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  1. Pumpkin leads NS

    Pumpkin leads NS

    BNSF Pumpkin leads NS train 39G west thru Port Kennedy, PA.
  2. Movin' thru Midvale

    Movin' thru Midvale

    Rarely photo'd Midvale Yard in Philadelphia remains a Conrail Shared Assets facility. Here, train MV-5 shoves cars east, near the site of the old Budd plant. Apr 06
  3. Lansdale layover

    Lansdale layover

    CSX power waits for next assignment just beyond the reach of the Septa catenary at Lansdale PA. The former RDG track north of Lansdale near Telford serves as an exchange point for CSX and EPRY. Mar 24, 06
  4. Catfish a la Mode

    Catfish a la Mode

    NS manifest 39G plows thru a recent snowfall on Valentine's Day.
  5. NS 38G in rain

    NS 38G in rain

    Eastbound NS train 38G blasts thru a February downpour at Port Kennedy, PA.
  6. Hi-hood helper

    Hi-hood helper

    Ex-SOU GP38-2 helps out on steel slab train 69J, westbound on the Harrisburg Line at Valley Forge, PA.
  7. Talkin' 'bout a GEVO-lution

    Talkin' 'bout a GEVO-lution

    New GEVO ES40DC leads train 39G west at Port Kennedy, PA.
  8. Ambling thru Amosland

    Ambling thru Amosland

    Eastbound train Q438 blasts his horn as he crosses Amosland Road in Holmes PA.
  9. Old habits die hard

    Old habits die hard

    ex-CR geep shuttles cars between West Falls and Midvale yards in Philly. On the scanner he ID'd himself as "Conrail" 4423.
  10. Bluebird in winter

    Bluebird in winter

    CEFX leaser leads a short K206 north across the Reading-built Columbia Bridge in Philly.
  11. UP helps out Q370

    UP helps out Q370

    Missing her conductor's side numberboard, this UP unit lends a hand on CSX train Q370.
  12. CSX takes out the trash

    CSX takes out the trash

    CSX 681 leads train K295 west, past the site of the former B&O station in Philly.
  13. "Shakey Future"

    "Shakey Future"

    New primer unit with a crooked CSX nose logo. Guess the fellas at the paint shop were drinkin' that day.
  14. Motley Crew

    Motley Crew

    NS train 39G features some older power, led by a tired-looking ex-LMS C40-8W. Helping out are a fire-scorched NS C39-8 and an ex-Conrail GP38-2 (dating back to the Penn Central).
  15. Baldwin on the move

    Baldwin on the move

    Standard Steel Baldwin switcher dead in tow, on its way to join other vintage Baldwins at SMS in New Jersey.
  16. Goin' noplace

    Goin' noplace

    This coal train appears to be on the move but is actually awaiting a crew. But nice of them to pose it in the sun.
  17. Here come the GEVOs!

    Here come the GEVOs!

    Sparkling new GE ES44DC's lead train Q439 westbound along the former B&O Royal Blue Line at Holmes. Third in the lash is an MP15 switcher.
  18. Might be flies on some o' you guys

    Might be flies on some o' you guys

    Ain't no flies on this vintage 1979 GP40-2 just yet. And a power turn has put her on point of a coal drag.
  19. The runaround

    The runaround

    Light power for CSX stacker Q190 passes a sleeping coal drag at Port Kennedy as it returns east to its train at Abrams yard.
  20. The old red, white and... red

    The old red, white and... red

    My wife actually snapped this one from the car, as I drove her to work. A wide array of CP schemes on the old PRR high line. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.

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