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Metro North’s GE P32AC-DM #228 a.k.a. The “New Haven” Heritage Locomotive

The P32AC-DM (GENESIS Series II) was developed for both Amtrak and Metro-North and can operate on power generated either by the on-board diesel prime mover or, for a short period of time (approximately 10 minutes), power collected from a third rail electrification system. It’s rated at 3,200 horsepower, 2,900 horsepower when supplying HEP, and is […]

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Union Pacific #1996 (The Southern Pacific Heritage Unit) In Sayre, Pa.

Railfans in the Northeast got a triple treat in February and March when the Union Pacific #1996 (the Southern Pacific Heritage Unit) made several appearances in Pennsylvania and New York. The first two of the three were on the CSX ex-New York Central Water Lever Route to and from the Albany area of NY State. […]

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The Reading Heritage Unit: On Home Rails For The First Time In A Long Time

It’s been 4 years since Norfolk Southern‘s famed Heritage fleet was placed into active duty service across the system. Since then they, and their special interest brethren, have racked up tens of thousands of miles across America. That said, it’s sometimes a long time before the units see their own home rails. Such was the […]

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Allentown!… The Legendary Yard And The VIRGINIAN & INTERSTATE Heritage Units

(Above) This shot of the VIRGINIAN Heritage Unit shows one of the few advantages of winter railfanning…. The naked trees opened up the possibility of getting an otherwise unobtainable shot of the black & yellow beauty at the west end of the yard.   (Below) Also visiting Allentown Yard this day was the INTERSTATE Heritage […]

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