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)
Passengers aboard the Pennsylvanian pass though the apex of Horseshoe Curve.
An eastbound loaded oil train glides carefully down Horseshoe Curve in perfect light. It was a battle between Sun and clouds on my visit. In the end, the Sun won and this photo was the ... (more)
An eastbound auto rack train grinds down the mountain towards Altoona around the world famous horseshoe curve.
A Norfolk Southern intermodal train traverses the Horseshoe Curve in this 10 second Neutral Density time exposure.
Bound for BuffaloA westbound Office Car Special climbs the World Famous Horseshoe Curve above Altoona, with 4 vintage EMD F-series and 14 cars. This trip is heading to Buffalo, NY a... (more)
Brrrrr!I'm not sure what possessed me to go up here on the first snowfall last year, but it was much easier to fly a drone around than try to climb up the hill. Besides, I got a rea... (more)
Union Pacific's 1943 (Veterans) leads NS 066 on the return to Omaha over Horseshoe Curve in Altoona, PA as it passes the signals at 241. The "other than NS or Amtrak" leader is very rare... (more)
Union Pacific's 1943 (Veterans) leads NS 066 on the return to Omaha over Horseshoe Curve in Altoona, PA. The "other than NS or Amtrak" leader is very rare on this line due to the need fo... (more)
Another intermodal works it's way westward around the famous Horseshoe Curve.
A Salute to the FallenIt's a couple days late for Memorial Day, but a salute to our fallen servicemen and women is in order. Thank you to all of you and your families for your sacri... (more)
A westbound gondola train climbs past mile marker 242 (lower left corner of photo) at the Horseshoe Curve in Altoona, PA.