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Pennsylvania Railroad Position Signal Lights…. Get Up, Get Out And Go Shoot Em’ While You Still Can

These ex-Pennsylvania Railroad position light signals @ CP S. Miller on the ex-Pennsy Buffalo line near Millersburg, Pa. may be on the endangered list when the new PTC laws take effect. With the PTC deadline now pushed back to 2018, now is the time to get those exotic signal systems from the classic railroads of […]

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NS Standard Cab Dash 9-40Cs…. Get Up, Get Out And Go Shoot Em’ While You Still Can

Dash 9-40Cs #8859 & #8771 bring Train 458 (@ M.P. 671) down into Taylor Yard on September 8, 2015…. Unknown to me at the time, Norfolk Southern company photographer Casey Thomason was at Taylor Yard (2) miles away and photographed this same lashup as it worked the yard.   When it comes to locomotive rebuilding […]

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Trailers-On-Flat-Cars…. Get Up, Get Out And Go Shoot Em’ While You Still Can

Long time trailer fanatic UPS (United Parcel Service) is converting from trailers to containers as is their biggest rival FedEx Freight. In case you’ve been asleep at the wheel, the intermodal industry is slowly but surely phasing out the truck trailer on flatcar concept in favor of double stacked containers. This shouldn’t come as a […]

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Erie Railroad Mile Markers…. Get Up, Get Out And Go Shoot Em’ While You Still Can

Like so many vestiges of 20th century railroading that are vanishing, the original Erie Railroad mile markers along Norfolk Southern‘s New York Southern Tier line are fading into history. The concrete, obelisk shaped markers were engraved with “JC” and a number. The digit denotes the mileage from the Erie’s Pavonia Avenue Terminal in Jersey City, […]

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SD80MACs…. Get Up, Get Out And Go Shoot Em’ (In A Pure State) While You Still Can

No, Norfolk Southern isn’t getting rid of the Conrail inherited EMDs however they may alter them from their pure state. Rumor has it that, like their SD90MAC brethren, the 80MACs will eventually enter an extensive rebuild program. This will upgrade the electronic components to SD70ACe specifications and might include newer crash-rated cabs like those on […]

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D.M.E. & I.C.E. Blue And Yellow…. Get Up, Get Out And Go Shoot It While You Still Can

It’s no secret that the Canadian Pacific is now the proud owner of the Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern and its largest subsidiary, the Iowa, Chicago & Eastern…. Ironically, the I.C.E. is the bigger of the two. That being the case, it should be no surprise that it’s just of matter of time before the blue […]

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NS Locomotives With Reporting Marks…. Get Up, Get Out And Go Shoot Em’ While You Still Can

Norfolk Southern Dash-8 40C #8689 at Enola still sports the reporting mark of the Southern Railway. As Norfolk Southern continues to upgrade and modernize its fleet of locomotives, so do we say goodbye to many of the 20th century models and paint schemes that we all know and love. Up to and including the breakup […]

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Norfolk Southern Ex-UP SD90MACs: Get Up, Get Out And Go Shoot Em’ While You Still Can

It’s no longer news about the 100 ex-Union Pacific SD90MACs (numbered #7229-#7328)that NS bought to help satisfy its current motive power needs…. It’s also no longer news that NS plans to rebuild the 100 units into SD70ACUs, essentially SD70ACes…. The old cab will be replaced by EMD’s newest cab and will be completely rewired. Siemens […]

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Norfolk Southern High Hoods: Get Up, Get Out And Go Shoot Em’ While You Still Can!

Once again Norfolk Southern is overhauling a group of older locomotives…. This time it’s the high hoods. Those ancient relics of Dixie roads south of the Mason-Dixon line. A new program began at the Juniata Shops to rehab and rebuild all of the high hood GP38-2s (most, if not all, of Southern Railway heritage) that […]

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Canadian Pacific’s Ex-Soo Line SD60s…. Get Up, Get Out And Go Shoot Em’ While You Still Can!

Canadian Pacific to sell off its ex-Soo Line SD60s…. While this isn’t exactly news at this point it IS new news to me…. Canadian Pacific currently has all of its remaining ex-Soo Line SD60s up for sale. How fast they’ll go has yet to be seen however if you’ve been following this site then you […]

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