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By:Jacob Werling
Dates:7/23/2015 - 7/24/2015
Album Info:This album contains the final big stop on our lengthy out east trip; Altoona, PA. Photos here will include shots from Rose Yard, Horseshoe Curve, Juniata Shops, the Railroaders Memorial Museum, and downtown Altoona. Enjoy!
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NS 6905
Title:  NS 6905
Description:  After finishing up at Strasburg, we continued west for another 3-4 hour drive to the last big stop on our trip; Altoona, PA to watch the action on the NS Pittsburg District at the famous Horseshoe Curve and Rose Yard/Juniata Shops. Even though we arrived late in the evening, I still wanted to go out and photograph some of the action taking place on the east side of the yard. We watched the action unfold from the 8th Street Bridge. When we got there, NS 6905 was sitting waiting to head east.
Photo Date:  7/23/2015  Upload Date: 5/15/2018 5:33:51 PM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Jacob Werling
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Locomotives:  NS 6905(SD60E)
Views:  41   Comments: 0
NS 6307
Title:  NS 6307
Description:  Next a pair of SD40E helpers came underneath us. Many of the SD40E rebuilds are in use here in Altoona in pairs as helpers to help push the heavy trains up the steep grades west of here at Horseshoe Curve and Cresson.
Photo Date:  7/23/2015  Upload Date: 5/15/2018 5:36:09 PM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Jacob Werling
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Locomotives:  NS 6307(SD40E)
Views:  48   Comments: 0
NS 6905
Title:  NS 6905
Description:  Soon after, NS 6905 got a crew on board and began to head east.
Photo Date:  7/23/2015  Upload Date: 5/15/2018 5:37:47 PM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Jacob Werling
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Locomotives:  NS 6905(SD60E)
Views:  41   Comments: 0
NS 9636
Title:  NS 9636
Description:  Next NS 9636 led a stack train east underneath us. From this point I decided to call it a night since the pics werent turning out very well anyway. Looking forward to tomorrows action at Horseshoe Curve and the shops!
Photo Date:  7/23/2015  Upload Date: 5/15/2018 5:40:07 PM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Jacob Werling
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Locomotives:  NS 9636(C44-9W)
Views:  43   Comments: 0
NS 34
Title:  NS 34
Description:  We woke up nice and early the next morning to begin the fun along NS. Our first stop was at the Juniata Turntable, where there were already some nice catches sitting! First was NS 34, the other Geometry Train engine. This is the first time I have seen NS 34!
Photo Date:  7/24/2015  Upload Date: 5/15/2018 5:43:12 PM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Jacob Werling
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Locomotives:  NS 34(Track Test Unit)
Views:  59   Comments: 0
NS 9958 and NS 6763
Title:  NS 9958 and NS 6763
Description:  Next I widened out to get a shot of a NS Dash 9 and a NS SD60M beside each other. On the far right side was an ex-UP SD9043MAC undergoing its SD70ACu rebuild.
Photo Date:  7/24/2015  Upload Date: 5/15/2018 5:45:11 PM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Jacob Werling
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Locomotives:  NS 9958(C40-9W) NS 6763(SD60M)
Views:  50   Comments: 0
NS 7299
Title:  NS 7299
Description:  On the far right side of the turntable tracks was another ex UP SD9043MAC
Photo Date:  7/24/2015  Upload Date: 5/15/2018 5:46:02 PM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Jacob Werling
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Locomotives:  NS 7299(SD9043MAC)
Views:  52   Comments: 0
NS 2922, NS 2875, and AMTL 526
Title:  NS 2922, NS 2875, and AMTL 526
Description:  On some of the other tracks were 2 NS GP38ACs, one of which had been taken off of its axles and the shell has been placed onto a truck flatbed, and being rebuilt in the back is an ex ATML F59PH which is being rebuilt by Juniata before heading off to its new home on Metra. AMTL is the commuter service around the Montreal Quebec area, and many of these engines were on service on the GO Transit before being sold to ATM. Many of the ex ATML units are being rebuilt here before heading off to their new homes.
Photo Date:  7/24/2015  Upload Date: 5/15/2018 5:59:00 PM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Jacob Werling
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Locomotives:  NS 2922(GP38) NS 2875(GP38AC) AMTL 526(F59PH)
Views:  96   Comments: 0
NS 651
Title:  NS 651
Description:  Sitting with NS 7299 was also my first ever ECO Slug rebuild. NS has started a rebuild program of converting older switch engines into more Eco-Friendly engines. All are slug pairs that are going to be put into service in different states. This one is headed to Georgia as soon as it is placed with a GP59E slug mate. Now we are headed to Horseshoe Curve!
