The Hot Shot Eastbound
Like clockwork, Amtrak's Eastbound Pennsylvanian is cruising through Cresson, PA just after 9:30 in the morning. On this morning the train featured Amtra... (more)
After shoving a heavy train over the mountain in Central Pennsylvania, this helper rolls back down the mountain on track three, passing yet another heavy train on track one.
Two Juniata rebuilds - SD40E and SD60E meet.
Amtrak Veterans Unit at Sunset
Word quickly spread of Amtrak's Saluting Our Veterans Unit being on the evening Pennsylvanian and railfans gathered trackside to document the uni... (more)
Front: SD40E #6325 - SD40E #6313 - C40-9W #9455 - SD70M-2 #2767 - SD70 #2538
Back: SD40E #6312 - SD40E #6333
Westbound "truck-train" 21M passes underneath the PRR era Position Light signals at MP 249, just east of CP-MO (Cresson) on the Pittsburgh Line. With only a handful of the ex-CR C40-8s l... (more)
In the late 1970's, Conrail's helper district west of Altoona was dominated by 45-series locomotives (SD45's, SDP45's, and SD45-2's). Here a pair of SDP45's await their next call to duty at the Ce... (more)
A Conrail blue SD80MAC rests at the Cresson Engine Facility after working a coal drag.
It was a beautiful morning on the West Slope, and the sun was shining when this train rolled by.