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By:Tom Beckett
Dates:1/1/1977 - 5/1/2020
Album Info:CP operating the D&H, with some NYSW power from the days when they were giving up the directed service, and a smattering of off line power on the NS trains that run there.
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Coming around the corner
Title:  Coming around the corner
Description:  The first northbound train with CP power, an empty acid train, comes around the curve from BD and into the south end of Bevier St as it makes its way toward Belden Hill. How about that multimark box car??
Photo Date:  7/28/1990  Upload Date: 1/24/2016 4:05:10 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  CP 5676(SD40-2) CP 5686(SD40-2) CP 5660(SD40-2)
Views:  281   Comments: 0
First train north
Title:  First train north
Description:  CP 701, the return move of an acid train to Baltimore, snakes its 42 cars uphill at Nowlan Rd.
Photo Date:  7/28/1990  Upload Date: 1/24/2016 3:58:51 AM
Location:  Port Dickinson, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  CP 5676(SD40-2) CP 5686(SD40-2) CP 5660(SD40-2)
Views:  264   Comments: 0
Rolling up to Bevier
Title:  Rolling up to Bevier
Description:  BUAB rolls past the location of BX cabin, entering the south end of Bevier St. It will get a new crew and start its hard pull toward the tunnel. Note how fresh the paint is on 5690. It will get three more paint schemes in the next dozen years.
Photo Date:  9/2/1990  Upload Date: 1/28/2016 3:58:00 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  CP 5690(SD40-2) CP 5692(SD40-2) CP 5668(SD40-2) CP 5689(SD40-2)
Views:  465   Comments: 1
Waiting on the wheat
Title:  Waiting on the wheat
Description:  Though it could also be corn. KL 1 holds for 84 car BUAB to clear the Buffalo Runner. It will then roll down to QD and get on the Tier for the trip to Buffalo.
Photo Date:  9/18/1990  Upload Date: 1/29/2016 4:47:30 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  NYSW 4018(B40-8) CP 5684(SD40-2) CP 5682(SD40-2) CP 5660(SD40-2) CP 5692(SD40-2) CP 5697(SD40-2) CP 5689(SD40-2)
Views:  363   Comments: 0
Into the shadows
Title:  Into the shadows
Description:  The shorter days are making it harder to get the late afternoon shots, especially where there are buildings to block the sun. A just a little too late KL 1 comes into Binghamton behind a yellowjacket and a pair of CP units. It will wait here at the south end of Bevier St for BUAB to pass. Once it clears the Buffalo Runner, KL 1 will proceed to QD and the Tier.
Photo Date:  9/18/1990  Upload Date: 1/29/2016 4:45:16 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  NYSW 4018(B40-8) CP 5684(SD40-2) CP 5682(SD40-2)
Views:  270   Comments: 1
First SOO power
Title:  First SOO power
Description:  Since the first grain train ran to the Port of Albany, we had been waiting for this day. The grain trains originated in Minneapolis, so we knew it was a matter of time before power from CP owned SOO Line came east. It finally happened on a Thursday night, the train going to Albany after darkness had fallen. The return trip, however was a home run. We could not have asked for a better situation. Clear sky, and the train called for 1330, setting up a westbound chase in perfect light. We followed him to Hornell. It was great. ABBU sits at the south end of Bevier St with two SOO units trailing CP 5674.
Photo Date:  10/20/1990  Upload Date: 1/29/2016 4:52:36 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  CP 5674(SD40-2) SOO 6622(SD40-2) SOO 764(SD40-2)
Views:  262   Comments: 3
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:  396   Comments: 1
New symbol
Title:  New symbol
Description:  The train formerly known as BUME, now is 310, an extension of NS train 310 from Bellevue OH, handed off to CP at Buffalo. It is now at Bevier St, headed north with 49 cars. When it gets to Mohawk yard in Schenectady, it will go to Guilfords B&M.
