Archive | February, 2016

Train 11R With Maine Central Power

Although “early” for the time of day that this train normally comes through town, today’s train is actually late due to a marker problem where the train was held up in Hop Bottom for several hours. The end result was that the original leading unit Maine Central #3402 had to be swapped with the 2nd […]

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Train 37T With A Nice GE Lashup Including 2 Ex-Conrail Dash-8s

Train 37T with 47 cars and a nice GE lashup including 2 ex-Cons @ 07:30 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 […]

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(Part 2 of 2) TGIF – Foreign Power Friday With Kansas City Southern SD70ACe #4007

Norfolk Southern Monster Train 11R Kansas City Southern #4007 and 158 cars @ 5:40 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 Trains 200-299 I Intermodal Trains 300-399 W Merchandise Trains 400-499 X Bulk Commodities 500-599 Y Bulk Commodities […]

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(Part 1 of 2) TGIF – Foreign Power Friday With Canadian Pacific Red And Union Pacific #5444

  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 […]

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1-Train Thursday With Train 11R

Norfolk Southern 11R with 117 cars @ 4:25 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 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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CSX “Seaboard System” Emblem Unit In Linden, NJ

One of the new CSX emblem engines that came to Linden, NJ on CSX ethanol Train K652 on Saturday, February 20. CSX “Seaboard System” Emblem Unit In Linden, NJ

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Severe Weather Railfanning With Train 11R

Severe rain hammered the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic today resulting in heavy rainfalls, high winds and lightning. Things slowed down enough that I could record Train 11R making its daily trip to Enola Yard. Norfolk Southern 11R with 68 cars @ 3:25 p.m….   Guide To Understanding Norfolk Southern Train Symbols: Train Number Series Extra Series […]

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A Late Running “Racked Up” Train 36T

Train 36T had a problem with their marker and because of the length of the train couldn’t proceed south past Hop Bottom, Pa.. After some help from the crew of 37T proved unsuccessful the train had to have their marker swapped out for a different one before it could finally proceed on to Allentown, Pa., […]

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[500th Post!] Today’s Mechanical Reefers And Refrigerated Boxcars

The 3 reefers shown above @ Enola Yard are good examples of the refrigerated cars roaming the rails of America today. The one to the left is a Union Pacific “Chilled Express” reefer that was probably refurbished from an old Fruit Grower’s Express (FGE) insulated boxcar. The one in the middle is one of UP’s […]

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CSX Joins Nasdaq-100 Index

A CSX GP30 Slug unit rests in CSX’s Hagerstown (formerly Western Maryland’s Jamison) Yard. JACKSONVILLE, Fla., — February 22, 2016 – This morning as of market open, CSX (Nasdaq: CSX) became a component of the Nasdaq-100 Index® (Nasdaq:NDX), the world’s preeminent large-cap growth index. The Nasdaq-100 Index is composed of the 100 largest non-financial stocks […]

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