A helper set prepares to hook onto and shove a loaded coal train to Altoona.
A Conrail TV intermodal train marches up the grade through Horse Shoe curve with 30,000 HP of EMD support split between five GP40/40-2s and five SD40-2s. The fourth main is gone, but the Pennsy po... (more)
A two-unit Conrail helper set eases along under the watchful eyes of the operator in MO Tower at Cresson. Coming down the mountain in the background is a westbound TV (Trail Van) train (intermodal... (more)
Conrail way freight OI-10 has departed "South Side" and is headed for the Irvington Branch switch in Hillside. In tow are eight tank cars for Oasis Food Products plus one boxcar.
Conrail power idles away the afternoon, waiting for its return trip up north.
A westbound Conrail TV intermodal train led by three GE B36-7s rounds Horseshoe Curve west of Altoona, Pennsylvania on October 21, 1988 and meets an eastbound coal train headed downgrade powered b... (more)
Pushing on a westbound Conrail TV intermodal train are SD40-2 No. 6425 and SD40 No. 6289, passing SD45-2s Nos. 6660 and 6666 helpers on the rear of a coal train using dynamic braking to ease the h... (more)
Two Conrail trains part ways at Horseshoe Curve west of Altoona, Pennsylvania, on October 21, 1988. In the foreground pushing on an upgrade TV intermodal train are SD40-2 No. 6425 and SD40 No. 628... (more)
A trio of black U-Boats, including two still in Penn Central paint, head west on the Indiana Harbor Belt with a mixed freight. Tom Golden photo.
Two ex-Erie-Lackawanna SD45-2s with extra large fuel tanks drift downgrade at MG Tower as a westbound TV train approaches.
Photographed from outside the engineer's side of a Conrail SD40 in helper service, an eastbound eases toward Alto Tower at Altoona (taken with Conrail management approval and assistance).
We're riding the second unit on a Conrail eastbound coming down the mountain into Altoona, as we overtake another eastbound with rear end helpers.
This lash up was sitting at the engine terminal.
No the hostler is not dead. They were rolling by me as you can see he got a long lash up to look down.