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Re: James E Strates Train through PA

Post by poppyl » Wed Sep 08, 2010 6:46 pm


The logical route to me looks like Enola through Hagerstown to Roanoke and then on to Danville.


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Re: James E Strates Train through PA

Post by pumpers » Thu Sep 09, 2010 1:26 pm

What is the "standard" route for southbound traffic out of Harrisburg to Front Royal to Roanoke (the N&W route more or less along highway I-81) to cut over east to the old Southern line paralleling route 29 ( from Washington to, Manassas,Lynchburg, Danville, Greensboro, Charlotte and on to Atlanta). Is it Front Royal to Manassas, Roanoke to Lynchburg, etc. I know some of the Harrisburg-Atlanta traffic cuts over at Front Royal to Manasass, but I don't know if that is the rule or the exception. I think this is part of their "Crescent Corridor" JS

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Re: James E Strates Train through PA

Post by K4Pacific » Thu Sep 09, 2010 2:14 pm

JES finally on the move west on the FGLK out of Solvay, NY, at 1300. Probably a night run now to Enola and daytime tomorrow into VA. There's your update.
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Re: James E. Strates Train Traversing Pennsylvania today!

Post by Jeff Smith » Wed May 16, 2018 10:47 am

Bump: folding in some threads. Right now, it's in Joisey going to the Meadowlands. After that it's heading to Middletown, NY. Presumably at some point it should traverse PA.
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