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Date: 09/14/23 14:47
NS 268 today on the Reading Line (w/Erie HU)
Author: dschlegel

Does anyone know what happened today with the 268? It sat without any power for a long time between Bowers and Topton this morning. I then saw it pulling east with the Erie NS 1068 trailing around 11am while taking a brake from work. Then at noon I took a drive and it was back this time blocking two Topton crossings for about an hour (that I can confirm, it may have been there longer).

Postings on HU have it barely 10 miles east of Topton 4 hours later.

Any insight is appreciated, thanks!

Dan

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Date: 09/14/23 14:49
Re: NS 268 today on the Reading Line (w/Erie HU)
Author: dschlegel

Videos from the Topton business district around 12:15.....

Dan

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Date: 09/14/23 20:49
Re: NS 268 today on the Reading Line (w/Erie HU)
Author: OHRY

Short story....a bad time was had by all. What a debacle.

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Date: 09/15/23 03:22
Re: NS 268 today on the Reading Line (w/Erie HU)
Author: dschlegel

OHRY Wrote:
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> Short story....a bad time was had by all. What a
> debacle.
>
> Posted from Android

I guess!

There was a guy in an older Ford pickup that was 3 vehicles from the crossing. His truck had no reverse so everyone in front of him was stuck. I pushed him backwards until he could clearly turn into Tony’s drive through lane and turn around.

Then there was a yellow school van first in line that wouldn’t reverse to go to a different crossing as that block is a one-way going north.

The unanswered question though is whether Steve the barber made it back to his shop from Jak’s in time for his next appointment.

Dan

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Date: 09/15/23 04:48
Re: NS 268 today on the Reading Line (w/Erie HU)
Author: OHRY

All the crossings Macungie were blocked all afternoon and evening. Either had to go to Emmaus or Alburtis to get across.

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Date: 09/15/23 05:07
Re: NS 268 today on the Reading Line (w/Erie HU)
Author: ALCO630

as of midnight, the train was supposedly fixed but tied down waiting for a crew with three crossings one of which is a major state highway blocked.

It was gone by 6 o’clock, so sometime overnight NS finally decided to allow the good citizens of Macungie to have their borough back. What a pathetic way to run a railroad.

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Doug Wetherhold
Macungie, PA



Date: 09/16/23 08:15
Re: NS 268 today on the Reading Line (w/Erie HU)
Author: Darthsimpletext

268 delayed again! Stopped east of 79.9 dragging equipment detector looking for multiple detector hits in his train

i think he should get into new jersey earlier today

nick

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