Photo Date:  11/12/1990  Upload Date: 2/6/2016 3:00:25 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  CP 5670(SD40-2) PLM 3019(SD40-2) CP 5682(SD40-2)
Views:  266   Comments: 1
All downhill
Title:  All downhill
Description:  A 309, until recently MEBU, rolls south at Hancock Rd in Sanitaria Springs behind a mix of CP and lease power.
Photo Date:  11/18/1990  Upload Date: 2/6/2016 3:02:55 AM
Location:  Sanitaria Springs, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  CP 5679(SD40-2) PLM 3104(SD40-2)
Views:  238   Comments: 0
New symbol
Title:  New symbol
Description:  Same train. RPPY became train 556 under CPs regime, as nearly all trains had numbers, as opposed to the former Conrail style alpha codes instituted by Guilford. We see 556 rolling across the Southern Tier at BD, 25 cars in tow behind its three units.
Photo Date:  12/9/1990  Upload Date: 2/3/2016 3:03:20 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Signal,Action
Locomotives:  CP 5684(SD40-2) CP 5677(SD40-2)
Views:  273   Comments: 0
Colorful pushers
Title:  Colorful pushers
Description:  The second daytime move of a BUAB with SOO power was Dec 9, this time northbound, leaving Binghamton late morning. The head end was an unexpected treat, but the pushers were also not to be ignored. An EMD lease unit in an attractive paint job reminiscent of the last Rock scheme was teamed with a candy apple red SOO unit. Here they are pushing at Fuller Rd.
Photo Date:  12/9/1990  Upload Date: 2/3/2016 3:20:42 AM
Location:  Sanitaria Springs, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  EMDX 6049(SD40-2) SOO 752(SD40)
Views:  318   Comments: 1
Lots of changes
Title:  Lots of changes
Description:  Everything. As we look at BUABs pushers, and EMD lease unit and a red SOO SD 40, note also the rest of this view. I am standing on what was the DLW Utica Branch, now abandoned. The track in the foreground is the new connection from the D&H to the NYSWs ex DLW line; you can see the Old State Rd crossing at far left. This was done as part of a project to eliminate the three overpasses at Bevier St, one ex DLW, two D&H, none of which was high enough to clear a standard 13'6" trailer, making access to businesses on Broad Av a challenge. As part of that project, the NYSW gained access to its line via a new connection north of Bevier St, requiring its trains to go through that yard. The D&H was largely unaffected, except for realigning its tracks onto the new overpass. The train looks like its climbing to the sky due to the downgrade on the NYSW connector; its not as bad as it looks.
Photo Date:  12/9/1990  Upload Date: 2/3/2016 3:35:45 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  EMDX 6049(SD40-2) SOO 752(SD40)
Views:  235   Comments: 0
Made the tunnel
Title:  Made the tunnel
Description:  The pushers on BUAB have done their job, and will now cut off and go back to Binghamton. Their passing was well documented, judging by the shadows of railfans.
Photo Date:  12/9/1990  Upload Date: 2/3/2016 3:37:17 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Tunnel,Action
Locomotives:  EMDX 6049(SD40-2) SOO 752(SD40)
Views:  248   Comments: 1
Odd combination
Title:  Odd combination
Description:  If you had said, in 1980, that the NYSW would be running high horsepower diesels on the D&H, and theyd be tied to SOO units, theyd have called the funny farm to come get you. In 1990, there it was. BUAB with one of the odder power sets any of us had seen, rolls under the signal gantry at Afton with an Albany bound grain train.
Photo Date:  12/9/1990  Upload Date: 4/14/2015 4:40:15 AM
Location:  Afton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Signal,Action
Locomotives:  NYSW 4018(B40-8) SOO 769(SD40-2) SOO 6403(SD40) SOO 6310(SD40-2)
Views:  330   Comments: 0
Grain north
Title:  Grain north
Description:  BUAB rolls north behind an interesting mix of power, passing the NYSEG Jennison Station along NY 7.
