Saturday, February 14, 2015

It was a long cold wait for NS's PRR 8102

(Train sightings on 1-29-15.) 

A broken rail in Three Bridges (NJ) at LEHL MP 48 would disrupt Thursday morning's traffic along NS's Lehigh Line. 11J would hold what was once referred to as the Royce Runner, now designated as Main 1, at 10 o'clock to wait for three eastbound trains. Two intermodals and a 66Z would pass before the 11J was finally allowed to proceed west on Main 2 at 12:27. It is seen here at CP SULLY near the Roycefield Road grade crossing in Hillsborough (NJ). Motive power was NS heritage unit PRR 8102 and NS 7239, ex-UP 8009 SD90MAC. NS 11J is a Doremus (NJ) to Detroit (MI) daily train that consists of empty autoracks. After my two and one-half hour wait and 11J passage, it would be time to head to the nearest deli for some hot coffee in order to warm up.