NS Pittsburgh Line - 10.22 / 10.24

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NS Pittsburgh Line - 10.22 / 10.24

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Sunday, October 22nd.

Gallitzin, Pennsylvania

On the NS Pittsburgh Line, a Westbound Stack Train emerges from the Gallitzin Tunnel through the Allegheny Mountains with a pair of SD40Es pushing on the rear.

ImageNS 2663 - Gallitzin Tunnel by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageNS Stacks coming out of Gallitzin Tunnel by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageNS Pushers - Gallitzin Tunnel by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageNS 6322 - Gallitzin, PA by tcamp7837, on Flickr

Following the Stack Train was a set of helper engines returning to Cresson from Altoona.

ImageNS SD40E Pushers - Gallitzin Tunnel by tcamp7837, on Flickr

Amtrak 43, the WB Pennsylvanian exits the tunnel enroute from New York City to Pittsburgh.

ImageAmtrak 43 - Gallitzin Tunnel by tcamp7837, on Flickr

Pennsylvania RR Caboose on display.

ImagePennsylvania RR Caboose - Gallitzin, PA by tcamp7837, on Flickr

Monday, October 23rd

Tyrone, Pennsylvania

A Westbound Stack Train passes the Amtrak Stop in Tyrone.

ImageNS Stack Train - Tyrone, PA by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageStacks meeting NB & E - Tyrone, PA by tcamp7837, on Flickr

NS C42 arrives from Altoona with interchange cars for the Nittany & Bald Eagle RR.

ImageNS C42 - Tyrone, PA by tcamp7837, on Flickr

The pulled onto the N & BE trackage for headroom while switching their cars around in Tyrone Yard.

ImageNS 5631 - Tyrone. PA by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageNS 5631 - Tyrone, PA by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageNS 5631 - Tyrone, PA by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageNS C42, Coal Train, and NBE by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageNS C42 switching Tyrone Yard by tcamp7837, on Flickr

After receiving their cars from NS, the N & BE built their blocks for the trip north out of Tyrone.

ImageNorth Shore 2012 - Tyrone, PA by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageNBE 1603 - Tyrone, PA by tcamp7837, on Flickr

Meanwhile, Amtrak 42 makes a quick stop in Tyrone with 2 Private Cars on the rear.

ImageAmtrak 42 - Tyrone, PA by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImagePrivate Cars on Amtrak 42 - Tyrone, PA by tcamp7837, on Flickr

An Eastbound Stack Train was following closely behind Amtrak.

ImageNS Intermodal Train - Tyrone, PA by tcamp7837, on Flickr

The N & BE was ready to leave Tyrone. While leaving town the train runs down the middle of Washington St.

ImageNittany & Bald Eagle - Tyrone, PA by tcamp7837, on Flickr

Image[/https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1eBIJybAwqLbmTployLnLQHKQY3UxzPjehxGRKTcSJqs/edit?ts=57612ee6#slide=id.g14f4c6a01e_0_219url][url=https://flic.kr/p/FYWfk6]Nittany & Bald Eagle - Tyrone, PA by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageStreet Running - Tyrone, PA by tcamp7837, on Flickr

Conrail and Pennsylvania RR Caboose on display.

ImagePennsylvania RR & Conrail Caboose - Tyrone, PA by tcamp7837, on Flickr



Horseshoe Curve

A westbound Coal Train prepares to turn 180 degrees on the world famous stretch of track.

ImageNS Horseshoe Curve by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageNS Horseshoe Curve by tcamp7837, on Flickr

Meeting an Eastbound Mixed Freight

ImageNS 7707 - Horseshoe Curve by tcamp7837, on Flickr

Pushers on the rear

ImageNS Helpers - Horseshoe Curve by tcamp7837, on Flickr

Westbound Autorack Train

ImageNS Autorack Train - Horseshoe Curve by tcamp7837, on Flickr

Eastbound Mixed Freights

ImageNS Mixed Freight - Horseshoe Curve by tcamp7837, on Flickr

Image4 Engine Consist - Horseshoe Curve by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageNS Mixed Freight - Horseshoe Curve by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageSD40 Helpers - Horseshoe Curve by tcamp7837, on Flickr

Westbound Stack Train

ImageBNSF Trailer - Horseshoe Curve by tcamp7837, on Flickr

Eastbound TOFC Train

ImageNS TOFC - Horseshoe Curve by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageTOFC Horseshoe Curve by tcamp7837, on Flickr

Pennsylvania GP on display

ImagePennsylvania GP on Display - Horseshoe Curve by tcamp7837, on Flickr

Altoona, Pennsylvania

A Westbound Ethanol Train heads out of town.

