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By:Tom Beckett
Dates:1/1/1990 - 6/15/1995
Album Info:For a time in the late 80's and 1990's, I was part of the Southern Tier Division of the RRE. We put out a newsletter, which in those days was done by pasting(literally) photos to an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of paper and copying as many as we needed for our mailing list. Since color copiers were expensive, we did ours on a standard Xerox type machine. For this effort, I took black and white photos on a sporadic basis. Here are some of the results.
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In the chips
Title:  In the chips
Description:  TV 26 rolls 4 CPFC and 39 autos past the Frito Lay plant in Kirkwood. The 84 lumber yard is now a memory. Theyve been gone for 20 years as I write this.
Photo Date:  8/13/1992  Upload Date: 2/7/2018 5:02:14 AM
Location:  Kirkwood, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CR 8043(GP38-2) CR 5050(B36-7) CR 7708(GP38)
Views:  71   Comments: 0
TV 26
Title:  TV 26
Description:  TV 26 with 7 COFC and 40 racks rolls through Owego behind a trio of four motor units, two of them ex NYC CP 40's. Sometimes, old soldiers don't even fade away.
Photo Date:  8/21/1992  Upload Date: 2/7/2018 4:53:59 AM
Location:  Owego, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  CR 3212(GP40) CR 3193(GP40) CR 5080(B40-8)
Views:  56   Comments: 0
Last of the breed
Title:  Last of the breed
Description:  D&H 5017, the last of the RS 36s, works the south end of East Binghamton. This unit would hang on a couple more years before finally being retired. It was the last D&H Alco in service.
Photo Date:  8/21/1992  Upload Date: 2/8/2018 4:48:40 AM
Location:  Conklin, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Yard,Action
Locomotives:  DH 5017(RS36)
Views:  54   Comments: 1
Dimensional and an old signal
Title:  Dimensional and an old signal
Description:  Conrail DIM 301, consisting of two units and two cars, passes the old Erie signal at East Hornell, ZY on the EL, as it approaches Hornell.
Photo Date:  8/22/1992  Upload Date: 2/6/2018 5:26:49 AM
Location:  Hornell, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Signal,Action
Locomotives:  CR 1924(B23-7) CR 3386(GP40-2)
Views:  55   Comments: 0
Under the rocks
Title:  Under the rocks
Description:  DIM 301 rolls a couple of wide cars beneath the cliffs at West Cameron in the Canisteo valley. Its almost 1000 feet to the top of the rocks here.
Photo Date:  8/22/1992  Upload Date: 2/6/2018 5:33:28 AM
Location:  West Cameron, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  CR 1924(B23-7) CR 3386(GP40-2)
Views:  56   Comments: 0
Wide and long
Title:  Wide and long
Description:  DIM 301 rolls west at East Hornell, its wide cars meeting the 105 cars of a combined CP 270 and 558, here waiting for the oversize train to pass before continuing east.
Photo Date:  8/22/1992  Upload Date: 2/6/2018 5:39:16 AM
Location:  Hornell, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  CR 1924(B23-7) NYSW 4008(B40-8) GATX 7366(SD40-2) CP 8234(GP9u) CP 5414(SD40)
Views:  71   Comments: 0
Combined effort
Title:  Combined effort
Description:  Sometimes if there were not enough cars for two trains, 558 and 270 would be combined out of Buffalo. Such is the case here, as the 105 car train has power for both of its components, 270s power ahead, with 558s two CP units trailing. We see it at East Hornell, where it is about to meet a hi-wide Conrail extra.
Photo Date:  8/22/1992  Upload Date: 2/8/2018 5:08:56 AM
Location:  Hornell, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Signal,Action
Locomotives:  NYSW 4008(B40-8) GATX 7366(SD40-2) CP 8234(GP9u) CP 5414(SD40)
Views:  58   Comments: 1
Chevy on the levee
Title:  Chevy on the levee
Description:  Not exactly, but close enough. DABU behind a pair of non automotive GM products rolls along the levee next to the Tioga River approaching Gang Mills.
