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By:Tom Beckett
Dates:1/1/1982 - 3/1/2011
Album Info:Photos of the NYSW, including directed service operation of the D&H from 1988 to 1990. Area covered includes NYSW northern and southern divisions, the D&H, and Conrail west to Buffalo.
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WS local
Title:  WS local
Description:  I was over in Jersey one Saturday and caught this completely by chance. The crossing gates seemed to be out of service, notice the crewman flagging the street crossing. Theres a bonus for the fire apparatus guys too!!
Photo Date:  4/17/1982  Upload Date: 3/3/2013 3:40:33 AM
Location:  Hackensack, NJ
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NYSW 1804(GP18)
Views:  484   Comments: 1
Almost home
Title:  Almost home
Description:  The WS local approaches Ridgefield Park on its last leg into Little Ferry.
Photo Date:  4/17/1982  Upload Date: 3/3/2013 3:45:05 AM
Location:  Ridgefield Park, NJ
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NYSW 1804(GP18)
Views:  413   Comments: 0
Flat wheel
Title:  Flat wheel
Description:  This wheel was the reason NYSW 104 was set out at Susquehanna. Looks like it was dragged a good distance.
Photo Date:  10/8/1985  Upload Date: 10/14/2014 1:36:11 AM
Location:  Susquehanna, PA
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  NYSW 104(RS3)
Views:  601   Comments: 3
Down for the count
Title:  Down for the count
Description:  This RS 3 was set out at Susquehanna with a flat wheel. It must have been dragged quite a distance, judging by the flat spot several inches long on the rear truck.
Photo Date:  10/8/1985  Upload Date: 10/11/2014 2:49:12 AM
Location:  Susquehanna, PA
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  NYSW 104(RS3)
Views:  342   Comments: 0
WS 1
Title:  WS 1
Description:  Local WS 1 sits at the Wyckoff station on an early spring day.
Photo Date:  4/15/1986  Upload Date: 5/22/2011 6:02:39 PM
Location:  Wyckoff, NJ
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Station,Action
Locomotives:  NYSW 3620(SD45) NYSW 6509(SD45)
Views:  498   Comments: 1
GP 18 and C 430
Title:  GP 18 and C 430
Description:  A mix of power lead WS-1 through the back alleys of Paterson.
Photo Date:  7/15/1986  Upload Date: 1/8/2012 3:12:11 AM
Location:  Paterson, NJ
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NYSW 1800(GP18) NYSW 3006(C430)
Views:  623   Comments: 1
SLN4
Title:  SLN4
Description:  SLN4 with an SD 45 sandwiched between a pair of C 430s passing the former yard at Port Jervis. The open area behind the train was once the westbound yard there, extending to Sparrow Bush.
Photo Date:  7/22/1986  Upload Date: 5/17/2011 1:52:43 AM
Location:  Port Jervis, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  NYSW 3000(C430) NYSW 6364(SD45) NYSW 3004(C430)
Views:  1143   Comments: 3
Getting a roll on
Title:  Getting a roll on
Description:  With a cloud of smoke befitting its Alcos, NYSW SLN 4 has switched Nepera Chemical in Harriman, and is now rolling for Jersey at Newburg Jct, where the Erie main line turned west to Chester and Goshen. The NYSW train is on the Graham Line freight bypass built in 1907..
Photo Date:  7/22/1986  Upload Date: 12/3/2014 3:17:16 PM
Location:  Harriman, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NYSW 3000(C430) NYSW 6364(SD45) NYSW 3004(C430)
Views:  447   Comments: 1
Alco power
Title:  Alco power
Description:  Mostly. SLN 4 reaches the east end of Moodna, and will now work down toward Harriman and Jersey. Well get a surprise at Harriman, when the train stops to work Nepera Chemical there.
Photo Date:  7/22/1986  Upload Date: 12/3/2014 3:40:55 PM
Location:  Washingtonville, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  NYSW 3000(C430) NYSW 6364(SD45) NYSW 3004(C430)
Views:  469   Comments: 3
River view
Title:  River view
Description:  SLN 4 behind a pair of C 430s bracketing an SD 45 crosses the Lackawaxen River in its namesake town as it makes its way down the Erie Delaware Division toward Port Jervis and home rails at Passaic Jct.
