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‘Phoebe Snow’ Does CSX New Castle Sub

July 13, 2015

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The Lackawanna heritage unit of Norfolk Southern made an appearance last Saturday on the New Castle Subdivision of CSX.

Coming over CSX from Delaware gave several days of advance notice for this trip.

Early Saturday morning, the empty oil train that it was leading pulled into the yard at Connellsville, Pennsylvania, for its 1,000 mile inspection.  This took about eight to nine hours before getting underway again.

Progress through Pittsburgh was slow going and we headed to New Castle, Pennsylvania, which would be the next crew change point.

After getting a couple pictures in New Castle we headed a little west toward Lowellville, Ohio.

About a half hour later the “Pheobe Snow” came through. We chased it to Youngstown, barely missing it there.

The next stop was Akron where I got it at the location of the old Erie freight house, which is now an apartment complex catering to University of Akron students.  Here my chase ended as the sky had clouded up.

Article and Photographs by Todd Dillon