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The Weekend 48: Train 14R And Two Train Riders

  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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The Weekend 48: The Longest Train 37T Yet

Or at least the longest one that I’ve seen to date!… 140 cars long   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 […]

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Sunbury Line Newcomer: Train 10A With A Rare Ex-Santa Fe SD75M

Norfolk Southern 10A with 13 cars @ 6:32 p.m….   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 […]

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Train 37T With An All EMD Lashup Including A Rare Ex-Santa Fe SD75M

  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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Chasing Norfolk Southern Train 36T From Pittston To Lehighton, Pa.

Maybe it was the three ex-Cons trailing the lead Dash-9 but for some reason this train brought out a lot of railfans on its way down to Allentown, Pa.. We followed it from Oak Street in Pittston to Packerton Jct. in Lehighton (over the Reading & Northern nee Lehigh Valley) where it crosses over the […]

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An Hour @ Taylor Yard

Had a little bit of time on my hands so I decided to stop by the Taylor Yard to see what (if anything) was going on…. The yard was empty of train movement when I got there but it wasn’t long before the throbbing of EMD horsepower started echoing from the south side. Before long, […]

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(Part 2 of 2) Epic Hump Day Railfanning: Southern Tier Train 23K Detours Down The Sunbury

On March 1, 2016, Norfolk Southern‘s main line between Buffalo, NY and Cleveland, Ohio was shut down after 15-20 cars derailed at speed @ around 10:00 p.m. in Ripley, NY near the PA/NY state line. Hazmat teams responded and reported that two tank cars carrying ethanol ruptured during the derailment, forcing mandatory evacuation of nearby […]

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(Part 1 of 2) Epic Hump Day Railfanning: 3 Trains And A Light Engine Move In 2 Hours

Having just pushed a disabled 14R over Clark’s Summit and into Dalton, light power from Train 37T eases downgrade to its train @ 06:33 a.m.. Until today, Sunday, June 14, 2015 had the distinction of being the most epic day of railfanning ever. You can see what happened RIGHT HERE…. But unlike that day which […]

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A Late Running “Racked Up” Train 36T

Train 36T had a problem with their marker and because of the length of the train couldn’t proceed south past Hop Bottom, Pa.. After some help from the crew of 37T proved unsuccessful the train had to have their marker swapped out for a different one before it could finally proceed on to Allentown, Pa., […]

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(Part 3 of 3) Harrisburg, Pa: Enola To Paxton, Amtrak To NS (Harrisburg Yard)

Harrisburg Yard is admittedly not the easiest spot to railfan in Harrisburg but it’s certainly a lot of fun. The MacLay Street overpass would make an excellent vantage point if not for the 8-foot or so high concrete wall…. Enterprising railfans can overcome this by bringing a step ladder with them for some great high […]

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