Photo Date:  7/22/1986  Upload Date: 12/3/2014 3:20:26 PM
Location:  Lackawaxen, PA
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  NYSW 3000(C430) NYSW 6364(SD45) NYSW 3004(C430)
Views:  417   Comments: 0
Along the river from on high
Title:  Along the river from on high
Description:  SLN 4 rolls through the trees along the Delaware approaching Mill Rift bridge, as seen from the overlooks on NY 97 at Hawks Nest. It will shortly cross over into New York.
Photo Date:  7/22/1986  Upload Date: 12/3/2014 3:32:35 PM
Location:  Mill Rift, PA
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  NYSW 3000(C430) NYSW 6364(SD45) NYSW 3004(C430)
Views:  427   Comments: 1
Zoomed in
Title:  Zoomed in
Description:  SLN 4 crosses Moodna Viaduct in a telephoto view. Even the long lens doesnt bring the train in much due to the massive dimensions of the viaduct.
Photo Date:  7/22/1986  Upload Date: 12/3/2014 3:39:44 PM
Location:  Washingtonville, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  NYSW 3000(C430) NYSW 6364(SD45) NYSW 3004(C430)
Views:  430   Comments: 1
Wide shot
Title:  Wide shot
Description:  SLN 4 crosses Moodna Viaduct, one of the great Erie steel bridges, in a wide angle view taken from near CR 20.
Photo Date:  7/22/1986  Upload Date: 12/3/2014 3:38:17 PM
Location:  Washingtonville, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  NYSW 3000(C430) NYSW 6364(SD45) NYSW 3004(C430)
Views:  419   Comments: 2
Rolling
Title:  Rolling
Description:  SLN 4 is working Nepera Chemical at Harriman, and will soon be on its way to Suffern and Little Ferry.
Photo Date:  7/22/1986  Upload Date: 12/3/2014 3:18:23 PM
Location:  Harriman, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Action
Locomotives:  NYSW 3000(C430) NYSW 6364(SD45) NYSW 3004(C430)
Views:  794   Comments: 0
Eastbound stacks
Title:  Eastbound stacks
Description:  NYSW 3000 leads an eastbound Sea Land train at the Suffern passenger station on the former Erie. You can almost see the train rolling past behind an EL C425/SD45/C425 set.
Photo Date:  7/22/1986  Upload Date: 11/13/2011 1:54:33 AM
Location:  Suffern, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Action
Locomotives:  NYSW 3000(C430) NYSW 6366(SD45) NYSW 3004(C430)
Views:  722   Comments: 1
Just arrived
Title:  Just arrived
Description:  SLN 3 has just arrived at Binghamton, where the NYSW power is cutting off at West BD. It will go back to their engine house, and D&H power will take over.
Photo Date:  8/5/1986  Upload Date: 12/5/2014 3:58:35 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NYSW 6360(SD45) NYSW 3000(C430)
Views:  348   Comments: 0
Ex BN units
Title:  Ex BN units
Description:  NYSW 6366 and 6364 work near Passaic Jct, showing their heritage.
Photo Date:  9/16/1986  Upload Date: 2/26/2012 4:02:49 AM
Location:  Rochelle Park, NJ
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NYSW 6366(SD45) NYSW 6364(SD45)
Views:  402   Comments: 0
Playing in the weeds
Title:  Playing in the weeds
Description:  WS 1 works a customer siding at Hawthorne, fighting its way through the weeds to reach the cars. Hard to believe, looking at this scene, that two mile long stack trains will soon be passing here.
Photo Date:  10/14/1986  Upload Date: 12/17/2014 2:59:31 AM
Location:  Hawthorne, NJ
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NYSW 1800(GP18) NYSW 3006(C430)
Views:  515   Comments: 2
Past the parking lot
Title:  Past the parking lot
Description:  WS 1 passes the parked cars in downtown Hawthorne as trailing unit 3006 smokes it up
Photo Date:  10/14/1986  Upload Date: 12/19/2014 2:53:41 AM
Location:  Hawthorne, NJ
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NYSW 1800(GP18) NYSW 3006(C430)
Views:  399   Comments: 0
It really is urban railroading
Title:  It really is urban railroading
Description:  The NYSW local is off in the distance in what looks like a rural setting, but which is actually in Paterson. Stack trains are coming to this line in less than a year.
