Super Rare!… LNG Test SD40-2W Leading Canadian National Train 931 Through Scranton, Pa!

Trains 21 Star Car of July 15, 2015….

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Super Rare!… LNG Test SD40-2W!…

At 6:22 a.m. Canadian National Train 931 to Montreal has super rare GMD SD40-2W leading an SD75I, a Dash-9 and an SD40-2. The 5258 was 1 of only 2 test bed GMDs (SD40-2W/fuel tender/SD40-2W) that had been converted to run on LNG fuel for test purposes a few years back and acquired the SD45-like flares on the rear of the long hood in the process. It’s since been converted to regular diesel operation and this amazing catch is such a rarity that it even eclipses the NS SD40-2 4th unit out…. A rarity itself!

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Patched Valdosta Southern boxcar….

The Valdosta Railway (VR) is a Class 3 shortline railroad in Georgia that connects Clyattville, Georgia to the CSX and NS at Valdosta. It began life as the Florida Midland and Georgia Railroad who built the line somewhere in the 1880s or 90s. The Valdosta Southern Railroad (VSO) was incorporated in August 1951 and bought the portion from Valdosta south to Madison, Florida. Later the Georgia and Florida Railroad operated the line and planned to abandon the Valdosta to Madison portion. Instead the line was cut back to Clyattville in March of 1972 and in 1992 the new Valdosta Railway took over operations. In 2005 the Valdosta Railway was acquired by Genesee & Wyoming. This faded boxcar has since since been sold off and patched for the H&S Railroad (HS), itself now a G&W subsidiary.

30-Car Train 930 with a Crescent Cab SD60E and a very friendly crew!…

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Super Rare!… LNG Test SD40-2W Leading 70-car Canadian National Train 931 Through Scranton, Pa!…

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95-car Norfolk Southern Train 458 with a Standard Cab Dash-9 and a Wide Cab Dash-9….

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Canadian Pacific Train 259 with 50 cars and Standard Cab EMDs….

 

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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 12R but now runs as train 14R.

Canadian Pacific train 930 is a Rouses Point, NY to Harrisburg (Enola) Pa. manifest which runs as Norfolk Southern 30T.

Canadian Pacific train 931 is a Harrisburg (Enola) Pa. to Rouses Point, NY manifest which runs as Norfolk Southern 31T.

Canadian Pacific train 258 is a Binghamton, NY to Allentown, Pa. manifest.

Canadian Pacific train 259 is an Allentown, Pa. to Binghamton, NY manifest.

Canadian Pacific D-11 is a local that runs from Taylor Yard in Taylor, Pa. south down the Sunbury Sub (now the NS Crescent Corridor) to Sunbury (CP Kase).

Canadian Pacific D-12 is a local that runs from Taylor Yard in Taylor, Pa. north up the Sunbury Sub (now the NS Crescent Corridor) to Binghamton, NY.

Norfolk Southern 12T is an Allentown, Pa. to Buffalo, NY manifest which runs as Canadian Pacific 932.

Norfolk Southern 13T is a Buffalo, NY to Allentown, Pa. manifest which runs as Canadian Pacific 933.

Naturally many (if not all) of these symbols will change when Norfolk Southern takes over proper…. I’ll keep you posted on those changes as I find them out.

 

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Naturally when Norfolk Southern takes over these mileage markers will probably change.. When they do I’ll make sure to make the necessary updates…. For now here are the….

Pennsylvania Mile Markers from Binghamton, NY to Sunbury, Pa.

627-Hallstead (Dragging Equipment Detector)
643-Kingsley (Dragging Equipment Detector)
650-Hop Bottom (10,000 ft. siding)
653-Nicholson & the Tunkhannock Viaduct
657-Factoryville
659-661 (10,000 ft. siding)
661-Dalton
662-Glenburn (Dragging Equipment Detector)
664-Clark’s Summit
671-Steamtown Wye (Bridge Sixty)
672-Taylor Yard (North end)
673-Taylor Yard (South end)
679-Dupont Jct.
692-Buttonwood
696-Nanticoke (Broadway Street)
701-Retreat State Hospital
707-Mocanaqua
714-Beach Haven
716-Nescopeck
750.5-Banks
752-CP Kase (this is where the Sunbury Subdivision joins the Norfolk Southern Buffalo line to Harrisburg and Enola.)

The last days of the Canadian Pacific/Delaware & Hudson and the Sunbury Subdivision

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Author:Railfan AC

AC is a U.S. Air Force Veteran, a long haul trucker, a transportation enthusiast and a lifelong lover of trains. AC's mission is to travel America documenting American railroading in the 21st century while educating those who want to know about the importance the railroads play in our daily lives including, but not limited to, the movement of goods, services and more.

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