Reading & Northern’s 20th Anniversary SD38 #2003

EMD’s SD38 made a name for itself in heavy drag freights and busy hump yards from the hills of Minnesota to the sprawling yards of the Northeast. Though production numbers ...

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Switchback Switching The Reading & Northern Keyser Valley Branch

Tuesdays and Wednesdays bring a little something different to the 6-day a week operations on the Reading & Northern Keyser Valley Branch. On September 24 & 25, 2019, I spent ...

The History of Norfolk Southern’s Heritage Units

In 2012, The Norfolk Southern painted 20 brand new locomotives into the classic paint schemes of its predecessor railroads to celebrate its own 30th anniversary as a railroad. The Heritage ...

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The History of Norfolk Southern’s SD70ACU

It wasn’t that long ago that a small armada of Armour Yellow diesels brightened the locomotive ranks of Norfolk Southern’s predominantly black diesel army. The former Uncle Petes paraded in their sunny dress throughout 2015, 2016 and much of 2017 before the painter’s spray can and the cosmetic surgeons’s scalpel finally caught up with the […]

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Alco Afternoon Delight

Today I did a little bit of serendipitous trainspotting when I happened upon the Delaware Lackawanna and the Norfolk Southern.. Both in spectacular, ethereal afternoon light.. First we see three of D-L’s five big six-axle Alco diesels with 55 carloads up from Taylor.. Over on the Sunbury Line, Norfolk Southern Train 14R had three GEs […]

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New GATX Stone Hoppers

Seeing clean cars in the modern day is rare. Seeing long strings of clean cars is almost non-existent. Summer of 2018 saw 2 blocks of new GATX stone hoppers on Train 37T. At 188 cars (not counting what may have been dropped on Mountain Top to the Reading & Northern), the massive westbound received a […]

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The Coolest Trains In America

Today’s Cryogenic & Mechanical Reefers

Railroading just keeps on evolving and when it comes to moving perishables, railroads have long been at odds (and at a strong disadvantage) with the trucking industry.. From the first ice bunkers of yesterday, to the newest cryogenics and mechanical reefers of today, railroads continue to help keep food on the tables of American throughout […]

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Norfolk Southern Train 14R with ES44DCs and a Screaming ACE Mid-Train DPU

A modest sized Train 14R came through town with a pair of GE ES44DCs on the point and a screamin’ EMD SD70ACe workin’ hard 65 cars back into the 105 total.. In the manifest were several squeaky clean cars and even though the train was back lit at this point, the back lighting made for […]

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Norfolk Southern Train 14R with #1111 (Bar Code unit) and a Mid-Train DPU

Columbus Day 2019 brought several treats for local railfans.. Today’s Train 14R had not only the NS #1111 (Bar Code unit) leading the diesel entourage, but also had a mid-train DPU in the form of NS ES44DC #7705! The train was pretty much a unit tank train say for the few general freight cars following […]

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(You Tube) More Work Trains, More Outlaws, A Few ALCOs and the VIRGINIAN Heritage Unit

More Work Trains, More Outlaws, A Few ALCOs and the VIRGINIAN Heritage Unit New videos every day except Sundays…. If you like what you see here, Comment, Like, Share and Subscribe! HIGH DEFINITION

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(You Tube) Monday Meltdown (Part 2 of 2) More outlaws, Canadian Pacific and a Triclops

Monday Meltdown (Part 2 of 2) More Outlaws, Canadian Pacific and a Triclops New videos every day except Sundays…. If you like what you see here, Comment, Like, Share and Subscribe! HIGH DEFINITION

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(You Tube) Monday Meltdown (Part 1 of 2) Foreign Power, Derailments, Bad Weather and Breakdowns

Monday Meltdown (Part 1 of 2) Foreign Power, Derailments, Bad Weather and Breakdowns New videos every day except Sundays…. If you like what you see here, Comment, Like, Share and Subscribe! HIGH DEFINITION

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(You Tube) Unseen Operation: Delaware Lackawanna ALCOs Working The Diamond Branch In Scranton, Pa.

Unseen Operation: Delaware Lackawanna ALCOs Working The Diamond Branch New videos every day except Sundays…. If you like what you see here, Comment, Like, Share and Subscribe! HIGH DEFINITION

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