Archive | Railfan Journeys RSS feed for this section

TGIF: Hangin’ Out In Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

    Hangin’ Out In Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Continue Reading

(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 […]

Continue Reading

(Part 2 of 3) Harrisburg, Pa: Enola To Paxton, Amtrak To NS (CP Paxton)

  Some still shots from the video camera:   From Enola it was over to what is probably the busiest spot in town…. CP Paxton, a sprawling wye where trains can either head east to Rutherford Yard or beyond on the Harrisburg Line to points such as Reading, Philadelphia and Allentown or south down the […]

Continue Reading

(Part 1 of 3) Harrisburg, Pa: Enola To Paxton, Amtrak To NS (Enola Yard)

Today started out foggy and drab, just as the forecast had predicted and didn’t help that we were right next to the Susquehanna River…. Whatever the case, it’s Saturday, January 17 and once again, we’re in Harrisburg, Pa. getting an early morning railfanning start at Enola Yard. Looking north into the fog and up the […]

Continue Reading

HARRISBURG: A Hub Of A Hot Spot (5 of 5) Enola Yard (North End)

            HARRISBURG: A Hub Of A Hot Spot (4 of 5) Enola Yard (North End)     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 […]

Continue Reading

HARRISBURG: A Hub Of A Hot Spot (4 of 5) Enola Yard (South End)

HARRISBURG: A Hub Of A Hot Spot (4 of 5) Enola Yard (South End)     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 […]

Continue Reading

HARRISBURG: A Hub Of A Hot Spot (3 of 5) Rockville Bridge (The West Side)

  HARRISBURG: A Hub Of A Hot Spot (3 of 5) Rockville Bridge (The West Side)     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 […]

Continue Reading

HARRISBURG: A Hub Of A Hot Spot (2 of 5) Rockville Bridge (The East Side)

    Eastbound intermodal train coming off of the Rockville Bridge and into Harrisburg Yard….     General freight manifest coming into Harrisburg Yard….   Westbound empty ethanol tanks moving onto the Rockville Bridge….     Guide To Understanding Norfolk Southern Train Symbols: Train Number Series Extra Series Symbol Train Description 000-099 R Special Trains […]

Continue Reading

HARRISBURG: A Hub Of A Hot Spot (1 of 5) Intermodal Madness @ Hummelstown, Cove & Perdix, Pa.

Norfolk Southern westbound intermodal train @ Hummelstown, Pa….     Triple Train Meet @ Perdix, Pa….     Eastbound intermodal coming off of the Pittsburgh Line @ Cove, Pa….     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 […]

Continue Reading

Which Way To Reading, Pa.?

Eastbound trains on the Harrisburg Line that don’t have business in Reading Yard (about 1 mile south) can bypass the area like this train is doing. It’s shown crossing over Route 61 where it will meet a westbound in a few minutes.     In addition to NS, railfanning the Reading area also gives you […]

Continue Reading