Archive | August, 2015

Triple-Train Monday With Some Local Switching Action

Canadian National Train 930 with 56 cars @ 09:00…. With Railfest 2015 at Steamtown less than a week away I had hopes of maybe catching some unique equipment coming into the park today…. I didn’t, but I did manage to catch a couple of freight manifests for my troubles. After waiting half of the morning […]

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Weekend Railfanning Episode 14: 3-Train Sunday With Only 1 Train To Show For It

I arrived at trackside at 05:30…. By now, pitch black out but still enough light to see Norfolk Southern Train 12T with a Union Pacific diesel leading the trio which contained, third unit out, an Operation Lifesaver painted Dash 9 wide cab! Light enough to see it, but too dark to shoot it so all […]

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Weekend Railfanning Episode 14: An Early Bird Special With Train 931

Weekend Railfanning Episode 14: An Early Bird Special With Canadian National Train 931   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 […]

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The Delaware & Hudson Blue & Gray “Lightning Striped” Heritage Diesels

Before the¬†Norfolk Southern unveiled 20 new Heritage diesels to the world in 2012 and before the¬†Union Pacific had its 6 Heritage locomotives before that, Canadian Pacific had the Delaware & Hudson Heritage engines in northeast Pennsylvania. Fitting since the Delaware & Hudson was the product of the very first rail ventures in America. It’s original […]

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General Electric AC6000CW Diesel Locomotives

The General Electric AC6000CW diesel electric locomotive could probably be best described as the diesel locomotive that never was…. That’s because despite its numerical high horsepower designation, there are no true “6,000” horsepower GEs in operation on American rails. The unit was designed in the mid 90s during the height of the horsepower race between […]

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The CITIRAIL (CREX) GEVO

Citicorp Railmark Inc. (trading as Citirail Express or CREX) is best known for leasing locomotives to the BNSF Railway and some of the sharpest, cleanest, flashiest locomotives on the rails of North America today are the CITIRAIL GEVOs. Currently these are 100 GE ES44ACs that Citirail/CREX acquired for lease service. They’re painted (silver?) gray with […]

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TGIF: Train 458 With Canadian Pacific And Delaware & Hudson Power!

Is it just me or does it seem like the Canadian Pacific is determined to go out with a colorful hurrah! Since it’s common knowledge at this point that the CP isn’t leaving (or should I say hasn’t left) August 15 as was the original plan (now it’s supposed to be September 18 if you […]

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Thursday Double-Play With Norfolk Southern Trains 12T And 458

Norfolk Southern Train 12T with 56 cars @ 06:10   Norfolk Southern Train 458 with 72 cars @ 07:05   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 […]

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Hump Day Railfanning: Wednesday Double-Play With 12T And 458

Norfolk Southern Train 12T with 62 cars @ 06:10….   Norfolk Southern Train 458 with 82 cars @ 08:10….       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 […]

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What’s This?… Norfolk Southern Train 458 With Containers Fillet’d?…

  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 […]

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