Tag Archives: Rutherford

Perspective: A Lesson Learned At The Cove

An unidentified Norfolk Southern intermodal train races eastbound past the signals @ Cove, Pa. (M.P. 116). <<<< Last When it comes to railfanning some places are clearly better than others…. But then again, better is in the eye of the beholder isn’t it?… Harrisburg, Pa. is known as the crossroads of the Norfolk Southern system […]

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16 Trains On The Norfolk Southern Pittsburgh Line (Part 2 of 2): Harrisburg, Pa. (CP Paxton)

Norfolk Southern Train 12R: Linwood, NC – Enola Yard Daily @ 07:15 p.m..   Norfolk Southern Train 20J @ 08:50 a.m..   Norfolk Southern Train 21M: Croxton Yard – Jersey City, NJ to Corwith Yard – Chicago, IL (BNSF) Daily     Norfolk Southern Intermodal Train 25B     Norfolk Southern Herzog Ballast Train 937   […]

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Weekend Railfanning Episode 39: Two Hours In Harrisburg, Pa.

(TOP) The engine terminal @ Enola Yard was unusually empty allowing for me to get a clear shot of the SOO Line #6027, the last of the (4) SOO units in the area that I needed. (BOTTOM) On the south end a couple of yard geeps trundle around doing what they have to do to […]

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TGIF: Hangin’ Out In Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

    Hangin’ Out In Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

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HARRISBURG: A Hub Of A Hot Spot (1 of 5) Intermodal Madness @ Hummelstown, Cove & Perdix, Pa.

Norfolk Southern westbound intermodal train @ Hummelstown, Pa….     Triple Train Meet @ Perdix, Pa….     Eastbound intermodal coming off of the Pittsburgh Line @ Cove, Pa….     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 […]

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(Part 7 of 7) Weekend Railfanning Episode 24: Rutherford IMF – Rutherford, Pa.

By the time the rear end marker of 13R made it past Harris Tower, it was close to 5 p.m. and we had just a few more minutes of daylight left and that prompted a mad dash across Rte. 22 to 322 to get to the last stop of today’s expedition. Rutherford Intermodal Terminal is […]

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(Part 6 of 7) Weekend Railfanning Episode 24: BNSF & Amtrak @ Harris Tower – Harrisburg, Pa….

13R is an Enola to Linwood, NC train and heads north out of Enola Yard and onto Rockville Bridge, then south through Harrisburg Yard and past Amtrak’s Station in downtown to CP Paxton. Paxton is the junction point for many of the trains coming into, through and leaving from Harrisburg. There 13R crosses over the […]

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(Part 5 of 7) Weekend Railfanning Episode 24: I Found The BNSF!… It’s In Harrisburg, Pa….

Enola was diesel heaven and as hard as it was to pull ourselves away we knew that no railfan trip to Harrisburg would be complete without a trip to the famed Rockville Bridge. At more than 3,800 feet in length, the legendary Rockville Bridge is one of the world’s longest stone arch bridges and the […]

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(Part 4 of 7) Weekend Railfanning Episode 24: Enola Yard – Harrisburg, Pa.

Hagerstown was a blast!… And it was very “rail” educational too. And with all of the wonderful things that we saw up to this point it seemed unlikely that the day could get any better…. But it did…. A lot better…. And fortunately so did the weather! The purpose of our trip from the outset […]

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(Part 3 of 7) Weekend Railfanning 24: The Crescent Corridor – Franklin County IMF: Greencastle, Pa.

We left Hagerstown and back into Pa. headed to the Franklin County Intermodal Center in Greencastle. One of the newest intermodal facilities on NS system and the Crescent Corridor. It’s a 200 acre, state-of-the-art facility southwest of Harrisburg with 7,700 feet of pad track and an automated gate system. It only handles 53’ foot containers […]

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