Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Before summer begins...

(train sightings on 6/21/08.)

I wanted to take advantage of this last spring morning trackside, here is what passed by my vantage point in Manville, NJ along the Lehigh Line:

NS 212 @ 8:13- would have NS 9840, NS 9385 and PRR 8362 (ex-CR 6131) heading down track 2.

NS 21M @ 8:16- after holding on track 1 for 212, NS 9515 and BNSF 4995 would take this intermodal west on the Lehigh Line.

NS 20G @ 9:43- PRR 5413 (ex-CR 6722), BNSF 7698 and BNSF 4601. This train got my nomination as the second most colorful lashup for Saturday.

NS 24V @ 10:30- had NS 9540 and PRR 8403 (ex-CR 6202) as its power.

NS 213 @ 10:37- the leader was BNSF 4030, NS 532? and PRR 673?. Have to apologize for not getting those last digits!

CSX Q300 @ 10:45- after working Manville yard, the most colorful lashup of the day was this dynamic duo. UP 5989 and UP 7118 would bring seventy-two cars of mixed freight east.

NS 18G- was holding on the Royce Runner after being told to "...hold on the Royce Runner as there was no place to go."

Not a bad way to end this last spring morning...