Many of us on the US East Coast are Pennsylvania Railroad fans…it’s one of my two favorite railroads; These two pictures were taken in Altoona, PA. I was visiting their Altoona Railfest, held back in October of 2001. Except for the black NS unit on the left, and the blue Conrail unit in the top center of the first picture, these both could have been taken back in the 50’s, or any time up till things went south for the PRR.
The E-units below were beautifully restored by a private party in Philadelphia, and Railfest arranged for the use of some commuter passenger equipment through Amtrak, along with a few restored privately-owned cars, for several runs each day around Horseshoe Curve, through the tunnels, around the loop near Gallitzin, and back around the Curve in the other direction. It was a fun train ride…
Too bad those trips are no longer operated….