Monday, October 29, 2012

Train Pictures From the Blogging Hiatus

Lots of busy-ness in my non-model railroading life--packing our youngest off to college, big changes at work, family visiting--has caused a several month hiatus at Up Dunes Junction.  But this post marks the end to that hiatus, and I thought I'd include some photos of trains I've bumped into on my travels over the past few months.

Buffalo & Pittsburgh tunnel motor gets ready to depart Salamanca, NY, 
above and below

Dig that NYC lightning-stripe paint job on this Finger Lakes U-boat outside of Syracuse, New York

Norfolk Southern intermodal freight in the rain at Gallitzin, Pennsylvania
NS helpers on the move at Horseshoe Curve, Altoona, Pennsylvania
NS unit train gliding downgrade on dynamic brakes at Horseshoe Curve.
A view across the curve at an eastbound NS unit train.
Horseshoe Curve long shot in the rain: that 's what Allegheny mountain railroading looks like.