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Date: 11/09/12 10:54
The Big Boys Were Out Again Today
Author: RDG630

PN C39-8's 8212 and 8211 pulled 31 cars out of storage from the ESPN at Telford, Pa. I am guessing with the destruction caused by Super Storm Sandy they are needed.
First pulling out of the interchange in Telford
Second crossing County Line Road
Third on the Telford Curve








Date: 11/09/12 10:57
Re: The Big Boys Were Out Again Today
Author: RDG630

Passing Moyer & Son feed mill in Souderton
Second approaching Central Ave in Souderton
Third crossing Broad Street at Souderton Station








Date: 11/09/12 11:00
Re: The Big Boys Were Out Again Today
Author: RDG630

Passing the Souderton Station
Next approaching Bergey Road near Hatfield
Last passing former Reading Company signal at Bergey Road








Date: 11/09/12 11:09
Re: The Big Boys Were Out Again Today
Author: cr2581

And still no sign of the freshly repainted 5342 ??????



Date: 11/09/12 11:38
Re: The Big Boys Were Out Again Today
Author: mgwsy1978

How often do the C39's operate and whats the best time to catch them?



Date: 11/09/12 11:39
Re: The Big Boys Were Out Again Today
Author: elu34ch

Any photos of the cars in the train, or the entirety of the consist?



Date: 11/09/12 12:23
Re: The Big Boys Were Out Again Today
Author: electromac

Seedeaters



Date: 11/09/12 12:30
Re: The Big Boys Were Out Again Today
Author: zzzzz

Nice pictures. Looks like the track is starting to get bad like the Maumee and Western Railway.LOL



Date: 11/09/12 13:08
Re: The Big Boys Were Out Again Today
Author: coach

These are GE's best looking engines every made. Tough looking beasts.

In Photo #3, the line appears to be superelevated. What is the speed limit there?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/09/12 13:10 by coach.



Date: 11/09/12 13:26
Re: The Big Boys Were Out Again Today
Author: RDG630

It is super elevated, a remnant of RDG passenger service. Line today is 15mph.



Date: 11/09/12 14:27
Re: The Big Boys Were Out Again Today
Author: jim6300loco

RDG630 Wrote:
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> It is super elevated, a remnant of RDG passenger
> service. Line today is 15mph.


I remember riding in the cab of an RDC with the engineer from Phila to Bethlehem, Pa and we were doing 65 mph !



Date: 11/09/12 17:12
Re: The Big Boys Were Out Again Today
Author: ns1000

NICE set of pics!!!!! Thanks for sharing. It's good to see these "beasts" hard at work still.



Date: 11/09/12 17:17
Re: The Big Boys Were Out Again Today
Author: Rathole

Agreed - neat move, cool pictures. Thanks!



Date: 11/09/12 19:01
Re: The Big Boys Were Out Again Today
Author: Iceman9747

just a guess, are those trash cars?



Date: 11/10/12 22:11
Re: The Big Boys Were Out Again Today
Author: alco539

cr2581 Wrote:
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> And still no sign of the freshly repainted 5342
> ??????

I'll take C39-8's over an orange SD40-2W any day.!!
Nice Shots.!!



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