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.
Conrail action from the overpass of Hwy 53. The colors are just starting to change.
With help cut in on the head end the westbound "garbage" train roars out of the Allegheny Tunnel.
The eastbound Pennsylvanian about to plunge in to the Gallitzin Tunnel.
Helpers on a westbound double-stack train ease off the throttle as they crest the mountain summit at Gallitzin.
The westbound "Pennsylvanian" exits the Allegheny Tunnel on its way to Pittsburgh to connect with train 29 the westbound "Capitol Limited".
With no help a very heavy 10N with a leader in that classic blue scheme will soon be in "full dynamic" as she feels the grips in the 2.1% grade of "the slide".