Deep into the East Altoona pit, J1a 6432 waits for work. It was officially retired in April 1958 (source: Keystone Crossings). John had an escort from the PRR Police to roam the property for the... (more)
PRR GP-35 2365 leads a GP-9B and Alco C-424 on an eastbound coal train, on Pennsy's Midland Division.
A F3 in Brunswick Green waits for work at East Altoona behind the roundhouse. John had an escort from the PRR Police to roam the property for these shots, this is one of 16 photos taken that day ... (more)
A view of the PRR servicing tracks at East Altoona shows a variety of power in this 1955 view. John had written permission from a high-up in the mighty PRR to freely roam East Altoona and take ph... (more)
A view from the coal dock at East Altoona reveals a passenger train, powered by a EP40,on the main line westward to the Altoona station. The dead steam in the foreground will probably never run a... (more)
A view from the coal dock at East Altoona reveals active and stored steam. John had permission from a high-up in the PRR to roam East Altoona, not often accessable to railfans. This is one of 16... (more)
Diminutive tank switcher 2796 rolls up to the table for a spin at East Altoona. PRR Class B8a. John got permission from a Vice President of the PRR to roam East Altoona, not often accessible to r... (more)
Dismounting from the steed
The mighty Pennsylvania Railroad left it's mark on Baltimore when it built it's imposing Penn Station in 1911 about a mile and a half north of downtown. Originally called Union Station until 1928... (more)
GG1 4935 returned to Washington Terminal for possibly its last time ever. This beautifully restored historic locomotive made a remarkable journey from the Railroad Museum of PA to Washington DC t... (more)
Pennsy units and Pennsy signals. Where else but Pittsburgh?
The chase of the Pennsylvania Railroad's E-units on this day was lacking sunshine, full of rain, but loaded with great photo opprotunities!
A Fallen Flag No More? As if it was the 1950's in color, a pair of vintage Pennsylvania Railroad E8A's lead the Altoona Railfest "Pittsburgher" past the nicely restored Homestead Pe... (more)
Pennsylvania Railroad E-8 number 5711 leads an Altoona Railfest excursion North at Tyrone, Pa. on the Nittany & Bald Eagle Railroad, on October 1, 2011.