On Saturday (Sept. 29th) my dad and I set out for Wegley which is between Manor and Penn to catch Amtrak #514, a B32-8WH. Amtrak only rosters 22 of these engines and are normaly used for MoW service. It was on the Westbound Pennsylvanian #43 NS #07T. Surprisingly enough the train was on time! A few minutes later the signals lit up again and we saw a meet between two NS intermodal trains! Enjoy the photos!
This weekend (22nd and 23rd) my dad was manning a booth for operation lifesaver at Derry Railroad Days. So on the 22nd I tagged along to watch trains on the NS mainline. The traffic was extremely busy and I saw lots of light helper moves, a light engine move to Conway with 9 locomotives, some intermodals, and a manifest. There is still a PRR postion light signal bridge at MP 307.5 as well as a PRR and CR caboose on a static display near the tracks. Here are some pictures.
PAT locos #6690 and #6691 have served on many railroads. Built for Southern Pacific in 1953, these engines were then bought by the Wellsville, Addison, and Galeton RR before being sold to the Port Authority of Allegheny County. They were used on the PATrain between Versailles and Pittsburgh on B&O trackage from 1975 to 1989. Ridership declined so the train was discontinued. After it's use on PAT, the units were sold to CDOT and painted in the New Haven paint scheme, then sold to RPCX. Finally about a year ago the units were sold to the Galvaston Railroad Museum and sent to South Carolina for painting. About a month ago they were released in shining Santa Fe colors. They will be on display in Texas in November. Here's a link to a video of the unveiling.
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