Engine 847 is spotted up under the chute and in just a few brief moments it will be easing ahead at speeds not even 1/2 a mile an hour loading the regions most precious of resources. COAL. The min... (more)
Taking a walk off the beaten path paid off on this day. Not only did I get to see the last of the fall colors here but I also got to see a train cross this bridge in a very remote location. The fa... (more)
Pushers roll NB approaching the South End of Towers. This was a good parting shot. A day long stay at Towers was well worth it and I was rewarded with great weather and excellent mountain railroad... (more)
As the last rays of sunlight fall this extra north crosses the bridge at Skaggs Hole. The foliage for this year is almost gone but one thing rests assured......the coal trains will still roll on.
Peek a boo! Looking from the Stateline Overlook at "The Breaks" this SB is seen with my 300 mm lens as it peeks through an opening in the treeline that follows the railroad here. This train is abo... (more)
A matching set of painted WM GP30's trail along behind the long fall foliage special pulled by WMSR 2-8-0 734. A smoke plume can be seen in the distance.
Coal business must be good in Pennsylvania. Another empty hopper train is rolling west.
As expected, coal business is strong on the Pokey main.
As the last rays of sunlight gleam this WB mty hopper train is headed for the South Fork Secondary.
The "Capital Limited" wastes no time as it makes its morning arrival in Cumberland.
Fall colors have come to "The Curve". Some of the better colors are almost gone.
Helpers assist in dynamic braking if needed when moving eastbound for the final leg of the trip to Altoona.
Fall has again come to "The Curve". Some of the good colors are almost gone.
As the first rays of sunlight break through the SB manifest rumbles across the bridge at Pool Point on this fall morning.
Southbound pusher 70 is leaning in hard with 8 notches to assist in moving heavy tonnage up the grade through the Breaks and then on through Towers. Fall foliage is really starting to show here in... (more)