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Union Pacific #1996 (The Southern Pacific Heritage Unit) In Sayre, Pa.

Railfans in the Northeast got a triple treat in February and March when the Union Pacific #1996 (the Southern Pacific Heritage Unit) made several appearances in Pennsylvania and New York. The first two of the three were on the CSX ex-New York Central Water Lever Route to and from the Albany area of NY State. […]

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Weekend Railfanning Episode 21: More Monster Manifests Including A 9,600 ft. 11R!

Norfolk Southern Train 36T with 86 cars (8,400 ton – 5,450 feet) @ 09:25 a.m…. Norfolk Southern Monster Train 11R with 152 cars (9,600+ feet!) @ 2:10 p.m….   Norfolk Southern Train 14R with 62 cars @ 5:05 p.m. attempting to make the grade to Clarks Summit before slipping on grease on the rails around […]

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Weekend Railfanning Episode 20: And It’s A Union Pacific Sunday!

Norfolk Southern 36T with 67 cars @ 07:20 a.m…. Norfolk Southern / Canadian National Train 31T with 45 cars @ 09:05 a.m…. Norfolk Southern 37T with 91 cars @ 11:10 a.m….   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 […]

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Monday Double-Play With Returning Union Pacific Power

Norfolk Southern 36T with 81 cars @ 06:35 a.m…. I knew I was taking a chance as soon as I noticed the time…. It wasn’t even 06:30 yet but Norfolk Southern Train 36T was setting off the defect detector in Glenburn…. But I didn’t care. It was a nice morning with (what I thought was) […]

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TGIF: Triple-Train Friday And More Union Pacific Power….

Norfolk Southern Train K82 with 22 double-stack intermodal cars @ 06:45 a.m…. It never ceases to amaze me how fast the seasons change. As I write this post on the 2nd day of October, two days ago, people here in northeast Pa. were still wearing shorts and shorts sleeve shirts. Overnight (literally) that changed as […]

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Norfolk Southern / Canadian National Train 31T With Some Yellow Union Pacific Power

Norfolk Southern/Canadian National Train 31T with some yellow Union Pacific power and 42 Cars @ 07:00….   Understanding the train symbols of the Norfolk Southern Sunbury Crescent…. Norfolk Southern Train 11R is a Binghamton, NY to Enola, Pa. manifest which formerly ran as Canadian Pacific Train 458. Norfolk Southern Train 14R is a Harrisburg (Enola), Pa. to […]

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NS Train 458 With A Union Pacific SD70M Leading And A Delaware Lackawanna ALCO RS3

Union Pacific #4133 Leads Norfolk Southern Train 458 and 82 cars @ 07:15 and the Delaware Lackawanna RS3 #4118 Switches the Diamond Branch.   Understanding the train symbols of the D&H Sunbury Subdivision…. Canadian Pacific train 458 is a Binghamton, NY to Linwood, NC manifest which runs as Norfolk Southern train 11R. Canadian Pacific train […]

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Hump Day Railfanning: SD90s, Crescent Cabs And A Little Ole’ GP38-2

Hump Day Railfanning: SD90s, Crescent Cabs And A Little Ole’ GP38-2 When I showed up at trackside today I had high expectations…. It’s the 1st day of July and June was a very wet & soggy month for railfanning…. When I got on site it was dreary gray overcast yet again and the past few […]

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Union Pacific (ARMN) Mechanical Reefers

Union Pacific mechanical reefers at Hunt’s Point Produce Terminal. Bronx, New York. May 4, 2008. You may have noticed the white Union Pacific mechanical reefers with the reporting mark (ARMN) somewhere down the line. Like many railcars criss-crossing this country these cars have quite an interesting history behind them. The ARMN reporting mark is that […]

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4-Train Hump Day w/ UP, Ex-UP, Ex-Conrail And A Unit Ballast Train!

4-Train Hump Day with A Union Pacific, Ex-Union Pacific, Ex-Conrail And A Unit Ballast Train! What’s it about Hump Day that’s so special for people…. For me it’s because the rail action in northeast Pa. seems to come to a pinnacle making the “hump” in the day a very fun and accurate metaphor! With all […]

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