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Bob Rule, Jr.'s Collection
 
2/20/2018
 
 
 
 
 
By:Bob Rule, Jr.
Dates:10/14/2011 - 10/16/2011
Album Info:NS pix from Altoona, Galitzin, Cresson, Cassandra, and Summerhill. EBT pix from along mainline just outside of Orbisonia
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WB Pushers
Title:  WB Pushers
Description:  A pair of pushers assists a west bound auto rack train out of the station area in Altoona, headed for Horseshoe Curve.
Photo Date:  10/14/2011  Upload Date: 10/18/2011 4:47:50 PM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Bob Rule, Jr.
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NS 6326(SD40E) NS 6328(SD40E)
Views:  90   Comments: 2
EB coal train
Title:  EB coal train
Description:  A pair of C40-9Ws lead an east bound coal train into Altoona, having passed under the 17th Street bridge.
Photo Date:  10/14/2011  Upload Date: 10/19/2011 12:16:54 AM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Bob Rule, Jr.
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NS 9491(C40-9W) NS 8984(C40-9W)
Views:  68   Comments: 0
Alto Tower
Title:  Alto Tower
Description:  This vernerable Pennsy tower at the west end of Altoona, Pa has been recently painted but does not have much future as an operationing tower.
Photo Date:  10/14/2011  Upload Date: 10/19/2011 12:19:31 AM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Bob Rule, Jr.
Categories: 
Locomotives: 
Views:  86   Comments: 0
Alto Interlocking
Title:  Alto Interlocking
Description:  The older style Pennsy signal bridge is still in use, but the new style signals are about to be put into use which means the old style signal bridge will be removed. This view is looking west toward Horseshoe Curve.
Photo Date:  10/14/2011  Upload Date: 10/19/2011 12:24:00 AM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Bob Rule, Jr.
Categories: 
Locomotives: 
Views:  99   Comments: 0
WB Stack Train
Title:  WB Stack Train
Description:  Passing under a set of the older Pennsy style signals, this train is about to pass under 17th Street bridge, passing Alto Tower on its way west to Horseshoe Curve and points west.
Photo Date:  10/14/2011  Upload Date: 10/19/2011 12:27:32 AM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Bob Rule, Jr.
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NS 7549(ES40DC) NS 8700(C40-8)
Views:  76   Comments: 0
Closer Look at stack train power
Title:  Closer Look at stack train power
Description: 
Photo Date:  10/14/2011  Upload Date: 10/19/2011 12:31:24 AM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Bob Rule, Jr.
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NS 7549(ES40DC) NS 8700(C40-8)
Views:  93   Comments: 0
WB Stack Train
Title:  WB Stack Train
Description:  Having passed under 17th Street Bridge, the WB stack train passes Alto tower.
Photo Date:  10/14/2011  Upload Date: 10/19/2011 12:33:33 AM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Bob Rule, Jr.
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NS 7549(ES40DC) NS 8700(C40-8)
Views:  115   Comments: 0
WB stack train pushers
Title:  WB stack train pushers
Description:  As these pusher pass Alto Tower they are just beginning the work of climbing the grade that will take the train around Horseshoe Curve.
Photo Date:  10/14/2011  Upload Date: 10/19/2011 12:35:32 AM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Bob Rule, Jr.
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NS 6315(SD40E) NS 6317(SD40E)
Views:  94   Comments: 0
Returning pushers
Title:  Returning pushers
Description:  This pair of EB pushers is returning to Altoona, Pa, passing under one of the remaining old style Pennsy signal bridges at an area known as Slope.
Photo Date:  10/14/2011  Upload Date: 10/19/2011 12:38:34 AM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Bob Rule, Jr.
Categories:  Signal
Locomotives:  NS 6312(SD40E) NS 6311(SD40E)
Views:  102   Comments: 2
Pusher close up
Title:  Pusher close up
Description:  Here is a good look at this helper pair at Slope. These engines are rebuilt SD50s and have replace the SD40s that held down the pusher activity for so long in the Altoona area.
