Tag Archives: Santa Fe

Is The BNSF The New CP In The Northeast Pa. Grain Business?

A month ago I made a interesting discovery…. A small unit train of BNSF covered hoppers coming from the grain mills at Mt. Pocono, Pa.. (HERE’S THE ARTICLE IN CASE YOU MISSED IT). If you’ve been active in NEPA railfanning in recent times then you¬†know that the Delaware-Lackawanna grain trains have been a domain of […]

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Rare Bird, Er Box…. Santa Fe’s BX-166 Boxcars

This rare BX-166 boxcar (still in its “as delivered” Indian Red paint) is shown @ Taylor Yard on the Reading & Northern. Note the “BX-166” designation on the bottom right side of the car. In a world where boxcars are in short supply, here’s a rarity that you won’t find in too many places…. The […]

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Hump Day Railfanning With NS 458, 12T, 459 And An Ex-Santa Fe Warbonnet SD75M

Norfolk Southern Train 458 with 36 cars @ 09:05…. The day started out wrong when I heard Canadian Pacific‘s Train 259 coming through Scranton…. At 06:00…. Too dark and early to do anything except listen as the last red diesel powered train left northeast Pa.. What’s worse was that today there was yet another new […]

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September 14, 2007: Southern Pacific and Santa Fe…. Two True Heritage Units In Syracuse, New York

Next date: April 16, 2009 >>>> Southern Pacific And Santa Fe Warbonnets In Syracuse, New York During the (4) years between 2005 and 2009 Syracuse, NY was like a second home to me. At least once a week (sometimes more) I would pick up refrigerated loads of dairy at the various Byrne Dairy plants all […]

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