Archive | September, 2015

Savage Diesels On The Sunbury Crescent!…

  Norfolk Southern 37T with 70 cars @ 09:25 a.m…. I made a bee line toward the tracks this morning…. I was in a race against the Norfolk Southern Train 37T but the real catch that I was trying to bag this morning was its southbound counterpart the 36T which had a Union Pacific leader. […]

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Sunday Train Summary #1: Changing Of The Guard (Again) In Northeast Pa.

Next Summary >>>> So after nearly a year since it was announced, the highly awaited (and in many cases anticipated) changeover of the CP/D&H Sunbury Subdivision to the hands of the Norfolk Southern has finally taken place…. The change (which was originally supposed to happen back in August on the 15th) is probably the most […]

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Norfolk Southern Train W0T (A 30T Extra)

Norfolk Southern Train W0T (A 30T Extra) with 75 cars @ 10:35 a.m…..   Understanding the train symbols of the Norfolk Southern Sunbury Crescent…. Norfolk Southern Train 11R is a Binghamton, NY to Enola, Pa. manifest which formerly ran as Canadian Pacific Train 458. Norfolk Southern Train 14R is a Harrisburg (Enola), Pa. to Binghamton, NY manifest […]

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Norfolk Southern / Canadian National Train 31T With Some Yellow Union Pacific Power

Norfolk Southern/Canadian National Train 31T with some yellow Union Pacific power and 42 Cars @ 07:00….   Understanding the train symbols of the Norfolk Southern Sunbury Crescent…. Norfolk Southern Train 11R is a Binghamton, NY to Enola, Pa. manifest which formerly ran as Canadian Pacific Train 458. Norfolk Southern Train 14R is a Harrisburg (Enola), Pa. to […]

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Norfolk Southern Train W6T (A 36T Extra)

Norfolk Southern 36T Extra (Train W6T)…. I’d been stalking this train’s movement ever since he received has track authority to leave Binghamton Container @ 07:24 this morning…. It wasn’t that the train was anything particularly special, but it was the first of this manifest type that I would be able add to my collection. The […]

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The Queen’s Of The Pack…. All Four Delaware Lackawanna ALCO RS3s On Train SB-3

All 4 Delaware Lackawanna ALCO RS3s on Train SB-3 The Delaware Lackawanna Railroad has the largest active roster of ALCO locomotives of any railroad in North America…. That’s saying a lot for a town that many people never even heard of. I caught their four RS3 diesels, clean and nicely positioned returning empty grain and […]

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Providence & Worcester Auto Racks

Have you heard?… the Providence & Worcester (PW) railroad is going into the automotive business…. Or should I say the auto-movement business. The proof is in the puddin’ and the puddin’ is this shiny new #100022 that came cruisin’ through town on Norfolk Southern Train 36T. We found out a few posts back that they’re already […]

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Hump Day Railfanning: INSANE COLOR Motive Power Parade!

Norfolk Southern Train K82 with (coincidentally) 82 cars @ 07:17 a.m…. Today, for me, was the most colorful day in railfanning, or at least since I got kicked out of CSX‘s Radnor Yard back in 04′. It started at around 04:00 when I heard the crew of 14R getting authority to proceed north from around […]

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Do You Recognize This Train?… You Shouldn’t…. But Then Again, Maybe You Should….

The late, great 458…. Reincarnated…. It’s not even been a week since the CP/D&H Sunbury Sub gave way to the NS Sunbury Crescent but already change is in the air…. Local power has changed. Train symbols have changed. And in some cases, the actual trains have changed…. Or so it seems…. Take for example the […]

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Change!… Out With CP, In With NS And New Train Symbols To Digest….

Taylor Yard as it was Sunday evening June 20…. Change!… I could feel it in the air from the second I woke up this morning…. More important, I could hear it on the radio…. At 06:04 a.m. something with 322 axles was setting off the dragging equipment detectors (DED) at M.P. 643 (Kingsley). It turns […]

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