Wednesday, June 12, 2013

A change of direction!

(Train sightings on 6-9-13.)

Started out Sunday by wondering where I should go trackside for a few hours. BR&W was running their steam engine which sounded like a good way to spend part of the afternoon. Prior to leaving, checking the internet to see what was running on either NS's Lehigh Line or CSX's Trenton Line. There was a thread about a CSX oil train that has BNSF 7519 as its leader, NS 1051 and NS 1011 as its motive power. That thread also started that it departed Kearny (NJ) at 11:40. With that information, it was off to my favorite haunt along the Trenton Line, the former Reading Station in Belle Mead. Around 12:37, the block signal turned green for a westbound train. K040 was finally on the Trenton Line. Seen here passing the station, this image has four major railroads in this scene. The tarcks are CSX, a BNSF and two NS desels provide the motive power and the station represents the Reading!