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Date: 08/18/07 10:32
Saturday sightings...
Author: Pattenburg

were certainly sparse along the Lehigh Line near Manville (NJ) on this Saturday morning. Four trains, three NS and one CSX, was all that was seen during my time track side. Those trains were;
NS 11J @ 8:20- would have NS 9883 (C40-9W) and NS 2659 (SD70M-2) for power to bring ninety-six auto racks west.
MA-1 @ 9:16- headed east out of Manville yard with thirteen coil cars behind PRR 3048 (GP40-2, ex-CR 3364) and CSX 6109.
CSX Q300 @ 10:05- would take its ninety-one cars of mixed freight east after finishing work at the Manville yard. Motive power would be two C40-8Ws, CSX 7888 and CSX 7780.
NS 212 @ 10:35- looked more like NS 18N with all of those auto racks! NS 9404 (C40-9W), NS 2532 (SD70) and NS 8311 (C40-8) would comprise the power consist.
Falling into the "heard about but not seen" category was NS I4V and an NS westbound power move.

Date: 08/18/07 11:29
Re: Saturday sightings...
Author: dschlegel

If it makes you feel any better, today on the Reading line has been incredibly quiet as well. Maybe tonight will be better/busier?

Very nice photos, how does one get to this location from I78 in NJ? I live about a half hour from the PA/NJ border.

Date: 08/18/07 12:56
Re: Saturday sightings...
Author: OCtrainguy

And here are the three trains that you missed on this rather quiet morning.

1. 7:40 EB NS 18N D9-40CW & 2643
6. 11:20 EB CSX Q172 2 ES44DCs
7. 11:40 EB NS 213 D9-40CW & ES40DC

There was a train on the Royce Running track in Manville when I left, but it's headlight had been dimmed. That could've been the I4V. The 214 got in really early this morning. Don't know about the 24Z, 24V & 18G for NS. Oh well, at least the weather and company were enjoyable.

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