Photo Date:  10/14/1986  Upload Date: 12/17/2014 3:01:47 AM
Location:  Paterson, NJ
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  NYSW 1800(GP18) NYSW 3006(C430)
Views:  604   Comments: 0
Through the backyards
Title:  Through the backyards
Description:  WS 1 works through the back yards of Paterson as it makes its way to PC and Conrail interchange for the Southern Tier Line.
Photo Date:  10/14/1986  Upload Date: 12/17/2014 3:05:14 AM
Location:  Paterson, NJ
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NYSW 1800(GP18) NYSW 3006(C430)
Views:  399   Comments: 0
Ole signal
Title:  Ole signal
Description:  WS 1 passes an ancient semaphore that has not governed a train move in several decades. Still makes for a good prop.
Photo Date:  10/14/1986  Upload Date: 12/17/2014 3:06:27 AM
Location:  Paterson, NJ
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Signal,Action
Locomotives:  NYSW 1800(GP18) NYSW 3006(C430)
Views:  494   Comments: 1
Test drive
Title:  Test drive
Description:  NYSW 6362 rolls north, and will be back shortly. Looks like the shop was taking it for a test drive after some work at Little Ferry shop.
Photo Date:  10/14/1986  Upload Date: 12/17/2014 3:11:23 AM
Location:  Ridgefield Park, NJ
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NYSW 6362(SD45)
Views:  249   Comments: 0
Southern Division local
Title:  Southern Division local
Description:  Train WS 1 works east through Camp Gaw-also known as Franklin Lakes-on its way to Paterson, Hawthorne, and Passaic Jct. Two green ex BN units do the honors today.
Photo Date:  10/14/1986  Upload Date: 12/15/2014 3:37:50 AM
Location:  Franklin Lakes, NJ
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  NYSW 6364(SD45) NYSW 6366(SD45)
Views:  377   Comments: 1
WS 2
Title:  WS 2
Description:  The other train on the line that day was WS 2, working west. Here it is in a dark side photo at Midland Park
Photo Date:  10/14/1986  Upload Date: 12/19/2014 2:56:23 AM
Location:  Midland Park, NJ
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NYSW 6364(SD45) NYSW 6366(SD45)
Views:  294   Comments: 0
Pulling up
Title:  Pulling up
Description:  WS 2 pulls past the Hawthorne station as it works the connection to the Erie main line.
Photo Date:  10/14/1986  Upload Date: 12/19/2014 2:58:15 AM
Location:  Hawthorne, NJ
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Action
Locomotives:  NYSW 6364(SD45) NYSW 6366(SD45)
Views:  298   Comments: 0
Working the customer
Title:  Working the customer
Description:  WS 2 switches cars in and out at a Midland Park customer.
Photo Date:  10/14/1986  Upload Date: 12/19/2014 3:01:05 AM
Location:  Midland Park, NJ
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NYSW 6364(SD45) NYSW 6366(SD45)
Views:  305   Comments: 0
At the station
Title:  At the station
Description:  WS 2s power rolls past the Wyckoff station en route west.
Photo Date:  10/14/1986  Upload Date: 12/19/2014 3:03:13 AM
Location:  Wyckoff, NJ
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Action
Locomotives:  NYSW 6364(SD45) NYSW 6366(SD45)
Views:  276   Comments: 0
Approaching the station
Title:  Approaching the station
Description:  WS 2 approaches the Wyckoff station in a shot that shows the nicely painted NYSW station there.
Photo Date:  10/14/1986  Upload Date: 12/19/2014 3:04:33 AM
Location:  Wyckoff, NJ
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Action
Locomotives:  NYSW 6364(SD45) NYSW 6366(SD45)
Views:  250   Comments: 0
Signal
Title:  Signal
Description:  An ancient relic of a bygone era waits for the passage of WS 1, way off in the distance. The train will take ten minutes to reach me.
Photo Date:  10/14/1986  Upload Date: 12/17/2014 3:08:47 AM
Location:  Paterson, NJ
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Signal,Action
Locomotives:  NYSW 1800(GP18) NYSW 3006(C430)
Views:  495   Comments: 0
Stacks at West BD
Title:  Stacks at West BD
Description:  A stack train behind the first repainted F45 waits at West BD on the west side of Binghamton.
