A pair of former Erie-Lackawanna SD45-2’s give a shove to a westbound train on its way to Horseshoe Curve.
After two GP35’s with an eastbound coal train arrived at Altoona, Pennsylvania in a cloud of brake shoe ... (more)
An analysis of the air in Altoona, Pennsylvania in the 1970’s would have revealed that the four most predominate components of that air were nitrogen, oxygen, diesel exhaust, and brake shoe smoke.... (more)
Class units of Conrail’s C32-8 and C30-7A classes, joined by another C32-8, have dropped their westbound train on a hump lead, and are now proceeding to the west end of Allentown yard. All three u... (more)
Three Builders, Three Decades
Locomotives of three different manufacturers from three different decades pass each other at the west end of Conrail’s Allentown, Pennsylvania yard. ... (more)
A Conrail Allentown yard job works the west end of the yard as morning fog lingers in the Lehigh River Valley. With Penn Central roots, Conrail’s fleet of nineteen U23C’s seemed to keep their assi... (more)
Visiting power from western railroads was still relatively uncommon in the northeast in the 1980’s. Here a Union Pacific SD40-2 has come to Allentown, in a power set with a Conrail SD50 and a Conr... (more)
The crew of CP/D&H combined trains 555/701 backs into CSX’ East Side Yard in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. While CP M636 4743 is a fan favorite, the crew no doubt is relieved that the lead unit is a... (more)
The Reading station in Hamburg, Pennsylvania, now long gone, was still intact during the Reading sesquicentennial celebration in 1983. Here a Reading – Pottsville excursion to celebrate the event ... (more)
In celebration of the sesquicentennial of the founding of the Philadelphia & Reading Railroad, a series of excursions were conducted on various Reading lines. With no serviceable Reading steam loc... (more)
George Hart’s ex-Canadian Pacific 4-6-0 most probably spent most of its common carrier life plying branch lines in Canada. It continued in branch line service on ex-CNJ trackage out of Jim Thorpe,... (more)
Having begun the return journey to Baltimore at Martinsburg, West Virginia, the eastbound Chessie Safety Express makes a station stop at Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. Some passengers rode t... (more)
The westbound Chessie Safety Express crosses the Potomac River as it slows for a station stop at Harpers ferry, West Virginia. Passengers were given the option of riding to Martinsburg or s... (more)
The Chessie Safety Express rolls west through Bartholows, Maryland. In about ten miles, the train will meet the Metropolitan Subdivision at Point of Rocks. Former B&O observation-buffet-lou... (more)
The Chessie Safety Express works its way west through Morgan, Maryland on the Baltimore & Ohio’s Old Main Line.