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Is Train 11Z The New 11R?

More change is in the air…. There’s another new Train plying the the rails of the Sunbury Line…. On the morning of April 29 @ 02:45 a.m. I heard a train number that I’ve never heard before…. Train M1Z. For those familiar with the Norfolk Southern way of identifying trains then you know that this […]

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New Run Schedules For Trains K81 and K82

Train K82 glides down grade and underneath Lackawanna Avenue in Scranton, Pa. in brilliant early morning sunlight. Something not possible until recently when the schedules of the locals was moved from 7:00 to 9:00. Work/local Turns K81 and K82 have been put on a new schedule. K81 used to operate from 07:00 a.m. to 7:00 […]

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Is Delaware-Lackawanna Train DL-3 The New SB-3?

Heard the Delaware-Lackawanna crew today, after finishing up @ Taylor Yard, getting authority from the Norfolk Southern dispatcher to proceed north from (CP 672) to Steamtown M.P. 671. Nothing new, but the way they identified themselves was…. They called themselves “DL-3.” … That’s the first time that I’ve ever heard that train number. For years […]

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It’s Official.. Trains 30T And 31T Are No More

Train 14R which came up on January 19 had 5 locomotives pulling 107 cars and still had trouble making the grades of Yatesville and Clark’s Summit. Back on January 11, I mentioned that the 30T and 31T would be combined with the 11R and 14R and that there would be no more Train 30T and […]

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Is Train 30T The New 11R?… Or Maybe It’s The Other Way Around….

Train 30T above, which came down on New Year’s Day 2016, has a Maine Central (PAR) SD40-2 second unit out. Pan Am diesels are a run through hallmark of Trains 11R and 14R between E. Deerfield, Mass and Enola, Pa.. BTW-That red wide-cab GE (3rd unit out) is Canadian Pacific (Strathcona’s) #8939.   HOT OFF […]

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