Photo Date:  7/24/2015  Upload Date: 5/15/2018 6:01:27 PM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Jacob Werling
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Locomotives:  NS 651(Road Slug)
Views:  60   Comments: 0
PRR 1A478908
Title:  PRR 1A478908
Description:  We arrived at Horseshoe Curve and first I took a photo of the PRR flat car that is on display in the parking lot. I decided to take the long walk up the many flights of stairs to get to the top while my aunt took the cog escalators.
Photo Date:  7/24/2015  Upload Date: 5/15/2018 6:13:07 PM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Jacob Werling
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NS 2596
Title:  NS 2596
Description:  After walking up many flights of stairs we got to the top and the action began! First was a westbound gondola train led by NS 2596
Photo Date:  7/24/2015  Upload Date: 5/15/2018 6:15:32 PM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Jacob Werling
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Locomotives:  NS 2596(SD70M)
Views:  44   Comments: 0
NS 6301
Title:  NS 6301
Description:  On the rear was a SD40E pair pushing hard. At first I was shocked that we were getting hornshows from those engines. Little did I know at that time that there were crews inside of the pusher sets.
Photo Date:  7/24/2015  Upload Date: 5/15/2018 6:19:00 PM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Jacob Werling
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Locomotives:  NS 6301(SD40E)
Views:  40   Comments: 0
NS 6309
Title:  NS 6309
Description:  NS 6309 and NS 6301 push hard on the rear of the westbound gondola train
Photo Date:  7/24/2015  Upload Date: 5/15/2018 6:22:15 PM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Jacob Werling
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Locomotives:  NS 6309(SD40E)
Views:  41   Comments: 0
NS 6313
Title:  NS 6313
Description:  Next was a helper set heading east back to Altoona
Photo Date:  7/24/2015  Upload Date: 5/15/2018 6:24:22 PM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Jacob Werling
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Locomotives:  NS 6313(SD40E)
Views:  38   Comments: 0
NS 6332
Title:  NS 6332
Description:  NS 6332 heads east with NS 6313
Photo Date:  7/24/2015  Upload Date: 5/15/2018 6:26:26 PM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Jacob Werling
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Locomotives:  NS 6332(SD40E)
Views:  38   Comments: 0
NS 6327
Title:  NS 6327
Description:  Sometimes when the trains that go up the grade are really heavy, they will add a 2nd helper set to either the front or the rear of the train. This train had one up front, NS 6327 leads a westbound manifest through the curve.
Photo Date:  7/24/2015  Upload Date: 5/15/2018 6:28:57 PM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Jacob Werling
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Locomotives:  NS 6327(SD40E)
Views:  43   Comments: 0
NS 9832
Title:  NS 9832
Description:  After this train makes it to Cresson, NS 9832 will resume being the leader of this train.
Photo Date:  7/24/2015  Upload Date: 5/15/2018 6:32:36 PM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Jacob Werling
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Locomotives:  NS 9832(C44-9W)
Views:  33   Comments: 0
NS 6333
Title:  NS 6333
Description:  Another helper set brings up the rear
Photo Date:  7/24/2015  Upload Date: 5/15/2018 6:34:38 PM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Jacob Werling
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Locomotives:  NS 6333(SD40E)
Views:  34   Comments: 0
NS 6312
Title:  NS 6312
Description:  The helper set pushes hard on the westbound manifest
Photo Date:  7/24/2015  Upload Date: 5/15/2018 6:36:45 PM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Jacob Werling
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Locomotives:  NS 6312(SD40E)
Views:  31   Comments: 0
NS High Rail Truck
Title:  NS High Rail Truck
Description:  Next a highrail truck went west around the curve
Photo Date:  7/24/2015  Upload Date: 5/15/2018 6:38:52 PM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Jacob Werling
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Views:  35   Comments: 0
NS 9153
Title:  NS 9153
Description:  Next NS 9153 led an eastbound manifest around the curve
Photo Date:  7/24/2015  Upload Date: 5/15/2018 6:41:03 PM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Jacob Werling
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Locomotives:  NS 9153(C44-9W)
Views:  37   Comments: 0
NS 6324
Title:  NS 6324
Description:  Another helper set brings up the rear
Photo Date:  7/24/2015  Upload Date: 5/15/2018 6:43:10 PM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Jacob Werling
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Locomotives:  NS 6324(SD40E)
Views:  35   Comments: 0
NS 6316
Title:  NS 6316
Description:  The pusher set pushes hard on the rear of the eastbound manifest
Photo Date:  7/24/2015  Upload Date: 5/15/2018 6:45:00 PM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Jacob Werling
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Locomotives:  NS 6316(SD40E)
Views:  36   Comments: 0
PRR 7048
Title:  PRR 7048
