Tag Archives: ALCO

Alco Afternoon Delight

Today I did a little bit of serendipitous trainspotting when I happened upon the Delaware Lackawanna and the Norfolk Southern.. Both in spectacular, ethereal afternoon light.. First we see three of D-L’s five big six-axle Alco diesels with 55 carloads up from Taylor.. Over on the Sunbury Line, Norfolk Southern Train 14R had three GEs […]

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NS K65, Delaware Lackawanna Excursion, Office Car Special Or Something At Steamtown

NS K65(?) or Delaware-Lackawanna Special or something at Steamtown…. I came across the Delaware Lackawanna¬†yesterday with a most unusual train. One D-L Alco, #3642 and Genessee Valley #2045 led a short 5-car special of sorts in front of the Tower 60 at Steamtown @ 6 p.m.. The consist of the train was a Norfolk Southern […]

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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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ALCO Heaven…. Or Winter Hell?

Down on Scranton, Pa’s South side sits, what could be argued, is the greatest collection of ALCO diesels on planet earth…. Some awaiting their next call to duty and others silently rusting in peace…. The Schenectady, New York locomotive builder exited the locomotive manufacturing business for all time in 1969, but not before leaving behind […]

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The Last Hurrah!… My Last Day Of Railfanning In 2015

The Last Hurrah!… My Last Day Of Railfanning In 2015

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Norfolk Southern Train 37T And Those Big Delaware Lackawanna ALCOs

Norfolk Southern Train 37T with 40 cars @ 07:23 a.m….     Delaware Lackawanna 6-Axle ALCOs shoving down to Taylor Yard for interchange….     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 […]

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TGIF: Norfolk Southern Train 11R Meets Delaware Lackawanna SB3…. Again

Norfolk Southern 11R with 111 cars @ 11:25 a.m….     Delaware-Lackawanna SB3 shoving 7 empty cars to Taylor Yard….   Delaware Lackawanna SB3 returning from Taylor Yard with 30-40 loaded grain hoppers for Harvest States Milling in Mt. Pocono, Pa….   Guide To Understanding Norfolk Southern Train Symbols: Train Number Series Extra Series Symbol […]

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Delaware-Lackawanna ALCOs And A Unit Grain Train

  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 Miscellaneous […]

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1000 Words: The Way It Is And The Way It Used To Be

<<<< Last 1000¬† ¬† Next 1000 >>>> There was a time in America (and the world) when everything and everyone moved by rail. The Northeastern United States had (and still has) the most complex rail infrastructure of any region in North America (except maybe for Chicago). Back then, rails were everywhere and a Delaware, Lackawanna […]

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Delaware-Lackawanna ALCO C425s #2461 & #2423 Working On The Diamond Branch

Delaware-Lackawanna ALCO C425s #2461 & #2423 Working On The Diamond Branch

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