UA-8412995-1 The Southport Globe: Southport Railfanning + P&W FPCH - 1/13/2012

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Southport Railfanning + P&W FPCH - 1/13/2012

Location: Southport, Connecticut
1-13-12
Host railroad: MTA Metro-North Railroad

Train #1: MNR 5590 [deadhead] GCT(?)-East Bridgeport Yard, CT
Lead unit: M2 8742 with 9 cars
Time: 9:59 PM

Train #2: P&W FPCH (Fresh Pond, Queens, NY-Cedar Hill, North Haven, CT)
Power: B40-8 4001, B39-8 3907, & [ex-BNSF] B40-8W 582 with 40+ stone hoppers
Time: 10:02 PM

Train #3: Amtrak Northeast Regional 136 WAS-Springfield, MA
Lead unit: AEM-7 9xx with 8 cars
Time: 10:03 PM (passed FPCH)

Train #4: MNR EMU westbound deadhead (toward GCT)
Lead unit: M2 87xx with 6 cars
Time: 10:17 PM

Train #5: MNR 1586 GCT-NHV
Lead unit: M2 8844 with 8 cars
Time: 10:20 PM
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Just before 1586 pulls in, we hear the MNR District F RTC give a Form M to MNR 1986 (Waterbury train) at CP 257 (right by East Bridgeport Yard-about 8 miles east of Southport). P32 224 was the power with 6 or 7 cars.

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