Summer sucks. It’s too hot to railfan. But are we smart enough to not? Absolutely not. So, on the hottest day of the year so far, we set out for an afternoon on the NS Pittsburgh Line, and I shot some stills and video.
NS has a pool of former Conrail SD60Is assigned to coal trains for PP&L’s Strawberry Ridge plant. There was a time when they weren’t all wearing NS black, and that wasn’t actually that long ago. It was incredibly lucky catching a pair of blue ones together though, so they definitely warranted pulling over for.