Thursday, November 12, 2015

Railfanning Altoona - Everett Steam

Hi, Friend Stan Short and I spent three days last weekend railfanning in the Altoona, PA area. We drove up  early Saturday morning arriving with enough time to scout out locations to photograph the steam excursions on the Everett Railroad scheduled to depart Hollidaysburg, PA at 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM that day.  The trips were about five miles one way to Brooks Mill where the locomotive ran around the train and returned to Hollidaysburg pulling the passenger cars tender first.

We elected to be conservative for the first trip and set up at the location we liked best - Monastery Road, about a mile north of the end of the run.

On the second run we took our first shot at this bridge about 3/4 mile east of the depot.

We easily beat the train to the point where the line to Roaring Spring, on the right in the photo, and the line to Claysburg (the line with the train on it) split.  This is just a couple of blocks north of the turn back point.

In Holidaysburg the locomotive again cut off and ran around the train.

Our next to last shot of the train was of it departing the station from the PA Route 36 overpass.

We then returned to Monastery road for our final photo.

Thanks for looking.

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