Thursday, October 09, 2014

Autumn's colors were on display!

(Train sightings on 10-3-14.)

With a vacation day from work, I decided to take advantage of Friday's sun and "Indian Summer" like temperatures to head trackside to catch some of fall's autumn red and golden hues. First stop of this day was Three Bridges to hopefully catch NS H76 working BR&W's interchange. On Thursday this train's power was two CN units and I was hoping this would be the same power consist for today. Alas, it wasn't to be as NS 8337 (ex-CR 6091; C40-8W) and NS 8718 (D8-40C) served as today's power consist. NS's two black diesels didn't provide much color but a tree added its red foliage to my scene.

Next stop would be Manville where CSX Q418 had two red CP units bringing this mixed freight through the ex-Reading yard in Manville. Motive power was CP 9591 and CP 9769.

The final train of the day for me was CSX K140. Its leader was BNSF 6541, its nose tinted a gold color by the late afternoon sun,  and NS 7626. It was slowing down near the waterworks grade crossing in Bridgewater prior to picking up the Philadelphia based crew members of CSX 190 to take them back to Philly. Lots of color to be seen even if it wasn't all on the trees!