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

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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 other assorted freight cars to the (now) Norfolk Southern Taylor Yard. Once there, they’ll pick up a cut of cars and return to the Steamtown Yard via the south end wye switch a couple hundred feet back behind the train.

The D-L uses the north end of the Steamtown wye to pull northward onto the main track and then shoves its whole train back down for 1 mile to the north end switch of Taylor Yard @ CP 672 (formerly CPF 672 in CP days). I’m guessing the shoving move is done to eliminate the need to run around the train and risking having to open up the south end switch and coming onto the main.

This operation is done 2 or 3 times a week.

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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 which formerly ran as Canadian Pacific Train 459.

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

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

Norfolk Southern 37T is an Allentown, Pa. to Buffalo, NY manifest which formerly ran as Canadian Pacific Train 932.

Norfolk Southern 36T is a Buffalo, NY to Allentown, Pa. manifest which formerly ran as Canadian Pacific Train 933.

I’ll keep you posted on any more changes as I find them out.

 

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

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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)
631-Milford (Siding)
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)
677- (Dragging Equipment Detector)
679-Dupont Jct.
692-Buttonwood
696-Nanticoke (Broadway Street)
697-Hanover (Siding)
701-Retreat State Hospital
707-Mocanaqua
714-Beach Haven
716-Nescopeck (7,800 ft. siding)
722- (Dragging Equipment Detector – Hot Bearing Detector)
747- (Dragging Equipment Detector – Hot Bearing Detector)
750-Banks (6,400 ft. siding)
752-CP Kase (this is where the Sunbury Crescent joins the Norfolk Southern Buffalo line to Harrisburg and Enola.)

The Norfolk Southern/D&H South Line

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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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