Photo Date:  12/9/1990  Upload Date: 2/6/2016 3:05:14 AM
Location:  Bainbridge, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  NYSW 4018(B40-8) SOO 769(SD40-2) SOO 6403(SD40) EMDX 6310(SD40-2)
Views:  300   Comments: 0
Stone bridge
Title:  Stone bridge
Description:  One place I liked, but was hard to shoot because of the trees, was the NY 7 overpass north of Sanitaria Springs. The attractive arch broidge was really photogenic, but if there were more than two units on the train, you could not get them all. BUAB had four, but I thought Id take advantage of the bare trees to get a shot of an unusual power set here.
Photo Date:  12/9/1990  Upload Date: 2/3/2016 3:41:43 AM
Location:  Sanitaria Springs, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  NYSW 4018(B40-8) SOO 769(SD40-2) SOO 6403(SD40) EMDX 6310(SD40-2)
Views:  258   Comments: 0
Working north
Title:  Working north
Description:  Not sure of the exact location of this shot, I think its near Unadilla. BUAB rolls north with SOO and NYSW power.
Photo Date:  12/9/1990  Upload Date: 4/14/2015 4:44:35 AM
Location:  Unadilla, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  NYSW 4018(B40-8) SOO 769(SD40-2) SOO 6403(SD40) SOO 6310(SD40-2)
Views:  417   Comments: 0
Grinding it out
Title:  Grinding it out
Description:  The Pandrol Jackson rail grinding train is laid over at Binghamton for the weekend. It will resume its slow tour of the D&H on Monday.
Photo Date:  12/9/1990  Upload Date: 2/6/2016 3:07:26 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  PJAX 111(GP38-2u)
Views:  234   Comments: 0
Business end
Title:  Business end
Description:  The control cab for the griders sits on the south end of the train at Bevier St.
Photo Date:  12/9/1990  Upload Date: 2/6/2016 3:09:46 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives: 
Views:  187   Comments: 0
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:  299   Comments: 1
Sunny side
Title:  Sunny side
Description:  The sunny side of train 310 makes for some glint as it rolls through Bevier St on its way north.
Photo Date:  12/9/1990  Upload Date: 2/6/2016 3:12:04 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  PLM 3041(SD40-2) PLM 3104(SD40-2) NYSW 4030(B40-8) DH 5022(RS36)
Views:  335   Comments: 0
Now were working
Title:  Now were working
Description:  Train 310 smokes hard as it works to overcome gravity as it heads north at Phelps St. The leader is one of the EMD test beds built in the mid 60's to evaluate the 645 engine, hence the flared radiators.
Photo Date:  12/9/1990  Upload Date: 2/6/2016 3:13:39 AM
Location:  Port Dickinson, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  PLM 3041(SD40-2) PLM 3104(SD40-2) NYSW 4030(B40-8) DH 5022(RS36)
Views:  369   Comments: 1
Hey, look at that!!
Title:  Hey, look at that!!
Description:  Train 310 carried a surprise in the power consist this morning, D&H 5022. Always good to see an Alco on the road. It's working just as hard as the rest of the power in this three builder lash up.
Photo Date:  12/9/1990  Upload Date: 2/6/2016 3:15:19 AM
Location:  Port Dickinson, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  PLM 3041(SD40-2) PLM 3104(SD40-2) NYSW 4030(B40-8) DH 5022(RS36)
Views:  287   Comments: 0
310 with leasers
Title:  310 with leasers
Description:  Train 310 approaches the sidiing at Delanson behind a pair of PLM units and a pair from the home road
Photo Date:  1/19/1991  Upload Date: 4/14/2015 4:49:09 AM
Location:  Delanson, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  PLMX 3000(SD40) PLMX 3104(SD40) CP 5692(SD40-2) DH 7314(GP38-2)
Views:  441   Comments: 0
Climbing to the summit
Title:  Climbing to the summit
Description:  Train 310 works 66 cars toward the summit of Richmondville Hill
Photo Date:  1/19/1991  Upload Date: 4/14/2015 4:55:28 AM
Location:  Richmondville, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  PLMX 3000(SD40) PLMX 3104(SD40) CP 5692(SD40-2) DH 7314(GP38-2)
Views:  284   Comments: 0
Pastoral winter scene
Title:  Pastoral winter scene
Description:  UB7A with 106 empties rolls along Tunnel Rd at Dyes siding in a Christmas card worthy scene.
