Taken in the East Altoona pit during the steam-diesel transition era with a PRR Police escort. The Alco diesels were classified RSD-7 on the Pennsy.
This is PRR's daily local, S71, which ran from Northumberland to Selinsgrove Jct., then out the Selinsgrove Secondary to the PP&L power plant in Shamokin Dam, PA. (coal loads). It then continued ... (more)
Q steam parked at Galesburg
The "Go Go" Sox of 1959 would end up meeting the Dodgers in the World Series. Meanwhile that summer a couple miles north of Comisky Park the Zephyr Pit cranked out a daily fleet of domed streamli... (more)
The stark view of just another pusher set shoving tonnage up the mountain leaving town is in concert with the harsh July sunlight conditions this was taken in, some 60 years ago at the soon to-be-... (more)
Action on the Mon line under the Duquense Incline. PRR Class FS20m.
As a westbound freight approaches a signal on the west side of the Monongahela River, passing under the Duquense Incline, my friend the late William Rosenberg waves at me. PRR Class EF45.
Tonnage rolls near the Duquense Incline at the confluence of the three rivers. The bridge in the background is the West End Bridge over the Ohio. PRR Class EF45.
Riding a Pitcairn local, an eastbound headed by an EP40 passes us.
A view from an excrsion train is captured by John's camera, out on the mainline enroute to Pittsburgh. John rode a fantrip from Massillon, OH to Pittsburgh before riding the Pittsburgh & Shawmut ... (more)
A view from an excursion train is captured by John's camera, somewhere out on the mainline south of Conway, PA.
The ill-fated Aerotrain crosses the Rockville bridge in what is believed to be early 1956, enroute to Pittsburgh, PA.
The ill-fated Aerotrain leaves the station enroute to Pittsburgh, The train began running on the PRR in February, 1956 and continued for nine months.
Fireman's side view of the 1209 just in from Roanoke and getting some service. N&W Class A.
After an overnight bus ride from Roanoke, the photographer spots an A-class 1209 demonstrating articulation as it threads through a crossover under the coal dock at Columbus. Like John, the engin... (more)