CSAO on the NEC between Trenton and Philly

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CSAO on the NEC between Trenton and Philly

Postby acelaphillies » Thu Jul 05, 2012 7:28 pm

Hey guys,
I am not much of the freight expert, I know much more about Amtrak operations but anyway I had a question about freight on the NEC. I like to railfan the Northeast Corridor and every now and then I will see a freight train on the mostly passenger dominated corridor. They basically all have NS locos (ususally GP38-2 or GP40-2) and sometimes a loco is on each end. I am under the impression these are Conrail Shared Assets Trains. Does somebody have info about these trains (where they run, when they run, and how often)? Any info is appreciated. Also about how many CRSAO trains are run on the NEC in this area daily? I know some of them come out of Morrisville. What are routes for some of the other trains? Thanks.
-Daniel
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Re: CRSAO on the NEC between Trenton and Philly

Postby amtrakhogger » Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:35 pm

CSAO runs several locals that serve the Corridor between Trenton and Philly. At least two locals come out if Morrisville Yard to serve sidings at Grundy and Croy Interlockings, these are usually PBS-3 and PBS-13 while one local (FJ-10) comes out of Frankford Junction Yard to serve the Bustleton Branch at Holmes and sometimes running up to Eddington Siding. Power usually is NS GP38-2's or SW1001's but every now and then a GP40-2 will show up. CSX power makes an appearance once and a while (usually GP38's.)
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Re: CSAO on the NEC between Trenton and Philly

Postby acelaphillies » Sun Jul 08, 2012 1:28 pm

I have also seen picures of locals by Bristol, what trains are these? Also, are all tbe locals on the NEC Conrail or are some of them NS?
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Re: CSAO on the NEC between Trenton and Philly

Postby amtrakhogger » Sun Jul 08, 2012 2:18 pm

acelaphillies wrote:I have also seen picures of locals by Bristol, what trains are these? Also, are all tbe locals on the NEC Conrail or are some of them NS?


Those locals are Conrail but almost exclusively rate NS power.
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