Archive | October, 2015

Freight Training For Railroads: Coping With The Boxcar Blues

(Above) Former Pan Am Railways boxcars lettered for one of its predecessors (Boston & Maine) moves south through Scranton, Pa. on Train 458 on July 7, 2015. The cars have been re-stenciled for their new owner CAI Rail. What A Trucker Can Teach The Railroad Industry Probably the three most recognizable (and culturally as well […]

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August 3, 2008: Three CPs In Albany, NY

<<<< June 2004 Now that the Canadian Pacific is officially out of the picture in Northeast Pa., I can look back at good times I had with those bright red diesels…. Funny part about it is that not all of those good times took place in the Keystone State. August 3, 2008 was (really) hot […]

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Remembering The Red-Hooded Stepchild: The St. Lawrence & Hudson (And #5690)

<<<< April 16, 2009    Next date: August 3, 2008 >>>> The railroad that never was…. Or the railroad that never should have been might be a kinder (if not more accurate) way of describing Canadian Pacific‘s short-lived, lovechild of the 90s, the St. Lawrence & Hudson railroad. Taken word-for-word from Wikipedia.org, they define the […]

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Searchlights And Standard Cabs: Classic (20th Century) Railroading On The Sunbury Line

First of all, YES, the year is 2015. But here in Northeast Pa. you might not know that the rest of the country is overrun with Tier 4s, ACs, GEVOs & SD70-things…. It just goes to show how unique the operations can be in NEPA and see why it gets so much attention from railfans, railroad […]

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Unit Train 65X Rolls Through Northeast Pa….. Again!

Unit tank train 65X has rolled through Northeast Pa…. Again. And though empty this time, the 98 black tank cars and 1 Soo Line covered hopper (used as a spacer behind the locomotives) nonetheless carried the train symbol 65X down the Sunbury Crescent and into Enola just like another did on Monday, October 19, 2015 […]

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Fall Railfanning 40-Car Freights

Norfolk Southern 30T with 44 cars @ 08:25 a.m…. Norfolk Southern 36T with 48 cars @ 08:50 a.m….   Norfolk Southern 37T with 47 cars @ 09:40 a.m…. Guide To Understanding Norfolk Southern Train Symbols: Train Number Series Extra Series Symbol Train Description 000-099 R Special Trains 100-199 M Merchandise Trains 200-299 I Intermodal Trains […]

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Rainy Day Railfanning Another 9,000+ Foot Train 11R

Rainy Day Railfanning A Norfolk Southern 145-Car Train 11R @ 11:55 a.m…. Guide To Understanding Norfolk Southern Train Symbols: Train Number Series Extra Series Symbol Train Description 000-099 R Special Trains 100-199 M Merchandise Trains 200-299 I Intermodal Trains 300-399 W Merchandise Trains 400-499 X Bulk Commodities 500-599 Y Bulk Commodities 600-699 Z Bulk Commodities […]

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GE Transportation Evolution® Series Tier 4 Engine

GE Transportation’s new Evolution® Series Tier 4 Locomotive meets the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) stringent Tier 4 emission standards without the use of any type of aftertreatment. GE expects that the Evolution® Series Tier 4 Locomotive will be the first mainline locomotive on the market to meet such standards.

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(Video) EMD GP9-GP20ECO Repower Locomotives

Electro-Motive Diesel offers sustainable solutions through our GP20C ECO repower locomotive, with fuel savings of 10-25%. We recycle over one million tons of metal per year. Rebuilt locomotives use up to 90% of existing content, saving customers upward of $2 million per locomotive. We protect the environment, saving millions of tons of emissions per year. […]

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(Video) EMD SD70ACe-T4 Locomotive

After years of collaborating with our customers and combining the engineering expertise of Progress Rail, Electro-Motive, and Caterpillar, we are proud to introduce our SD70ACe-T4 locomotive with the EMD 1010 engine, showcasing our commitment to innovation and sustainability for the rail industry. www.progressrail.com @Progress_Rail.

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