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Perspective: A Lesson Learned At The Cove

An unidentified Norfolk Southern intermodal train races eastbound past the signals @ Cove, Pa. (M.P. 116). <<<< Last When it comes to railfanning some places are clearly better than others…. But then again, better is in the eye of the beholder isn’t it?… Harrisburg, Pa. is known as the crossroads of the Norfolk Southern system […]

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Perspective: Reversing The Decline Of The Rail Industry

<<<< Last     Next >>>> As a trucker of over 20 years I’ve seen many (in fact, too many) scenes like the one pictured above. Businesses once served by rail that are no longer served by rail. The most disturbing thing about this picture (besides the 14 unused railroad bays) is the fact that this […]

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Perspective: Now They Just Sit

<<<< Last     Next >>>> Going up the old Delaware & Hudson Penn Division to Carbondale is a bittersweet undertaking…. Starting from Scranton you go through Dickson City, Blakely, Eynon, Jermyn and Mayfield. You also pass dozens of artifacts of a once proud railroad and the communities that it served. There’s not much left of […]

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Perspective: Conrail Is Fading Away

<<<< Last     Next>>>> A few weeks ago I stumbled across an article on Railfan & Railroad’s website by Otto M. Vondrak called “Conrail is fading away.” YOU CAN CHECK IT OUT HERE. Having grown up with, and having many memories of my own about the “Big Blue” I was immediately taken back by the […]

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Perspective: A New Take On Something Old

<<<< Last     Next >>>> The train stretching across the spans of the famous Rockville Bridge in Marysville is none other than hometown hobo, Train 30T. It originates in Canadian National‘s Tashereau Yard in Montreal, Canada where it makes its way down the CN to Rouses Point, NY. From there, it travels on Canadian Pacific […]

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Perspective: The Grass Isn’t Always Greener Somewhere Else

  Next >>>> In my last post I talked about the lack of intermodal containers on Train K82, a stalwart bastion of intermodal containers, but nonetheless a very interesting train to look at. As the 63 cars passed me by I thought about the overall makeup of the consist. There was 6,000 h.p. worth of […]

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