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.
Early on a grubby August morning, a Conrail Trail Van train (TV) claws up and around famed Horseshoe Curve behind a trio of EMD SD40-2s. The throttle is wide open, and traction sand is being pulve... (more)
Still in her PC paint. EX PRR F7A was a rare bird to find for me.
The unique cab profile of a General Electric C32-8 shows well in a view from the overpass at mile 332.6 at Ethel, Missouri, as Conrail No. 6020 leads a westbound Santa Fe freight at 4:26 p.m. on t... (more)
A Conrail SD50 and SD40-2 lead a string of autoracks eastbound on the Indiana Harbor Belt. Tom Golden photo.
Norfolk Southern's 33K's rear end is just clearing CP NK as the train accelerates past Conrail's OI-10 in Hillside. Both trains are powered by conventional, non wide-nose, locomotives.
An empty hopper train dashes through the snow en route to the mines for another load of coal. Merry Christmas to all!
A pair of B36s lead a local back to Conway.
A local led by a GP15-1 provides a nice change of pace from the widecabs and SD40-2s frequently seen on the Pittsburgh Line.
A westbound local scoots past the interesting signal bridge in East Palestine.
A pair of auto racks make for interesting looky-loo sightings (and yes the photographer was also a looky-loo) as the scene of a derailment in Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York attracted a great deal of... (more)