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    Took a few more today when I was out & about...

    Amtrak AEM-7 #940 pulls Keystone Train 650 eastbound towards Philadelphia at the Eby Chiques Road grade crossing. The grain hoppers are resting on a spur leading to Esbenshade Farm's Mill.


    How about something out of the ordinary? A former Long Island RR coach resting in Dillerville Yard. Car number is #2903 & the reporting marks are NBCX. I *suspect* this car may be sent to the Landisville Railroad, since Mid Atlantic Rail Car has a few others like this resting there.


    Dillerville Yard Terminal, Grain Trestle, Engine Staging and former Conrail caboose.


    Two former Conrail cabin cars resting by the Dillerville Road bridge.


    A cut of boxcars along with Dillerville's Yard Set, SD40-2 Mother #6197, NS Slug RPU6 #872 and GP38-2 [ex-Southern] #5660.

    I had the day off, so I was around. Enjoy.
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    thanks for all the info PnP'ing the head - DaviDawg A slice for the man - CJW For being the go to guy on PnP. - rascal 

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    Again ,great shots . I save all these pic's because of all the great track side info . Keepem Comin .

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    If you'd like to save the full file John [3008x2000], you can download the full size image from my Flickr.


    Thanks for the compliments.
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    thanks for all the info PnP'ing the head - DaviDawg A slice for the man - CJW For being the go to guy on PnP. - rascal 

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    Got it , thanks .

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZN_ZX2 View Post
    10 years ago I would have pissed myself in excitement. Now I look at it and say thats cool
    Same, I still always look down the tracks if im crossin over them when im drivin lol...its natural instinct, i was obsessed with trains when i was little
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    I live in rochelle, and am a major railfan... here are some pics ive gotten on my phone. all UP





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    Glad to see more railfans here! M-Dubz, good shots of a good portion of the UP Heritage Fleet. Norfolk Southern has none of that, except for 175 remaining units in Conrail/Conrail Quality paint [quickly being repainting into NS' Thoroughbred scheme], and of course the #4501 in green Southern paint.

    I've got a few more to contribute. I heard 'through the grape vine' that something non-native to Dillerville would be waiting if I stopped by monday. It was, along with a line up I couldn't have imagined [if they would've been in their original schemes].

    Early repainted NS SD40-2 #3374, part of the PRRX fleet NS has. The early repaint means there's a small PRR logo on the cab sides. Just after she kicked over, smoking only slightly. Note the removed rear signal lights, showing their Conrail paint through the peeling black.


    A closer shot of the cab, showing those diminutive PRR logos. Notice the 'clean' patch job of the short hood marker lights.



    Left to right: NS GP38-2 #5673; formerly Southern High Hood GP38AC #2869. NS SD40-2 #3374; formerly Conrail/PRRX #6436. And lastly, NS GP38-2 #5659; formerly Lehigh Valley GP38AC #313, and also a member of the PRRX fame. In addition, #5673 is the final GP38-2 on the Norfolk Southern roster.

    Enjoy.
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    The pics don't seem to appear as large here, so how about a better shot of 3374's cab?


    Enjoy.
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    thanks for all the info PnP'ing the head - DaviDawg A slice for the man - CJW For being the go to guy on PnP. - rascal 

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    Good to see the Pennsy still lives on , good find .

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    Labor Day bump...

    While celebrating with family along the Susquehanna River, I was waiting for some action on NS' Buffalo Line [ex-PRR Susquehanna Division, nee-Northern Central RR]. I was told I had missed the previous train by about a half hour [it came through around 11:55AM], pulled by one NS & one UP unit. Yes well, you'll have this. I know the amount of traffic on this line isn't heavy compared to some other local NS lines with roughly one train every 2.5-3 hours. However, come 4:30pm, everything had been quiet.

    At 4:52pm, I heard a rumble & horn in the distance. At the [private] crossing I found NS 631, a load of coal empties led by another ex-PRRX unit labeled for CRCX. This train was to head towards CP KASE in Sunbury.


    Only eleven minutes later, NS 12R came rolling through with an ex-SOU SD60 upfront, leading a Dash 9 and an ES40DC.


    I found out later through 12R's communications that there was a signal issue at Signal MP278 [just north of where I was] which had tied up traffic for a few hours. Enjoy.
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    I'm sure most railfans have known about this for quite some time. As long as it isn't as bad as "Atomic Train", it will at least give me a reason to go to the movies.

