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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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1-Train Thursday With Train 30T….

  Guide To Understanding Norfolk Southern Train Symbols: Train Number Series Extra Series Symbol Train Description 000-099 R Special Trains 100-199 M Merchandise Trains 200-299 I Intermodal Trains 300-399 W Merchandise Trains 400-499 X Bulk Commodities 500-599 Y Bulk Commodities 600-699 Z Bulk Commodities 700-799 Q Coal Trains 800-899 S Coal Trains 900-999 O Miscellaneous […]

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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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Weekend Railfanning Episode 12: 4-Train Sunday With A Delaware Lackawanna Cameo

Norfolk Southern Train 931 (Welded Rail Train) @ 0710…. Railfanning in Taylor is always a special treat…. The ability to see long stretches of the trains and the panoramic vistas give railfanning a whole new perspective of NEPA. Today was no exception and the show got started before 07:00…. That’s when I heard the CP […]

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Would You Believe This Is NS Train 31T?

Norfolk Southern Train 458 with a Canadian Pacific leading…. The color power parade in Northeast Pa. continues…. First up Norfolk Southern Train 458 with a Canadian Pacific leader…. My apologies for the God-awful lighting but when it comes to Mother Nature, it is what is and you have to work with it…. And check out […]

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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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