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Is The BNSF The New CP In The Northeast Pa. Grain Business?

A month ago I made a interesting discovery…. A small unit train of BNSF covered hoppers coming from the grain mills at Mt. Pocono, Pa.. (HERE’S THE ARTICLE IN CASE YOU MISSED IT). If you’ve been active in NEPA railfanning in recent times then you know that the Delaware-Lackawanna grain trains have been a domain of […]

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New CSX Intermodal Yard Near Pittsburgh, Pa.

PITTSBURGH – CSX Transportation is begginning work on a multi-million-dollar intermodal yard near Pittsburgh that the railrads’ president says is a “natural fit” for the company. On 12/4/2015, Pennsylvania state and local officials along with CSX executives broke ground on a more than $60 million intermodal yard on a 70-acre site once occupied by the […]

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Norfolk Southern To Combine Divisions With Headquarters In Roanoke, Virginia

Norfolk Southern is consolidating operations in two of its divisions spanning Norfolk to southern Ohio and basing the new division in Roanoke. The consolidation will mostly affect NS jobs in Bluefield, West Virginia, where one of those divisions is currently based. The railroad says that it’s streamlining operations in order to operate on a more cost-effective […]

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BNSF: A New Player In The Northeast Pa. Grain Business?

On October 22, 2015 CSX unit Grain Train G-056-18 left the connection at Rotterdam Jct., NY to Horizon Milling at Ayer, Ma. (over the Pan Am Southern (PAS)) with 112 loads behind CSX C40-8 #7671, BNSF SD70MAC #9883 and BNSF C44-9W #4738. I point this out because of the BNSF power on this train. With (2) […]

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Central Maine & Quebec Is Leasing Used Boxcars

The Central Maine & Quebec Railway (CMQ) has leased around 100 rebuilt Gunderson 50′ “Plate C” boxcars from Compass Rail IX Corp. numbered #6200-#6324. These are ex-Coe Rail (CRLE) of the same road numbers.   Central Maine & Quebec Leases Used Boxcars

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Pan Am Railways Gets New SD40-2s

Pan Am Railways recently received (5) GMTX SD40-2s for use in “pool” service on Trains 11R and 14R between East Deerfield, Ma. and Enola Yard in Harrisburg. The freshly painted units numbered #3400-#3404 came up from the south on the CSX early in November and have been powering trains on the Pan Am Southern (PAS) […]

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Norfolk & Western Heritage Unit #8103 With KCS Southern Belle #4157 In Linden, NJ

Norfolk & Western Heritage Unit #8103 In Linden, NJ. Norfolk & Western Heritage Unit #8103 and an equally rare (for these parts anyway) Kansas City Southern Belle #4157 bask in the sunlight in Linden, NJ on December 15, 2015. The colorful duo have just come in on unit ethanol Train 64E From Chicago and will leave out with empty […]

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Unit Train 65X Rolls Through Northeast Pa….. Again!

Unit tank train 65X has rolled through Northeast Pa…. Again. And though empty this time, the 98 black tank cars and 1 Soo Line covered hopper (used as a spacer behind the locomotives) nonetheless carried the train symbol 65X down the Sunbury Crescent and into Enola just like another did on Monday, October 19, 2015 […]

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The Last Canadian Pacific / Delaware & Hudson Train On The Sunbury Subdivision

Next 1000 >>>> There are days in railfanning that we never forget…. Likewise, there are days in railfanning that we should never forget. Along the way there are railroads that we’ve come to endear but sometimes have to bid farewell to. It’s common knowledge throughout the railfanning community that today is the long-awaited or maligned […]

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It’s Official…. The Canadian Pacific Is Outta Here In August 2015

Canadian Pacific Is Out In August 2015 Ok, so I heard this straight from the horses mouth…. In this case not one, but two Canadian Pacific employees that the official end of CPs presence in the area is August 15, 2015. If I hear anything different between now and then I’ll be sure to let […]

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