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Weekly Train Summary #8: December And 2015

One last hurrah for 2015!… <<<< Last Summary As I open up 2016 with a close to 2015, I ponder the notion that I could simply focus on all that’s happened in just the last 6 months. For railfans in northeastern Pennsylvania it’s been a whirlwind of events that have more than just defined a year, […]

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Sunday Train Summary #7: More Heritage, More Color

<<<< Last Summary     Next Summary >>>> Heritage Units becoming common on the Sunbury?… Feast to famine?… Or famine to feast? Either way, that’s what describes the motive power spectacle over the past 2 weeks. Up to this point, foreign power from all over has been a common sight but the Heritage Units (though not […]

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Sunday Train Summary #6: Heritage And Color Abound

Conrail Heritage Unit #8098 cruises downgrade and underneath Lackawanna Avenue in Scranton, Pa. @ 10:30 a.m. on-the-dot on November 19, 2015. <<<< Last Summary    Next Summary >>>> 2 Heritage Units in 2 days!… Conrail and Illinois Terminal roll through Scranton!… Although Heritage Units aren’t foreign to Northeastern Pa., they’re not a common sight either. Celebrity […]

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Sunday Train Summary #5: Connecting The Dots…. How It All Moves

<<<< Last Summary    Next Summary >>>> Early on in this documentary I had said that Norfolk Southern Train 11R (then running as Canadian Pacific 458 and its 14R counterpart) were the trains to pay the most attention to. Of course, to be fair, as I write this, 11R & 14R are only 2 of 8 […]

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Sunday Train Summary #4: Seeing The Bigger Picture

<<<< Last Summary    Next Summary >>>> In Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Obi-Wan Kenobi declares to a young Luke Skywalker, “Congratulations, you’ve taken your first step into a larger world.” And so have we…. That first step came on October 4, 2015 when we railfanned Binghamton, NY to Owego, NY. Yesterday, on November 7, […]

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Sunday Train Summary #3: Seasons Change

<<<< Last Summary     Next Summary >>>> Seasons Change…. The changing of the seasons from summer to fall is always an interesting and exciting time in the Northeast. Leaves turn various shades of yellow, red and orange just before they fall to the ground (I wonder if that’s why it’s called ‘fall?’), and everybody gears […]

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Sunday Train Summary #2: Stacks, Racks, Looking Back And Lots Of Foreign Power

I know it’s a little late to be talking about September but since this is only the second volume of this commentary (and the last volume focused mainly on the changing of the D&H over to the NS) I still think it’s worth mentioning that September was a heck of a month for railfans here […]

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Sunday Train Summary #1: Changing Of The Guard (Again) In Northeast Pa.

Next Summary >>>> So after nearly a year since it was announced, the highly awaited (and in many cases anticipated) changeover of the CP/D&H Sunbury Subdivision to the hands of the Norfolk Southern has finally taken place…. The change (which was originally supposed to happen back in August on the 15th) is probably the most […]

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