriseA four pack of helpers assists braking for an eastbound oil train shortly after sunrise. As is common with trains on the Allegheny slopes, the train fills the ... (more)
Patience is a VirtueA short, unidentified intermodal train fills the center arc of the Horseshoe Curve above Altoona, PA. On the east leg, if you squint hard enough, you'll see the ... (more)
Naked and UnafraidBessemer & Lake Erie Texas type #643 has had a rocky history over the past couple decades. Restored to operating condition in the mid/late 1980s, it was all dresse... (more)
The Climax of a ChaseWhat's currently my final processed frame from a day chasing the WNYP's Meadville, PA to Falconer, NY (and return) road train has us looking down the former Eri... (more)
Putting the Hammer DownThe Western New York & Pennsylvania's Driftwood turn roars across Allegheny Avenue in Emporium, Pennsylvania on the afternoon of September 11, 2019, in a clou... (more)
Guess Who's Back?NS 4001 rests outside the Juniata Locomotive Shop, finally out of a two year rebuild following its involvement in a derailment near McVeytown, PA on April 15, 2017.... (more)
The Memory RemainsThe NS OCS climbs west through Horseshoe Curve, passing the remains of the second derailment on the curve for July. Thankfully, it seems NS learned their lesson an... (more)
The Wrap-aroundThe NS Office Car Special pulls west out of Altoona, wrapping around Horseshoe Curve a bit after 11 am.
Testing...testing...The first Evening Ice Cream Special (to my knowledge) crosses the Little Juniata River in the Reservoir area of Hollidaysburg. The Everett Railroad rarely runs a... (more)
Ponies and PatriotismThe NS Office Car Special descends the Horseshoe Curve just after 10 am on a damp summer morning.
Primed and ReadyWhile there hasn't a huge amount of progress on the engine or boiler (background) at this time, attention is being had to a large piece of the puzzle.
Isn't This Putting the Cart Before the Horse?Some might say so. But while the museum organizes the remaining heavy work to the engine proper, the long-overdue finishing touches on P... (more)