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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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NYSW “Susquehanna” Rebuilt SD33ECO #3012

Susquehanna Rebuilt SD40T-2 #3012

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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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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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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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