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The Future Of The Sunbury Line (2 of 7) Putting The Sunshine Back Into The Sunbury

Assorted double-stack containers roll northbound on Canadian Pacific Train 259 on June 26, 2015. <<<< Part 1 It’s not often that one gets to witness change on an entire railroad, but railfans in the Northeast have been both blessed and cursed to have had that unique priviledge more than once. The Norfolk Southern Sunbury Line […]

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Coal Trains Thunder Over The Sunbury Line Again!

It’s no secret that coal is what put Northeastern Pennsylvania on the map but what might not be known to today’s Sunbury Line railfans is that coal trains did in fact thunder along the Sunbury Line in the 20th century too. It was summer of 1999, not long after Conrail was chopped in half like […]

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The Future Of The Sunbury Line (1 of 7) A Perspective From Pan Am Land

Part 2 >>>> Norfolk Southern Train 30T, running as Canadian Pacific 930, ducks underneath Lackawanna Avenue in Scranton, Pa. and drifts downgrade into Taylor Yard and on to Enola Yard on June 17, 2015…. In three more months (almost to the day) NS will take over and become the official owner of this line. And […]

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J.B. Hunt…. Moving To Taylor Yard?

Although this is still speculation to me at this point, I got this information from a very reliable source (a high-ranking NS employee) that J.B. Hunt Trucking has indeed purchased land adjacent to the Taylor Yard in Taylor, Pa.. Assuming that this information is true then I don’t have to explain what that means. Down […]

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Could This Be The Future Of The Sunbury Line?

Since the takeover of the south end of the Delaware & Hudson by Norfolk Southern lots of changes have been taking place…. Forget, if you will, about the red corporate raider known as Canadian Pacific for now and focus on some of the positive things. Since September 19th, 2015 we’ve seen new freight patterns, lots […]

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10 Reasons Why Railfanning In Northeast Pa. Rocks

1. Class 1s, Regionals & Shortlines: Norfolk Southern, Reading & Northern, Delaware Lackawanna and the Luzerne & Susquehanna all operate in Northeast Pa. giving railfans a variety of rail activity to enjoy. Three of the four feed from the same trough known as Taylor Yard. 2. Taylor Yard: Although small compared to other yards, Taylor […]

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Is Delaware-Lackawanna Train DL-3 The New SB-3?

Heard the Delaware-Lackawanna crew today, after finishing up @ Taylor Yard, getting authority from the Norfolk Southern dispatcher to proceed north from (CP 672) to Steamtown M.P. 671. Nothing new, but the way they identified themselves was…. They called themselves “DL-3.” … That’s the first time that I’ve ever heard that train number. For years […]

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Rail Link Could Revive Maine Shipping Port

By Tom Bell (Associated Press) PORTLAND, Maine – Freight trains are rolling through New England carrying the first-ever shipping containers loaded on the Portland waterfront. The new train service is the product of years of planning and millions in public and private investment, with the goal of connecting this once-thriving port by rail with freight […]

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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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It’s Official.. Trains 30T And 31T Are No More

Train 14R which came up on January 19 had 5 locomotives pulling 107 cars and still had trouble making the grades of Yatesville and Clark’s Summit. Back on January 11, I mentioned that the 30T and 31T would be combined with the 11R and 14R and that there would be no more Train 30T and […]

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