Photo Date:  10/14/2011  Upload Date: 10/19/2011 12:41:15 AM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Bob Rule, Jr.
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  NS 6312(SD40E) NS 6311(SD40E)
Views:  103   Comments: 0
Action at Slope.
Title:  Action at Slope.
Description:  A pair of SD40E pushers drifts down grade at Slope as a TOFC train heads upgrade. Around the bend is an area known as the Brickyard. A favorite site for railfans to photograph WB trains as they make the run for Horseshoe Curve.
Photo Date:  10/14/2011  Upload Date: 10/19/2011 12:44:35 AM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Bob Rule, Jr.
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NS 6308(SD40E)
Views:  98   Comments: 0
WB Stack Train
Title:  WB Stack Train
Description:  This WB stack train is about to enter the tunnel at Gallitzin. You can see part of the train in the trees in the background, giving you an idea about how this mainline twists and turns in the mountains west of Altoona and the Horseshoe Curve.
Photo Date:  10/14/2011  Upload Date: 10/19/2011 12:47:23 AM
Location:  Gallitzin, PA
Author:  Bob Rule, Jr.
Categories:  Scenic
Locomotives:  NS 9513(C40-9W)
Views:  108   Comments: 2
Gallitzin Tunnel
Title:  Gallitzin Tunnel
Description:  Our WB stack train is emerging from the west end of the Gallitzin Tunnel. From here it is upgrade to Cresson, Pa and the top of the grade.
Photo Date:  10/14/2011  Upload Date: 10/19/2011 12:50:30 AM
Location:  Gallitzin, PA
Author:  Bob Rule, Jr.
Categories:  Tunnel
Locomotives:  NS 9513(C40-9W)
Views:  158   Comments: 2
Stack Train Pushers
Title:  Stack Train Pushers
Description:  This pair of WB SD40E pushers are hard at work pushing the WB stack train upgrade and around the curve to the Cresson, Pa area.
Photo Date:  10/14/2011  Upload Date: 10/19/2011 12:53:48 AM
Location:  Gallitzin, PA
Author:  Bob Rule, Jr.
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NS 6312(SD40E) NS 6311(SD40E)
Views:  130   Comments: 0
WB mixed freight
Title:  WB mixed freight
Description:  This train is drifting downgrade, WB in the Cassndra area.
Photo Date:  10/14/2011  Upload Date: 10/19/2011 12:59:25 AM
Location:  Cassandra, PA
Author:  Bob Rule, Jr.
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NS 9345(C40-9W) NS 9800(C40-9W)
Views:  86   Comments: 1
WB pushers
Title:  WB pushers
Description:  This pair of WB pushers has assisted this freight train upgrade from Altoona and now is enjoying the downgrade part of the trip to the Johnstown area.
Photo Date:  10/15/2011  Upload Date: 10/19/2011 1:01:26 AM
Location:  Cassandra, PA
Author:  Bob Rule, Jr.
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NS 6323(SD40E) NS 6309(SD40E)
Views:  78   Comments: 0
EB upgrade
Title:  EB upgrade
Description:  These three units on the headend of an EB train have just passed under the railfan bridge at the Cassandra railfan site.
Photo Date:  10/15/2011  Upload Date: 10/19/2011 1:04:34 AM
Location:  Cassandra, PA
Author:  Bob Rule, Jr.
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NS 8623(C39-8) NS 6733(SD60I)
Views:  155   Comments: 0
EB pushers
Title:  EB pushers
Description:  Taken from the Cassandra railfan bridge, we see a pair SD40E pushers working hard against the EB grade.
Photo Date:  10/15/2011  Upload Date: 10/19/2011 1:07:26 AM
Location:  Cassandra, PA
Author:  Bob Rule, Jr.