Photo Date:  9/2/1992  Upload Date: 2/7/2018 5:46:17 AM
Location:  Gang Mills, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  CR 6790(SD50) NS 6608(SD60)
Views:  50   Comments: 0
Interesting yard power
Title:  Interesting yard power
Description:  A GP 40-2 and a GP 10 work at the east end of Gang Mills yard, cleared onto the eastbound main from the yard lead as DABU rolls in from the west. The GP 40 was not unusual here. We saw lots of them in all kinds of service, from locals to stack trains. The GP 10, on the other hand, was something of a novelty, as they tended to stay down toward Enola and eastern PA. We rarely saw them on the Tier.
Photo Date:  9/2/1992  Upload Date: 2/8/2018 4:44:43 AM
Location:  Gang Mills, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Yard,Signal,Action
Locomotives:  CR 7535(GP10) CR 3326(GP40-2)
Views:  67   Comments: 1
Laying over
Title:  Laying over
Description:  The coaches from the south end picnic train are spotted in the yard at Oneonta, in company of one of CPs diminutive RS 23s. The power is on display down by the park.
Photo Date:  9/13/1992  Upload Date: 1/27/2018 5:03:41 AM
Location:  Oneonta, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Passenger
Locomotives: 
Views:  52   Comments: 0
Lightning from the tunnel
Title:  Lightning from the tunnel
Description:  Lightning stripe 7309 leads the south end picnic train out of Belden tunnel, now about 20 minutes from Binghamton. It will drop riders there, then continue on to Taylor to drop the last group.
Photo Date:  9/13/1992  Upload Date: 1/27/2018 5:28:47 AM
Location:  Tunnel, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Tunnel,Action
Locomotives:  DH 7309(GP38-2)
Views:  75   Comments: 0
Moving right along
Title:  Moving right along
Description:  The picnic train has left Oneonta and is now making its way south to Binghamton, at a good rate of speed.
Photo Date:  9/13/1992  Upload Date: 1/27/2018 5:32:01 AM
Location:  Otego, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  DH 7309(GP38-2)
Views:  62   Comments: 0
Straight on
Title:  Straight on
Description:  OIBU rolls 58 cars west down one of the uncommon tangents on the Southern Tier, just reaching the curve where the tracks come up to the road.
Photo Date:  9/16/1992  Upload Date: 1/27/2018 5:13:36 AM
Location:  Smithboro, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  CR 6781(SD50) CR 6599(C30-7A) CR 6006(C39-8)
Views:  64   Comments: 0
Yellow Gators
Title:  Yellow Gators
Description:  A trio of yellow GATX units-there were also blue ones-rolls train 558 toward Binghamton, about to pass under the NY 17C overpass.
Photo Date:  9/16/1992  Upload Date: 1/27/2018 5:35:43 AM
Location:  Endicott, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  GATX 2007(SD40-2) GATX 2001(SD40-2) GATX 2000(SD40-2)
Views:  73   Comments: 0
Motley mix
Title:  Motley mix
Description:  Conrail, as a rule in its later days, generally ran a fairly unified power consist-a set of six axle units, sometimes four, depending on what was available, and what standard practice was. Occasionally, something would get out of kilter, and it became anything goes. Here we see an OIBU rolling west with a GP 38 leading an SD 50, and a pair of NS units, one GE, one EMD. They have their 99 cars well in hand, and will get over the road promptly.
Photo Date:  9/18/1992  Upload Date: 1/27/2018 5:21:54 AM
Location:  Endwell, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CR 7690(GP38) CR 6705(SD50) NS 6082(SD40-2) NS 8032(C30-7)
Views:  75   Comments: 0
Coming right at you
Title:  Coming right at you
Description:  Train 557, this time behind a GP 9u and a pair of SD 40s, rolls under the US 220 overpass with a motley assortment of traffic: 20 stack platforms, 13 TOFC, 9 COFC, and 21 freight. All of it is going to Toronto.
