Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Railfanning - 11-23 - 2012

Hi, I went railfanning in the Harrisburg, PA area with friend Doug Koontz last Friday.  It was good getting out with him as it had been awhile since we had been able to photograph trains together.

Unfortunately, for me it was not a great day.  For some reason I made a number of photographic mistakes including one very blurry picture shot too late so the train is almost out of the frame.  Needless to say, its not here.  Also, the weather, which started out perfect began to deteriorate to the west of Harrisburg by noon.  As a result we headed east, but the clouds soon caught up with us.

Our first location was on the west side of Newport, PA with # 20K.

We then headed west and eventually caught Amtrak's eastbound Pennsylvanian at Millerstown (not shown).  My next shot was of #24W just east of Duncannon, PA.

We caught #24K again, at Marysville, PA.

From Marysville we continued on east eventually reaching Middletown, PA where we photographed the westbound Pennsylvanian.  As the weather had now become fully cloudy we elected to spend the rest of the day there.

As it would be about 1/2 hour until the next train we went over to the Middletown and Hummelstown to see if anything was going on.  While the railroad was buttoned down tight, former WM Alco S6 was sitting in a very photographable position.

We then returned to the Middletown passenger station where we shot Amtrak Keystone Service #645 and then,


Thanks for looking.

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