Archive | November, 2015

Sunday Train Summary #7: More Heritage, More Color

<<<< Last Summary     Next Summary >>>> Heritage Units becoming common on the Sunbury?… Feast to famine?… Or famine to feast? Either way, that’s what describes the motive power spectacle over the past 2 weeks. Up to this point, foreign power from all over has been a common sight but the Heritage Units (though not […]

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Norfolk Southern Train 30T And The Most Busy Switching Day At Taylor Yard I’ve Ever Seen

Norfolk Southern 30T with 48 cars @ 07:40 a.m…. I had heard over the scanner that the Reading & Northern PISB (Pittston, Pa. – Scranton Branch) local was doing work on the main line siding @ Taylor Yard. Since I hadn’t gotten any shots of the RBMN on the main line up to this point […]

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Allentown!… The Legendary Yard And The VIRGINIAN & INTERSTATE Heritage Units

(Above) This shot of the VIRGINIAN Heritage Unit shows one of the few advantages of winter railfanning…. The naked trees opened up the possibility of getting an otherwise unobtainable shot of the black & yellow beauty at the west end of the yard.   (Below) Also visiting Allentown Yard this day was the INTERSTATE Heritage […]

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Weekend Railfanning Episode 27: Dreary Days Railfanning NS Train 30T

Norfolk Southern 30T with 73 cars @ 07:35 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 700-799 Q […]

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Black Friday, Black Diesels And A Maine Central GP40

Norfolk Southern 37T with 68 cars @ 07:25 a.m….     Norfolk Southern 11R with 61 cars @ 08:22 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 […]

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1000 Words: The Way It Is And The Way It Used To Be

<<<< Last 1000    Next 1000 >>>> There was a time in America (and the world) when everything and everyone moved by rail. The Northeastern United States had (and still has) the most complex rail infrastructure of any region in North America (except maybe for Chicago). Back then, rails were everywhere and a Delaware, Lackawanna […]

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An “EPIC” Commodity Returns.. At Least Let’s Hope So

Back in the heydays of Canadian Pacific, waste from the NYC area in special intermodal containers were a common sight on trains like 166 (Toronto, Canada to Oak Island, NJ) and 167 (Oak Island, NJ to Toronto, Canada). But like all things that was the CP, those good things came to an end. Lots of freight was lost […]

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Illinois Terminal Heritage Unit #1072 Rolls Through Scranton, Pa.

Norfolk Southern 36T with 52 cars @ 08:15 a.m….     Norfolk Southern Train 11R with the Illinois Terminal Heritage Unit #1072, Maine Central #3402 and 74 cars @ 11:35 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 […]

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Delaware-Lackawanna ALCO C425s #2461 & #2423 Working On The Diamond Branch

Delaware-Lackawanna ALCO C425s #2461 & #2423 Working On The Diamond Branch

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Railfanning Flurries With 14R, 36T And 30T

  Norfolk Southern 14R with 75 cars @ 08:37 a.m….     Norfolk Southern 36T with 71 cars @ 11:50 a.m….     Norfolk Southern 30T with 46 cars @ 1:43 p.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 […]

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