Yard job YAA60R takes some head room out onto the main at Altoona.
A UP local east leaves Altoona with sand cars for a plant at Augusta, WI. The lack of snow at year end did not foretell the nearly 5 feet that would blanket the area in February 2019.
CNW 621, nicely repainted in the current (at the time) yellow and green scheme shows itself off in the snow at Altoona, WI yard. A careful look reveals "CGW" sub-letters under the number... (more)
CNW 58-A is up on the jacks while CNW mechanical people do work on the traction motors for the AAR switch engine trucks. The engine is basically an NW-2 with m.u. connections and a drawbar/pin lin... (more)
CNW 58-B, former CGW, still in CGW paint, shows off its "cab" end view at Altoona, WI. Hostlers could move these around, but they were designed to be a "calf" to a cab equipped... (more)
In the late 1960s and 70s Altoona served as a shop for doing work on EMD switch engines. As a result this former CGW "calf" sits outside the roundhouse ( with a CNW no.) while 58-A is in... (more)
CNW 934 and 932 idle away at Altoona, WI in March 1968, only a month or so after delivery to the railroad. The GE U30Cs numbered 930-936 and were a treat to see on the EMD dominated railroad, at l... (more)
UP 1977 switches some tank cars in the UP Altoona yard.
UP 4014 readies for departure at 8 am July 24, 2019 about to leave Altoona, WI for Adams, WI on its way to Chicago over the next few days.
A properly attired conductor bids farewell to one of thousands of people who enjoyed touring the passenger train at Altoona.
Engineer Ted Schulte has whistle duty as crowds enjoy the experience of seeing and hearing steam in action, many for their first time ever.
Reports estimated more than 10,000 visitors to the UP 4014 display in Altoona, WI the afternoon of July 23, 2019. The historic event also quietly celebrated the 56th anniversary of the last Twin C... (more)
Altoona's 400 Club likely had its busiest day of the year, maybe the decade with all the activity just outside its front door. The train remained at this location overnight.
UP displayed their train at Altoona from 2 to 5 PM on July 23. The train was well received with several thousand people enjoying its visit and special festivities.
UP power mingle with CN & NS power forming a balanced EMD/GE mix as the units wait assignment at Altoona, WI at sun rise.