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Date: 02/09/24 10:06
AMT in your face snow blast
Author: ns2557

45 years ago almost to the day. Before I joined the US Navy. Was out in the cold and snow not far from home, actually within walking distance. Spent a few hours track side along the old PC Main Line at MP 107.3. This is the current location of the NS Mainline Fuel Pad. Both shots on Feb 7 1979

Shot 1. AMT F40PH-2 276 comes by the old PRR Position Light Signal at what is now the NS Fuel Pad here. Notes I have from this day say this is the EB National Limited, Train 30. Had a bit of snow on the ground and was trying to catch it blowing around the train as it came by at speed. As ya can see, it is kicking up some snow.

Shot 2. The shot I was actually hoping to get. The 276 is almost upon me and yes I did get blasted by the kicked up snow as it went past. I'm sure I got covered in the white powder as it sped by. Think track speed thru here back then was around 60 Mph. I was an invincible 19 years old at the time, so no big deal getting covered.

With an early morning snow fall here today in Penrose Co, it got me to looking back in the shots for such a shot.  Thanks for looking. Be well, Ben



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/09/24 19:31 by ns2557.






Date: 02/09/24 10:33
Re: AMT in your face snow blast
Author: King_Coal

Shortlived Amfleet era on #30. Great photo of the late lamented National.



Date: 02/09/24 10:34
Re: AMT in your face snow blast
Author: texchief1

Excellent shots, Ben!

texchief1



Date: 02/09/24 13:43
Re: AMT in your face snow blast
Author: Ritzville

Very NICE snow shots!

Larry



Date: 02/09/24 14:08
Re: AMT in your face snow blast
Author: wabash2800

Where was milepost 107.3?

Victor Baird



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/09/24 14:08 by wabash2800.



Date: 02/09/24 14:12
Re: AMT in your face snow blast
Author: refarkas

Two well-composed photos - Great job.
Bob



Date: 02/09/24 14:47
Re: AMT in your face snow blast
Author: ns2557

wabash2800 Wrote:
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> Where was milepost 107.3?
>
> Victor Baird

North Harrisburg Pa on the Eastern Region Main Line Philadelphia to Pittsburgh. Located 2.5 miles west of Harrisburg Station. Interstate 81 is perhaps but a few hundred yards west of the NS Main Line Fuel Pad now located here. Attached shot is of the PC Eastern Region ETT #7 of 11-14-1971 with the stations from Philadelphai to Pittsburgh West end is Banks Int where it becomes the Central Region/Allegheny Div at Perdix Pa. Ben




Date: 02/09/24 15:23
Re: AMT in your face snow blast
Author: WM_1109

wabash2800 Wrote:
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> Where was milepost 107.3?
> Victor Baird

Just to be clear, milepost 107.3 was approximately 0.30 miles west of (physical) milepost 107.
/Ted



Date: 02/09/24 15:32
Re: AMT in your face snow blast
Author: ns2557

WM_1109 Wrote:
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> wabash2800 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Where was milepost 107.3?
> > Victor Baird
>
> Just to be clear, milepost 107.3 was approximately
> 0.30 miles west of (physical) milepost 107.
> /Ted

Yes it was indeed. :) Ben



Date: 02/09/24 19:18
Re: AMT in your face snow blast
Author: RuleG

ns2557 Wrote:
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. Spent
> a few hours track side along the PC Main Line at
> MP 107.3. This is the current location of the NS
> Mainline Fuel Pad. Both shots on Feb 7 1979
>
By this date, it was a Conrail line.

Thank you for sharing this awesome pair of photos!



Date: 02/09/24 19:31
Re: AMT in your face snow blast
Author: ns2557

RuleG Wrote:
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> ns2557 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> . Spent
> > a few hours track side along the PC Main Line
> at
> > MP 107.3. This is the current location of the
> NS
> > Mainline Fuel Pad. Both shots on Feb 7 1979
> >
> By this date, it was a Conrail line.
>
> Thank you for sharing this awesome pair of photos!

RuleG, you are correct. Had a CRS Moment. Thanks for reminding me. Ben



Date: 02/10/24 12:11
Re: AMT in your face snow blast
Author: wabash2800

All kidding aside, my question was because the original post didn't give me an idea even what state this was in. Anyway, yeah, there wouldn't be a Mile Post 107.3, but a specific location might be referred to as such in a trainorder, radio communication, etc.

Victor Baird



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/10/24 12:12 by wabash2800.



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