History CentralThe Central of New Jersey heritage unit races through downtown Altoona (and away from the sunset) on the point of an eastbound intermodal. The Altoona Railroaders' Me... (more)
Dam Bridge...A westbound intermodal crosses the Stone Bridge (a semi-misnomer--the upstream side has been concrete since 1929) in Johnstown. Built in 1887-8, this is the bridge brok... (more)
(Not Quite) BarnstormingEverett 11 drifts back down the hill after being spun on the wye at Martinsbug Junction, passing a quiet farm crossing. These Steam into the Cove trips are t... (more)
The Other OneA selection of NS power rests lined into the shop bays at the Juniata Locomotive Shop, including the Erie Heritage Unit. This is the reverse angle of Railroad: Norfolk SouthernLocomotive: EMD SD70ACeLocation: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USALocomotive #: NS 1068Train ID: UnknownPhoto Date: November 27, 2017
Into the CoveAside from photo charters, Everett's 2-6-0 usually only comes this far south once a year in September for a single 'Steam into the Cove' excursion. That changed this ye... (more)
Second WinterThe first day of spring 2018 was, ironically, met with a rather heavy snowstorm. I sort of imagine the conversation between Nature and the Seasons being much like the '... (more)
Across the ValleyThe Railroader's Memorial Museum cut the trees and brush clear about 2 years back, and what a difference does it make. Prior to deforestation, this view of the tail... (more)
Back on the Road to RikerAfter working North Clarion Yard (left out of frame) and swapping crews with the northbound RISI, the southbound road train from Salamanca, NY gets underway... (more)
The Buffalo & Pittsburgh's daily southbound road train (Salamanca, NY - Riker (Punxsutawney), PA) eases over the trestle in Johnsonburg after swapping crews with the n... (more)
Duct Tape Can't Fix Everything...
...despite popular belief. Though the talented shop force at Juniata probably can fix anything. NS 4001, the AC44C6M that was involved in the 59... (more)
Snow Squall Shifting
Norfolk Southern keeps a couple of ex-Reading SW1001s on the roster, at least two of which hang around Altoona for use as the shop goat. Here we find the regul... (more)
A Bumblebee in the Fog and the RainA westbound autorack train climbs the mountain with a little Reading Company on the head end. The PRR and Reading weren't the best of friends, tho... (more)
When it rains...The weather finally decided to rain on our Parade near the end of a Lerro Productions Charter. No sooner than did it pour on this runby did the rain stop entirely.
Lights in the TwilightAn eastbound stack train, a westbound manifest, and an impatient motorist leave streaks in the twilight at Fostoria, PA. The center PRR Position light ... (more)
Slowing DownThe B&P's coal haul leaves downtown and heads towards the IUP campus. At this point, the train has slowed down as there's only a couple more miles left on the journey.