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Date: 05/23/23 06:26
Strasburg; 5/21/23, with #611 and a trifecta in Paradise
Author: bigsavage

Decided to see N&W 611 one more time in Strasburg, PA.
With just 3 trips scheduled on Sunday,  it was best to pick a spot and hangout. Strasburg is not a place for chasing, given all the Amish buggies on the surrounding roads, plus the more reckless fans from foreign places like New Jersey...
At noon time, 611 meets N&W 475 and its train at Groff's Grove, then pulls out on the main and accelerates up the 1.2-1.5% grade westbound.
Apologies for wind noise on the vid, it was the back side of a cold front coming through.



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Date: 05/23/23 06:32
Re: Strasburg; 5/21/23, with #611 and a trifecta in Paradise
Author: bigsavage

611 runs through Esbenshade Road eastbound in reverse, and then returns westbound, with a clear stack at the top of the 1.2%.
With a heavy proportion of younger railfans out Sunday, definitely a different crowd than one meets on an R&N charter, or one put on by Lerro or Franz.






Date: 05/23/23 06:37
Re: Strasburg; 5/21/23, with #611 and a trifecta in Paradise
Author: bigsavage

Went to Paradise for the last trip, and it was apparent that the main photo line was set up for the approaching Amtrak Pennsylvanians.
611 arrived and ran around its train, and tension grew as scanner chatter and the Amtrak tracker were giving hopeful signs...








Date: 05/23/23 06:41
Re: Strasburg; 5/21/23, with #611 and a trifecta in Paradise
Author: UP951West

Oh, very nice stack talk from 611 . Thanks for sharing. 



Date: 05/23/23 06:44
Re: Strasburg; 5/21/23, with #611 and a trifecta in Paradise
Author: bigsavage

Trifecta!
As the Pennsylvanians passed, 611 blew its whistle, and 15 railfans exhaled.
611 left town westbound almost immediately, and within ten minutes all of the spectators and railfans also departed.
I'll cover #475's adventures later this week.
Till next time, 611, wherever that may be...

BTW, this meet is also on the Virtual Railfan's 5/22/23 "grab bag" at 6:06 on the video. Look for the video entitled "Imagine going around the Big 10 curve in a private car".



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 05/23/23 06:55 by bigsavage.








Date: 05/23/23 06:50
Re: Strasburg; 5/21/23, with #611 and a trifecta in Paradise
Author: Jimbo

Yes!  Image of the day material for sure!  Sometimes the stars align.  

Jim



Date: 05/23/23 09:22
Re: Strasburg; 5/21/23, with #611 and a trifecta in Paradise
Author: Ritzville

Excellent series!

Larry



Date: 05/23/23 11:05
Re: Strasburg; 5/21/23, with #611 and a trifecta in Paradise
Author: wp1801

Great sound!



Date: 05/23/23 11:23
Re: Strasburg; 5/21/23, with #611 and a trifecta in Paradise
Author: ClubCar

You hit the Bulls-eye Big Savage with your video and photos at Strasburg.  Thank you so much for sharing all your photos and the video.
John in White Marsh, Maryland



Date: 05/25/23 18:48
Re: Strasburg; 5/21/23, with #611 and a trifecta in Paradise
Author: ProAmtrak

That's a cool video and that's awesome 611 and both Amtrak 42 and 43 show up at the same time!



Date: 05/26/23 11:03
Re: Strasburg; 5/21/23, with #611 and a trifecta in Paradise
Author: randgust

Pure Unobtanium from another planet on the trifecta.



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