Description:  PRR 7048 sits on display in the park
Photo Date:  7/24/2015  Upload Date: 5/15/2018 6:47:02 PM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Jacob Werling
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Locomotives:  PRR 7048(GP9)
Views:  45   Comments: 0
NS 6330
Title:  NS 6330
Description:  Next a westbound manifest came around the curve with a helper set leading
Photo Date:  7/24/2015  Upload Date: 5/16/2018 3:40:58 PM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Jacob Werling
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Locomotives:  NS 6330(SD40E)
Views:  30   Comments: 1
NS 9798
Title:  NS 9798
Description:  After the helper set gets off at Cresson NS 9798 will resume leading the train
Photo Date:  7/24/2015  Upload Date: 5/16/2018 3:43:12 PM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Jacob Werling
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Locomotives:  NS 9798(C44-9W)
Views:  23   Comments: 0
NS 6321
Title:  NS 6321
Description:  Another helper set brings up the rear
Photo Date:  7/24/2015  Upload Date: 5/16/2018 3:45:03 PM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Jacob Werling
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Locomotives:  NS 6321(SD40E)
Views:  23   Comments: 1
NS 6307
Title:  NS 6307
Description:  The helper set pushes hard on the westbound manifest
Photo Date:  7/24/2015  Upload Date: 5/17/2018 9:34:20 PM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Jacob Werling
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Locomotives:  NS 6307(SD40E)
Views:  27   Comments: 1
NS 7201
Title:  NS 7201
Description:  The cherry on top at Horseshow Curve! Two SD80MAC‘s and another NS engine lead a westbound manifest around the curve. We don‘t see very many SD80MACs at home since most of them are held captive here because of their strong power to pull trains in this terrain.
Photo Date:  7/24/2015  Upload Date: 5/16/2018 3:47:27 PM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Jacob Werling
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Locomotives:  NS 7201(SD80MAC)
Views:  23   Comments: 1
NS 7213
Title:  NS 7213
Description:  NS 7213 trails NS 7201 on the westbound manifest
Photo Date:  7/24/2015  Upload Date: 5/16/2018 3:51:37 PM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Jacob Werling
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Locomotives:  NS 7213(SD80MAC)
Views:  53   Comments: 1
NS 6326
Title:  NS 6326
Description:  Even though the SD80MACs are so powerful, sometimes even they need a little help!
Photo Date:  7/24/2015  Upload Date: 5/16/2018 3:54:10 PM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Jacob Werling
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Locomotives:  NS 6326(SD40E)
Views:  22   Comments: 1
NS 6331
Title:  NS 6331
Description:  The pusher set pushes hard on the rear of the westbound manifest
Photo Date:  7/24/2015  Upload Date: 5/16/2018 3:56:10 PM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Jacob Werling
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Locomotives:  NS 6331(SD40E)
Views:  23   Comments: 1
NS 9597
Title:  NS 9597
Description:  NS 9597 leads an eastbound ethanol train around the curve
Photo Date:  7/24/2015  Upload Date: 5/16/2018 3:58:09 PM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Jacob Werling
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Locomotives:  NS 9597(C44-9W)
Views:  28   Comments: 1
NS 6300
Title:  NS 6300
Description:  A helper set pushes on the rear of the eastbound ethanol train
Photo Date:  7/24/2015  Upload Date: 5/16/2018 4:00:03 PM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Jacob Werling
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Locomotives:  NS 6300(SD40E)
Views:  24   Comments: 1
NS 6318
Title:  NS 6318
Description:  The helper set pushes hard on the eastbound ethanol trian
Photo Date:  7/24/2015  Upload Date: 5/16/2018 4:02:00 PM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Jacob Werling
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Locomotives:  NS 6318(SD40E)
Views:  25   Comments: 1
NS 6743
Title:  NS 6743
Description:  A trio of SD60Is lead a westbound coal train around the curve
Photo Date:  7/24/2015  Upload Date: 5/16/2018 4:03:54 PM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Jacob Werling
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Locomotives:  NS 6743(SD60I)
Views:  23   Comments: 1
NS 9466
Title:  NS 9466
Description:  NS 9466 leads a westbound stack train around the curve
Photo Date:  7/24/2015  Upload Date: 5/16/2018 4:08:48 PM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Jacob Werling
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Locomotives:  NS 9466(C44-9W)
Views:  28   Comments: 2
NS 2768
Title:  NS 2768
Description:  NS 2768 leads a westbound autorack train around the curve
Photo Date:  7/24/2015  Upload Date: 5/16/2018 4:11:55 PM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Jacob Werling
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Locomotives:  NS 2768(SD70M-2)
Views:  23   Comments: 1
NS 3409
Title:  NS 3409
Description:  NS 3409 comes around the curve solo unit and no cars. I think this was heading to Cresson to pick up a local that had stalled out. My first picture of it was blurry so I had to take this roster shot.