Photo Date:  1/27/1991  Upload Date: 4/14/2015 4:24:45 AM
Location:  Tunnel, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  CP 5672(SD40-2) CP 5690(SD40-2) CP 5689(SD40-2)
Views:  385   Comments: 0
Almost home
Title:  Almost home
Description:  UB7A rolls south at Fuller Rd in Sanitaria Springs, now on the last ten miles into Binghamton.
Photo Date:  1/27/1991  Upload Date: 4/14/2015 4:33:14 AM
Location:  Sanitaria Springs, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  CP 5672(SD40-2) CP 5690(SD40-2) CP 5689(SD40-2)
Views:  306   Comments: 1
Into daylight
Title:  Into daylight
Description:  UB7A rolls out of Belden tunnel into daylight as it heads downhill to Binghamton.
Photo Date:  1/27/1991  Upload Date: 4/14/2015 4:35:17 AM
Location:  Tunnel, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Tunnel,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  CP 5672(SD40-2) CP 5690(SD40-2) CP 5689(SD40-2)
Views:  343   Comments: 1
New leasers
Title:  New leasers
Description:  A pair of ex MP GATX lease units rolls high over Wylie Creek with a 310 train bound for Mohawk. These would be supplemented by a group of 15 blue GATX lease units in the 7359-7373 series, in addition to the PLM units already on the property.
Photo Date:  2/23/1991  Upload Date: 12/22/2015 3:40:28 AM
Location:  Harpursville, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  GATX 2002(SD40-2) GATX 2009(SD40-2)
Views:  241   Comments: 0
Classic scene
Title:  Classic scene
Description:  This shot shows some of the remnants of the south end of Bevier St, on the east side of Binghamton. The signal protects what was at one time the crossing at BX, where train 390 is rolling north in this view taken from alongside the Agway plant, seen at right. Agway was an active Conrail customer at the time of the photo(and sometimes got grain in Erie boxcars). Were standing on the main track of the DLW Syracuse and Utica line, which crossed the D&H where the train is moving. Behind me out of sight is the yard that serviced that line, YO yard. It was abandoned long before this photo was taken. The train is on the D&H, which bears to the east into Bevier St yard before going up to Belden tunnel and the capital district. Bevier St was adjacent to the DLW YO yard. The crossing at BX was removed in the early 80s and changed to a set of crossovers, with the tracks now forming a wye that allowed trains to go either to the ex DLW East Binghamton yard, or to the Buffalo Runner, the line this train is on. The NYSW, which had acquired the DLW trackage north of Binghamton, connected to the Buffalo Runner through a switch, under 390's third unit, to access its yard at the east end of Eries QD yard, near Liberty St. In 1990, the overpasses on Bevier St were modified, with both the NYSW and CP going onto one bridge that was high enough to clear a standard 13'6" truck, eliminating the two D&H spans and the DLW bridge to the west of those. The NYSW now used the D&H alignment to reach its ex DLW line via a connection north of Bevier St, with the DLW line through YO yard abandoned. The signals remained up-there's one on the D&H side as well-into the nid 1990's, though they had been inactive for many years by that time.
Photo Date:  4/8/1991  Upload Date: 3/13/2015 3:24:37 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Signal,Action
Locomotives:  PLMX 3052(SD40) SOO 6614(SD40-2) SOO 788(SD40-2) SOO 6615(SD40-2)
Views:  360   Comments: 2
Night grain
Title:  Night grain
Description:  Train 390 sits at the north end of Bevier St waiting for a crew on a spring evening.
