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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 […]

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Railroad Towns: Bethlehem, 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 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 […]

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Railroad Towns: Crewe, Virginia – A Town Built By The Norfolk & Western

Crewe, Virginia – A Town Built By The Norfolk & Western In the late 1950s, commercial photographer O. Winston Link spent 5 years documenting the last days of steam on the Norfolk & Western railroad (N&W). This took him to various nooks and crannies of the system including small, out-of-the-way towns like Crewe, Virginia. Like […]

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