BNSF on the Lehigh Line

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Comments (9)

Ray Gasnick on April 27, 2011

I've never seen the BNSF east of Kansas City, NS and CSX seem to dominate here. Lucky shot.

Adam Elmquist on April 28, 2011

I couldn't believe it myself, I was lucky I got my camera out in time. This pic was taken a while ago, but just lately I got this one CP & BNSF seen right from the Turnpike at Port Newark!

Ray Gasnick on April 29, 2011

Thats definitely outside the norm for northeast railroading. I've caught a pair of UP dash 9s in one of the hump yards near the turnpike by exit 14.

Ray Gasnick on April 29, 2011

Of camera.

Adam Elmquist on April 29, 2011

Lately Railroads lease other equipment when in demand so there always seem to be something different... Check out this YouTube video I shot at Ridgefield Park...

Ray Gasnick on April 30, 2011

That is definitely not something I would have expected to see. Freight/freight yes - BNSF and NYS&W sure, MBTA?????????? Beyond that, the MBTA unit looks like its a Dash-8 a bit hefty to be pulling passenger coaches even with the head end power requirements of the double decker coaches (same ones NJT just introduced as Comet VI)

Adam Elmquist on April 30, 2011

For passenger service such as NJT or MBTA and others they want fast service.... The better the engine, more horse power, the faster the train can go. Obviously for freight railroads want great horse power for pulling not really for speed also for reliability. I bet that NS was only towing the engine back to Mass...

Ray Gasnick on April 30, 2011

True, MBTA and NJT were F40-PH customers and GP-40 customers for the longest time, I know NJT moved to the newer style ALP models for the electric and the diesel electric counterparts for the non-electrified routes mostly to satisfy the HEP requirements.

Adam Elmquist on May 15, 2012

Thank you Patrick, you have to stay in Hoboken I always see a good deal of MTA locos, and rolling stock. I guess because of the Port Jervis line...

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    by Adam Elmquist
    • Camera: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
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