    I like how at 0:50, the throttle is in neutral and there is no reverser, lol.

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    Yes, I had heard about that movie. I even remember reading about the locomotives used in the movie in my missing The Railroad Press' Locomotive Notes II... gotta love that section.

    I've been doing a good bit of remodeling lately with my fiancee to our house, so there hasn't been too much railfanning. I do have a few shots to share however. The first shots were taken on October 15th, 2010.

    RBMN's GSPN [Good Spring to Port Clinton] is resting in Tremont while the crew gets lunch. RBMN SW8 #803 is a former Lehigh Valley unit. Nice to see her close to home rails.


    Crossing the Route 125 grade crossing.


    Ex-Denver, Rio Grande & Western coal hopper in tow.


    Some others are random shots I took at the Manheim Train Station of some railroad artifacts they've collected.

    Good old Pennsy Position Light [on a former Reading branch no less].


    Can't forget the Semaphores! Still standing beside the ROW where The Reading placed them, though no longer active.


    Antiquated crossbucks.


    Artsy sephia shot.


    And finally, Sunset at Dillerville Terminal with two former Conrail [nee-Penn Central] Geeps.


    Enjoy.
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    I was missing the pic's , glad you got some more good one's . The Pennsy light is cool , looks in pretty good condition , figuring how long it's been there .

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    I did get some pics this past friday with gorgeous, cloud-free skies. The better shots were taken at the Wanamaker, Kempton & Southern RR in Berks County, PA near midday, but I managed to capture some of the Reading Railroad Heritage Museum's pieces minutes after sunrise. I did get some more RBMN shots, but after yet another employee snipped me off when I asked a non-invasive question [about a piece of rail equipment they have], I don't believe I'll be promoting them anymore.

    I'll have more posted in a couple days.

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    I've found out the hard way there's far more involved in finishing a renovation than I anticipated; those TV shows cut out A LOT. So how about some random trackside shots?

    So, now to the pics I had previously stated I'd post of the RCT&HS/RRHM's equipment and the Wanamaker, Kempton & Southern's yard, station and a couple of their rolling stock.

    Two preserved former Reading Company units, fully operational as well. NW2 #103 and ALCO C630 #5308.


    Roughly two weeks ago, Chesapeake & Ohio Greenbriar #614 (Class J3A) was moved from Port Clinton, PA to Roanoke, VA to the Virginia Museum of Transportation. This was the last time I saw her in person before the move. There are talks of complete restoration and a return to excursion service.

    Former Stewartstown RR #11 sits by the turntable at Port Clinton, PA. Built 9/1937 by EMC for the Steelton & Highspire RR, she later worked on the Maryland & Pennsylvania RR. One of the oldest operational endcab switchers still in existence.
    Now onto the WK&S.

    Classic A-Frame motorized gates.


    One of those timeless shots, with the antiquated station cart and semaphore signals.

    Kempton Station, on the left was the former Reading Station in Joanna, PA. The Freight Station, on the right was the former Reading freight station in Catasauqua, PA. The coach is painted for the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western; the outside braced wooden gondola is from the Lehigh & New England RR and the wooden caboose is Reading #92936. The coach behind the Kempton Station features an HO Scale layout inside of the Schuylkill & Lehigh Model Railroad Club.


    A look down the WK&S main. This trackage is the former Reading 'Bersey' Branch that connected Reading to Slatington, connecting with the Lehigh Valley's main.


    General Electric 45 tonner #7258, built in 1942. Note the siderods.


    Whitcomb 70 tonner #602 built in 1944 and served in Europe during WWII.


    I don't have any information on WK&S #2, other than it's a Porter 0-4-0T.


    A wooden Lehigh & New England 'bobber'.


    This photo is from 2009 of Lancaster Propane Gas' two 80 ton locomotives. Late last year (2010), the white one with the red stripe was scrapped; only the orange center cab & the crane remain.


    On Wednesday, December 29th, 2010 I was in Enola. It was nice to find formerly-assigned-to-Lancaster ex-CRQ SD40-2 #3419 is still in its Conrail Quality paint. Her sister #3420 was repainted last summer.


    I also found two GE locomotives due for export to Transnet in South Africa.


    I have a plethora of others and, thanks to an icy mix of weather outside, do have the time to upload more today. Enjoy.
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