Posted by Jeff Sell on January 11, 2014 
The Interstate locomotive really stands out in stark contrast to the monotone surroundings of its winter surroundings. The lack of leaves on the trees allows you to see the details of the mountains otherwise covered up during the warmer months. Nice photo!
Posted by David West on January 12, 2014 
Just had a look on Google maps (I live in the UK!) and found this location, so the blue loco seen in this photo is a display! At first I thought it was used as a helper that is kept on a siding at the top. Not sure that I like the livery of 8105. But other than that its a nice photo of an rather remote looking location.
Posted by Dana M. on January 12, 2014 
In response to David West: Yes, the loco in the Satelite photo is on display at a local park that sits in the middle of "Horseshoe Curve"! At one time the loco on display was a Pennsylvania Steam Locomotive that was removed for eventual renovation to operating condition, which turned out not to happen. The paint scheme of the 8105 is for the former Interstate Railroad, which is a railroad that makes up the history of the current Norfolk Southern Railroad. NS has twenty, (20) such locomotives painted in the paint schemes of predecessor railroads that are part of the Norfolk Southern history. the 20 locomotives in the NS predecessor schemes are known as the: "Hertitage Fleet"! Check them out here on! Ten (10) EMD SD70ACEs and Ten (10) GE ES4400AC locomotives in all! Search under Norfolk Southern, and "Special Schemes" in the search criteria. You might enjoy all 20 locomotives!
Posted by Dana M. on January 12, 2014 
Also, a follow up to David West comment: Horseshoe Curve is a very historic route in that the Pennsylvania Railroad carved out this curve and at one time it was a four track mainline through here. After Conrail took over the line in the late 1970's, they removed one line, so now it has the three tracks you see in the photo. The gap between the track that 8105 is on and the far track next to the tree line is where the track was removed. 8105 is running on what used to be Pennsy's track 3. The Railroad park is visible in the middle left of the picture above the exhaust vent of 8105, where the former Pennsylvania Railroad Geep is sitting fenced in next to the tracks.
Posted by Tyler Fenderson on January 16, 2014 
WOW!! Sunday the 8105 traveled up the Buffalo Line to Buffalo&Pittsburgh for loading at Pennfield Mine on a 623 and came back on tuesday on a 634. its cool to see what it was on the day before the buffalo line madness!! amazing how far they can travel!!
Posted by Luke Harshbarger on January 16, 2014 
Can't beat a good mountain shot in the snow - thanks Casey! @David West - if you ever get across the pond to Pennsylvania, the Horseshoe Curve & surrounding area is a must see!
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