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Railfan Pictures of the Week - 02/17/2013

NS Abrams Yard Upper Merion PA February 4 2013

Last week it was the closest thing to steam we have in modern railroading: the railgrinder. The second closest thing we have these days is a diesel with an exhaust problem. Although GE's are usually the culprit (now that most ALCo's are gone), some of the older EMD's can do a fair imitation when pressed. Like EMD GP38-2 NS 5309, the former Conrail CR 8126, as part of H5A pulling a cut of cars out of the Heavy side of Abrams Yard. The Heavy is the western end of the yard, the eastern end is known as Seaboard (probably due to the presence of cars bound for Port Richmond when it was still a Reading Company yard).

The engines of the younger MP15DC NS 2353 evidently are in much better shape internally.
Next time a little kid asks "where do clouds come from?", you can show them this ....

All pictures February 4 2013 Copyright © 2013 John P. Almeida

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