NS 3503 sits on Chestnut Ave, awaiting a new cab. Note this engine has an 81'' Nose instead of the usual 88'' nose. Main reason the cab was replaced with an Admiral Cab.
A Storm's-a-comin'With storm clouds brewing above the Horseshoe Curve, the tail ends of a westbound intermodal and eastbound manifest rest are caught at opposite sides of the valley.
One Goes Up, One Comes DownThe head end of 23Z passes the rear end helpers of an unidentified manifest. The trains are heading in both directions and are long enough to each wrap th... (more)
The Closest Thing to Fall Color...Under storm lighting, a westbound intermodal headed up by Norfolk Southern's Norfolk Southern heritage unit (that sounds odd, I know, but there's a... (more)
A pair of helpers shove manifest freight 17G, passing the head end of intermodal 16N on the mountainside just west of Horseshoe Curve.
Something New, Something BrokenRecently-released red mane (or Knuckles Bonnet, you decide) rebuild 8520 was posed out in the open for a few days following its official PR photos. Am... (more)
Two sets of yard power work at Norfolk Southern's yard in Altoona as a manifest freight eases through on the mainline.
NS 1801, the soon to be second SD70ACC rebuilt, sits at the Juniata shops in the midst of its rebuild, prior to its yellow and gray paint scheme.
NS AC44C6M, a brand new rebuild, has emerged from the Juniata Shops in Altoona, shining in a fresh coat of paint. Meanwhile, another rebuild awaits paint and will become NS 4099. In the foreground... (more)
When SD70ACU 7276 was fresh out of the Juniata Shops. Leading C91 to Conway. Fresh unit 7256 was trailing as well.
NS 7272 sits in the line awaiting time in the shops. This unit and 2 more were actually rebuilt into SD70ACUs at the Progress Shops in Muncie IN.
The cabs of NS C40-9's have met their end as the fleet is rebuilt into AC44C6M's, which feature new widecabs. Two such cabs await their fate at a scrapyard just outside Altoona.
NS 3223 sits in a line awaiting a new Admiral Cab to be installed. Note the Wabash F Unit.
The first two SD70ACC rebuilds, painted in yellow and gray, await pickup from Rose Yard in Altoona, along with a freshly rebuilt AC44C6M. Locomotives:NS 4097 AC44C6MNS 1801 SD70ACC... (more)
NS 24M lights up and passes MG Tower on it's way down the East Slope of the Allegheny Mountains.