A WB freight passes a yard full of derelict equipment as it enters Altoona on a steamy August morning. The pair of GP35 powering the train were built for the PRR in 1964.
Smoke from wildfires out west have blanketed the east coast. The normal lush green mountains have turned into a hazy blue backdrop as 23M and 11N begin their trip over the Allegheny Mountains.
After being damaged during a derailment in Atlanta, GA, NS 6220 arrives in Altoona for repairs. The SD33ECO is a rebuilt EMD.
Remnants of the former Pennsylvania RR Altoona Car Shops still stand guard as 18N arrives into Rose Yard. As of this writing 18N carries blocks for Altoona, Allentown, and Oak Island.
NS Highhood 5192 sits next to the newest AC44C6M rebuild by the Juniata Shops this afternoon. 4494 was rebuilt from C44-9W 9152.
NS 4493 in Helper Service is on the relay tracks, waiting for it's next assignment.
Amtrak's Pennsylvanian passes Alto Tower in Altoona, Pennsylvania just before a stop at the Amtrak station eastbound on the Norfolk Southern Pittsburgh Line.
A busy morning in Rose Yard finds 18N, 11N, and 65K all waiting for new crews. The Juniata Locomotive Shop fills the background with lots of stored locomotives.
Admiral Cab SD40-2 3235 sits outside the Juniata Shops this morning. On the next two tracks are frames for 2 SD40-3 rebuilds 6404 and 6406.
NS 4493, in Helper service for the time being. This unit was rebuilt from NS C44-9W 9181
NS 6401 getting some work done just outside the shops this morning. This was rebuilt from NS 3568
OUCH! A Sperry Railcar rear ended a stopped NS Freight with a helper and caused a lot of damage including injuring several people in the railcar. The 7240 was the unit hit on the NS train.
NS 6224, basks in the morning sun in Altoona. Having had the finishing touches added to it. This will be heading to Buffalo NY soon.
NS 4492, brand new and not released yet, is with sister units 4491 and 4487. Basking in the afternoon sun.
Westbound intermodal train 21G has derailed on main 2 in the area of Allegrippus Curve. Located between MP 244 and 245, Allegrippus Curve is the one of the more severe curves on the east slope ,bu... (more)