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It’s Another “Big MAC” Attack @ Enola Yard

Lotsa’ SD80MACs at Enola Yard, Pa.

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Norfolk Southern’s SD70ACU #7320 @ Enola, Pa.

Norfolk Southern SD70ACU #7320 @ Enola, Pa.

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Still Serving: EMD’s GP38-2 “Workhorse”

The blue & gray lightning striped livery of the Delaware & Hudson was a railfan favorite. Today only 2 remain and soon, they too will be covered in Canadian Pacific’s bright red paint. #7303 rests at Taylor Yard just two days before the Norfolk Southern takeover of the yard and the line.   Even though […]

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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’s “Zebra Striped” SD40-2s

Norfolk Southern’s “Zebra Striped” SD40-2s ex-Norfolk & Western now Norfolk Southern SD40-2 #6205 is one of a handful of ex-N&W SDs that have zebra stripes on the front plow. Shown above @ Enola Yard in a cluster of NS diesels and below in Allentown with the “zebra stripes” that make it unique.

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EMD SD80MAC As Norfolk Southern #7221

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

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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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Pan Am Railways Gets New SD40-2s

Pan Am Railways recently received (5) GMTX SD40-2s for use in “pool” service on Trains 11R and 14R between East Deerfield, Ma. and Enola Yard in Harrisburg. The freshly painted units numbered #3400-#3404 came up from the south on the CSX early in November and have been powering trains on the Pan Am Southern (PAS) […]

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Another “BIG MAC” Attack At Enola, Pa.

Another railfanning trip to Harrisburg finds another batch of some of my favorite locomotives on the tracks of Enola….     Another “BIG MAC” Attack At Enola, Pa.

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Norfolk Southern SD40-2s #3468 – #3491. The “Black Board” Brigade

SD40-2 locomotive #3383 has the traditional white number boards with black lettering. Don’t know if you knew this (I certainly didn’t) but it seems that we have a few anomalies to the SD40-2 family of Norfolk Southern diesels…. There’s a group of 24 units that were acquired from National Railway Equipment by NS in 2012 […]

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