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Another Herzog Ballast Train…. With More Horse Power This Time

Who says that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks…. On Tuesday morning, April 20, Herzog Ballast Train 930 stormed out of Scranton, growling up the the grade to Clark’s Summit…. Though having three powerful GEs on the point, the grade proved to be just a little too much to handle and the train […]

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Trains 930 And 931: HERZOG Ballast Trains Roll Through Northeastern Pa. And Back

Herzog ballast Train #930 heading north to Binghamton (and beyond?) on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 @ 06:59 a.m.. Norfolk Southern work Train 930 (Herzog ballast train) made its way up through northeastern Pa. in the early hours of Tuesday morning with 75 heavily loaded hoppers behind three GE Dash-9s (#9145, #9036 & #9355). The locomotives […]

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Weekend Railfanning Episode 15: Norfolk Southern “Geometry Car” Moving Through Scranton

I got an unexpected surprise at trackside this morning…. As I waited in anticipation for RAILFEST 2015 to officially begin I decided to hang out at M.P. 671 to see what I could catch before the Labor Day weekend festivities began. And instead of the Norfolk Southern Train 12T I was expecting to see rounding […]

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4-Train Hump Day w/ UP, Ex-UP, Ex-Conrail And A Unit Ballast Train!

4-Train Hump Day with A Union Pacific, Ex-Union Pacific, Ex-Conrail And A Unit Ballast Train! What’s it about Hump Day that’s so special for people…. For me it’s because the rail action in northeast Pa. seems to come to a pinnacle making the “hump” in the day a very fun and accurate metaphor! With all […]

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Hey Look!… A Welded Rail Train With No Rails

Norfolk Southern Welded Rail Train Rolls Through Scranton, Pa. My mother thinks it’s nice outside…. I think it’s cold…. Maybe it’s just me, but someone should tell all the quacks ranting and raving about global warming that it’s not happening here in northeast Pa.. What is happening is a parade of interesting freights rolling up […]

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