An eastbound Conrail freight has just exited New Portage Tunnel and a helper of two CR EMD SD40s keeps the train in check down “The Slide” at Tunnelhill, Pennsylvania, on a sunny October 23, 1... (more)
A trio of Norfolk Southern Dash 9's pass under the PRR Position Light signal bridge at milepost 245 as they grind up the grade over the Alleghenies and approach the tunnels at the summit in Tunnel... (more)
Chicago bound trailer train 21J enters the rock cut west of Bennington Curve. In the PRR days, this rock cut was home to 'SF' and later 'BF' Interlocking, which included a half set of crossovers f... (more)
Amtrak 43 comes into Bennington Curve heading West. This photo does not show it, but PTC or Dispatch opted to run this train behind a slow Intermodal on the same track. Just about 30 seconds after... (more)
Eastbound 38G craws past the remains of AR Tower as it reaches the crest of the Allegheny Mountains. To the right, on can see CP-UN on Main 2 and 3. In the days of steam, the wye was used to spin ... (more)
A 1966-built ex-Pennsylvania Railroad SD40 pushes a westbound train into the now-closed 1904 Gallitzin Tunnel. The 1854 tunnel on the left, Summit, or Allegheny Tunnel, was rebuilt 1994-95 with tw... (more)
One In, One OutAfter exiting the New Portage Tunnel, loaded eastbound coal drag NS 590 sits stopped with the head end just past the old SF duck under. 590 is in emergency, having ha... (more)
An eastbound Conrail freight with all power still in PC livery rounds Bennington Curve. The second unit is PC 2445, an Alco C425.
A pair of helpers on the head end of loaded coal train NS 590 as it makes its way down the east slope of the Alleghenies. The train has just come out of the summit tunnels and is heading downgrade... (more)
Conrail 6583 leads an eastbound intermodal into the south tunnel at Gallitzin.
A helper set holds back a heavy manifest in less-than-desirable weather. Nearby, a car descends the hill, passing the rear end of the manifest train.
Two sets of pushers bring up the rear on an eastbound coal train at Tunnelhill, Pa. After shoving the train up the west slope, they'll provide braking power downhill into Altoona.
The helpers on an eastbound coal train approach MP 248; the west portal of New Portage Tunnel is in the shadows ahead.
Contractors working along the ROW wait as a pair of SD45-2 helpers provide braking to help ease an eastbound coal drag downgrade as it passes through New Portage Tunnel.
An eastbound trailer train is about to enter New Portage Tunnel at Tunnelhill, Pa. The power plant in Ebensburg is evident in the background.