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Railfan Pictures of the Week - 3/9/2014

NS Harrisburg Line Bridgeport PA February 11 2014
Another coal train in the Philadelphia area is NS 503, the empty return of 502.
This one was lead by NS SD70ACe 1016 with a pair of GE's, NS ES40DC 7685 and NS C40-9W 9539, along for the ride.
The consists on these trains seem to alternate between those composed primarily of the flat-bottomed Top Gons ...
with the occasional NS or Conrail bathtub gondola, like CR Class G52X 507834, thrown in ...
and trains of conventional four bay coal hoppers. These six probably came from one of the latter and were tacked on the end of the Top Gon empties to shorten turn-around time.
Just a mile down the road, 503 pauses as the crew makes a stop at the yard office at Abrams ...
before continuing westward.

All pictures February 11, 2014

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