Monday, December 17, 2007

Saturday morning's sightings along the Lehigh Line...

near Manville, NJ on a rather brisk and windy morning of December 15th.

NS 212 @ 7:55- had NS 8990 (C40-9W), NS 2541 (SD70) and NS 9083 (C40-9W) for power on a train that consisted of autoracks, a majority of them being KCS and BNSF, some TOFCs and one doublestack bringing up the rear. 212 would hold on the passing siding at CP Bound Brook for NS 21M to go west on the main.

NS 21M @ 8:05- headed west with NS 9175, NS 9758 (C40-9W) and NS 9955 (C40-9W) for power.

NS 18G @ 8:54- would have two ES40DCs for power, NS 7642 and NS 7635.

NS mixed freight, symbol unknown @ 9:00- would have NS 9831 (D9-40CW) and NS 2723 (SD70M-2) coming off the passing siding at at CP Port Reading Jct . It would take sixty-one cars of mixed freight west after NS 18G passed by.

CSX MA80 @ 10:07 would have CSX 2798 (GP38-2, ex-CR 8238) taking eleven coil cars east. The ex-CR coil car behind CSX 2798 looks to be of a newer design than the traditional coil car. A photo is included for the modelers in the audience.