On May 24, 2011, it was a bright day out, with summer temperatures making their way into the area. A decent amount of action with good power greeted this nice weather, and this is what how it went down:
3:51 PM -
Some CSX MOW equipment slowly advances westbound.
3:53 PM -
SEPTA 5368 heads east for West Trenton with SL III 221, SL III 236, and SL II 268.
5368 - Philadelphia, PA - West Trenton, NJ
4:29 PM -
Q706-24 moves eastbound through Woodbourne with CSX SD40-2 8237 taking it's place again on this train.
Q706 - Philadelphia, PA - Oak Island, NJ Trash Empties
5:07 PM -
17G gets underway westbound on the Morrisville Line with a pair of NS ES40DC's, 7632 and 7659 for power. Look for the ex Rio Grande hopper around 5:41 in.
17G - Morrisville, PA - Conway, PA Manifest
5:22 PM -
SEPTA 2372 heads east with SL II 9013, SL II 263, SL II 254, and SL II 9001.
2372 - Philadelphia, PA - West Trenton, NJ
5:43 PM -
A site not seen for a long time on this line is SEPTA 6374 without the Comet I's. Anyway, 6374 heads east with Comet II 2404 and SEPTA ALP-44 2308 on the rear.
6374 - Philadelphia, PA - West Trenton, NJ
6:10 PM -
SEPTA 6378 heads towards West Trenton with Comet II 2407 and AEM-7 2303, soon after, SEPTA 373 heads west with 2372's consist.
6378 - Philadelphia, PA - West Trenton, NJ
373 - West Trenton, NJ - Elwyn, PA
6:40 PM -
Q191-24 starts west up the Wood Connecting Track onto the Morrisville Line with CSX ES40DC 5435 and CSX ES40DC 5316 for power.
Q191 - South Kearney, NJ - Philadelphia, PA Intermodal
6:53 PM -
Q174-23 gets the signal to head east next, with no GEVO's in the lash-up. Unfortunately, CSX CW44AH 582 is the leader, with CSX CW40-8 7767 and CSX C40-8 7627. 582, like several other 5xx numbered units, I'm sick of.
Q174 - Jacksonville, FL - North Bergen, NJ Intermodal
6:59 PM -
SEPTA D9303 heads west with 2308 leading.
D9303 - West Trenton, NJ - Philadelphia, PA Deadhead
7:33 PM -
After waiting on SEPTA, A very heavy Q438-23 struggles to get back to speed with CSX ES44AH 784, CSX ES40DC 5317, CSX CW40-8 7751, and CSX GP40-2 6071 for power. It didn't help that only the 784 and 5317 were offline.
Q438 - Hamlet, NC - Selkirk, NY Manifest
8:34 PM -
Q301-24 breezes westbound as darkness sets in with CSX CW44AH 561, CSX CW40-8 7866, and CSX GP38-2 2749 for power.
Q301 - Oak Island, NJ - Philadelphia, PA Manifest
8:53 PM -
A rather short Q702-24 makes good time east with CSX SD70AC 4797 and CSX ES40DC 5284 for power.
Q702 - Richmond, VA - Selkirk, NY Trash Empties
9:24 PM -
Darkness has completely set in as 14G closes the night, headed east behind Poppy's Pizza just by West Lang with NS CW40-9 9795, UP C40-8 9243, and GMTX SD60 9066 for power. Not the best video, but it gets the point across.
14G - Conway, PA - Morrisville, PA Manifest
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