Moving Christmas Coal Over the Norfolk Southern

In a perfect Christmas time setting, three SD40-2s of the RJ Corman Railroad Group hustle 130 cars of loaded coal to the interchange with Norfolk Southern two days before Xmas on December 23, 2016.. If you look closely, you’ll notice that this train is on the siding with the main line to the right of the train.. Sitting on the mainline at CP South Keating are two brand new AC44C6Ms (4004 & 4017) waiting to take control of this train..


The Corman power will disconnect, move onto the mainline and wait.. The NS power will move onto the siding and couple up to the train.. When complete the RJ Corman power will come back north on the mainline as light power, back to their own tracks at CP North Keating..


Once the power switch is made and the train is under NS’ care, the loads (moving as NS Train 632) will continue south to Enola, and eventually to the docks of Baltimore, MD.. With no sign of Santa Claus, the three EMDs in their bright red & white dress are the next best thing to jolly ole’ St. Nick!

R.J. Corman SD40-2s Moving Coal Over Norfolk Southern

This article was last updated on July 11, 2020

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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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