#765 takes it easy coming down the slide
A westbound stack train works up the Mountain on track three as it passes under the PL's at 245.4
NS 36A begins its decent down the "slide" into the New Portage Tunnel, at Tunnel Hill, Pa. Trailing fourth, on 36A, is a ex CN GP-9RM owned by Savage.
A pair of SD45-2 helpers provide braking assistance as a unit coal train disappears into the darkness of New Portage Tunnel on its downhill trip towards Altoona.
With the full moon providing light to an otherwise dark scene, an eastbound freight continues it's journey towards Altoona, after briefly stopping at Tunnel Hill. In the distance, a westbound appr... (more)
An early snow storm coats the fall foilage with a fresh blanket of snow as an eastbound loaded coal train eases into the 2.2% grade of The Slide.
An eastbound mixed frieght starts its way down the east slope on track two toward Altoona, the train can be seen strerched out through Bennington Curve in the distance.
An Eastbound makes it's way up Track 1 heading for Altoona, the lights from the city backlight the distant ridge, as the EOT tells the tale of the train's path.
On the opposite ridgeline from ... (more)
The helpers on this eastbound coal drag are in full dynamic as they are in the teeth of the 2.1% grade of "The Slide'. Weather conditions were very interesting as the sun was shinning while a sudd... (more)
An eastbound coal train decends the slide with SD40-2 helpers on the rear... note the tail end of a westbound manifest on track 3...
NS power lugs tonnage up track # 3. Yes the train in the background is the same as in the front.
After stopping to test the brakes, NS 9580 starts it's decent eastbound on track 2 toward Horseshoe Curve as NS 9426 rolls past on track 3 toward the east portal of Allegheny Tunnel and Gallitzin.
Even on drab cloudy days the fall foliage that is at or just past peak in central PA can add some much needed color to the landscape.
The hogger notches out the throttle on last excursion train of Railfest 2007 as he rounds to other famous curve on the old Pennsy.
An empty coal train heads west...