A pair of 80MAC's drift under the new and old signals past Alto Tower. Won't be long now before these icons of the Pennsy disappear.
NS 3374 leads two CSX GE's on a loaded ethanol train rolling down hill into Altoona. This scene at CP SLOPE has changed, with the new signal upgrades new switches have been placed between the brid... (more)
5 brand new VALE BB40-9wm's roll through Altoona PA on there way east to be loaded onto ship and eventually end up in Brazil.
A couple of tough customers hang out in the back yard at JBS. The closest unit is the 5531, after being involved in a wreck at Chalmette, LA the unit was retired on 22 Jan 2008.
Something you don't see everyday. Work continues on the progress to close ALTO tower within the next 6-12 months. The current switches at ALTO will be torn out except for the switch to Hollidaysbu... (more)
A pair of SD40E helpers (man, I like these units) leaves ROSE Yard and heads east in order to assist a stranded 640 coal train on the Nittany & Bald Eagle just east of Tyrone, Pa. HOMER interlock... (more)
As part of the ALTO replacement project, the new signal mast has already been erected at the west end of SLOPE interlocking. I'm not sure if these signals will be a new SLOPE or part of ALTO. 13G... (more)
Normally nocturnal Altoona to Conemaugh local C52 makes a rare daylight appearance as it leaves the city of Altoona and passes under the classic PRR signal bridge at ALTO. The signal bridge is on ... (more)
One of a handful ex-LMS C40-8W locomotives leads NS 20T under the PRR signals at ALTO. NS is redesigning the entire ALTO interlocking and will be merging the interlocking with SLOPE interlocking. ... (more)
The helper on NS 11V leans hard into their train as they begin the climb into the mountains west of Altoona on a bright sunny morning. In just a mile or so both units will be in Run 8 pushing the ... (more)
Get your shots while you can!! NS 20K slowly crawls under the SLOPE signal bridge as it descends down the hill into Altoona. The signal bridge is on short time and will be replaced soon by the sig... (more)
A set of helpers shove hard on this ore train just as the sun is starting to come out and burn the fog off. This train will shortly be on Horseshoe Curve.
6304 shoving on the rear end of this westbound intermodal.
The newest SD40E has just been pulled out of the paint booth a few hours earlier, placed in the perfect spot, and ready to be added to the roster.
A NS SD40-2 leads a high and wide load with CAT equipment at ALTO tower. The tower at ALTO is still used.