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Delaware-Lackawanna ALCOs And A Unit Grain Train

  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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Delaware-Lackawanna ALCO C425s #2461 & #2423 Working On The Diamond Branch

Delaware-Lackawanna ALCO C425s #2461 & #2423 Working On The Diamond Branch

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TGIF: Norfolk Southern Train 11R Meets Delaware Lackawanna SB3

Delaware-Lackawanna SB3 waits @ the Steamtown North leg of the wye for NS 11R @ 1:20 p.m…. Norfolk Southern 11R arrives with 6 locomotives from NS, CP and Pan Am Railways…. Norfolk Southern 11R with Canadian Pacific & Maine Central Diesels and 107 cars @ 1:35 p.m…. Delaware-Lackawanna SB3 shoving 12 empty cars to Taylor […]

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Hump Day Railfanning With K81, 36T, 053 (A High/Wide Special), RBMN & D-L

Norfolk Southern Train K81 switching Taylor Yard…. Norfolk Southern 36T with 86 cars @ 10:45 a.m….     Reading & Northern entering Taylor Yard with 15 cars to switch in the Stauffer Industrial Park @ 11:15 a.m….   Norfolk Southern Train 053 (a high/wide special) moving northbound through Taylor Yard @ 11:40 a.m….     […]

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Hump Day Railfanning With More Color, Cameos And Railfanning Surprises

  Norfolk Southern Train 11R with a Canadian Pacific AC4400CW and 122 cars @ 09:55 a.m…. As the temperature gets colder and the days get shorter that means less and less time for railfanning in daylight…. I know this…. I also know that trying to shoot any earlier than 07:00 a.m. at this point in […]

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Weekend Railfanning Episode 19: BINGHAMTON BOUND or BUST! (Part 4 of 6) The Owego Harford Railway

Right on the Southern Tier is the 26 mile Owego Harfod Railway that extends north from the Village of Owego north to¬†Harford Mills in Cortland County via the former Lehigh Valley Auburn Branch. There we saw some cool vintage power in the form of U23Bs and rare end-cab switchers including a monstrous hulk named “Bullwinkle” […]

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Savage Diesels On The Sunbury Crescent!…

  Norfolk Southern 37T with 70 cars @ 09:25 a.m…. I made a bee line toward the tracks this morning…. I was in a race against the Norfolk Southern Train 37T but the real catch that I was trying to bag this morning was its southbound counterpart the 36T which had a Union Pacific leader. […]

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The Queen’s Of The Pack…. All Four Delaware Lackawanna ALCO RS3s On Train SB-3

All 4 Delaware Lackawanna ALCO RS3s on Train SB-3 The Delaware Lackawanna Railroad has the largest active roster of ALCO locomotives of any railroad in North America…. That’s saying a lot for a town that many people never even heard of. I caught their four RS3 diesels, clean and nicely positioned returning empty grain and […]

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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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Delaware Lackawanna (Ex-Delaware & Hudson) ALCO RS3 #4068

It was the EMC FT diesel freight unit of 1939 that vanquished the steam locomotive on railroads across America. But it was the ALCO RS2s and RS3s that put an end to the ranks of steam on the “Bridge Line.” Delaware-Lackawanna RS3 #4068 began life in 1952 in Delaware & Hudson‘s black & gold as […]

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