Loading...

Favorite Catches in the Greater Altoona Area

458 views

Loading...

Loading...

Loading...

Rating is available when the video has been rented.
This feature is not available right now. Please try again later.
Published on May 2, 2011

Filming Credits go to DaveNJersy. We spent the weekend in Altoona, PA during the weekend of 4/29/11 - 5/01/11. Here is the video of some of my favorite catches of the weekend.
FH=Front Helper
RH=Rear Helper

Amtrak Pennsylvanian #42
-NS 6323 EMD SD40E
-NS 6301 EMD SD40E
-AMTK 76 GE P42DC

The Crew of Amtrak Pennsylvanian #42 discovered engine trouble in Pittsburgh shortly after coming on duty. NS sent a pair of helpers from Altoona helper base to rescue the train. Finally, after departing several hours late, they arrive in Altoona about 4 hours late.

Norfolk Southern Office Car Special
-NS 4270 EMD F9(A)
-NS 4275 EMD F9(B)
-NS 4276 EMD F9(B)
-NS 4271 EMD F9(A)

Got a tipoff from the NS Altoona Yahoo group that the NS OCS will be running to the Kentucky Derby

Norfolk Southern Extra 098
-NS 9346 GE Dash 9-40CW

A surprise at Horseshoe Curve, we see this colorful consist coming down the mountain and discover it's the Export GE Locomotives for Brazil VALE

Norfolk Southern 17G
-FH NS 6308 EMD SD40E
-FH NS 6314 EMD SD40E
-NS 2731 EMD SD70M-2
-NS 8729 EMD GE Dash 8 40C
-RH NS 6327 EMD SD40E
-RH NS 6306 EMD SD40E

17G had a very interesting consist this morning in Downtown Altoona. First, there's NS 2353 (EMD MP15DC) and NS 5210 (EMD GP38-2 High Hood) dead in tow, then there were several Reading & Northern Coal Hoppers, and then a few empty high and wide flat cars.

Norfolk Southern 593
-NS 1019 EMD SD70ACe
-NS 1024 EMD SD70ACe

Last train of the weekend, and what a catch! Brand New SD70ACe's on the point of an empty coal drag, NS 593.

Loading...

Advertisement
When autoplay is enabled, a suggested video will automatically play next.

Up next


to add this to Watch Later

Add to

Loading playlists...