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NS Standard Cab Dash 9-40Cs…. Get Up, Get Out And Go Shoot Em’ While You Still Can

Dash 9-40Cs #8859 & #8771 bring Train 458 (@ M.P. 671) down into Taylor Yard on September 8, 2015…. Unknown to me at the time, Norfolk Southern company photographer Casey Thomason was at Taylor Yard (2) miles away and photographed this same lashup as it worked the yard.   When it comes to locomotive rebuilding […]

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2×2 Thursday: Two “Operation Lifesaver” Units Leading And Two 100+ Car Freights

  Norfolk Southern K82 with 73 cars and “Operation Lifesaver” #3480 @ 06:50 a.m….     Norfolk Southern 37T with 108 cars @ 07:50 a.m…. Norfolk Southern 30T with 119 cars and “Operation Lifesaver” #9252 @ 11:05 a.m….   Guide To Understanding Norfolk Southern Train Symbols: Train Number Series Extra Series Symbol Train Description 000-099 […]

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Tuesday Double-Play With 11R, 37T And Some Classic 20th Century Diesels

Norfolk Southern 11R with 135 cars and an ex-Conrail C40-8W and Standard Cab D9-40C @ 06:50 a.m….     Norfolk Southern 30T with 78 cars and an ex-Conrail C40-8W @ 08:05 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 […]

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Where’s The BNSF?

On January 10, 1984, a Chicago Nail Manicurist named Clara Peller became a pop culture icon and made advertising history with a three-letter catchphrase…. “Where’s the beef?“ It’s 2015 and in Northeastern Pennsylvania that catchphrase is being asked once again, that is, minus the two vowels. A railfan acquaintance tells me that in 2014, BNSF […]

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Searchlights And Standard Cabs: Classic (20th Century) Railroading On The Sunbury Line

First of all, YES, the year is 2015. But here in Northeast Pa. you might not know that the rest of the country is overrun with TierĀ 4s, ACs, GEVOs & SD70-things…. It just goes to show how unique the operations can be in NEPA and see why it gets so much attention from railfans, railroad […]

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BNSF Heritage Paint Schemes

Ever since the giant BNSF Railway was formed the road has experimented with several different paint schemes to represent its corporate image. Along the way there’s been several “oddball” paint schemes to liven up the mundane orange and black such as the “Golden Swoosh #7695,” the “Vomit Bonnet #9647,” the “Heritage 1 with gold lettering […]

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(Video) GE Manufacturing Solutions in Fort Worth

A cool and informative video about the manufacturing process of today’s top selling locomotives.

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Hump Day Railfanning: INSANE COLOR Motive Power Parade!

Norfolk Southern Train K82 with (coincidentally) 82 cars @ 07:17 a.m…. Today, for me, was the most colorful day in railfanning, or at least since I got kicked out of CSX‘s Radnor Yard back in 04′. It started at around 04:00 when I heard the crew of 14R getting authority to proceed north from around […]

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Norfolk Southern “Operation Lifesaver” Diesels….

In addition to the Heritage Units which have railfans everywhere in a frenzy trying to catch them…. And the Veteran’s Unit, the First Responders Unit and the GoRail Unit there’s another handful of Norfolk Southern diesels worth paying some attention to…. The OPERATION LIFESAVER program has been around for decades and with it comes distinctive […]

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Norfolk Southern 458 w/ Standard Cab Dash 9s

Norfolk Southern Train 458 With Standard Cab Dash 9s   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 459 is a Harrisburg (Enola), Pa. to Binghamton, NY manifest which formerly ran as […]

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