Focusing on Locomotives Built, Rebuilt, and Completed at Altoona, PA
by the PRR, PC, CR, and NS at the Altoona Machine Shops and Juniata Shops

"The Standard Railroad Shops of the World"

History of The Altoona Works
Altoona Railroad Timeline
Diagrams & Maps
NS Office Car Special
Locomotive Rosters
Altoona Area Towers
Current Occupants
Locomotive Horns
Curry Rail Services
PRR Class System
Link to

More AC44C6M Rebuilds for 2024
More SD40-3 Rebuilds for 2024

Follow along with us as some*
heritage units, originally painted
in 2012, get a fresh coat of paint
at Altoona.

RDG repainted 3/2023
CNJ released 5/3/23 without repaint

SOU repainted 5/2023

VGN repainted 8/2023

DLW repainted 4/2024

* note that we don't know if a unit is actually
being repainted until it enters the paint shop.

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About: Welcome! If this is your first visit I appreciate you stopping by. was created to document the work of the Juniata Shops, as well as railroading in Altoona, PA in general. On this web site you'll find lists of all steam, electric, gas, and diesel locomotives built in Altoona, as well as lists of "Juniata Rebuilds," locomotives with at least moderate changes that would make them stand out among other ordinary locomotives. Also look through the photo galleries for photos of stripped down locomotives and samples of the Juniata Paint Shop's work.

-- PRR T1 Steam Locomotive Trust has plans to build a brand new PRR T1!
  (so far we've donated $350)
-- What is an Admiral Cab?
-- Shortcut: Summary of Modern Locomotives Built at Juniata

Please Note: is not affiliated with or supported by Norfolk Southern Corporation or any of its subsidiaries and predecessors; nor is affiliated with any customers of Thoroughbred Mechanical Services and the Juniata Shops.

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The information contained herein, while believed to be correct and free from error, is potentially subject to typos and small errors. Care has been taken to verify sources to ensure accuracy and any errors are that of the author. Because some of this information is close to 150 years old, it is possible some build dates listed for steam locomotives could be off by a month or two. Please e-mail me with any additional information or corrections you may have.

Recommended Links:
The Diesel Shop GreenRailNews (not currently active) Altoona Association of Model Railroaders Unofficial EMD Homepage

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