Early morning sunrise, 16 degrees F.
Eastbound 0820 AM 16 degrees F.
Train 48 eastbound on time. 16 degrees F.
Lucky catch in this busy scene, the first P42 purchased by Amtrak heads east on an "on time" Lake Shore Limited as she passes a stopped CSX Q393. Note, a string of brand new CSX ES44AC's in the ba... (more)
Seven new CSX ES44ACs await pickup from the GE plant. They are numbered 781, 763, 783, 780, 779, 777, and 778.
The local out of Conneaut makes it's way east towards North East, PA. Note CSX's Erie yard in the upper right corner.
E748 heads under the largest signal bridge I've ever photographed, with signals for all 5 tracks. The two tracks on the right are part of Erie Yard.
As I was standing on the Franklin Avenue Bridge, I kept hear a revving up of an engine, and wondered down the hill to find this. GECX 4400 is now a testbed unit for AC4400/AC6000 locomotives, and... (more)
GECX 6002 is out on the GE Test track for tests with the first Hybrid unit, GECX 2010
The 309 slams over Downing Ave. past a lower priority train at "DEAN" siding on Eastside of Erie. Moments later, as the sun sets the slower train will pull onto the main to follow 309 west.
What a surprise to catch a former Conrail SD50, the last C&O SD40, and a pair of GP38-2's shoving empty ballast hoppers towards Erie Sand and Gravel. Later in the evening, the x CR and C&O motors ... (more)
The eastbound Lake Shore Limited departs the historic Erie Union Station bound for New York City and Boston.
Assorted GE test engines, a UP motor and a Patched C&NW motor rest in the back lot of GE Transportation.
NS westbound manifest 309, cruises along the former Nickle Plate Route. To the left is CSX's former New York Central Main.