Photo Date:  9/23/1992  Upload Date: 1/26/2018 5:49:45 AM
Location:  Waverly, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  CP 8208(GP9u)
Views:  86   Comments: 0
Big power for a little job
Title:  Big power for a little job
Description:  The power on BH 1 today is a blue Gator, borrowed from CP. Its working in the QD yard with 9 cars, and will go north at some point later today. Six axle power was quite unusual for locals and yard jobs at that time. Now NS uses C40s on the yard job here every day.
Photo Date:  1/4/1993  Upload Date: 1/27/2018 5:43:11 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  GATX 7362(SD40-2)
Views:  67   Comments: 0
The Tier, a semaphore and an empty path
Title:  The Tier, a semaphore and an empty path
Description:  CP train 557 rolls west on the Tier, taking its 21 cars past one of the classic Erie semaphores at MP 247. The empty path to the left of the tracks is the roadbed of the Lehigh Valley Auburn Branch, which ran next to the Erie most of the way from Sayre to Owego. It was pulled up after CR startup in 1976.
Photo Date:  1/9/1993  Upload Date: 1/26/2018 5:38:25 AM
Location:  Barton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Signal,Action
Locomotives:  CP 5645(SD40-2)
Views:  65   Comments: 0
Drab day
Title:  Drab day
Description:  Id go out in pretty much anything, on the theory that trains ran no matter what, so it would be a good idea to record the action. Besides, the Tier weather being what it is, if I only went out on good days, Id see ten trains a year. Still, January could be especially bleak, sometimes with only 30% of the possible sun coming through. On one of those days, 557 rolls around the big curve at MP 231. I was the only one to witness the event.
Photo Date:  1/9/1993  Upload Date: 1/26/2018 5:45:14 AM
Location:  Campville, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  CP 5645(SD40-2) CP 5584(SD40-2)
Views:  77   Comments: 0
SU 2 power
Title:  SU 2 power
Description:  The power from SU 2 returns from Bevier St. It was not uncommon to have a pair of lightning stripe GPs assigned.
Photo Date:  3/27/1993  Upload Date: 1/17/2018 3:30:39 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  DH 7312(GP38-2) DH 7307(GP38-2)
Views:  100   Comments: 0
Waiting on time
Title:  Waiting on time
Description:  The NYSW ran excursions for the annual Marathon Maple Festival, starting with a run down from Cortland. Mikado 142 was the star of the train for several years. In 1993, it was brutally cold and snowy-there had been a 20 plus inch snowfall a week earlier-even for the festival, which was notorious for its awful weather. While it made for a challenging chase, steam in the snow made for a great show.
Photo Date:  3/27/1993  Upload Date: 1/17/2018 4:17:29 AM
Location:  Cortland, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Winter,Steam,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  NYSW 142(2-8-2)
Views:  71   Comments: 0
Along the Tioghnioga
Title:  Along the Tioghnioga
Description:  The NYSW is running on the former DLW Syracuse Branch, which for a good part of its length south of Cortland follows the Tioghnioga River. We see the train a couple of miles out of its arrival at the festival in Marathon.
Photo Date:  3/27/1993  Upload Date: 1/17/2018 4:20:28 AM
Location:  Marathon, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Winter,Steam,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  NYSW 142(2-8-2)
Views:  65   Comments: 0
Looking down
Title:  Looking down
Description:  Several places along I 81 provide good views of the tracks, though I dont recommend sitting on the side of the interstate to do this. Its a violation of the Vehicle and Traffic Law for one thing, and not terribly safe for another. Nevertheless, a shot of a steam train was too much to resist, so we have this shot of the Maple Festival train near Messengerville, seen from the shoulder of I 81.
