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    I've been told that by a few people Matt; I guess it's in my bloodlines.

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    I was out twice this week, hanging around Dillerville Yard. Tuesday evening was overcast from nearly two days of rain prior.

    H18, or the Lancaster Turn, arriving in DY and pulling ahead to begin switching. Only the two Dash 9-40CWs are online, the three GP38-2s are dead in the lineup.
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    DY has two 'other' GP38-2s in right now due to 5657 & 5660's absence, 5607 & 5309. Normally, DY is assigned GP38-2 5654-5660.

    Here's what the terminal looked like around 7pm on 5/20/2010; 5309 is front & center and looking sharp with its black number boards and no a/c unit.


    HV31 [5607 & 5659] backing their consist into Packaging Corp. of America on the East Pete Branch.

    Heading back to Lancaster (station). That bell at the Dillerville Road crossing is... interesting.

    I also find it odd when the warning lights are still active when the train hasn't cleared the proximity sensors yet... that the motorists stop and try to get the foamer with the camera's attention to ask if it's clear to proceed.

    Amtrak Catenary MOW locomotive.


    Ex-Penn Central [worms are still visible up close] coach-turned-MOW car.


    Lancaster Station, looking RR West from the 272/222 bridge.


    Lancaster Station again, now looking RR East from the Fruitville Pike bridge. Keystone 620 arrived three minutes ahead of schedule with AEM-7 925 pushing.


    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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    Nice work ,night shots are really cool . Keepem comin.

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    *Teaser*

    Last night was the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania's Conrail Days night photo shoot. I'll post a few pics later of the RRMofPA's recently restored GP30, CHRS' heritage cabin car, a CR Industrial Brownhurst crane, recently rebuilt NS SD40E, NS' new BP4 [fully battery operated locomotive switcher] and a CR X-60 boxcar with working crew.

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    First shot, Ex-PRR EMD GP30 2233. Also note the PRR E44 4465 in the background with CR stencils.

    Outside, CHRS' Heritage CR caboose 21165 and ex-Erie Lackawanna [nee-Erie] Industrial Brownhoist 45210.


    Note the only, unmodified Metroliner in existence in the background.


    Closeup of the ex-EL wreck crane, powered by twin 140hp Cummins diesels.


    Recently rebuilt by the Juniata [Altoona] Shops, Norfolk/Southern SD40E.


    Norfolk/Southern's new BP4 battery powered locomotive, built with the help of Penn State University students. Note the Maryland & Pennsylvania NW-2 in the background. Off to the far left is an ALCO C-415 of Alquippa & Southern Co. RR fame [ex-Monongahela Connecting RR 701].

    Lastly, CRQ boxcar.


    Enjoy.
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    Bit of an bump, since the thread's been quiet. I was traveling to Newport, PA to watch for some NS Pittsburgh Line action, when I happened upon these two locomotives along 322 on NS' Buffalo Line awaiting a crew change. NS loaded coal train #630 was the Train ID.


    Two of the thirty EMD SD80MACs ever built were leading this train of mixed NS Top Gons, ex-N&W and Conrail gondolas. All 30 SD80MACs went to Conrail, and were subsequently split between CSX & NS when they took over. The two featured here are 7211 [still showing the Radial AC symbol] and 7207 [which didn't have the Radial AC symbol]. The SD80MAC was the first 5,000HP AC traction locomotive from EMD.

    Crew change complete, and getting the Slow/Approach signal clearance from Harrisburg Terminal, NS 630 heads on its way at MP 304.2, which is at Hecktown, PA.


    Pulling the loaded hoppers up a slight grade sure made lots a rumbling & vibration as they passed me, with all 10,000HP on call. Enjoy.
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    Missed the pic's , been awhile . I get my magazines from Books-A-Million as they have the largest selection . I look through every railroad magazine they have , I can say I see better photographs here then in the magazines . Keep up the excellent work , just keepem comin .

