Train 36T And An Afternoon @ Taylor Yard

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Norfolk Southern 36T with 93 cars @ 07:02 a.m….




Norfolk Southern and Reading & Northern switching @ Taylor Yard….

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Train 36T And An Afternoon @ Taylor Yard


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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

Understanding the train symbols of the Norfolk Southern Sunbury Line….

Norfolk Southern Train K81 is a local job out of Taylor Yard that services the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre metropolitan area as far south as Hanover, Pa.. K81 is a daylight runner between 07:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m..

Norfolk Southern Train K82 is a Taylor, Pa. to Binghamton, NY nocturnal Turn running from 7:00 p.m. to 07:00 a.m..

Norfolk Southern Train 11R is an East Deerfield, Ma. to Enola, Pa. manifest which formerly ran as Canadian Pacific Train 458.

Norfolk Southern Train 14R is a Harrisburg (Enola), Pa. to East Deerfield, Ma. manifest which formerly ran as Canadian Pacific Train 459.

Norfolk Southern Train 30T has been discontinued since January 11, 2016 and now runs as Train 11R to Enola (Yard) Pa..

Norfolk Southern Train 31T has been discontinued since January 11, 2016 and now runs as Train 14R from Enola (Yard) Pa..

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.


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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)
629-631 New Milford (Siding)
643-Kingsley (Dragging Equipment Detector)
648-650 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)
677- (Dragging Equipment Detector)
679-Dupont Jct.
696-Nanticoke (Dragging Equipment Detector)
697-Hanover (Siding)
701-Retreat State Hospital
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 Sunbury Line

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2 Responses to “Train 36T And An Afternoon @ Taylor Yard”

  1. Andrew Zehner
    January 27, 2016 at 9:07 pm #

    When does RN usually pop around the Stauffer Ind. Park and Taylor. I’m usually down that way in the early afternoon Mon-Wed-Fri and usually don’t see anything. Also what’s up with the PanAm geep? Think it will float around Taylor for a bit or just a one time show?

    • Railfan AC
      January 28, 2016 at 4:21 pm #

      The Pan Am was set out because of a mechanical problem. I’d heard on the radio that there was a problem with the “blue” unit. I was hoping that it was the CEFX #3143 that I saw in Harrisburg a few days earlier (I wanted to get a shot of it without the pole in the middle). I was standing on a tree on private property to get that shot and that was the best that I could get.

      Anyhoots, the Pan Am is gone now. It was a bad couple of days for Taylor. That grey covered hopper over on Track #18 was the last car on Train 11R the day before and was set out because the wheels were locked up. The “beast” #7687 had to go light to Nescopeck to pick up the other SD40-2 (from the Work Train 90M) because it was broke down, and the #9104 Dash-9 that replaced it had to come back because there was a problem with the radio…. It wouldn’t transmit more than 2 miles.

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      As far as catching the Reading & Northern is concerned, that depends on whether you want to see it coming or going…. When the R&N comes to Taylor it’s usually the PISB (Pittston-Scranton Branch) local that services the industrial park and the yard (if needed). It typically shows up between 10:30 and noon. It leaves the yard as SBPI (Scranton Branch-Pittston) and does so typically between 3-5 p.m., although I’ve seen it leave as late as 5:30 p.m.. It runs Mon-Fri and on Sundays around 12-3 p.m..

      As far as catching it’s concerned, there’s only 2 ways that I can suggest…. Listen to the radio or pick a day that’s not too cold (if winter) and hang out for the duration…. Of course, there are days that you just get lucky like I did…. I didn’t expect the R&N to show up…. It was an unexpected surprise! There’s also days that you get super lucky and get (2) R&N trains like I did on this day!

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