Norfolk Southern X999 on June 30, 2013

 

Air Products Heat Exchanger on the Move.

Norfolk Southern X999
Norfolk Southern X999 works southward on the former Reading Company at Yardley, Pennsylvania. Exposed with Canon EOS 7D with 200mm lens.

On June 30, 2013, Pat Yough and I photographed Norfolk Southern X999, an extra-dimensional (oversized load) move carrying an Air Products industrial heat exchanger.

Heat Exchanger moved by rail.
Norfolk Southern X999 carrying a heat exchanger near Yardley, Pennsylvania. Exposed with a Lumix LX3.
Norfolk Southern X999, Yardley, Pennsylvania.
Norfolk Southern X999, Yardley, Pennsylvania.

 

We photographed this twice. Once on the former Reading Company line at Yardley, Pennsylvania. And again on the former Pennsylvania Railroad Trenton Cutoff near Morrisville.

This unusual train had locomotives at the front and back (to aid in changing direction) and an Air Products caboose.

Norfolk Southern X999 near Morrisville, Pennsylvania. Exposed with a Lumix LX3.
Norfolk Southern X999 near Morrisville, Pennsylvania. Exposed with a Lumix LX3.
Norfolk Southern X999 near Morrisville, Pennsylvania. Exposed with a Lumix LX3.
Norfolk Southern X999 carries an industrial heat exchanger. Exposed with a Lumix LX3.
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2 comments on “Norfolk Southern X999 on June 30, 2013

  1. Mark Healy on said:

    What was the reason for the caboose?

    • It appears to have supplied riding space for additional employees, probably those from the heat exchanger manufacturer? I didn’t speak with anyone from the railroad on the day so I cannot say for certain, however, there were two men riding in it on the day we made the photographs. BS.

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