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NS 6311(SD40E) NS 6312(SD40E)
Views:  98   Comments: 0
Drifting downgrade
Title:  Drifting downgrade
Description:  This WB freight is headed downgrade at Cassandra. The high winds have blown most of the nice fall colors from the trees since the day before this pic was taken.
Photo Date:  10/15/2011  Upload Date: 10/19/2011 1:09:39 AM
Location:  Cassandra, PA
Author:  Bob Rule, Jr.
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NS 9398(C40-9W)
Views:  88   Comments: 0
Tail end of WB freight
Title:  Tail end of WB freight
Description:  Note the 4 truck depressed center flatcar before the pushers. Wonder if it is from Walthers. hehe
Photo Date:  10/15/2011  Upload Date: 10/19/2011 1:11:58 AM
Location:  Cassandra, PA
Author:  Bob Rule, Jr.
Categories:  Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  93   Comments: 0
Another old style Pennsy signal
Title:  Another old style Pennsy signal
Description:  This WB stack train is passing under the Pennsy style signal bridge at Summerhill, Pa. The two high signal masts allow the signals to be seen from the other side of road bridge behind me.
Photo Date:  10/15/2011  Upload Date: 10/19/2011 1:14:04 AM
Location:  Summerhill, PA
Author:  Bob Rule, Jr.
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NS 7640(ES40DC)
Views:  89   Comments: 0
Better sun
Title:  Better sun
Description:  WB empty hopper train drifts down grade in Summerhill
Photo Date:  10/15/2011  Upload Date: 10/19/2011 1:17:19 AM
Location:  Summerhill, PA
Author:  Bob Rule, Jr.
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NS 8327(C40-8W) NS 6900(SD60E)
Views:  196   Comments: 2
A clean unit
Title:  A clean unit
Description:  A clean unit on a hopper train. Something that is not usually seen
Photo Date:  10/15/2011  Upload Date: 10/19/2011 1:19:30 AM
Location:  Summerhill, PA
Author:  Bob Rule, Jr.
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NS 6900(SD60E)
Views:  226   Comments: 0
EB upgrade
Title:  EB upgrade
Description:  NS 7686 leads a train up grade toward the Pennsy signal bridge at Summerhill
Photo Date:  10/15/2011  Upload Date: 10/19/2011 1:21:53 AM
Location:  Summerhill, PA
Author:  Bob Rule, Jr.
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NS 7686(ES40DC)
Views:  56   Comments: 0
EB coal train
Title:  EB coal train
Description:  NS 7686 and 8440 struggle upgrade at Summerhill. Be assured there are 2-4 pushers on the back end of this train.
Photo Date:  10/15/2011  Upload Date: 10/19/2011 1:24:06 AM
Location:  Summerhill, PA
Author:  Bob Rule, Jr.
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NS 7686(ES40DC) NS 8440(C40-8W)
Views:  70   Comments: 0
EB coal train pushers - 80Macs
Title:  EB coal train pushers - 80Macs
Description:  Like I said, four SD80mac helpers are coupled on and shoving hard to help the coal train battle the EB grade to Cresson and then on to Altoona, via Horseshoe Curve.
Photo Date:  10/15/2011  Upload Date: 10/19/2011 1:26:44 AM
Location:  Summerhill, PA
Author:  Bob Rule, Jr.
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NS 7201(SD80MAC) NS 7200(SD80MAC)
Views:  131   Comments: 0
WB TOFC
Title:  WB TOFC
Description:  A tough time of the day to get a good picture. Here are three NS engines leading a TOFC train toward Johnstown.
Photo Date:  10/15/2011  Upload Date: 10/19/2011 1:30:21 AM
Location:  Summerhill, PA
Author:  Bob Rule, Jr.
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NS 9716(C40-9W) NS 8899(C40-9W)
Views:  80   Comments: 0
Along the mainline
Title:  Along the mainline
Description:  These four SD38s await movment to parts unkown, sitting along the main at the Cresson engine facility
Photo Date:  10/16/2011  Upload Date: 10/19/2011 12:55:52 AM
Location:  Cresson, PA
Author:  Bob Rule, Jr.
