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Date: 12/04/12 10:33
Crude Oil Train on ex-PRR Schuylkill Valley Branch
Author: RDG630

NS crude oil train 64D used a small part of one of the few remnants of the former PRR Schuylkill Valley Branch at Pottstown, Pa this morning. The train, powered by NS 9794/BNSF 7233/BNSF 704 used the track for head room to shove the cars into the former Reading Yard at Stowe. Conrail put in a connecting track between the former Reading main line to the old PRR branch after much of the parallel PRR line was torn up after the creation of Conrail. The western campus of the Montgomery County Community College is seen in the second photo. Tough location for photos with trees on the sunny side.








Date: 12/04/12 10:43
Re: Crude Oil Train on ex-PRR Schuylkill Valley Branch
Author: Out_Of_Service

nice catch



Date: 12/04/12 11:22
Re: Crude Oil Train on ex-PRR Schuylkill Valley Branch
Author: tehachapi-dave

Was this today. if so do you now if the train is still siting in Stowe yard or has he left for the philly area. Want to see that Warbonnet. Thanks in advance.

Tehachapi-TJ over & Out



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/04/12 11:22 by tehachapi-dave.



Date: 12/04/12 11:46
Re: Crude Oil Train on ex-PRR Schuylkill Valley Branch
Author: RDG630

This is today but I think the BNSF units went to Reading.



Date: 12/04/12 11:58
Re: Crude Oil Train on ex-PRR Schuylkill Valley Branch
Author: Out_Of_Service

RDG630 Wrote:
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> This is today but I think the BNSF units went to
> Reading.


can anyone confirm that



Date: 12/04/12 12:12
Re: Crude Oil Train on ex-PRR Schuylkill Valley Branch
Author: RDG630

I heard the Harrisburg East Dispatcher talking to train 93M going to Dyers Quarry on the Turkey Path with BNS 7233.



Date: 12/04/12 12:37
Re: Crude Oil Train on ex-PRR Schuylkill Valley Branch
Author: Out_Of_Service

RDG630 Wrote:
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> I heard the Harrisburg East Dispatcher talking to
> train 93M going to Dyers Quarry on the Turkey Path
> with BNS 7233.

that is the unit on the 64D train



Date: 12/04/12 12:55
Re: Crude Oil Train on ex-PRR Schuylkill Valley Branch
Author: reel_smooth

He shoots ............ he scores!!!!! Very nice find and thanks for sharing.



Date: 12/04/12 14:40
Re: Crude Oil Train on ex-PRR Schuylkill Valley Branch
Author: Kemacprr

Whats with all the new ties along the row ? I believe all the industries on this small section of the ex PRR line are closed. -------- Ken



Date: 12/04/12 15:33
Re: Crude Oil Train on ex-PRR Schuylkill Valley Branch
Author: CR6444

Kemacprr Wrote:
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> Whats with all the new ties along the row ? I
> believe all the industries on this small section
> of the ex PRR line are closed. -------- Ken


Well it surely aint closed... Looks like the new run of crude oil movements found a home...

CR



Date: 12/04/12 15:50
Re: Crude Oil Train on ex-PRR Schuylkill Valley Branch
Author: Out_Of_Service

CR6444 Wrote:
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> Kemacprr Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Whats with all the new ties along the row ? I
> > believe all the industries on this small
> section
> > of the ex PRR line are closed. -------- Ken
>
>
> Well it surely aint closed... Looks like the new
> run of crude oil movements found a home...
>
> CR

the industrial ends about a mile east ... their just staging the oil train because Pavonia is plugged from the Paulsboro bridge accident which now the news is saying Coast Guard estimates 4-5 more days before they can start to remove the cars ... the crude is going to Westville,NJ on Conrail



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/04/12 16:53 by Out_Of_Service.



Date: 12/04/12 16:19
Re: Crude Oil Train on ex-PRR Schuylkill Valley Branch
Author: dschlegel

Very neat! I have always wanted to see a train there but never time it right.

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Date: 12/04/12 16:43
Re: Crude Oil Train on ex-PRR Schuylkill Valley Branch
Author: ns1000

GREAT pics!!!!!



Date: 12/04/12 17:19
Re: Crude Oil Train on ex-PRR Schuylkill Valley Branch
Author: jmbreitigan

Wow, today was a good day for you.
John



Date: 12/04/12 19:20
Re: Crude Oil Train on ex-PRR Schuylkill Valley Branch
Author: MrMichael

Kemacprr Wrote:
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> Whats with all the new ties along the row ? I
> believe all the industries on this small section
> of the ex PRR line are closed. -------- Ken

The ties are for T&S work for the Pottstown Industrial.

The new bulk facility on the branch is getting switched 5 times a week at night plus Chapel steel still gets a few loads a month off the industrial branch side as well as the main. See this thread:

http://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?2,2920634,2920818#msg-2920818

I wonder if 64D knows there's a restriction on 6 axle engines on the branch because of the curve at Rt 100?

Posted from iPhone



Date: 12/05/12 05:51
Re: Crude Oil Train on ex-PRR Schuylkill Valley Branch
Author: agrafton

Very nice photos in a tough location, well done.



Date: 12/05/12 08:09
Re: Crude Oil Train on ex-PRR Schuylkill Valley Branch
Author: Gonut1

Dale,
Nice! Very interesting catch.
Gonut



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