Photo Date:  3/27/1993  Upload Date: 1/17/2018 4:26:09 AM
Location:  Messengerville, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Winter,Steam,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  NYSW 142(2-8-2)
Views:  80   Comments: 0
Steaming south
Title:  Steaming south
Description:  Looking for all the world like an early 1950s secondary train, the Maple Festival train pulls out of Cortland, the engine sending a large plume of smoke skyward.
Photo Date:  3/27/1993  Upload Date: 1/17/2018 4:30:22 AM
Location:  Cortland, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Winter,Station,Steam,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  NYSW 142(2-8-2)
Views:  73   Comments: 0
Like the 40s
Title:  Like the 40s
Description:  NYSW 142 is ready to go on its move from Cortland to the Maple Festival in Marathon. The steamer next to the DLW station and crossing guard tower evokes the feel of a much earlier era.
Photo Date:  3/27/1993  Upload Date: 1/17/2018 4:57:12 AM
Location:  Cortland, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Winter,Station,Steam,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  NYSW 142(2-8-2)
Views:  82   Comments: 0
View from the interstate
Title:  View from the interstate
Description:  One of the more scenic views along I 81 is near a place called Hoxie Gorge, between MP 46 and 47 on the highway. Im at the north end of the bridge to catch the train down in the valley.
Photo Date:  3/27/1993  Upload Date: 1/17/2018 5:00:56 AM
Location:  Messengerville, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Winter,Steam,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  NYSW 142(2-8-2)
Views:  78   Comments: 0
Making a show of it
Title:  Making a show of it
Description:  NYSW 142 was the power on the south end of the Maple Festival train, and it made a good show of getting out of town on a very cold Saturday morning.
Photo Date:  3/27/1993  Upload Date: 1/17/2018 5:24:26 AM
Location:  Cortland, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Winter,Station,Steam,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  NYSW 142(2-8-2)
Views:  80   Comments: 0
No, its not a push-pull
Title:  No, its not a push-pull
Description:  Despite the appearance, the RDC on the end of the train will not be acting as a cab car on todays Maple Festival train. The honor of leading will fall to 2-8-2 142, which will couple on shortly.
Photo Date:  3/27/1993  Upload Date: 1/17/2018 5:04:50 AM
Location:  Cortland, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Winter,Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  NYSW M1(RDC1)
Views:  103   Comments: 0
Getting out of town
Title:  Getting out of town
Description:  BUOI rolls across the Court St overpass, in the process crossing the diamond where track 5, the connection from track 3 to Bevier St used by the CP to go north.
Photo Date:  4/3/1993  Upload Date: 1/14/2018 5:33:21 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CR 5507(SD60M)
Views:  113   Comments: 0
Not that far out of town
Title:  Not that far out of town
Description:  BUOI is stopped along Court St, waiting at COLES for a westbound, so he didnt get that far from BD after all.
Photo Date:  4/3/1993  Upload Date: 1/14/2018 5:37:20 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CR 5507(SD60M)
Views:  98   Comments: 0
GEs leading
Title:  GEs leading
Description:  Conrail had a good sized stable of GEs, even before the B- and C40s came out in the late 80s and into the 90s. One of them, a C36-7, a model they had 25 of, leads three EMD's with DABU through Campville in an after work grab shot.
Photo Date:  4/15/1993  Upload Date: 1/23/2018 6:31:20 AM
Location:  Campville, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CR 6627(C36-7)
Views:  81   Comments: 0
Racks away
Title:  Racks away
Description:  DABU rolls its racks away from me, passing the automatic at MP 231 in the process.
Photo Date:  4/15/1993  Upload Date: 1/24/2018 4:15:02 AM
Location:  Campville, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,RollingStock,Signal,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  66   Comments: 0
Alcos north
Title:  Alcos north
Description:  CP was still actively using their Alco/MLW fleet at this time, mostly on the old D&H, though occasionally, one would get through on the Tier. Train 553 heads for St Luc, just out of Binghamton with a pair of them, one six, one four axle, rolling through the south end of Bevier St with 33 cars.