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  CEFX 6054(SD38) CEFX 6052(SD38) CEFX 6051(SD38)
Views:  288   Comments: 4
EB freight
Title:  EB freight
Description:  This eastbound train was the first train seen all weekend in the daylight with a foreign paint scheme.
Photo Date:  10/16/2011  Upload Date: 10/19/2011 1:32:56 AM
Location:  Cresson, PA
Author:  Bob Rule, Jr.
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NS 9532(C40-9W) UP 5382(AC45CCTE)
Views:  108   Comments: 0
A visitor from the west
Title:  A visitor from the west
Description:  Nice to see something else besides NS black.
Photo Date:  10/16/2011  Upload Date: 10/19/2011 1:35:28 AM
Location:  Cresson, PA
Author:  Bob Rule, Jr.
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  UP 5382(AC45CCTE)
Views:  110   Comments: 0
Another view of the visitor
Title:  Another view of the visitor
Description: 
Photo Date:  10/16/2011  Upload Date: 10/19/2011 1:37:25 AM
Location:  Cresson, PA
Author:  Bob Rule, Jr.
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  UP 5382(AC45CCTE) NS 9532(C40-9W)
Views:  146   Comments: 0
The "S" Curve
Title:  The "S" Curve
Description:  EBT #15 enters the "S" curve and approaches the bridge at Runk's Rd
Photo Date:  10/16/2011  Upload Date: 10/19/2011 8:38:06 AM
Location:  Orbisonia, PA
Author:  Bob Rule, Jr.
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  EBT 15(2-8-2)
Views:  85   Comments: 0
In Bound to Orbisonia
Title:  In Bound to Orbisonia
Description:  #15 is almost to Runk Road bridge.
Photo Date:  10/16/2011  Upload Date: 10/19/2011 9:33:41 AM
Location:  Orbisonia, PA
Author:  Bob Rule, Jr.
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  EBT 15(2-8-2)
Views:  107   Comments: 2
On the high embankment
Title:  On the high embankment
Description:  15 has crossed the bridge and is upgrade toward McMullin Summit
Photo Date:  10/16/2011  Upload Date: 10/19/2011 9:35:33 AM
Location:  Orbisonia, PA
Author:  Bob Rule, Jr.
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  EBT 15(2-8-2)
Views:  102   Comments: 0
In Bound to Orbisonia
Title:  In Bound to Orbisonia
Description: 
Photo Date:  10/16/2011  Upload Date: 10/19/2011 9:40:54 AM
Location:  Orbisonia, PA
Author:  Bob Rule, Jr.
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  EBT 15(2-8-2)
Views:  71   Comments: 0
Approaching McMullin Summit
Title:  Approaching McMullin Summit
Description:  15 is still working upgrade bound for Orbisonia
Photo Date:  10/16/2011  Upload Date: 10/19/2011 9:37:37 AM
Location:  Orbisonia, PA
Author:  Bob Rule, Jr.
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  EBT 15(2-8-2)
Views:  94   Comments: 0
Who is that fireman
Title:  Who is that fireman
Description:  Nevin Byers is enjoying a non working moment as 15's fireman.
Photo Date:  10/16/2011  Upload Date: 10/19/2011 9:44:59 AM
Location:  Orbisonia, PA
Author:  Bob Rule, Jr.
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  EBT 15(2-8-2)
Views:  102   Comments: 0
Past Enyeart Rd
Title:  Past Enyeart Rd
Description:  15 is almost home.
Photo Date:  10/16/2011  Upload Date: 10/19/2011 9:47:01 AM
Location:  Orbisonia, PA
Author:  Bob Rule, Jr.
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  EBT 15(2-8-2)
Views:  204   Comments: 3


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