On a beautiful summer morning a heavy eastbound mixed freight has reached the bottom of the east slope of The Alleghenies as it eases by one of the last existing towers on the Pittsburgh Line.
A stop at the Juniata Shops usually yields some interesting finds, seen here is a DASH9 with moderate fire damage to the long hood and a four axle slug. NS 927 was originally built by EMD as a GP1... (more)
The sun cloud line was playing games with me for about 15 mins before I won and the train came at the same time. Two CR 60I's haul mty PPL hoppers West to be loaded out once again along with the f... (more)
13G has just started to pull on number 1 track to the right and 21M comes buzzing by on number 2 headed for the hills.
A fire damaged high hood SD40 sitting outside the Juniata Shops kind of sets this scene with a somber mood with these typical winter weather conditions on the mountain.
Eastbound loaded coal drag, downgrade
UPY GG20GP sits in pieces in the Juniata Shops awaiting further work.
A loaded garbage train grinds uphill on the 1.8% grade with an added helper set up front. The usual pair of SD40-2 road engines has an ES40DC leader as a bonus...
The Rose yard job has just entered the Cove Secondary headed for Hollidaysburg and passes the Northbound home signal for ALTO.
The traction motor fire is out, the crossing is cut, now the front half of the local pulls down so the engine man from Rose can check the second unit to see what's wrong. In the meantime, there's ... (more)
The Altoona to Hollidaysburg local heads through South Altoona. In about 30 cars they'd stop due to a traction motor fire on the second unit.
Bye bye blue? The Juniata Shops in Altoona is one of the last places where you can shoot blue engines outnumbering black engines, over a decade after the merger. The orange railcar mover (a... (more)
The present and future(?) of helper service? As the old stalwarts (SD40-2s 3427 and 3352) stand by at right, recently rebuilt SD40Es 6304 and 6301 are the head end helpers on westbound M9G,... (more)
Viewed across the valley from one side of Horseshoe Curve to the other, an eastbound (downgrade) train's power is on the opposite side from the rear third of its consist (photo taken with Conrail ... (more)
The hoods of former Conrail and NS GP38s rest on the ground as they await to be used on slug units.