Railfanning in Sussex County

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Railfanning in Sussex County

Post by njt/mnrrbuff » Tue Jul 25, 2017 12:54 pm

Hello, I'm going to be spending a few days at a friend's condo in Milton, De. How often do trains run on the lines down there? Where are the best places to photograph?

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Re: Railfanning in Sussex County

Post by bigblue5277 » Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:48 pm

I second this question.

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Does anyone have any Weekday info of train operations in and out of Harrington?

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Re: Railfanning in Sussex County

Post by bigblue5277 » Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:08 pm

So on a weekday (tuesday) a train came north out of Seaford at about 8 am traveling north on the Delmarva Secondary.
Here the train is passing through Bridgeville in an area where a road parallels the rail line for several miles.
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=5169291

A few miles south of Bridgeville is a grain facility in Cannon. They have a track mobile that is sometimes out in plain view. This time it was partially housed and offered a poor shot, but a few years back I got some shots of it. Here it is with a pair of NS locomotives that were also parked at the facility.
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=3916922

On Thorogoods Rd. in Dagsboro, Dagsboro Materials appears to leave their newest locomotive out front and in plain view.
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=5169852

And just a stone's throw away in Dagsboro there seems to always be a bunch of railcars sitting off of Iron Branch Rd. This time there was a locomotive parked as well.
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=5162987

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