Photo Date:  12/28/1986  Upload Date: 2/5/2012 2:06:39 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NYSW 6370(F45)
Views:  390   Comments: 0
Almost at first stop
Title:  Almost at first stop
Description:  The NYSW local I was following is almost at Hawthorne to work its first customer
Photo Date:  1/27/1987  Upload Date: 12/31/2014 2:09:02 AM
Location:  Hawthorne, NJ
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  NYSW 1804(GP18)
Views:  287   Comments: 0
Big engine, little bridge
Title:  Big engine, little bridge
Description:  The NYSW local approaches Hawthorne, crossing this low bridge, making the train look three sizes too large.
Photo Date:  1/27/1987  Upload Date: 12/31/2014 2:02:12 AM
Location:  Hawthorne, NJ
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Bridge,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  NYSW 1804(GP18)
Views:  265   Comments: 0
Not exactly dashing through the snow
Title:  Not exactly dashing through the snow
Description:  Despite having taken on international stack trains, some of the track on the NYSW was not exactly high speed at this time. This local is not setting speed records as it rolls through Paterson.
Photo Date:  1/27/1987  Upload Date: 12/31/2014 1:59:13 AM
Location:  Paterson, NJ
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Winter,Action
Locomotives:  NYSW 1804(GP18)
Views:  260   Comments: 0
Working the yard
Title:  Working the yard
Description:  NYSW 1804 plods through the snow as it works its train at Passaic Jct yard. NYSW fans will recognize the round Travelers Inn adjacent to the yard.
Photo Date:  1/27/1987  Upload Date: 12/31/2014 1:54:48 AM
Location:  Saddle Brook, NJ
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  NYSW 1804(GP18)
Views:  259   Comments: 0
Alco in tow
Title:  Alco in tow
Description:  3 was trailing the road power, dead in tow as far as I can remember. It will be dropped in Binghamton.
Photo Date:  2/26/1987  Upload Date: 4/15/2015 4:31:42 AM
Location:  Cochecton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  NYSW 101(RS3) BN 6525(SD45) NYSW 6366(SD45) BN 6542(SD45)
Views:  366   Comments: 0
Working the yard
Title:  Working the yard
Description:  NYSW 1802 switches at Binghamton in the company of an assortment of hand me down diesels. Also visible are 6362, in green, and in the background, C 420 260, ex LIRR 221.
Photo Date:  2/26/1987  Upload Date: 4/21/2015 1:48:40 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  NYSW 1802(GP18) NYSW 6362(SD45) NYSW 260(C420)
Views:  322   Comments: 0
No its not Montana
Title:  No its not Montana
Description:  Though its hard to tell from this power set. The only give away is the renumbering on the leader, as the two trailing units are still in full paint. SLN 3 rolls west on the ex Erie with 60 Sea Land platforms and 24 freight.
Photo Date:  2/26/1987  Upload Date: 4/15/2015 4:52:56 AM
Location:  Cochecton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  NYSW 6366(SD45) BN 6542(SD45) NYSW 101(RS3) BN 6525(SD45)
Views:  350   Comments: 0
Frozen
Title:  Frozen
Description:  SLN 3 maes its way along a cold Delaware River near Hankins.
Photo Date:  2/26/1987  Upload Date: 4/21/2015 1:54:54 AM
Location:  Hankins, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  NYSW 6366(SD45) BN 6542(SD45) NYSW 101(RS3) BN 6525(SD45)
Views:  348   Comments: 0
Before and after
Title:  Before and after
Description:  The two F45s that NYSW acquired from BN are in Binghamton this day. BN 6640 woud become NYSW 3638. NYSW 6370, which had been BN 6644, is in the yellowjacket scheme, one it looks quite good in. A little over a year from now, NYSW would take over operation of the D&H while it was in bankruptcy, and these two units would be joined by a couple of old colleagues via NRL-BN 6635 and BN 6642. It was a good time to be a 45 watcher.
Photo Date:  2/26/1987  Upload Date: 4/18/2015 2:22:36 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Winter,Yard
Locomotives:  BN 6640(F45) NYSW 6370(F45)
Views:  300   Comments: 0
Patch job
Title:  Patch job
Description:  The only giveaways in this set of power sitting at the Binghamton engine house are the patch paint on 6509, and the yellowjacket scheme on 6370. Otherwise it could be Idaho. We see both F45s in this photo. I only saw them once working back to back in freight service. BN 6640, to become NYSW 3638, turned into something of a hangar queen, and was beset by a variety of ills that kept it off the road a lot of the time. The trailing unit, 6370, became 3636, and was a steady presence on NYSW trains into the 21st century.
