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TGIF: The Most Amazing 11R That I Have Ever Seen!

Norfolk Southern 11R with 151 cars, a Maine Central, Canadian Pacific, Canadian National GEVO and an ex-Burlington Northern Triclops SD60M @ 5:15 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 […]

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Is The BNSF The New CP In The Northeast Pa. Grain Business?

A month ago I made a interesting discovery…. A small unit train of BNSF covered hoppers coming from the grain mills at Mt. Pocono, Pa.. (HERE’S THE ARTICLE IN CASE YOU MISSED IT). If you’ve been active in NEPA railfanning in recent times then you know that the Delaware-Lackawanna grain trains have been a domain of […]

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Rare Bird, Er Box…. Santa Fe’s BX-166 Boxcars

This rare BX-166 boxcar (still in its “as delivered” Indian Red paint) is shown @ Taylor Yard on the Reading & Northern. Note the “BX-166” designation on the bottom right side of the car. In a world where boxcars are in short supply, here’s a rarity that you won’t find in too many places…. The […]

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(Part 6 of 7) Weekend Railfanning Episode 24: BNSF & Amtrak @ Harris Tower – Harrisburg, Pa….

13R is an Enola to Linwood, NC train and heads north out of Enola Yard and onto Rockville Bridge, then south through Harrisburg Yard and past Amtrak’s Station in downtown to CP Paxton. Paxton is the junction point for many of the trains coming into, through and leaving from Harrisburg. There 13R crosses over the […]

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(Part 5 of 7) Weekend Railfanning Episode 24: I Found The BNSF!… It’s In Harrisburg, Pa….

Enola was diesel heaven and as hard as it was to pull ourselves away we knew that no railfan trip to Harrisburg would be complete without a trip to the famed Rockville Bridge. At more than 3,800 feet in length, the legendary Rockville Bridge is one of the world’s longest stone arch bridges and the […]

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BNSF Heritage Paint Schemes

Ever since the giant BNSF Railway was formed the road has experimented with several different paint schemes to represent its corporate image. Along the way there’s been several “oddball” paint schemes to liven up the mundane orange and black such as the “Golden Swoosh #7695,” the “Vomit Bonnet #9647,” the “Heritage 1 with gold lettering […]

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The CITIRAIL (CREX) GEVO

Citicorp Railmark Inc. (trading as Citirail Express or CREX) is best known for leasing locomotives to the BNSF Railway and some of the sharpest, cleanest, flashiest locomotives on the rails of North America today are the CITIRAIL GEVOs. Currently these are 100 GE ES44ACs that Citirail/CREX acquired for lease service. They’re painted (silver?) gray with […]

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Hump Day Railfanning: Super Rare CITIRAIL GEVO On Norfolk Southern 13T!

Norfolk Southern Train 12T with 53 cars @ 0610…. In all fairness to the occasion, any day of railfanning can be considered a good one but there are days that stand out over others…. Hump Day today was one such day…. I arrived on station just before 0600 and at 0559 I’m hearing airhorns coming […]

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September 14, 2007: Southern Pacific and Santa Fe…. Two True Heritage Units In Syracuse, New York

Next date: April 16, 2009 >>>> Southern Pacific And Santa Fe Warbonnets In Syracuse, New York During the (4) years between 2005 and 2009 Syracuse, NY was like a second home to me. At least once a week (sometimes more) I would pick up refrigerated loads of dairy at the various Byrne Dairy plants all […]

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