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"Prototype Pictures"

Long Island isn't a place to see a large amount of freight trains.  As a result when trips are planned off Long Island, an effort is made to do some railfanning and to photograph trains.  These are some of the pictures I managed to get while out railfanning in Pennsylvania.

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Alto Tower in Altoona, Pennsylvania.

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A pair of SD40-2 engines pass Alto Tower with mixed freight after desending "Horse Shoe Curve," in Altoona, PA.

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A train heads up to "Horseshoe Curve" in Altoona, PA.

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A pair of helper engines. Altoona, PA

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A wider view of the previous scene.

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More Conrail helpers. Altoona, PA

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Norfolk Southern was just making its appearance. Altoona, PA

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Helpers being coupled to the rear of a train in Altoona, PA..

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Some debris remains inside this gondola. Altoona, PA

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A train heads towards "Horseshoe Curve" Altoona, PA

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It's believed that these cars are about to be scrapped. Altoona, PA

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At the General Electric plant in Erie, Pennsylvania.

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I liked the foreground debris.

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Two old cars wait restoration at the North East station rail museum in Erie, PA.

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These cars haven't moved in a while. Altoona, PA 

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Was never painted in CSX colors. Taken at the Erie, PA Union Station.

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Passing the museum at North East, PA.

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Passing the museum at North East, PA.

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West bound at the Union Station in Erie, PA. This station is undergoing renovation.

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East bound at the Union Station in Erie, PA.

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A west bound mixed freight in Erie, PA.

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An East bound train at Union Station in Erie, PA.

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Another East bound train at Union Station in Erie, PA.

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A few old wheels just laying in the weeds at the museum in North East, PA.

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This old abandoned tower is located at North East, PA.

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More pictures will be added when I get out to do some railfanning again.

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