Alco Afternoon Delight

Today I did a little bit of serendipitous trainspotting when I happened upon the Delaware Lackawanna and the Norfolk Southern.. Both in spectacular, ethereal afternoon light.. First we see three of D-L’s five big six-axle Alco diesels with 55 carloads up from Taylor.. Over on the Sunbury Line, Norfolk Southern Train 14R had three GEs (A Dash-9 bracketing 2 ACs).. Also worthy of mention is that down at Taylor Yard, today’s local power consisted of two Canadian Pacific GEs.


Delaware Lackawanna #3000 is a Montreal Locomotives Works of Pacific Great Eastern, British Columbia Rwy and GE heritage. It will probably lead this train through the Pocono Mountains to its final destination at the Ardent Mills Plant in Mount Pocono, PA.


Union Pacific #111227 is one of many grain hauling hoppers in today’s soup.. Grain cars from every North American Class 1 minus KCS and CN have shown up on the Delaware Lackawanna.

As of 2019, even Norfolk Southern grain hoppers are showing up in Delaware Lackawanna trains including this spic n’ span new #298286.

Over on the Norfolk Southern, the day’s Train 14R had a trio of GE power including a former Dash 9-44C now converted to an AC powered C6M, a true blue Dash 9 and a true blue AC GEVO.

A Little Afternoon Alco Action

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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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