Archive | July, 2015

TGIF: A 142-Car Train 458 and a 97-Car 259

  142-Car Norfolk Southern Train 458 @ 0835…. If there’s one thing that I’d like to clear up about railfanning it’s the simple fact that no matter how much I enjoy being at trackside, there is a lot of commitment and work that goes along with it…. In most cases that commitment means spending hours […]

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3-Train Heavy Power Thursday With Lots Of Diesels Including Ex-UP, CN & CP!

Canadian National Train 930 @ 6:30 a.m…. On June 21 we had an episode of dispatching dilemmas as 3 trains got jumbled up around Taylor…. You can check that out here…. But who says that lightning doesn’t strike twice because today history repeated itself (and I believe with the same dispatcher) as 3 trains got […]

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Hump Day Railfanning: 82-Car Train 458 With A Red-Hot Sparking Wheel Bearing!

The photos below show the freshly dressed track work made possible by the tamper and ballast regulator seen working this area yesterday….   Norfolk Southern Train 458 with 82 cars @ 0745….     Although you can’t see it from this angle, the wheel bearing on this DREX gondola is sparking like sparkler…. The smoke […]

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Train 458 With 2 Standard-Cab SD70s, 102 Cars And Some Cool Track Grooming Equipment

Norfolk Southern Train 458 with (2) standard cab SD70s and 102 cars @ 0800…. It’s rare in railfanning when something other than the trains take the center stage but that’s just what happened today…. That’s also saying a lot seeins’ how the train itself was an impressive 102-car lineup with 2 spartan-cab SD70s in charge. […]

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A 125-Car Train 458 On A One-Train Monday

  Trains 21 Star Cars of July 27, 2015….   Understanding the train symbols of the D&H Sunbury Subdivision…. Canadian Pacific train 458 is a Binghamton, NY to Linwood, NC manifest which runs as Norfolk Southern train 11R. Canadian Pacific train 459 is a Harrisburg (Enola), Pa. to Binghamton, NY manifest which formerly ran as […]

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Weekend Railfanning 8: Super 4-Train Sunday feat. CN, CP, UP & CEFX Power!

Super 4-Train Sunday featuring Canadian National, Canadian Pacific, Union Pacific & CEFX Power! I knew the day was starting off right when I made it trackside only to catch Norfolk Southern Train 12T easing down the line at about 0510…. It was much too dark to get any kind of pictures or video so I […]

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Weekend Railfanning 8: Two Early Bird Specials – Train 930 And A Rare Morning 459!

Canadian National Train 930 @ 0530….     Norfolk Southern Train 459 @ 0605….   Understanding the train symbols of the D&H Sunbury Subdivision…. Canadian Pacific train 458 is a Binghamton, NY to Linwood, NC manifest which runs as Norfolk Southern train 11R. Canadian Pacific train 459 is a Harrisburg (Enola), Pa. to Binghamton, NY […]

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TGIF Featuring The Fabulous 458

Norfolk Southern Train 458 @ 0805….   Understanding the train symbols of the D&H Sunbury Subdivision…. Canadian Pacific train 458 is a Binghamton, NY to Linwood, NC manifest which runs as Norfolk Southern train 11R. Canadian Pacific train 459 is a Harrisburg (Enola), Pa. to Binghamton, NY manifest which formerly ran as Norfolk Southern train […]

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Local Switching On The Delaware Lackawanna Diamond Branch

In an episode similar to that of yesterday’s, I made it to Norfolk Southern tracks at exactly 0523, just in time to catch Train 12T moving northward out of town at 0524…. And although it was still too dark to get any kind of decent pics, I was able to get a video of the […]

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Locomotive Spotlight: Norfolk Southern SD40E

Locomotive Spotlight: Norfolk Southern SD40E #6332 When it comes to locomotive spotting in 2015, the Norfolk Southern is the railroad to be railfanning…. Why?… Because Norfolk Southern has been blazing new trails and extending new boundaries in terms of second-hand locomotive rebuilding. One of the many rebuilds added to the NS roster over the past […]

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