Saturday, February 16, 2013

Raiflanning 1-21-2013

Hi, Its been almost a month since I posted and since these photos were taken.  Friend Doug Koontz and I were able to get together for a day of rail photography on MLK's birthday.  Even though the day was cloudy I enjoyed it and we saw some neat trains.

First up was #64N, a train of Bakken crude oil, shown here eastbound at Marysville, PA.

From Marysville we went to the west end of Enola Yard were we found some light power backing down onto a train and a train of coal empties leaving.

Our tank car train used the mainline by pass track to avoid yard congestion.

As we walked back to Doug's SUV this westbound merchandise train departed.

The #64N tied up at the east end of the yard in West Fairview.  While it was sitting there local #H18 left town.

We heard on the scanner that #H95, the local known as the Yorkie by some area railfans and train crews, was returning from York so we set up for it.

Trailing in 3rd position was the Wabash heritage unit.

We jumped ahead and got another shot as it entered Enola Yard.

Next we headed west, and when we encountered this eastbound tank train, we turned back and beat it to Banks.  The train is #68Q, carrying ethanol.

We then beat the train to an overhead bridge in Paxtang, PA.  Before the ethanol train showed up an intermodal train came east.

Finally, the ethanol train showed up running left handed.

We finished the day shooting two sitting Keystone Service trains from the parking lot at Harris Tower.

Thanks for looking.

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