Photo Date:  7/24/2015  Upload Date: 5/16/2018 4:13:23 PM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Jacob Werling
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Locomotives:  NS 3409(SD40-2)
Views:  25   Comments: 1
NS 8034
Title:  NS 8034
Description:  NS 8034 leads an eastbound stack train around the curve
Photo Date:  7/24/2015  Upload Date: 5/16/2018 4:15:17 PM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Jacob Werling
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Locomotives:  NS 8034(ES44AC)
Views:  23   Comments: 1
NS 6322
Title:  NS 6322
Description:  Another helper set brings up the rear of the stack train
Photo Date:  7/24/2015  Upload Date: 5/16/2018 4:17:11 PM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Jacob Werling
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Locomotives:  NS 6322(SD40E)
Views:  23   Comments: 0
NS 6314
Title:  NS 6314
Description:  The pusher set pushes hard on the rear of the eastbound stack train
Photo Date:  7/24/2015  Upload Date: 5/16/2018 4:19:22 PM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Jacob Werling
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Locomotives:  NS 6314(SD40E)
Views:  27   Comments: 1
PRR Escalator Car
Title:  PRR Escalator Car
Description:  With a break in the action, I went over and took a photo of the Escalator Car which is painted in the PRR paint scheme.
Photo Date:  7/24/2015  Upload Date: 5/16/2018 4:21:29 PM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Jacob Werling
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Views:  9   Comments: 0
NS 9720
Title:  NS 9720
Description:  NS 9720 leads an eastbound manifest around the curve
Photo Date:  7/24/2015  Upload Date: 5/16/2018 4:24:25 PM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Jacob Werling
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Locomotives:  NS 9720(C44-9W)
Views:  35   Comments: 1
NS 6317
Title:  NS 6317
Description:  Another helper set brings up the rear of the manifest.
Photo Date:  7/24/2015  Upload Date: 5/16/2018 4:30:23 PM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Jacob Werling
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Locomotives:  NS 6317(SD40E)
Views:  23   Comments: 0
NS 6303
Title:  NS 6303
Description:  The helper set pushes hard on the westbound manifest. This would be the final train we would catch at Horseshoe Curve! Was a fun visit! Another place on my bucket list scratched off!
Photo Date:  7/24/2015  Upload Date: 5/16/2018 4:32:45 PM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Jacob Werling
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Locomotives:  NS 6303(SD40E)
Views:  26   Comments: 1
NS 6323
Title:  NS 6323
Description:  We took a break from the action for about 2 hours before heading back out to the tracks. Next we went over to the Railroaders Memorial Museum to see the various equipment there. Before heading into the museum though I took some time to try to catch a couple trains on the pedestrian bridges. Sadly, both trains I saw downtown I was unable to get up on the bridge in time because I couldnt find the entry ways but I still got them. First was a helper set heading back west.
Photo Date:  7/24/2015  Upload Date: 5/16/2018 4:37:02 PM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Jacob Werling
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Locomotives:  NS 6323(SD40E)
Views:  22   Comments: 0
NS 6302
Title:  NS 6302
Description:  The helper set continues west
Photo Date:  7/24/2015  Upload Date: 5/16/2018 4:42:39 PM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Jacob Werling
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Locomotives:  NS 6302(SD40E)
Views:  21   Comments: 0
NHRX 107
Title:  NHRX 107
Description:  I found my way to the top of the pedestrian bridge and took a couple of photos of the museum from the top
Photo Date:  7/24/2015  Upload Date: 5/16/2018 4:45:02 PM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Jacob Werling
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Views:  23   Comments: 0
Memorial Museum Equipment
Title:  Memorial Museum Equipment
Description:  Some of the other equipment facing the other way including a Conrail crane, two passenger cars, and a tank car
Photo Date:  7/24/2015  Upload Date: 5/16/2018 4:47:36 PM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Jacob Werling
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Views:  26   Comments: 0


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