Archive | April, 2016

The Future Of The Sunbury Line (2 of 7) Putting The Sunshine Back Into The Sunbury

Assorted double-stack containers roll northbound on Canadian Pacific Train 259 on June 26, 2015. <<<< Part 1 It’s not often that one gets to witness change on an entire railroad, but railfans in the Northeast have been both blessed and cursed to have had that unique priviledge more than once. The Norfolk Southern Sunbury Line […]

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Is Train 11Z The New 11R?

More change is in the air…. There’s another new Train plying the the rails of the Sunbury Line…. On the morning of April 29 @ 02:45 a.m. I heard a train number that I’ve never heard before…. Train M1Z. For those familiar with the Norfolk Southern way of identifying trains then you know that this […]

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Coal Trains Thunder Over The Sunbury Line Again!

It’s no secret that coal is what put Northeastern Pennsylvania on the map but what might not be known to today’s Sunbury Line railfans is that coal trains did in fact thunder along the Sunbury Line in the 20th century too. It was summer of 1999, not long after Conrail was chopped in half like […]

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TGIF with Loooong Trains 36T And 37T

Train 36T with 109 cars @ 06:05 a.m….     Norfolk Southern Train 37T with 105 cars and a Canadian Pacific GEVO @ 06:28 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 […]

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The Return Of The Three Amigos On 11R + K82

The Canadian Pacific trifecta of #8711, #8876 and #8514 roamed the Sunbury Line for weeks in March and April then dropped off the radar until today. And astonishingly, instead of heading to Enola and back up which is standard for these units, the lucky northerners would go on a little “Spring Break” of their own […]

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Triple-Train Hump Day With Brother Sister Combo 37T & 36T + K82

Train 37T with 87 cars @ 06:18 a.m….     Train 36T with 72 cars @ 07:30 a.m….   Norfolk Southern Train K82 with 17 cars (all double stacks) @ 08:12 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 […]

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Monday Railfanning Trains 931, 37T, K82 & 11A

Herzog Ballast Train 931 @ 06:00 a.m….     Train 37T with 123 cars @ 06:26 a.m….     Norfolk Southern Train K82 with 79 cars @ approximately 08:30 a.m….     Train 11A with 13 cars @ 6:16 p.m….   Guide To Understanding Norfolk Southern Train Symbols: Train Number Series Extra Series Symbol Train […]

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The Weekend 48: Sunday Railfanning 37T, 11A & 10A And A Canadian National GEVO

Train 37T with 99 cars @ 07:47 a.m….     Train 11A with 3 cars @ 4:51 p.m….   Norfolk Southern Train 10A with a Canadian National GEVO @ 5:35 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 […]

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The Weekend 48: Brother – Sister Combination Trains 10A & 11A

Train 10A with 65 cars @ 7:00 p.m….     Train 11A with 64 cars @ 7:20 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 […]

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The Weekend 48: Train 14R And Two Train Riders

  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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