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Conrail freight trains at Altoona, PA

Conrail freight trains at Altoona, PA

I arrived at the this spot at the west end of Altoona just as a westbound train was going by. Soon Extra 6121 East came off the hill and into the yard at Altoona. Things appeared busy, but I would soon discover that my initial impression was wrong.

Conrail freight trains at Altoona, PA

Extra 6018 West pulls out of Altoona on September 6, 1976. Coupled behind the caboose is a helper for the climb up the Allegheny Mountains. Disk 120

Conrail freight trains at Altoona, PA