27 April 2015

More from Pennsylvania

Another round of photos from Pennsylvania

The daily west bound Amtrak arrives at Lewistown with a freshly painted GE.

The east bound Amtrak heading through Miflin.

The west bound Amtrak departing Altoona.

An eastbound stack train passes workers clearing falling ice at Cassandra.

A west bound manifest through Cassandra while snow still sits in the shade.

The Duncannon bridge just west of Harrisburg is a nice location (better when the sun is out!).  

Heading down the east slope and into Altoona is an eastbound stack train.

Departing Enola Yard with 'transit' locos headed for Altoona Workshops.

Rolling westbound through Lewistown on a sunny day is this 'piggyback' service.

The rear end bankers on a block oil train pass the cemetry at Lilly.

One of the NS research and track inspection trains passing through Lilly.  The middle unit is a former locomotive.

Eastbound through Miflin is the Southern heritage unit with a stack train.

Departing Enola Yard as seen from the railfan bridge.

A stack train crosses over the Rockville bridge, as seen from the Bridgeview B&B.


26 April 2015

Some Norfolk Southern Pennsylvania Shots

A few shots from Pennsylvania in March this year, travelling around the Norfolk Southern lines.  

Weather was a real mixed bag with sun, rail, cloud and snow!

Here are a few shots that I have processed:

A triply header, including the Southern heritage unit, rolls west bound into Lewistown during a snow fall.

The bankers are on the front of this west bound stack train at Cassandra, on the west slope (west of Altoona).

A pair of CN locos arrive into Enola Yard Harrisburg with a manifest.

A week earlier at Enola Yard saw a mixed LE combo positioning for a outbound train.

Pushing a loaded coal train at Galitzen are two pairs of SD40E helper units.

A nice little shortline, JVRR, is at Lewistown.  Here their switcher pushes back a gondola into the yard.

A Lilly a manifest rolls through west bound.

Between Harrisburg and Altoona a west bound manifest rolls under the gantry at Mifflin.

The JVRR shunts/switches a new industrial complex out of town.  Here the switcher departs after placing some boxcars in a rapidly developing baby product warehouse. 

Three NS units sit on the Reading Bridge at Harrisburg.

At Strasburg a steamer operates on the weekends.  Also in the town is the Pennsylvania Railroad Museum.  A must see!

A big combo on an east bound manifest pass through Portage.

An east bound stack train with a pair of new SD70ACes bolt through Lewistown in fresh snow.


21 April 2015

A Taste of NZ

G'day Everyone,

Well I'm back in the country for the foreseeable future.  I have stacks of photos from the US and a handful from NZ to process and post over the coming weeks.  

Here is a little taste of NZ (Reefton) where a transfer job from Chistchurch had just arrived.

Ironically, these locos were built at GE Erie Pennsylvania, a workshop which I was at just 4 weeks ago!