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Little Power, Big Power

Local and road power mingle side-by-side on the ready tracks at Norfolk Southern‘s Hazleton, PA yard.. The two Geeps are the #5324 and the #5355 along with the #9147 and an unidentified GE.. Despite the recent NS purge of motive power, the little Geeps have managed to escape being sold off while the big GE […]

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The History of Conrail GP8 #5460

Delaware Lackawanna Shops: Breck Street, Scranton, PA CHECK OUT OUR RAILPICTURES.NET PROFILE HERE: https://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=727790 When Conrail took the throttle from the hands of the Penn Central in 1976, there were hundreds of locomotives lined up in the graveyards of places like Altoona and elsewhere on its system. The big blue, in immediate need of reliable […]

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Reading & Northern’s 20th Anniversary SD38 #2003

EMD’s SD38 made a name for itself in heavy drag freights and busy hump yards from the hills of Minnesota to the sprawling yards of the Northeast. Though production numbers were small compared to the similar SD40, many of these locomotives would change hands several times over their long careers – some of which continue […]

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Switchback Switching Branchline Customers

Switchback Switching The Reading & Northern Keyser Valley Branch

Tuesdays and Wednesdays bring a little something different to the 6-day a week operations on the Reading & Northern Keyser Valley Branch. On September 24 & 25, 2019, I spent some time with the PISB Train crews while they worked a small switchback extension to their branch.. The “Switchback Track” as I call it has […]

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The History of Norfolk Southern’s SD70ACU

It wasn’t that long ago that a small armada of Armour Yellow diesels brightened the locomotive ranks of Norfolk Southern’s predominantly black diesel army. The former Uncle Petes paraded in their sunny dress throughout 2015, 2016 and much of 2017 before the painter’s spray can and the cosmetic surgeons’s scalpel finally caught up with the […]

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Norfolk Southern Train 14R with ES44DCs and a Screaming ACE Mid-Train DPU

A modest sized Train 14R came through town with a pair of GE ES44DCs on the point and a screamin’ EMD SD70ACe workin’ hard 65 cars back into the 105 total.. In the manifest were several squeaky clean cars and even though the train was back lit at this point, the back lighting made for […]

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It’s Another “Big MAC” Attack @ Enola Yard

Lotsa’ SD80MACs at Enola Yard, Pa.

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Norfolk Southern’s SD70ACU #7320 @ Enola, Pa.

Norfolk Southern SD70ACU #7320 @ Enola, Pa.

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Still Serving: EMD’s GP38-2 “Workhorse”

The blue & gray lightning striped livery of the Delaware & Hudson was a railfan favorite. Today only 2 remain and soon, they too will be covered in Canadian Pacific’s bright red paint. #7303 rests at Taylor Yard just two days before the Norfolk Southern takeover of the yard and the line.   Even though […]

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1000 Words: Fill Er’ Up

<<<< Last 1000     Next 1000 >>>> SD70M-2 #2661 and SD40-2 #3468 taking on fuel at Taylor Yard.

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