HiDef: Trains and Trouble on the NS Harrisburg Line

Plenty of fast pace movements, as usual, but also, it isn’t uncommon for trains to have problems (ie broken air hoses, detector problems, engine trouble)… as the case with one of the trains in this video: battery failure. 4-26 64J roars east bound on a nice, but a windy, Spring day. NS SD40-2 3389 NS SD40-2 3423 4-28 19G sports an ex-Erie Lackwanna SD45-2 in slot three. NS D9-40CW 9827 NS SD70M 2610 NS SD45-2 1703 4-28 H31 NS GP38-2 5070 NS GP40-2 3038 “Conrail” 4-29 64J has a nice ex-Conrail GP38-2! NS D9-40CW 9473 NS GP38-2 5358 “Conrail Quality” 4-29 501 stalled on Wyomissint Inerlocking. NS D9-40CW 9921 (Dead) NS D9-40CW 9406 (Not Charging) NS SD50 5416 “Conrail Quality” (Only fully functional unit) The lead two units started having trouble, 501 powered up the 5416 and tried to shove the train back, no luck. Then from the second unit, he shoved it back to clear Wyomissing so trains could continue through the junction. 501 had to spin the power so the 5416 would lead… I couldn’t stay to the time he got back, I know they didn’t leave until night-fall. I was glad to see the SD50 operating, especially in notch 8. It’s good so see rare motive power take over when the boring ones take a dump. 4-29… trains that pass by the stalled 501, including a Reading and Northern QIT coal train: 20G NS D9-40CW 9623 NS SD60 6605 684 NS SD70M-2 2685 NS D9-40CW 9028 921 NS D9-40CW 9885 NS D9-40CW 9767 NS D9-40CW 9208

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