Twenty years ago today I lost a good friend. The acquisition of Conrail Conrail by both CSXT and NS was a shareholders wet dream and a mixed blessing /curse to the railfans of the northeast.
NS 11R pauses for a short time at CP 503 on the Norfolk Southern Freight Line in Esperance New York.
11R races south in the rural Sunday afternoon splendor at Pony Hill Road. I swear I can smell the Brook's Chicken smoke from here.
Since the NS takeover of the southern half of the D&H. Panam power in the form of SD40-2's have made regular appearances on the 11r/14r turn that operates between Binghamton and East Deerfield.
A beautiful Sunday afternoon to run into this nice PAR NS NS consist again making the rounds between Elnora and Ayer.
With Route 7 closed near the CPF526 interlocking, I was forced to make my last stand at Richmondville Road. This is likely my last ever chance to shoot a Pan Am blue EMD leading a freight on the... (more)
Leading 11R is the "Creamsicle" NS 8105 Interstate Heritage Unit. The train is seen here exiting Vardo Yard from the Downsville Pike road bridge.
11R is finally on the move after spending over an hour switching in Vardo Yard.
The Interstate passes under the Interstate just north of Hagerstown, MD
The NS Interstate Heritage Unit parades 11R past a legion of railfans at the south end of Vardo Yard.
NS heritage unit 8105 was leading 11R at Shipensburg,PA.
11R crosses the Potomac River on a very frigid windy January day as the final rays of light shine on the Maryland side of the river.
Crossing the Potomac River.