A B40 with a Conrail "Labor/Management Project" nose decal is westbound by the 1942-built MG (Mid-Grade) Tower. The tower is about 1 mile west of Horseshoe Curve, and was offered by Lio... (more)
Amtrak's since-discontinued Broadway Limited rolls downgrade on the east slope at MG Tower. This facility was open periodically at the time to handle crossovers between Gallitzin and Altoona, PA o... (more)
"Empty Bomb Train past MG"
Two ex-Erie-Lackawanna SD45-2s with extra large fuel tanks drift downgrade at MG Tower as a westbound TV train approaches.
A westbound crosses over at MG.
Climbing. 10G approaches MG Tower, digging into the grade about halfway up the East Slope.
A Westbound Van train heads underneath a signal bridge with old tri-light signals leftover from the Pennsy days at MG Tower.
A general merchandise freight heads up the hill past MG Tower as some MoW workers check the signals.
September 1970 saw Alcos working the slope in helper service, a C636 and C630 mate drift by. That same month also saw the debut of Monday Night Football, with Frank, Don, and Howard. The Centuri... (more)
Months before PC was able to jettison passenger service under the Amtrak umbrella, one of 75 ex-PRR E8's leads this ramshackle remnant of the once great fleet past the eyes of the Operator at MG.
65J Trash train with helpers ahead on the east slope east of Tunnel Hill @ CP MG...
Hauling The Mail. 21E rolls uphill with UPS and U.S. Mail packages trailing his two GE units. On the far ridge line, another wind turbine takes shape.
Dumping plenty of sand and working hard is NS 3423 helper ahead and for good reason!... gives the 65J Trash train some added help up the mountain just east of Tunnel Hill @ CP MG... This extra pow... (more)
An Eastbound Conrail Helper rolls past MG Tower on May 4, 1985 on its way back to Altoona to shove another Westbound Train.
Northbound train 203 heads out of Chicago for the Twin Cities at Deval Jct.