Westbound "Gateway Tripper" is heading to Pittsburgh.
Coal glistens in the late day light as it continues on it's eastbound trip through Gallitzin.
In sweet light, helpers push against the grade as they enter the outskirts of Gallitzin.
During the 2007 Altoona Railfest, Bennett Levin's PRR E8s ran trips from Altoona to the top of the mountain and back, allowing photographers to get classic images such as this one. This year's Alt... (more)
In an interesting twist of fate, these two Pennsylvania Railroad E8s have outlived this former Pennsylvania Railroad interlocking tower. PRR 5809 and 5711 round the connection between UN and AR du... (more)
Slug Fest '08. NS 10N with the entire fleet of NS RP-E6Y slugs, 990, 991, 992, and 993, in tow crests the summit of the Alleghenies. Also in the consist was unpatched SD70 2580, beat up SD60 6592,... (more)
Helpers ahead lead an all EMD consist out of Galitzin Tunnel.
A string of black, brown, and gray hoppers, with their black diamonds inside begin their descent of "the slide".
Well I decided to drop in on this spot where I always used to watch trains from oh about 12 yrs ago when I was 10 and was always at my great grandmothers house which is just behind me to the right... (more)
Rear end helper is out of the hole holding back a loaded coal bucket, up ahead is the last bunch of cars on an autorack that is passing, and just a few minutes earlier, all three trains were passi... (more)
With it's Nathan P5a blaring, 2529 storms out of the Allegheny Tunnel with a trailer train on a beautiful fall afternoon in October.
Too bad for cab signals, or this BNSF power could have been leading this train over the Pittsburgh line. It was still a surprise to see and wouldn't mind seeing more of them!
A long manifest pauses to set the air before enter the west port of the Allegheny Tunnel during a heavy snow. Thanks Darryl and BurghMan for the explaination.See more photos on my Flickr ... (more)
The unmistakable profile of an SD70M-2 as it prepares to enter Gallitzin tunnel during a heavy snowstorm.