RAILFEST 2015 At STEAMTOWN Part 1 + An NS Double-Play & The Delaware Lackawanna

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Norfolk Southern Train 458 with 63 cars @ 08:00….

With Railfest 2015 just a few days away, today was the day to start preparing for the madness to come Labor Day weekend…. But first I have to make my rounds trackside.

The morning started of good, a little too good in fact…. Minutes after arriving on station I’m hearing air horns at the Depot Road crossing on the south end of Taylor Yard. Perfect, right…. Well, not exactly, it’s still dark…. A little too dark to get any kind of good pictures so I’m gonna’ have to do it solely with the video camera.

At 06:10 Norfolk Southern Train 12T marched by with three Dash 9 wides (#9734, #9226 & #9925) and 48 cars behind.

Almost 2 hours later @ 08:00 on the dot Train 458 rolls down the grade and into Taylor with 63 cars, no work and a track warrant good all the way to CP Kase.

So with nothing else happening on the West Side I head over to Steamtown to see what’s arrived for the show….

The excursion train was there, broken into 2 sections as well as some very interesting MOW cars…. The big surprise for me was the shiny, black 6039 resting near the trolley museum.

The Delaware-Lackawanna was on station with 5 diesels that headed out with a very short (6 car) PT-98…. I’m guessing that much power is for the return trip.

From the looks of it RAILFEST 2015 is going to be an event to remember.

Delaware Lackawanna diesels @ Steamtown….

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RAILFEST 2015 prequel….

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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.


Find out where the freight cars in this post call home….

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Keep up with all of the train action taking place on the former CP Rail Sunbury Subdivision (now the Norfolk Southern Crescent Corridor) at BROADCASTIFY.COM.

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
659-661 (10,000 ft. siding)
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.
696-Nanticoke (Broadway Street)
701-Retreat State Hospital
714-Beach Haven
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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