Photo Date:  4/13/1991  Upload Date: 3/13/2015 2:31:33 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Night,Yard,Action
Locomotives:  CP 5677(SD40-2) SOO 787(SD40-2) SOO 6406(SD40A) SOO 6601(SD40-2)
Views:  396   Comments: 0
Nowlan Rd
Title:  Nowlan Rd
Description:  Train 556 approaches the north end of Nowlan Rd in Sanitaria Springs as it makes its way down hill from the tunnel behind a set of lease power.
Photo Date:  4/13/1991  Upload Date: 3/19/2015 3:58:16 AM
Location:  Sanitaria Springs, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  GATX 2001(SD40-2) PLMX 3019(SD40) PLMX 3052(SD40)
Views:  344   Comments: 1
Lease power rules
Title:  Lease power rules
Description:  A pair of GATX units bracket a PLM SD as train 556 rolls into town, seen at BX.
Photo Date:  4/15/1991  Upload Date: 3/13/2015 3:10:34 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  GATX 2008(SD40-2) PLMX 3000(SD40) GATX 2007(SD40-2)
Views:  310   Comments: 0
Coal ready to take on the hill
Title:  Coal ready to take on the hill
Description:  A UB 20 coal train behind a mix of CP and lease power waits at Bevier for its turn up Belden Hill.
Photo Date:  4/25/1991  Upload Date: 3/19/2015 3:52:33 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  CP 5690(SD40-2) PLMX 3021(SD40) GATX 2009(SD40-2) GATX 2006(SD40-2)
Views:  336   Comments: 0
Slow roll
Title:  Slow roll
Description:  Train 751 rolls slowly into the south end of Bevier St yard, the rear of its train still coming across Conrail at BD. A mix of GATX and CSX units have todays train in hand for the trip uphill to Belden.
Photo Date:  5/5/1991  Upload Date: 3/16/2015 2:03:11 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  GATX 2005(SD40-2) GATX 2008(SD40-2) CSX 8016(SD40-2) CSX 8165(SD40-2)
Views:  356   Comments: 0
Scenic ride north
Title:  Scenic ride north
Description:  Train 751 has come through Belden tunnel and is now on the north side of the mountain, rolling through Nineveh, where the old Penn Division left the main. There is still a siding here, the south end at Nineven Jct is now CPF 590. This train is meeting southbound 556 here. The crew will enjoy the scenery as it heads for the north end of the siding at Afton-CPF 587
Photo Date:  5/5/1991  Upload Date: 3/16/2015 2:07:00 AM
Location:  Nineveh, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  GATX 2005(SD40-2) GATX 2008(SD40-2) CSX 8016(SD40-2) CSX 8165(SD40-2)
Views:  280   Comments: 0
Into the climb
Title:  Into the climb
Description:  A 751 phosphate train works hard at Nowlan Rd in Hillcrest behind four SDs as it makes for the Belden tunnel and eventually Montreal with a train of phosphate rock that originated on CSX near Tampa
Photo Date:  5/5/1991  Upload Date: 3/12/2015 2:30:43 AM
Location:  Port Dickinson, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  GATX 2005(SD40-2) GATX 2008(SD40-2) CSX 8016(SD40-2) CSX 8165(SD40-2)
Views:  317   Comments: 1
Not as bad as it looks
Title:  Not as bad as it looks
Description:  The 751 train starts up Belden hill from Bevier St, the rear of the train still in the yard. It looks like a hellacious climb-and it is at times-but here, because the new connection to the NYSW, seen below, slopes down, the grade looks worse than it really is. It still aint easy!!
Photo Date:  5/5/1991  Upload Date: 3/12/2015 2:34:07 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  GATX 2005(SD40-2) GATX 2008(SD40-2) CSX 8016(SD40-2) CSX 8165(SD40-2)
Views:  331   Comments: 0
Phosphate train
Title:  Phosphate train
Description:  One of the sporadic moves to run on the D&H was a phosphate train that originated in Floridas Bone Valley on CSX. It was usually symbolled 751, and had run through CSX power. This time, its a pair of Seaboard System SD 40-2s, which we see behind a pair of GATX lease units at the north end of Dyes Siding, which was on the grade about a mile south of Belden Tunnel. It has since been removed, thought the signal mast remains.
