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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From 1981 CONRAIL Timetable :

WILKES-BARRE SECONDARY TRACK
      (Lehigh Division)

3.9    CENTRAL SCRAP IRON  1    
2.5    FRANKLIN CROSSING   1
1.3    ASHLEY              1
174.0  FRANKLIN JCT (Connction to 
       Franklin Ind Track
	   
171.6  SOUTH WILKES-BARRE
175.9  DANA ST. WILKES-BARRE
176.0  WILKES-BARRE
177.2  NORTH WILKES-BARRE
178.3  SHAFER  2
180.3  PLAINSVILLE
185.5  PITTSTON JCT (Connection to Lehigh 
       Main Line - Connection to
	   Taylor Secondary Track) 2
 
The direction from Central Scrap Iron to 
Pittston Jct is westward.
Track Controlled by Train Dispatcher,
Bethlehem 


Note 1 - Distance From Franklin Junction 
Note 2 - Westward Trains must not pass Shafer 
or Pittston Lumber Switch MP 185.0 without 
authority of Train Dispatcher, Bethlehem

(At this point in time, the Lehigh Line has not
been downgraded to Secondary line status)