Photo Date:  4/17/1993  Upload Date: 1/21/2018 4:24:10 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  CP 4569(M630) CP 4235(C424)
Views:  68   Comments: 0
Coming around
Title:  Coming around
Description:  Theres a sharp curve at MP 230, just as the train enters Campville, and it makes for a dramatic entrance to a nothing town. BUOI rolls 60 cars through at 40 MPH as it makes its way east to its next call at Binghamton.
Photo Date:  4/20/1993  Upload Date: 1/23/2018 6:38:00 AM
Location:  Campville, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  CR 6703(SD50) CR 6768(SD50)
Views:  81   Comments: 0
On my way home
Title:  On my way home
Description:  One of the pluses of living and working within earshot of the Tier was that I often would catch a train going somewhere when I got out of work. Today it was BUOI, about to pass under NY 17C. I had chased from my workplace in Owego, shot him in Campville and here, and now had a five minute trip home. Note the semaphore behind the covered hopper, 7th head car.
Photo Date:  4/20/1993  Upload Date: 1/24/2018 4:06:50 AM
Location:  Endicott, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  CR 6703(SD50) CR 6768(SD50)
Views:  86   Comments: 0
Yes, its really April
Title:  Yes, its really April
Description:  A not all that freak snowstorm left a few inches of snow on the Tier on a late April day. I caught an 87 car 558 rolling through Campville on this glorious spring day.
Photo Date:  4/22/1993  Upload Date: 1/21/2018 5:19:39 AM
Location:  Campville, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  CP 5745(SD40-2) CP 5563(SD40) GATX 7362(SD40-2)
Views:  69   Comments: 0
By a semaphore
Title:  By a semaphore
Description:  Train 557 rolls west past one of the then plentiful semaphores on the Southern Tier. Today's train has 8 freight ahead of 43 TOFC.
Photo Date:  4/23/1993  Upload Date: 1/21/2018 4:31:18 AM
Location:  Barton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Signal,Action
Locomotives:  CP 5407(SD40) CP 5548(SD40)
Views:  67   Comments: 0
Erie station
Title:  Erie station
Description:  Train 557 rolls its 43 COFC and 8 freight around the curve and past the old Erie station.
Photo Date:  4/23/1993  Upload Date: 1/31/2018 4:56:18 AM
Location:  Chemung, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Station,Action
Locomotives:  CP 5407(SD40) CP 5548(SD40)
Views:  60   Comments: 0
Anoher semaphore
Title:  Anoher semaphore
Description:  Train 557 rolls past the next signal west from Barton, this on also a semaphore. There were two here, but not directly across from each other, and getting that shot from the road was not possible, since the westbound signal was behind a building. The pre Dash 2 SD 40's were common on these trains.
Photo Date:  4/23/1993  Upload Date: 1/21/2018 5:10:46 AM
Location:  Waverly, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Signal,Action
Locomotives:  CP 5407(SD40) CP 5548(SD40)
Views:  72   Comments: 0
On the rocks
Title:  On the rocks
Description:  CP 557 rolls west along the rock wall at the east end of Wellsburg, at the crossing of the connector to Lowman.
Photo Date:  4/23/1993  Upload Date: 1/31/2018 4:47:20 AM
Location:  Waverly, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  CP 5407(SD40) CP 5548(SD40)
Views:  45   Comments: 0
Turbo
Title:  Turbo
Description:  At the time of this visit to Syracuse, Amtrak was still using Turbos for many of its Empire Service trains. One of them is making its stop at the old station at Dewitt Yard, and will shortly be on its way to Utica.
Photo Date:  4/24/1993  Upload Date: 2/6/2018 4:39:59 AM
Location:  Syracuse, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 150(Turboliner)
Views:  67   Comments: 0
GO, gone
Title:  GO, gone
Description:  An ex GO Transit unit leads this westbound Empire Service train leaving Syracuse.