Photo Date:  2/26/1987  Upload Date: 4/18/2015 2:14:25 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Winter,Yard
Locomotives:  NYSW 6509(SD45) BN 6513(SD45) BN 6640(F45) NYSW 6370(F45)
Views:  305   Comments: 0
Jersey local
Title:  Jersey local
Description:  Local WS 1 has worked Passaic Jct and is now headed back to Little Ferry behind GP 18 1802, still in its original paint scheme.
Photo Date:  3/4/1987  Upload Date: 4/15/2015 4:38:16 AM
Location:  Passaic Junction, NJ
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  NYSW 1802(GP18)
Views:  201   Comments: 0
Out in the field
Title:  Out in the field
Description:  The grass has grown tall at Passaic Jct as 1802 works there.
Photo Date:  3/4/1987  Upload Date: 4/21/2015 1:52:08 AM
Location:  Passaic Junction, NJ
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  NYSW 1802(GP18)
Views:  224   Comments: 0
Searching in the sun for another broken rail
Title:  Searching in the sun for another broken rail
Description:  This NYSW track defect detector was at Passaic Jct waiting its next assignment.
Photo Date:  3/4/1987  Upload Date: 4/15/2015 4:48:04 AM
Location:  Passaic Junction, NJ
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  RollingStock,Yard
Locomotives: 
Views:  240   Comments: 0
Work extra
Title:  Work extra
Description:  The GP 18s turned up everywhere, so it was no surprise to find one on a work train on the Hackensack River bridge. Note the FJ&G flat right behind the power. The river was still an artery of commerce-note the barge at far right. Stone was a common item transported by barge in the New York area.
Photo Date:  5/7/1987  Upload Date: 4/25/2015 3:17:44 AM
Location:  Hackensack, NJ
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  NYSW 1800(GP18)
Views:  351   Comments: 0
Local
Title:  Local
Description:  NYSW 1802 leads 6 cars at Rochelle Park headed back toward Little Ferry.
Photo Date:  5/7/1987  Upload Date: 11/26/2012 1:29:36 AM
Location:  Rochelle Park, NJ
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NYSW 1802(GP18)
Views:  228   Comments: 0
Odd fellows
Title:  Odd fellows
Description:  NYSW acquired this ex NYO&W switcher and restored it to its original paint job. Here it is at Binghamton in the company of a BN F45, an unlikely a combination of power as youll ever see. Note the D&H hopper at rear in the yard.
Photo Date:  5/14/1987  Upload Date: 5/3/2015 4:20:34 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  NYSW 116(NW2) BN 6640(F45)
Views:  363   Comments: 0
Parked for now
Title:  Parked for now
Description:  Before Conrail allowed the NYSW and D&H to change crews on its main, the stack trains had to back off Conrail, who said they didnt want the trains tying up their railroad. This was understandable, since the crew change could take anywhere from ten minutes to ten hours, depending on if there was a crew ready. This SLN 3 is backed onto the ex DLW Utica Branch while waiting for a D&H crew. Meanwhile, out of sight on the D&H, a southbound is slowly making its way to BD and the yard across the river.
Photo Date:  5/14/1987  Upload Date: 4/27/2015 3:43:00 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Yard,Action
Locomotives:  NYSW 6370(F45) BN 6500(SD45) NYSW 6509(SD45)
Views:  290   Comments: 0
On the bridge
Title:  On the bridge
Description:  Shots of the north side of the Chenango River bridge are not often seen, since the sun lights that side only late in the day for a few months in the summer. I was there on one of those occasions, catching SLN 3 as it backed its 50 Sea Land platforms and 23 freight off the Tier at QD.
Photo Date:  5/14/1987  Upload Date: 4/27/2015 3:44:55 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  NYSW 6370(F45) BN 6500(SD45) NYSW 6509(SD45)
Views:  320   Comments: 0
Backing down
Title:  Backing down
Description:  SLN 3 backs off the Tier at QD as a local fan catches the action. The Erie station stood where the empty space is between the Southern Tier and the ex DLW, whose station is now privately owned, and can be seen to the right of the train, under the Chenango St bridge.
Photo Date:  5/14/1987  Upload Date: 4/27/2015 3:46:37 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Action
Locomotives:  NYSW 6370(F45) BN 6500(SD45) NYSW 6509(SD45)
Views:  270   Comments: 0


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