RAILFAN GUIDES of the U.S.
Todd's Railfan Guide to
East - Amtrak Shops and NS's Edgemoor Yard
Unfortunately for us railfans, Amtrak's Wilmington Shops and Norfolk Southern's Edgemoor yard are not very accessible for photographing. The NS yard is tucked away in no-where land on the far side of the Amtrak facility, with no way to get shots from the eastern side, or I-495 side. Yes, you can get some clear shots of the yard from 495, but what you can see is storage tracks, nothing worth getting excited over.
There are a couple of places to shoot the NEC. One is off the end of Eastlawn Ave. The Snag below shows this spot.
Nother good spot is just south of Edgemoor Rd across from the Merchants Square shopping center on US13. From here, you can also catch NS as it enters and leaves the Northeast Corridor.
You can also get some shots from Bowers St off E 14th Street, and Railroad Ave off the end of Vandever Ave.
1 Amtrak's Wilmington Shops
Below is a view of both yards, the others are close-ups.
2 Norfolk Southern's Edgemoor Yard
1 SB Amtrak
2 NB Amtrak
Last Modified 08-Oct-2013