(Train sightings on 1-31-09.)
as a result of spending a few hours on this Saturday morning out along the Lehigh Line near Manville. Trains are listed in time sequence:
NS 21M @ 8:13- would have NS's "Operation Lifesaver" 9254 as the leader, followed by NS 8317 and NS 8448 with 34 loads and measuring in at an estimated 7,400 feet.
NS M9G @ 9:20- motive power would be NS 7533 and NS 9554 bringing 94 cars of mixed freight west.
NS 24V @ 10:45- I am assuming that is what this intermodal was that had NS 6673 and NS 9106 for power.
NS 213 @ 10:53- would have NS 9496, a "...dead and drained" NS 9099 and NS 9314 for power.
CSX Q300 @ 11:00- had CSX 7612 (C40-8) and CSX 7533 bringing 47 cars east. 12 cars back in 300's consist was something I haven't seen too often here in NJ, a Ontario Northland boxcar. It must have felt like it was back in Canada as it experienced NJ's frigid temperatures and wind. Q300 continues to be my favorite of the Saturday morning trains. It usually has either older, leased or foreign power and represents a nice change from the diesels found on long distance freights.