Power Move with Cars
Amtrak 30 rolls out of Cumberland with more engines than cars. Up front is a regular P42, then a seldom-seen Dash 8, and then 4 brand new ALC-42 Chargers being deliver... (more)
Throughout 2023, and now 2024, Norfolk Southern has experienced systemwide power shortages thanks to their 2019 locomotive purge. At the end of the year, after leasing a small ... (more)
Black and Blue
NS HI10, the Hollidaysburg Local rolls through the Cove S-Curve with a special visitor trailing 3rd. This blue SD60I, numbered PSU 2020, is an ex-NS SD60 that will be used b... (more)
PSU 2020, Penn State's demonstrator SD60I arrives at its new home, the Railroaders Museum in downtown Altoona. This locomotive was donated to the university by Norfolk Souther... (more)
In a Sea of Blue EMD
The storage line at Cumberland
CSXT 8863 is one of the last remaining EMD locomotives painted in CSX's "YN2" paint scheme. It remains stored here in Cumberland, MD along with a "YN1" SD40 (no... (more)
Cumberland Yard features one of the largest storage dead lines on CSX. Among others, the cast of locomotives here includes SD40-2s, C40-8Ws, SD70MACs, C40-9Ws, SD50s, and 4-a... (more)
The Late Night Rush
6E4, a loaded ethanol train overtakes a stopped 62V trash train at Rose Yard.
NS 8688, a C39-8E sits dormant at Altoona. Nowadays, it doesn't really run so much, rather being used as a rolling fuel tender for emissions testing.
Straight Outta Blade Runner
Hazawa Yokohama-Kokudai Station opened just 4 years ago in 2019 and it's easily the most modern-looking train station I've ever been to.
The Altoona Critter
UTLX 1032, a vintage 2-axle switcher works Union Tank Car Company in Altoona almost every day despite its age.
NS train 955 sits on the swamp track with a unique visitor. Ex-New Haven RDC #9167 has been undergoing restoration since 2014, and after nearly a decade, it's done. Thi... (more)
You Break It, You Buy It
UP 6052, an AC44CWCTE, arrived at Juniata on a flatcar following a derailment in April. Since it derailed while running on an NS train, this AC44 will be repaired ... (more)
Lazy Morning at Juniata
Quite the interesting lineup here at Juniata today - two ex Norfolk and Western high hoods and a KCS ACe awaiting emissions testing.
The Summer Ends
NS HI90, the night shift switcher pauses after dropping cars at Allegheny Cut Stone.