Post 2016 Blizzard NS and “NS” Action

It’s a beautiful day, the 30″ of snow from this week’s blizzard has melted down to a manageable 18″, and I can sneak away from work for a little bit. So, where do I go? To catch NS action in this CSX town.


 

Through a friend, I learned that NS’s 34A, the daily manifest to Baltimore was running behind schedule and would be running the NEC in daylight. He also clued me into some NS power on a westbound CSX K train that was also coming our way.

First we went to MARC’s Martin State station, which I forgot people parked in during the week. We found spots though, and headed trackside just in time to catch the pair of 80macs leading the train approaching the station.

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While we were on our way trackside, we were surprised by some Amtrak maintenance equipment too.

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Then it was off to the Ebenezer Rd grade crossing on CSX’s Philly Sub to catch the other NS power that was rapidly bearing down on us.

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Then it was time for lunch and to get home and back to work. But it was definitely time well spent!

 


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