Tag Archives: Subdivision

The Bridge Over “The Bridge Line” Battle Finally Comes To An End

Norfolk Southern Train 37T sits idle on the main line at Taylor Yard waiting for a new crew @ around 4:30 p.m.. The train was parked here in the morning of Monday, May 9 because of the line being closed about 10 miles north due to the demolition of the Sunset Road bridge in La […]

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The Future Of The Sunbury Line (2 of 7) Putting The Sunshine Back Into The Sunbury

Assorted double-stack containers roll northbound on Canadian Pacific Train 259 on June 26, 2015. <<<< Part 1 It’s not often that one gets to witness change on an entire railroad, but railfans in the Northeast have been both blessed and cursed to have had that unique priviledge more than once. The Norfolk Southern Sunbury Line […]

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The Future Of The Sunbury Line (1 of 7) A Perspective From Pan Am Land

Part 2 >>>> Norfolk Southern Train 30T, running as Canadian Pacific 930, ducks underneath Lackawanna Avenue in Scranton, Pa. and drifts downgrade into Taylor Yard and on to Enola Yard on June 17, 2015…. In three more months (almost to the day) NS will take over and become the official owner of this line. And […]

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Train 11R With Maine Central Power

Although “early” for the time of day that this train normally comes through town, today’s train is actually late due to a marker problem where the train was held up in Hop Bottom for several hours. The end result was that the original leading unit Maine Central #3402 had to be swapped with the 2nd […]

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1000 Words: Faded Glory – Red, White & SOO

<<<< Last 1000     Next 1000 >>>> O. Winston Link had once remarked that the advantages of night photography is that you can control your light source and emphasize the parts of the subjects that you want…. Night photography is admittedly not my forte’, at least not yet!… But when I heard that the #6026 would […]

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Monday Double-Play With 37T and 36T

Norfolk Southern Train 37T with 33 cars and a Canadian Pacific widecab @ 07:00 a.m….     Norfolk Southern Train 36T with 78 cars passing Taylor Yard @ 07:30 a.m….   Monday Double-Play With Trains 37T and 36T   Guide To Understanding Norfolk Southern Train Symbols: Train Number Series Extra Series Symbol Train Description 000-099 […]

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Going Retro With The Reading & Northern

Call it retribution for all of the many days of railfan disappointment I suffered, but these days I seem to have a knack for stepping in (something unpleasant) and still coming out smelling like a rose!… Take today, a routine spur-of-the-moment stop @ Taylor Yard brought me face-to-face with one of the most interesting trains […]

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1-Train Monday With 14R And A Canadian Pacific Leader

  Norfolk Southern Train 14R with 87 cars and Canadian Pacific #9547 leading @ 08:10 a.m….   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 I Intermodal Trains 300-399 W Merchandise Trains 400-499 X Bulk Commodities 500-599 Y Bulk […]

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TGIF – Train 36T With A GP40-2 And The Delaware Lackawanna In Downtown Scranton

Norfolk Southern 36T with 103 cars @ 09:35 a.m….     Delaware-Lackawanna ALCO diesels crossing Lackawanna Avenue in Downtown Scranton, Pa….   Train 36T With A GP40-2 And The Delaware Lackawanna In Downtown Scranton   Guide To Understanding Norfolk Southern Train Symbols: Train Number Series Extra Series Symbol Train Description 000-099 R Special Trains 100-199 […]

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Taylor Troubles

(Above) Covered hopper GPLX #74413 is being drug along at the end of Train 11R to Enola and would have to be set out @ Taylor Yard. (Below) The next day Maine Central #608 was set out @ Taylor because of mechanical problems. These events were just the beginning of Taylor’s troubles over the course […]

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