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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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NYSW “Susquehanna” Rebuilt SD33ECO #3012

Susquehanna Rebuilt SD40T-2 #3012

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Norfolk Southern’s “Zebra Striped” SD40-2s

Norfolk Southern’s “Zebra Striped” SD40-2s ex-Norfolk & Western now Norfolk Southern SD40-2 #6205 is one of a handful of ex-N&W SDs that have zebra stripes on the front plow. Shown above @ Enola Yard in a cluster of NS diesels and below in Allentown with the “zebra stripes” that make it unique.

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Pan Am Railways Gets New SD40-2s

Pan Am Railways recently received (5) GMTX SD40-2s for use in “pool” service on Trains 11R and 14R between East Deerfield, Ma. and Enola Yard in Harrisburg. The freshly painted units numbered #3400-#3404 came up from the south on the CSX early in November and have been powering trains on the Pan Am Southern (PAS) […]

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Norfolk Southern SD40-2s #3468 – #3491. The “Black Board” Brigade

SD40-2 locomotive #3383 has the traditional white number boards with black lettering. Don’t know if you knew this (I certainly didn’t) but it seems that we have a few anomalies to the SD40-2 family of Norfolk Southern diesels…. There’s a group of 24 units that were acquired from National Railway Equipment by NS in 2012 […]

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SD80MACs…. Get Up, Get Out And Go Shoot Em’ (In A Pure State) While You Still Can

No, Norfolk Southern isn’t getting rid of the Conrail inherited EMDs however they may alter them from their pure state. Rumor has it that, like their SD90MAC brethren, the 80MACs will eventually enter an extensive rebuild program. This will upgrade the electronic components to SD70ACe specifications and might include newer crash-rated cabs like those on […]

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