Built by the mighty PRR in the 1950s, the former Sam Rea Car Shop still stands as a mix-use industrial park. Curry Supply Holdings leases about 1/3 of the building for two of their divisions, Curr... (more)
A yard crew with GP40-2 3025 places two passenger cars (NS 4 Michigan & NS 23 Buena Vista) onto the ladder track against NS 1073, the Penn Central heritage unit. The train would depart Altoona aro... (more)
Eastbound manifest 12G drops down into Altoona with a trio of Dash 9s. With AC traction becoming the new norm on NS, its hard to find a solid set of DC powered locomotives.
As a summer storm begins to form over the area, NS 4295 rests inside the Cresson Engine House. Fresh from the rebuild line at NS's Juniata Locomotive Shop in Altoona, the unit has been placed into... (more)
A pair of SD70ACu locomotives, both facing east, shove hard on 12G as the finish their uphill battle over the west slope. The full interlocking of "CP-MO" is in view, showing off the new... (more)
A trio of "death star" SD70s have been common power on CN/BLE taconite trains running between Conneaut, Ohio and Pittsburgh, PA. The trio wastes little time getting the train underway as... (more)
On a cold, but sunny February afternoon, a lone BNSF SD40-2 drills a cut of cars out of the classification tracks on the south side of BNSF's Northtown Yard in Minneapolis, MN. A winter storm dump... (more)
On the final day of May, 35A departs Altoona with 6 engines taking their final ride on NS rails. Dash-9s 9190 and 9144 are heading to GE-Fort Worth for rebuilding in AC44C6Ms. SD75Ms 2801, 2803, 2... (more)
Warm sunny weather has finally hit Central Pennsylvania. Eastbound intermodal 20T drifts down into Altoona with the Wabash Heritage SD70ACe leading. The train would terminate in Harrisburg later i... (more)
As summer is quickly passing, MOW is still in full swing on the Pittsburgh Line. The second of two MOW extra trains for August 11th, out of Altoona, takes 7 loaded ballast cars up to Cresson. The ... (more)
Derailed cars dot the right of way around Horseshoe Curve after two derailments in the past 4 weeks.
Norfolk Southern's OCS deadheads west out of Altoona while passing the reminates of Friday's latest derailment on Horseshoe Curve.
Just 24 hours before they would be decommissioned and retired, a westbound passes under the PRR era signal bridge.
Bound for Hollidaysburg, CB90 rolls through South Altoona with 25 cars in tow. The bulk of this train is for interchange with the Everett Railroad in Hollidaysburg.
Enroute to New York, Union Pacific's OCS passes through Altoona on a gloomy day. This special move, operating as NS train 066-30, included two EMD SD70ACe locomotives and 9 passenger cars. Both un... (more)