Archive | June, 2015

Union Pacific (ARMN) Mechanical Reefers

Union Pacific mechanical reefers at Hunt’s Point Produce Terminal. Bronx, New York. May 4, 2008. You may have noticed the white Union Pacific mechanical reefers with the reporting mark (ARMN) somewhere down the line. Like many railcars criss-crossing this country these cars have quite an interesting history behind them. The ARMN reporting mark is that […]

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Train 931…. Just In The Nick Of Time!

It’s late…. I’m tired…. My computer’s running slow so here we go…. The mornings have been really cold lately (at least by my standards) and that’s made it difficult for me to railfan…. This morning the chill got the best of me and I said at about 0630 that by 0700 it would be time […]

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Weekend Railfanning Episode 4: Sunday Morning Surprise.. No Train 458!

In yet another episode of “Shouldn’t Leave So Fast” I caught a radically trimmed down 12T and almost the Train 458…. By 0830 the weather was getting to be just a wee-bit too cold (at least for my taste) and I decided to call it a day…. About 10 minutes out I see Train 458 […]

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Weekend Railfanning Episode 4: 122-Car 12T w/ NS, Canadian Pacific & Union Pacific!

Today’s Train 12T brought yet another colorful mix of motive power on the massive 122-car train…. Norfolk Southern, Canadian Pacific and Union Pacific all working together to move tonnage north out of Steam-Town! Monster 122-Car 12T with Norfolk Southern, Canadian Pacific & Union Pacific Pulling!…   And just like 12T had a colorful motive power […]

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The Colorful History Of The Golden West Service Freight Cars

Now this is a commentary that I’ve waited years to write…. During the 90s I used to watch parades of the Golden West Service rolling stock move back and forth across the Espee’s Sunset Route in San Antonio, Texas. Those brilliant blue cars are forever etched in my memories…. The Colorful History of The Golden […]

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Lightning Strikes Twice!. Another 4-Train Friday (Actually 5!) w/ Another Monster 259!…

  Norfolk Southern Train 12T @ 6:07 a.m….. I have a pessimistic saying that I tend to throw around…. “That lightning bolt ain’t strikin’ twice.” Well, it seems that I may have to find a new phrase to express any future lack of optimism because today lightning did indeed strike twice! Today was a nice […]

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Heavy Duty Power Play Thursday

Norfolk Southern symbol freights 458 and 12T both have more power than usual making for a very interesting…. Heavy Duty Power Play Thursday Trains 21 Star Cars of June 25, 2015 Check out the cool “All White” face on the D9 #9767…. That along with 2 ribsided covered hoppers with 2 different versions of the […]

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Train 458 With Massachusetts Bay Commuter Coaches

Train 458 With Massachusetts Bay Commuter Coaches Today’s Norfolk Southern Train 458 came through at 8:05 a.m. with 3 locos; D9-40CWs #9492, #9694 & #9221, 106 cars and a few surprises along the way.   Trains 21 Star Cars of June 24, 2015…. The first surprise was a former General Chemical covered hopper now patched for […]

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1 More Train…. 2 More Locos…. It’s Another Double-Date With Train 458!!

  Another Train…. 2 More Locos…. It’s Another Date With Train 458 Got to trackside just in time to catch 12T at 05:05 but was still too dark to shoot it…. The rundown is as follows: 3 Norfolk Southern locos 61 Cars Done. It would be 3 hours before the next train would show up […]

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Welcome To Steamtown!…

June 18 was my 1-year anniversary of living here in Scranton and having had this site since January 1st of this year, it seemed only proper (if not poetic) that I do a commentary on the Steamtown National Historical Site…. Steamtown occupies about 40 acres of the Scranton railroad yard of the Delaware, Lackawanna & […]

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