The Hunt for Red in October

RJC No. 7116 departs town just north of the Park yard in Cresson.

This past Saturday I was over in Cresson, Pa., chasing the R.J. Corman on a fall foliage hunt.

RJC-1 brought a coal train in off the Cherry Tree and delivered it to Norfolk Southern on 5 west in Cresson. While I didn’t catch the inbound move, I did manage to bag the light power heading back to Clearfield.

The train came in with three RJC units and two NS ACes up front and three RJC units pushing. That pusher set had a former Southern Pacific tunnel motor nose into the EOT and it made for a nice photo after cutting away.

Both the head end and pusher power were MUed along with the local Cresson unit and all seven then departed north. I snapped a few photos of the set leaving town then it was back to the NS. An obligatory stop at South Fork yielded a set of five SD80macs. I’ve always liked how JBS added the “Radial AC” logo on some of these.

Article and Photographs by Roger Durfee

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