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78 Heavily Loaded Cars From Taylor Yard

On October 14, 2019 (Columbus Day) Delaware Lackawanna Train DL-3 brought up a whopping 78 loaded cars from Taylor Yard.. To maintain the tonnage D-L enlisted 3 of their now 5 big six-axle Alcos plus an additional 2 four-axles.. In the last 2 or 3 years the D-L train length and tonnages have been on […]

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Norfolk Southern Jumbo Covered Hopper: #298286

A permanently enclosed car, other than a box car, regardless of exterior or interior shape, for handling bulk commodities, with or without insulation and provided with openings for loading through top or sides with weather-tight covers or doors.. Car may be provided with one or more bottom openings for unloading, with tight fitting covers, doors, […]

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Weekly Train Summary #8: December And 2015

One last hurrah for 2015!… <<<< Last Summary As I open up 2016 with a close to 2015, I ponder the notion that I could simply focus on all that’s happened in just the last 6 months. For railfans in northeastern Pennsylvania it’s been a whirlwind of events that have more than just defined a year, […]

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Sunday Train Summary #6: Heritage And Color Abound

Conrail Heritage Unit #8098 cruises downgrade and underneath Lackawanna Avenue in Scranton, Pa. @ 10:30 a.m. on-the-dot on November 19, 2015. <<<< Last Summary    Next Summary >>>> 2 Heritage Units in 2 days!… Conrail and Illinois Terminal roll through Scranton!… Although Heritage Units aren’t foreign to Northeastern Pa., they’re not a common sight either. Celebrity […]

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Sunday Train Summary #4: Seeing The Bigger Picture

<<<< Last Summary    Next Summary >>>> In Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Obi-Wan Kenobi declares to a young Luke Skywalker, “Congratulations, you’ve taken your first step into a larger world.” And so have we…. That first step came on October 4, 2015 when we railfanned Binghamton, NY to Owego, NY. Yesterday, on November 7, […]

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