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« on: Jul 26th, 2010, 1:20pm »
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I think i started a thread about this awhile ago but i cant find it. I'm headed to California Univ of Pa this fall and i want to do some railfanning, but I have never been in the area before. I have a couple of questions, if anyone can help me out that would be great.  
 
How many trains a day does Cal see?
 
Whats the normal times to see trains?
 
What are some good spots to check out in the area?
 
I know that the line is probably mostly coal trains so im guessing they are all as required so times are probably not great. But any help at all or any info on the area would be great.


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« Reply #1 on: Aug 4th, 2010, 11:05pm »
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Hey manheim,
     Sorry for the late reply.  Im not sure of the frequency or trains, but I do know that you will see lots of coal.  If you go to west Brownsville on Mondays very early you can catch NS doing some street running.  At least a couple years ago I did.  If you want to see CSX you have to cross the river and go to Newell.  There is a CSX yard there.  Also check out the HighPoint Lounge.  Great food and a great view of Newell and the NS Mon Line.  The CSX tracks are the Mon Sub.  Thats about all I can tell you.  Sorry I couldn't be of more help.
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Im moved in at Cal now for a couple of days, no time for pictures because of freshman orientation but today being the first full day im here, i saw/heard about 6 trains. All were coal plus a light enguine move headed toward the mines. One coal i saw today had a UP on board which was pretty cool.  
 
Anyone know where the light enguines would be coming from?


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