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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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Industrial Switching: The Seldom Seen Backside Of Railroading

When most railfans think of railroading they think of unit trains and six-axle diesels storming through the mountains and racing across the prairies. Yes, this is railroading too, but it must never be forgotten that the purpose the railroad serves is delivering freight to the customer. In Scranton, Pa., there’s an interesting urban operation that […]

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