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Canadian Pacific #8876 (The Vancouver Olympics Unit) At Enola Pa.

Canadian Pacific #8876 (Vancouver Olympics Unit) At Enola Pa.

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Norfolk Southern’s SD70ACU

Norfolk Southern has released the first two of its rebuilt SD70ACU locomotives. The program, which began in 2015, is the latest for the railroad to upgrade older and less reliable locomotives in its fleet. The program draws from the 100 former Union Pacific SD9043MACs acquired second hand from EMD. The rebuild program features a complete […]

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Norfolk Southern #1067: The Reading Heritage Unit On Train 14R In Scranton, Pa.

Norfolk Southern #1067: The Reading Heritage Unit On Train 14R In Scranton, Pa..

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NYSW “Susquehanna” Rebuilt SD33ECO #3012

Susquehanna Rebuilt SD40T-2 #3012

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Union Pacific #1996 (The Southern Pacific Heritage Unit) In Rotterdam, NY

Good things come to those who wait!… At least they did for our roving railfan Mike who waited a couple of hours for UP #1996 (the Southern Pacific Heritage Unit) but it finally showed up. As you can imagine, many other local folks were there as well to see it. The UP 1996 led with […]

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Maine Eastern’s FL9s #488 And #489 Are Back In New Jersey

Morristown & Erie-operated Maine Eastern ceased tourist/passenger operations on the former Maine Central Rockland Branch effective December 31, 2015. On January 1, 2016 the Central Maine & Quebec Railway assumed operations sans the tourist/passenger part of things.¬†Morristown and Erie Railroad brought their EMD FL9s back to NJ.¬†These are ex-New Haven, ex-Amtrak and two of the […]

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Erie Lackawanna Heritage Unit #1700 And Sister #1701 @ Port Reading Yard, NJ

Some guys get all the luck!… Take Mike for instance who stumbled upon these two beauties while driving past the Port Reading, NJ yard. Note that the #1701 (still in a somewhat “pure state” minus the black paint, of course) has its horn mounted in the original location on the right side of the cab […]

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EMD SD80MAC As Norfolk Southern #7221

Norfolk Southern ex-CSX nee ex-Conrail SD80MAC #7221

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ALCO Heaven…. Or Winter Hell?

Down on Scranton, Pa’s South side sits, what could be argued, is the greatest collection of ALCO diesels on planet earth…. Some awaiting their next call to duty and others silently rusting in peace…. The Schenectady, New York locomotive builder exited the locomotive manufacturing business for all time in 1969, but not before leaving behind […]

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Long Live EMDs “Tear-Drop” Window Locomotive Cabs

This “head-on” view of ex-Union Pacific (now Norfolk Southern) SD90MAC #7317 perfectly shows off the “tear-drop” window design that has remained a staple of EMD locomotives since the 1960s. And depending on one’s own point-of-view, the dreary setting may be eerily symbolic of the #7317’s future.   With Norfolk Southern currently in full swing rebuilding […]

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