Winter Halted My Railfanning Activities


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March 27, 2014

This winter really halted my Railfanning activities

This cold. bitter and snowy winter reallt put the kibosh to my Railfanning activities .... I am looking back at the pictures I took and there are reallt not that much.   Also it seemed that not much stuff ran in the daylight ... and during the day ... I was at work.   Traffic leveks seemed to be lower too.

Most of the time I passed by Taylor during the day on Weekends, nothing was doing.  Once in a while some power was laying over and really not many cars in the yard, as in years past.  Maybe an indicator of the Economy.  

The one area of Taylor that did have activity was the Sand Transloading Terminal, where sand for the Natural Gas / Fracking Industry are taken from the chutes of the rail hopper cars and top loaded in to hopper trailers that are driven over the road to the Well Sites.  

We still have the potential to see a lot of growth from the Natural Gas Industry that could result in more carloads.   The rest of the Regional Economy is still in the toilet. 

Here is a picture of the Sand Transload Terminal / Intermodal Terminal at Taylor Yard, Taylor, PA, 

Traslod Terminal Taylor

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