Worse for WearEastbound mixed freight 16N crawls by AR Tower as it prepares to descend 'The Slide.' The tower, one of three still standing on the mountains between Altoona and Johns... (more)
A Classic's DemiseIt was a dreary morning, appropriate for this scene. The signal bridge at milepost 225 on the old PRR Middle Division hangs in the air as work crews guide it along... (more)
The Last Hurrah? An original negative dated April 15, 1956 (63 years to the day of this submission), original photographer unknown, from my personal collection:
Tight Quarters The NS OCS, freshly painted and renumbered to make room for more AC44C6M rebuilds, rolls under the 218 automatics at Birmingham, PA south of Tyrone. The former PRR Br... (more)
Their Mortal RemainsThe NS Office Car Special descends 'The Slide' between the summit at AR Tower and Bennington Curve, passing the last notable remnant of the iron furnace town for... (more)
Heads or Tails?While 67Z was stopped at CP MO to cut his helper off, I booked it into Lilly. An eastbound manifest came out of the cut at Cassandra to the west, and being blocked se... (more)
Boring HistoryNS 1800 pokes out of the Allegheny Tunnel on its way west.
This tunnel is actually the oldest of the three bores through the summit of the Allegheny Escarpm... (more)
You'd Think I Would Have Learned My Lesson...after last year's adventure to the west leg of Horseshoe Curve in the snow, right?
In spite of 4 inches of ... (more)
Bring It On HomeIn the middle of the night on Feb 12 2019, a special Norfolk Southern move rolls by the 1849 Pennsylvania Railroad station at Lewistown Junction. The star of the sho... (more)
That's a New OneFrom my understanding of the resignaling project, SIP boxes are replacing intermediary signals on the Pittsburgh Line. But 216.3 (Union Furnace) was never a signal, ... (more)
The class leader of Norfolk Southern's DC to AC traction rebuilds, paired with paired with 4005, leads a train of CNG tankers (as an extra mixed freight) east through the massive ro... (more)
Milepost 242: Imitation is the Sincerest Form of FlatteryA panorama, formed of 33 individual frames stitched together, shows off the entire arc of Horseshoe Curve in its modern form... (more)
Just Another Day on the JobEngineer Stephen Lane goes about the un-glamorous, but vital, task of oiling about his charge ahead of a day hosting patrons of a DC Chapter NRHS charter ... (more)
Sunrise SilhouetteEverett 11 is silhouetted against the grain silos of Morrison's Cove shortly after sunrise in late fall.
Reservoir - Reflecting on the PastI've shot this bridge and angle a few more times than really necessary over the past few years. I always look for is a calm river condition for the... (more)