Once they led "hotshot" truck trains...now they lead locals. Ex-CR GP40-2 leads local into Mechanicsburg as the sun starts to set.
This snow covered new lock is in stark contrast to this old switch lever on a rarely used siding on the Shippensburg Secondary
Relegated from mainline service, this ex-Conrail GP40-2 is now on local duty. The conductor directs the engineer as they break the train apart to switch the Purina plant. This is the first snow we... (more)
GP38-2 5324 "speeds" past the stopped traffic at the Sheely Lane crossing as HS11 heads to Shiremanstown yard
"Pusher" engine crew on HS11 watches as train starts it's journey to Shiremanstown yard
HS11 is about 500 yards from Shiremanstown yard, but can't enter until HS59 finishes switching in the yard
5268 returns to the main after switching cars at the Purina Mills plant on the Shippensburg secondary. They will couple up to their train, and head west to Mechanicsburg to serve local industries.
" 'Bout 1/2 a length"....HS11's conductor talks to his engineer as he prepares to couple up both section and head for home.
Westbound for Carlisle "streaks" past the old Cumberland Valley Railroad station
Westbound for Carlisle passes the decorated Mechanicsburg railroad station in a driving rain. The station, now owned by the Mechanicsburg Museum Assoc is decorated for the holidays
HS11 waits for HS59 to clear before it can enter Shiremanstown yard on an unusually warm day for January.
The second unit on HS11, GP38-2 5324 crosses in front of lead unit 5644 while pulling a cut of cars out of the Mechanicsburg Naval Supply Depot. 5644 will proceed out onto the main, and the 2 trai... (more)
NS GP38-2 5268 starts its westbound run to Mechanicsburg..nearing the safety sign...and by the looks of things..it may not be too safe here
Local on NS Shippensburg Secondary leaves the yard on its way to Mechanicsburg to work local industries
NS local slowly starts up the spur towards the Purina plant to do some switching on this very foggy December morning