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Triple-Train Tuesday With Some Cool Cameos

Canadian National 31T with 33 cars @ 08:15 a.m….   Norfolk Southern 36T with 48 cars @ 09:40 a.m….   Norfolk Southern 37T with 43 cars @ 10:50 a.m….   Reading, Blue Mountain & Northern SD40-2 #3052 idling on the old Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Keyser Valley Branch near Jackson Street, Taylor, Pa..   Guide […]

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Change!… Out With CP, In With NS And New Train Symbols To Digest….

Taylor Yard as it was Sunday evening June 20…. Change!… I could feel it in the air from the second I woke up this morning…. More important, I could hear it on the radio…. At 06:04 a.m. something with 322 axles was setting off the dragging equipment detectors (DED) at M.P. 643 (Kingsley). It turns […]

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Hump Day Railfanning: Triple-Train Wednesday With 12T, 931 & 458

Norfolk Southern Train 12T with 60 cars @ 06:50…. While many parts of America are cooling off, in northeast Pa. the days are getting hotter and hotter…. And not just RAILFEST 2015 Labor Day weekend, but the everyday railroading as well. Take today, the fun started just before 07:00 when Norfolk Southern Train 12T (a […]

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Triple-Train Monday With Some Local Switching Action

Canadian National Train 930 with 56 cars @ 09:00…. With Railfest 2015 at Steamtown less than a week away I had hopes of maybe catching some unique equipment coming into the park today…. I didn’t, but I did manage to catch a couple of freight manifests for my troubles. After waiting half of the morning […]

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Weekend Railfanning Episode 14: 3-Train Sunday With Only 1 Train To Show For It

I arrived at trackside at 05:30…. By now, pitch black out but still enough light to see Norfolk Southern Train 12T with a Union Pacific diesel leading the trio which contained, third unit out, an Operation Lifesaver painted Dash 9 wide cab! Light enough to see it, but too dark to shoot it so all […]

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Weekend Railfanning Episode 14: An Early Bird Special With Train 931

Weekend Railfanning Episode 14: An Early Bird Special With Canadian National Train 931   Understanding the train symbols of the D&H Sunbury Subdivision…. Canadian Pacific train 458 is a Binghamton, NY to Linwood, NC manifest which runs as Norfolk Southern train 11R. Canadian Pacific train 459 is a Harrisburg (Enola), Pa. to Binghamton, NY manifest […]

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Tuesday Double-Play With Only Train To Show For It

Make no mistake about it, I love it when I only have to wait a few minutes for a train to show up. But when they show up at the same time I do, that’s a whole horse of a different color (no pun intended!). I arrived at 0600 smack dab on the dot-and so […]

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Weekend Railfanning Episode 12: 4-Train Sunday With A Delaware Lackawanna Cameo

Norfolk Southern Train 931 (Welded Rail Train) @ 0710…. Railfanning in Taylor is always a special treat…. The ability to see long stretches of the trains and the panoramic vistas give railfanning a whole new perspective of NEPA. Today was no exception and the show got started before 07:00…. That’s when I heard the CP […]

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Monday Double-Play With An Unusual Train 930….

  Canadian National Train 930 @ 0820…. You know it’s a sign of the time (of the year) when the days start getting shorter and the nights start getting longer…. I arrived trackside in time to catch my first train of the day, in darkness…. Norfolk Southern Train 12T came through @ 0530. Just a […]

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Weekend Railfanning Episode 10: Saturday Double-Play with Trains 458 and 930

Norfolk Southern Train 458 @ 0730…. Even though the days are getting chilly the action on the Crescent/Sunbury continues to heat up…. Today it started at 0730 on the dot when down from the hills comes Norfolk Southern Train 458 with 84-cars behind Crescent Cab #6975 and D9 #9707…. The crew has no work in […]

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