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Date: 09/17/23 06:02
Daylight Coal On Delmarva
Author: cr2581

Coal moves on Delmarva are far and few between these days as NRG's Indian River generating station is living on borrowed time. 99% of these trains run at night to avoid long delays entering Amtrak's Northeast Corridor at Perryville, MD. This was not the case yesterday however as a seriously delayed 568 ran the Delmarva and Indian River Secondaries during daylight hours. Locomotive problems the previous evening on the NEC was the root cause and a reactivated SD70M-2 was added ahead to keep things moving. With bright sun and fall weather in full swing, I didn't need much persuading to engage in hot pursuit.

The first image was taken at the front gate of our community north of Dover, DE, the second at Lincoln, and the last at Dagsboro passing the H&K switcher at the stone plant.

Enjoy !

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/17/23 06:04 by cr2581.

Date: 09/17/23 06:47
Re: Daylight Coal On Delmarva
Author: CP8888

Elevator legs in picture 2 look like they are about ready to collapse.

Date: 09/17/23 13:30
Re: Daylight Coal On Delmarva
Author: jcreed111

Beautiful photos!  You must have a nice drone to get up that high.  Thanks!

Date: 09/17/23 14:20
Re: Daylight Coal On Delmarva
Author: boejoe

Photo 3 has just the right splash of color.  Once upon a time there was a remote controlled loco (IIRC) at the adjacent property (immediately south) to the power plant.  Still there to anybody's knowledge?

Date: 09/18/23 18:53
Re: Daylight Coal On Delmarva
Author: MdRailfan

This may have been the coal train sitting in Perryville, Md from 2 am to atleast noon time. Can't remember the eng #, but believe the 2nd unit was 3656.

Date: 09/19/23 05:37
Re: Daylight Coal On Delmarva
Author: jmbreitigan

Very nice trio with some elevation. 

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