August of 2016 found me in Altoona for the N Scale Weekend. It was a fun event that also happened to coincide with a visit from the NS 8098, better known as the Conrail Heritage Unit.
My friend Russ organized a railfan weekend heading out to the NS Pittsburgh Line at the end of September, and it turned out to be the best weekend of railfanning that I’ve had in a long time.
I took one of my first trips to the NS Pittsburgh Line back in 2006. I’d become much more familiar with it more recently, but back then, it was still common to catch Conrail painted power, making it a much more exciting time.