Archive | May, 2015

Rainy Day Sunday – Railfanning A Massive 90-Car Canadian Pacific Train 259

Rainy Day Railfanning A Massive 90-Car Canadian Pacific Train 259 CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO Or at least the biggest one I’ve seen so far!… Witness this 90-car Train 259 that clawed its way up the west side of Scranton today…. And should I mention, you shoulda’ heard the sound those EMDs were making!… I […]

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Saturday Morning Special!! – “Honoring Our Veterans” 6920 Southbound Thru Scranton, Pa.

Honoring Our Veterans – SD60E #6920 in Scranton, Pa. Ok, so the story goes like this…. I found out that the “Honoring Our Veterans” #6920 had been sitting in Binghamton, NY for a couple of days. Somehow it managed to slip by me when it came up on the point of 12T on Memorial Day Monday, and […]

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New Face On 259, Sad Face On 458

New Face On 259; Sad Face On 458 Who says that lightning doesn’t strike twice?… In this case, Norfolk Southern‘s Train 458 has not been a happy train this week with at least two power failures since Tuesday when the Crescent Cab 6904 flatlined and left SD70 2505 to finish the run down to Enola. Well, […]

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The Long And Short Of Railfanning

The Long And Short Of Railfanning I call this post “The Long & Short Of Railfanning” for the two trains that I caught today…. The first was the usual Train 458 with an impressive lineup of general freight including a lot of Norfolk Southern’s predecessor roads. N&W, Southern, and Conrail as well as some impressive kaolin […]

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A Hot, Humid One Train Wednesday

Norfolk Southern Train 458 @ 07:03 a.m….. CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO This is Norfolk Southern Train 458 at around 07:00 with the typical lashup and typical rolling stock. The one thing that isn’t typical is the speed of this train…. Today she’s-a-movin’!… And she wasn’t waiting for me!… As I’ve mentioned in previous […]

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Busy Day On The Crescent (Part 5) Train 930 @ 1245

Canadian National Train 930 @ 12:45 p.m….. The last train of this exciting day was the Canadian National Train 930…. I didn’t know when this train would be coming but I was hoping that it would hot on the heels of the 458 seeins’ how the 458 lost so much time in making that turnaround […]

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Busy Day On The Crescent (Part 4) Rare Norfolk Southern Turn Around Move @ Steamtown

Rare Norfolk Southern Turn Around Move @ Steamtown CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO Now we get to the part that was the best for me…. The part where I get to bring attention to the great people who serve on the railroad day after day…. Pay attention because there’s actually several stories being told […]

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Busy Day On The Crescent (Part 3) Delaware Lackawanna SB-3

Delaware Lackawanna SB-3 Out Of Taylor Yard Not long after the 458 with the Crescent Cab SD60E went down to Taylor Yard to do their work the Delaware Lackawanna headed down to Taylor to pick up their cars for the SB-3 grain haul to Harvest States Milling in Pocono Summit, Pa.. The five locomotives (including […]

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Busy Day On The Crescent (Part 2) New Timber For An Old Switch

Replacing ties on a mainline switch Maintenance to railroad tracks and its supporting features is ongoing. Case in point, these two friendly, hard working Canadian Pacific (soon-to-be Norfolk Southern) employees placing new timbers (ties) next to the Steamtown South switch to replace the two holding the antiquated looking switch stand in place. Don’t be fooled […]

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Busy Day On The Crescent (Part 1) Train 458 w Crescent Cab SD60E And A Little Surprise

Train 458 with Crescent Cab SD60E #6904, SD70 #2505 and a surprise at the end!… So Memorial Day was slow as I expected it to be. But also as I expected, there was much to see the day after the festivities. For me I got a triple dose of luck in one train!… The first […]

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