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Model:EMD SD40-2Built As:Builder Info (Unavailable )
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Power assist
Title:  Power assist
Description:  When CP took over operation of the D&H, they almost immediately brought in leased power to augment their own fleet. There were two groups of power initially, from GATX and PLM(Precision Leasing Management). The PLM units were in this attractive blue scheme, and became known as "plums" to the local fans. Two of them lead a pair of CP units on 555, formerly PYRP, at BX, passing the Agway feed mill.
Photo Date:  11/10/1990  Upload Date: 2/3/2016 3:46:51 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  PLM 3018(SD40-2) PLM 3052(SD40-2) CP 5666(SD40-2) CP 5668(SD40-2)
Views:  398   Comments: 1
On the other side of town
Title:  On the other side of town
Description:  A train is rolling...with apologies to the Eagles. The big game in town that day was a BUAB with NYSW and SOO power. It was over at QD downtown, waiting on a new crew. While we all milled around contemplating our chase, the radio announced that a BUME was about to go north out of East Binghamton. Getting out of the yard is a slow process, and I was able to get to BD ahead of the train, shooting its two recently arrived PLM units.
Photo Date:  12/9/1990  Upload Date: 2/3/2016 3:51:39 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  PLM 3019(SD40-2) PLM 3052(SD40-2)
Views:  300   Comments: 1
Rounding the curve
Title:  Rounding the curve
Description:  One of our favorite spots for a photo was at Chemung. It was easy off/easy on if you were driving, as the spot was right off the exit 59 off ramp. Get your shot and go. This NU 1 behind PLM power provided the action, rolling 105 cars west around the big curve, past the old Erie station on the inside of it.
Photo Date:  2/2/1991  Upload Date: 12/22/2015 4:02:27 AM
Location:  Chemung, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Winter,Station,Action
Locomotives:  PLM 3104(SD40-2) PLM 3052(SD40-2) PLM 3004(SD40-2) CP 5679(SD40-2)
Views:  248   Comments: 1
PLMs on the rocks
Title:  PLMs on the rocks
Description:  A set of PLM units, with one CP unit along for good measure, rolls NU 1 west along the rocks just east of Corning.
Photo Date:  2/2/1991  Upload Date: 12/22/2015 4:08:39 AM
Location:  Corning, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  PLM 3104(SD40-2) PLM 3052(SD40-2) CP 5679(SD40-2) PLM 3004(SD40-2)
Views:  192   Comments: 0
And were off
Title:  And were off
Description:  NU 1, a 105 car empty coal train, rolls past QD as the faithful record the event. Ill chase this guy to Corning.
Photo Date:  2/2/1991  Upload Date: 12/22/2015 4:12:33 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  PLM 3104(SD40-2) PLM 3052(SD40-2) PLM 3004(SD40-2) CP 5679(SD40-2)
Views:  243   Comments: 0
Going, going....
Title:  Going, going....
Description:  NU 1 rolls through the semaphores at Tioga Center. Theyll be gone in about two weeks.
Photo Date:  2/2/1991  Upload Date: 12/22/2015 4:15:51 AM
Location:  Tioga Center, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Winter,Signal,Action
Locomotives:  PLM 3104(SD40-2) PLM 3052(SD40-2) PLM 3004(SD40-2) CP 5679(SD40-2)
Views:  172   Comments: 0
This one lasted a while longer
Title:  This one lasted a while longer
Description:  Though the blades at Tioga Center were on their way out, this one at Waverly had a better future, lasting a couple more years til Conrail single tracked west of Waverly. I made the most of it, shooting trains here often.
Photo Date:  2/2/1991  Upload Date: 12/22/2015 4:19:37 AM
Location:  Waverly, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Winter,Signal,Action
Locomotives:  PLM 3104(SD40-2) PLM 3052(SD40-2) PLM 3004(SD40-2) CP 5679(SD40-2)
Views:  171   Comments: 0
Grain for Albany
Title:  Grain for Albany
Description:  A 390 grain train gets rolling up the Buffalo Runner behind a PLM unit and three SOOs on a typically gloomy Tier day.
Photo Date:  4/8/1991  Upload Date: 3/12/2015 3:15:26 PM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  PLM 3052(SD40-2) SOO 6614(SD40-2) SOO 788(SD40-2)
Views:  165   Comments: 0
Erie station
Title:  Erie station
Description:  The Erie station at Canisteo lasted into the early 90s. It was an Agway dealership in its last incarnation. When that closed, it was demolished by Conrail. Here we see D&H train 255 passing.
Photo Date:  8/24/1991  Upload Date: 11/17/2012 11:46:25 PM
Location:  Canisteo, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Station,Action
Locomotives:  CP 5697(SD40-2) PLM 3052(SD40-2) CP 5679(SD40-2)
Views:  347   Comments: 1


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