Tag Archives: Trains

Rare Delaware Lackawanna Office Car Train Special

On March 28, 2016, the Delaware Lackawanna ran a very rare Office Car Special over the Pocono Mountain Route Between the NS Taylor Yard and Portland, PA.. Note the NS power car behind the locomotives and the Delaware Lackawanna caboose.. The three passenger cars are owned by a local railroad preservation society.. The locomotives are […]

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78 Heavily Loaded Cars From Taylor Yard

On October 14, 2019 (Columbus Day) Delaware Lackawanna Train DL-3 brought up a whopping 78 loaded cars from Taylor Yard.. To maintain the tonnage D-L enlisted 3 of their now 5 big six-axle Alcos plus an additional 2 four-axles.. In the last 2 or 3 years the D-L train length and tonnages have been on […]

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Norfolk Southern Jumbo Covered Hopper: #298286

A permanently enclosed car, other than a box car, regardless of exterior or interior shape, for handling bulk commodities, with or without insulation and provided with openings for loading through top or sides with weather-tight covers or doors.. Car may be provided with one or more bottom openings for unloading, with tight fitting covers, doors, […]

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Weekly Train Summary #8: December And 2015

One last hurrah for 2015!… <<<< Last Summary As I open up 2016 with a close to 2015, I ponder the notion that I could simply focus on all that’s happened in just the last 6 months. For railfans in northeastern Pennsylvania it’s been a whirlwind of events that have more than just defined a year, […]

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Sunday Train Summary #6: Heritage And Color Abound

Conrail Heritage Unit #8098 cruises downgrade and underneath Lackawanna Avenue in Scranton, Pa. @ 10:30 a.m. on-the-dot on November 19, 2015. <<<< Last Summary    Next Summary >>>> 2 Heritage Units in 2 days!… Conrail and Illinois Terminal roll through Scranton!… Although Heritage Units aren’t foreign to Northeastern Pa., they’re not a common sight either. Celebrity […]

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