Getting Double Lucky with the Conrail H Unit

I checked Heritage Units.com at 11:09 a.m. Saturday and a post from 11:08 a.m. showed No. 8098, the Conrail heritage locomotive of Norfolk Southern, leading on NS train 310.

Would I be lucky?  I grabbed my coat and camera and went to the spot on Madison Avenue. Soon I heard horns.

I expected it would be by right away but it showed up about 10 minutes later at a crawl as seen in the top and middle photographs.

Since it was so slow I figured I had another opportunity so I went to Davis Road east of Perry. I was told by a photographer there that intermodal train 206 was ahead of 310 with positive train control problems thus the reason for the slow speed.

However when 310 showed at Davis Road its speed had picked up as seen in the bottom image.

Article and Photographs by Edward Ribinskas

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