(Part 2 of 3) Harrisburg, Pa: Enola To Paxton, Amtrak To NS (CP Paxton)

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Some still shots from the video camera:

 

From Enola it was over to what is probably the busiest spot in town…. CP Paxton, a sprawling wye where trains can either head east to Rutherford Yard or beyond on the Harrisburg Line to points such as Reading, Philadelphia and Allentown or south down the Lurgan Line to Hagerstown, Md..

From here trains can also connect northbound to the Pittsburgh line, the Buffalo Line, Harrisburg Yard, Enola Yard or points north and west.

Upon arrival we’re greeted to a familiar face…. That of Amtrak P42DC locomotive #73. The last time we were here, the #73 was all alone on a Saturday evening but today, she’s got a few friends in from out of town. A couple of Amtrak’s newest Siemens‘ electrics #655 and #623. And like the #73, today all have an entourage of passenger coaches in tow.

The first freight manifest on the bill was an empty unit auto rack job that flew in off of the Harrisburg Line behind sole Dash-9 unit #9687 with about 53 cars in tow. The train paused at Harrisburg Yard where we would catch up to it later on.

 

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Harrisburg, Pa: Enola To Paxton, Amtrak To NS (CP Paxton)

 

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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 Coal Trains
800-899 S Coal Trains
900-999 O Miscellaneous or Work Trains

 

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

Check Out Our Reporting Marks Page

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Keep up with all of the train action taking place around the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania metropolitan area: at BROADCASTIFY.COM. Click this link for the Harrisburg East Dispatcher and click this link for the Harrisburg Terminal Dispatcher.

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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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