Photo Date:  4/24/1993  Upload Date: 2/6/2018 4:50:47 AM
Location:  Syracuse, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 199(GP40TC)
Views:  63   Comments: 1
Peek a boo
Title:  Peek a boo
Description:  WAFU 12 is pulling down to the west end of the yard for its return trip to Fulton, seen under the trailer of an eastbound Trailvan.
Photo Date:  4/24/1993  Upload Date: 2/7/2018 4:24:32 AM
Location:  Syracuse, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  CR 1925(B23-7) CR 3003(GP40) CR 1929(B23-7) CR 1947(B23-7)
Views:  49   Comments: 0
B Boats galore
Title:  B Boats galore
Description:  Upstate NY was overrun with GEs, largely because Selkirk was the maintenance base for many of them, among them the 50 C30-7As, a unit unique to Conrail. There were also hordes of B 23-7s, which mostly worked in yard and local assignments. One of those was Fulton based local WAFU 12, seen here arriving at Dewitt with 78 cars behind its four GEs.
Photo Date:  4/24/1993  Upload Date: 2/7/2018 4:41:30 AM
Location:  Syracuse, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  CR 1929(B23-7) CR 1947(B23-7) CR 2808(B23-7) CR 1962(B23-7)
Views:  54   Comments: 0
Another GE
Title:  Another GE
Description:  One more B 23 works with some intermodal cars over near the old produce terminal.
Photo Date:  4/24/1993  Upload Date: 2/7/2018 4:43:37 AM
Location:  Syracuse, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  CR 1966(B23-7)
Views:  46   Comments: 0
Stacks close up
Title:  Stacks close up
Description:  An eastbound unidentified stack train rolls toward the Amtrak station on the near track, as it has no work here, and will go right by with 88 platforms and 2 COFC.
Photo Date:  4/24/1993  Upload Date: 1/31/2018 5:07:24 AM
Location:  Syracuse, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CR 3326(GP40-2) CR 3315(GP40-2) CR 3367(GP40-2) CR 3348(GP40-2)
Views:  51   Comments: 0
Pulling it out
Title:  Pulling it out
Description:  An unidentified westbound with a set of four motor power pulls 59 cars of mixed freight from the west end of Dewitt.
Photo Date:  4/24/1993  Upload Date: 1/31/2018 5:09:14 AM
Location:  Syracuse, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  CR 3329(GP40-2) CR 3396(GP40-2) CR 8147(GP38-2)
Views:  58   Comments: 0
TV 79
Title:  TV 79
Description:  TV 79 was one of the hottest trains on the railroad, only a little cooler than TVLA, which was a direct run through to the Santa Fe. TV 79 also handled Santa Fe traffic, but did not run through, and had to transfer across Chicago. I think it may have also handled cars for Chicago delivery at 51st St. Here we see it blasting through the station behind a four unit set of GP 40-2s, a common power set for this type train.
Photo Date:  4/24/1993  Upload Date: 2/7/2018 4:47:59 AM
Location:  Syracuse, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  CR 3380(GP40-2) CR 3334(GP40-2) CR 3389(GP40-2) CR 3332(GP40-2)
Views:  56   Comments: 0
All GEs
Title:  All GEs
Description:  This was a pretty common power set on Conrail in those days. They had gone big for GEs, and had many 4 axle units, which did exactly what the did on the NYC-handle fast intermodal trains. The descendants of the U25B have 106 platforms and 3 COFC in hand as they head west.
Photo Date:  4/24/1993  Upload Date: 1/31/2018 5:16:17 AM
Location:  Syracuse, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Signal,Action
Locomotives:  CR 5018(B36-7) CR 5057(B36-7) CR 5085(B40-8) CR 5042(B36-7)
Views:  62   Comments: 0
GEs all over
Title:  GEs all over
Description:  TV 13 rolls west behind a GE leader while TV 263 with a full set of GEs makes a pick up.
Photo Date:  4/24/1993  Upload Date: 1/31/2018 5:20:20 AM
Location:  Syracuse (Dewitt), NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  CR 5047(B36-7) CR 5018(B36-7)
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