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    I clicked on this expecting trains. I was not disappointed
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    Glad everyone's liking the photos. I should have more to post in the coming days; Reading and Pennsy Days night photo shoots at the RRMofPA, some shots of the quickly disappearing NS-Conrail fleet [only 182 units are left in CR blue] and some other oddities if I can dig them up.

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    Sweet pics! I LOVE that Conrail unit!

    It's been way too hot here to do any railfanning (~110), but when it cools off I really need to get back into the game!
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    Here's some to hold you guys over until I can get some more uploaded.

    East Penn Railway [EPRY] and the Penn Eastern Rail Lines [PRL] are very much the same company. I posted some pics of the PRL's U23Bs earlier in this thread, but now it's time to see what the EPRY has at its headquarters in Kennett Square, PA.

    EPRY recently acquired four GP18Ms from the New York, Susquehanna & Western so I'd figure I'd see if I could add them to the collection, along with three of their ex-Southern Pacific B30-7s [two still in SP paint].

    Here's one of the ex-Susque's GP18Ms, sitting on the main by the station. Notice the differing number boards, and the rusty spark arrestors. Ex-SP B30-7 #5114 is visible in the background on the siding.




    Next, one of the ex-SP B30-7s.


    The 'Locomotive Track' at Kennett Square.

    Near to far: SP B30-7 #7836, PRL U23B #2206, NYS&W GP18M #1800, EPRY [ex-SP] B30-7 #7874, NYS&W GP18M #1804

    PRL GE U23B #2206. Its two sister U23Bs #'s 2202 & 2204 were posted a few pages back at their respective station in Reinholds, PA.


    Ex-NYS&W GP18M #1804 with a section of the carbody removed.


    Enjoy.
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    That SP B30-7 is cool. I remember seeing SP "bloody nose" units all the time as a kid. Nowadays it's rare enough to see a UP patched SP loco, much less an unpatched one.

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    I haven't seen any UP heritage units; could you blame me being in the northeast?

    An uncle to my fiance is a big SP fan, more towards the 4449 Daylight than the later diesel power, but he was surprised to hear there were SP units in PA, still in their predecessor's scheme. That was my main reason for making the trip, but I did get to see the Espee's, the ex-SP EPRY & the NYS&W locomotives as well, so I saw three road's liveries for the first time, at the same time! That doesn't happen too often.

    Other than the odd CEFX ex-Burlington Northern SD40-2s [that NS is leasing, a few still in BN green & black] located in Enola Yard, everything's pretty much the same around here. Though, I will point out that there's a few shortlines locally that I haven't caught in action much yet; that's where I'm trying to go next.

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    As I promised, more uploads. These were taken at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania's Pennsy Days and Reading Days night time photo shoots earlier this year.

    *Pennsy Days*

    PRR Class G5s 4-6-2 Pacific #5741, with PRR Class EP20 E7 [the only remaining E7 in existence] in the background. Yes, this would be the locomotive on Alan Jackson's current album cover.


    Frontal profile of G5s #5741.


    PRR Class D16sb 4-4-0 American #1223. Now stuffed and mounted, she did pull excursion trains on the Strasburg Railroad in the 1980s along with PRR 4-4-2 Atlantic #7002 [nee-#8063].


    *Reading Days*

    Maryland & Pennsylvania NW-2 #81 on the former Reading turntable in the RRMofPA's display yard in a classic Lancaster County summer sunset. The passenger coach to the right of the MPA #81 is a former Reading Company piece. Ahead of the coach is former U.S. Navy Baldwin S-12 #1200.


    Bethlehem Steel Company's former Heisler 0-4-0F, is still in original condition.


    Conductor & engineer chit-chatting during some downtime by Reading Company Class EPa MU #800. This is the only unmodified Reading MU preserved; there are others, but they've been modified in some form, mostly by Reading's successor, SEPTA.

    ALCO center cab C-415 #701 of the Monongahela Connecting Railroad fame. To the right is the same Reading car in the sunset shot.

    Ma & Pa #81 on the turntable again, after night has fallen.


    Enjoy. Keep in mind that I'm only posting snippets of what I shot; if I posted everything, I'd crash the server.
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