ImageNS 8182 - Altoona, PA by tcamp7837, on Flickr

Westbound Stack Train

ImageNS 9891 - Altoona, PA by tcamp7837, on Flickr

Amtrak 43

ImageAmtrak 43 - Altoona, PA by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageAmtrak - Altoona, PA by tcamp7837, on Flickr

Pennsylvania RR Museum

ImageAltoona Museum Roundhouse by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageAltoona, PA RR Museum by tcamp7837, on Flickr

A Trackmobile moves tank cars onto the Transfer Table at the UTLX Facility.

ImageUTLX Tank Facility - Altoona, PA by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageUTLX Transfer Table - Altoona, PA by tcamp7837, on Flickr


Tuesday, October 24th

NS Juniata Shops

ImageNS Juniata Shops by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageIndiana Railroad - Altoona, PA by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageNS Altoona Yard by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageNS 2657 - Altoona Shops by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageNS 6314 - Altoona Shops by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageNS Altoona Shops by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageNS Altoona Shops by tcamp7837, on Flickr

F Units

ImageNS F Units - Altoona, PA by tcamp7837, on Flickr

Repair Tracks

ImageNS Altoona Shop Tracks by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageJuniata Shop Tracks by tcamp7837, on Flickr

The Turntable

ImageJuniata Turntable - Altoona, PA by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageNS Altoona Turntable by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageNS Altoona Shops by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageNS Altoona Shops by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageEngines Cut Up - Altoona, PA by tcamp7837, on Flickr

A Trackmobile drags the NS 8506 onto the Turntable.

ImageNS 8506 - Altoona Turntable by tcamp7837, on Flickr

Rose Yard

The NS 5132 heads west out of the yard with 3 Gondolas of ties and rails for track work in Cresson.

ImageNS 5132 - Altoona, PA by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageRose Yard - Altoona, PA by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageNS local - Horseshoe Curve by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageCP UN - NS Pittsburgh Line by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageNS 5132 - CP UN, Cresson, PA by tcamp7837, on Flickr

Eastbound Stack Train

ImageNS 7247 - Cresson, PA by tcamp7837, on Flickr

NS Camp Train

ImageNS Camp Train - Cresson, PA by tcamp7837, on Flickr

ImageNS Camp Train - Cresson, PA by tcamp7837, on Flickr

RJ Corman RR tied down at the NS Interchange.

ImageRJ Corman RR - Cresson, PA by tcamp7837, on Flickr

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Re: NS Pittsburgh Line - 10.22 / 10.24

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Great pictures CRD! Thanks for posting here 8) .
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Re: NS Pittsburgh Line - 10.22 / 10.24

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Wonderful Photos! Looks like you had good weather.

Not to nitpick, but the Control Point at Cresson is "MO". "UN" is on the Westbound side at Gallitzin.
First time I was there at "MO", the tower was open and the Eastbound signals were on the jumpover bridge (1992). By the time I made it back, the signals were on masts, the jumpover bridge was gone, and the tower closed. Glad I got to see it the way it was, if only once. Awesome locations, Cresson and Gallitzin. Obviously, Altoona, as well.

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Re: NS Pittsburgh Line - 10.22 / 10.24

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Nice report. Unfortunately, that's about as good as the fall colors got.

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Re: NS Pittsburgh Line - 10.22 / 10.24

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Great photo series. NS tuxedos don't have the same visual draw for me as the Conrail Blue of yore but it's great to see a vital operation in full force - mainline, new signals, Altoona shops, etc. There are many Amtrak routes which cross the Alleghenies but the Pennsylvanian is one of my favorites. Maybe I like to be in the shadow of the Broadway Limited! The PA scenery isn't bad, either.

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Re: NS Pittsburgh Line - 10.22 / 10.24

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Excellent photos. Looks like you had a nice fall trip.
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