The helpers on the eastbound coal drag are about to enter the Allegheny Tunnel as they start to make their way down the east slope.
The setting sun lights up the flanks of 24Z as it approaches Galitzin Tunnel.
21G leaves the tunnels under Gallitzin and is pulling hard to get its train over the grade. Before the head end exited the tunnel smoke was billowing out.
An old co-worker of mine...AKA "Buffy" gets the privilage to be the man at the throttle during the test run of the OCS power.
An Eastbound coal drag disappears into the tunnel at Gallitzin as the Pennsy N5C caboose stands guard on the hill. The tunnel to the left is the old Westbound portal, but now serves as a great pla... (more)
An Eastbound Intermodal train approaches the tunnel at Gallitzin to begin the decent down the East Slope into Altoona, PA.
NS 68Q drops down the slide into Portage Tunnel and eventually to Altoona, PA
The operator of the Jordan Spreader/Snow Plow gives a friendly wave as he clears track 2 near Gallitzin, PA
The Westbound Pennsylvanian passes through CP UN into the setting sun, leaving the town of Gallitzin behind.
NS 20E rounds the curve from Cresson with the sun setting on a beautiful day of railfanning the West Slope.
An empty gondola train exits Galitzin Tunnel and starts downgrade.
A slab train roars out of Gallitzen Tunnel with a Dash 9 up front.
An eastbound freight lights up the west portal of the enlarged Allegheny Tunnel as a car descends the hill above. Note the gigantic icicles in the abandoned Gallitzin Tunnel portal at left.
An eastbound NS train highlights the icicles hanging off the tunnel portal as it grinds its way up the hill.
Pennsy N5C cabin, built 6/42, welcomes railfans observing the activity below as Conrail 6469 pops out of the old tunnel.