Thursday, June 30, 2011

Railfanning 6-18-2011

Hi, I visited the Lebanon, PA area on June 18 with friends Rudy Volin and Jeremy Beck. As it had been just over 2 years since we had last been there, we were curious to learn how work was progressing on the 9th and 10th street overpasses. Not much has been accomplished. One large building along with, possibly, a few smaller ones, has been demolished. There is some construction material stockpiled on site and two small pieces of construction equipment.

After about a 2 1/2 hour wait NS finally ran a westbound, #21E.

Within about 10 minutes a westbound manifest showed up,

followed closely by this westbound auto rack train. Note that there are few train symbols as for the most part the crews did not identify their trains.

At this point we relocated to the 16th Street grade crossing just east of Wall Interlocking. First train up here, after a 1 1/2 hour wait, was a westbound local with two engines on each end.

About 15 minutes later an eastbound auto rack train went through,

followed about 20 minutes later by #250K.

The local power ran east about 20 minutes later.

Followed in about 15 minutes by a westbound manifest. Since it was just after 3:00 we decided to explore east.

We got as far as Richland, PA where we photographed this westbound manifest and then returned to Lebanon.

We set up for a westbound coming past the depot but NS ran only 2 eastbounds.

Then it was time to head for home. Hope you enjoyed the photos.

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