The Altoona Mirror reports that bids have been let for the demolition of MG Tower, located on the mountainside between Altoona and Gallitzin. Although merely a remote control interlocking for some... (more)
A pair of Locomotive Management Services Dash 8s, leaving no doubt as to their caretaker, lead a westbound intermodal train past old Huntingdon Block Station on a July afternoon. Ektachrome.
LMS 724, one of the GE lease units painted for Big Blue, drops downgrade past the westward home signals for MG on an autumn afternoon. STES (Sterling, MI to Harrington, DE) has auto parts for Newa... (more)
A Union Pacific westbound mixed freight with head end coal and some interesting dogs breakfast eastern power passes the distinctive "Morman Rocks" on the south track off the pass on a warm April a... (more)
LMS 713 works upgrade passing MG as a set of helpers drift downgrade. The 1944 MG Block Station was built to add crossover capability on the lengthy grade from Altoona to Gallitzin, made critical ... (more)
LMS 716 with a Conrail Dash8 and SD40-2 lead 119 cars of coal through the crossover at Huntingdon. The 1900 vintage block station still stands, albeit without an active function in controlling the... (more)
Conrail/LMS #720 & 721 are only a few days old as they lead an eastbound train of empty iron ore "jennies". The train is bound for the ore pier in Philadelphia for re-loading
As the engineer gives me a friendly wave NS 61A heads west with LMSX 718 as its leader. The 718 would eventually become NS 8458.
Locomotive Management Services (LMS) C40-8W No. 700 and Conrail Quality 756 lead a 66 car Yermo to North Platte manifest freight at Buena Vista, a siding three miles west of downtown Salt Lake Cit... (more)
LMS 713 pulls a rack train east through McKees Rocks on the former PL&E main.
LMS 734 heads west on Conrail's Lordstown secondary, passing the remnants of the steel mills of Youngstown, OH.
An LMS CW40-8 leads an eastbounder by Station Square. Photographed from the Ft. Pitt Bridge.
Q138 crosses the ex-P&LE bridge over the Youghiogheny River at McKeesport.