Since the Pennsylvania Railroad opened its route through the Allegheny Mountains, the line has remained one of North America’s mountain crossings. Ownership of the line has changed several time: PRR to PC to Conrail and now Norfolk Southern. NS pushes a lot of tonnage over this line, that and the scenic beauty, plus the famous locations, Horseshoe Curve in particular, keeps railfans coming back!
This footage was captured in 2016 and 2019, hitting all the great “spots” like Tyrone, the Brickyard, Horseshoe Curve, Benny, Lilly, Portage and South Fork. We’ll see a good variety of trains and motive power – including heritage units. Narration is informative but designed not to dominate the sound the trains.