Some of my friends have been known to refer to N&W/NS high-hood units as bricks, as they have the profile of a dark, nondescript rectangle. Perhaps the only locomotive more f... (more)
From a viewpoint above the apex of Horseshoe Curve, a westbound freight crawls under the signal bridge at Kittanning Point approaching the curve.
A westbound Conrail ore train rolls past the abandoned yard along the former Reading main line at Woodlane, Pennsylvania. The power combination of a B23-7 and a C30-7A is somewhat unusual.
Contractors working along the ROW wait as a pair of SD45-2 helpers provide braking to help ease an eastbound coal drag downgrade as it passes through New Portage Tunnel.
A well worn GP40-2 approaches Cresson with MOW track materials.
A westbound passes MP 242 a short distance west of the visitors center at Horseshoe Curve.
Conrail used the yard at Lansdale, Pennsylvania as a base of operations to serve several branches in the Lansdale area. Because most of these branches had limited runaround facilities, the locals ... (more)
An eastbound freight passes under the signal bridge (MP 239.7) at McGarveys, located about two miles east of the Horseshoe Curve visitors center.
One could usually find a small assortment of Conrail locomotives assigned to local service in the yard in Lansdale, Pennsylvania. The assortment was dominated by 1500 horsepower unite in the form ... (more)
The clock on the station platform clock indicates that it’s shortly after noon in Lansdale, Pennsylvania. An MU train that arrived from Philadelphia is now waiting to return as an off-peak afterno... (more)
An eastbound trailer train is about to enter New Portage Tunnel at Tunnelhill, Pa. The power plant in Ebensburg is evident in the background.
The pushers on an eastbound freight pass through Wall, Pa. Prior to the development of Pitcairn Intermodal Terminal, the former Pitcairn Yard was primarily composed of rusting rails and equipment.
A pair of helpers on an eastbound freight aid in holding back the train for its downhill glide into Altoona.
Six locomotives escort a single boxcar east at UN in Gallitzin, Pa.
Only a couple months old, a Conrail SD60I awaits to depart east from the IHB's Blue Island Yard. Tom Golden photo.