Friday, November 7, 2014

Railfanning 11-4-2014

Hi, Friend Rudy Volin and I went out on the NS B Line and Hagerstown Line looking for some nice fall foliage on Election Day. Sadly, nice trees were few and far between and the weather did not cooperate either. However, we did enjoy the day.

Our first stop was at Delaplane, VA.  We heard a train in the area but when we talked to a track crew waiting for track and time authority we learned it had already passed.  They did tell us #227 would be along in about 45 minutes so we elected to wait (above and below).

We were able to beat the train to CP wood along Happy Creek Road, just east of Front Royal (above and below).

It was close, but we won the race to Boyce too.

At Shenandoah Junction #227 took the siding for #38Q (above).  As the sun was right overhead we photographed #38Q and left.  Our attempt to beat #38Q to Berryville failed.

However, we heard another train hit the detector at Sharpsburg, MD.  The train turned out to be #211, seen here at Boyce.  By the way the station is now the US Railway Post Office Museum and Library.

We photographed #211 at Delaplane,

Marshall, VA, and

at the Manassas, VA wye before calling it quits so Rudy could get home to vote.  Thanks for looking.

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