Photo Date:  5/5/1991  Upload Date: 6/10/2012 3:40:36 AM
Location:  Tunnel, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Signal,Action
Locomotives:  GATX 2005(SD40-2) GATX 2008(SD40-2) SBD 8016(SD40-2) SBD 8165(SD40-2)
Views:  433   Comments: 0
Scenic southbound
Title:  Scenic southbound
Description:  A stunning view of the Susquehanna valley greets train 556 as it heads for Belden tunnel, and on into Binghamton. Seen from Nurse Hollow Rd in Nineveh.
Photo Date:  5/5/1991  Upload Date: 3/16/2015 2:23:22 AM
Location:  Nineveh, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  PLMX 3000(SD40) GATX 2006(SD40-2) GATX 2007(SD40-2)
Views:  287   Comments: 0
Alco surrounded
Title:  Alco surrounded
Description:  Lease units fore and aft hide an M630 as 556 rolls through BX toward the CP yard across the river. Alco units were fairly common on trains coming down from Montreal, but less common on the Tier trains.
Photo Date:  5/11/1991  Upload Date: 3/13/2015 2:34:10 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  GATX 2002(SD40-2) GATX 2004(SD40-2) CP 4571(M630) GATX 2007(SD40-2) PLMX 3052(SD40)
Views:  450   Comments: 0
Grain train on the hill
Title:  Grain train on the hill
Description:  Up til the trees grew too high, it was possible to shoot a train heading for the tunnel from Tunnel Rd between NY 7 and Moottown. I was able to take advantage of this to get a shot of this 390 clawing its way uphill at Dyes siding with a PLM unit leading three SOO SDs.
Photo Date:  5/11/1991  Upload Date: 3/12/2015 2:45:56 AM
Location:  Tunnel, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  PLMX 3019(SD40) SOO 772(SD40-2) SOO 756(SD40) SOO 759(SD40-2)
Views:  329   Comments: 0
Pulling the hill
Title:  Pulling the hill
Description:  A PLM unit leads three SOO SDs as 390 makes a run for Belden tunnel, seen at Nowlan Rd in Hillcrest.
Photo Date:  5/11/1991  Upload Date: 3/13/2015 3:13:09 AM
Location:  Port Dickinson, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  PLMX 3019(SD40) SOO 772(SD40-2) SOO 756(SD40) SOO 759(SD40-2)
Views:  436   Comments: 1
Last lap
Title:  Last lap
Description:  A 556 train rolls across the diamond at BD as it heads for the CP yard and tie up.
Photo Date:  5/22/1991  Upload Date: 3/8/2015 5:17:30 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Signal,Action
Locomotives:  CP 5689(SD40-2) CP 5670(SD40-2) DH 7314(GP38-2)
Views:  251   Comments: 0
556 mix
Title:  556 mix
Description:  A mix of lease units and CP power heads for the East Binghamton yard at BX. The train will next cross the ex Erie main, then head into the yard. There are 54 cars in todays train.
Photo Date:  5/25/1991  Upload Date: 3/12/2015 2:36:23 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  GATX 2008(SD40-2) PLMX 3052(SD40) CP 5690(SD40-2)
Views:  320   Comments: 0
Downhill from here
Title:  Downhill from here
Description:  Train 556 rolls downhill at Nowlan Rd in Sanitaria Springs with its 54 cars. We caught a lot of northbounds here, not too many southbounds, so this was different. The guy taking video is fellow contributor Sam Botts, back when he was still a college man.
Photo Date:  5/25/1991  Upload Date: 3/12/2015 2:38:39 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  GATX 2008(SD40-2) PLMX 3052(SD40) CP 5690(SD40-2)
Views:  311   Comments: 0
309 looks a lot like 556
Title:  309 looks a lot like 556
Description:  Except for the NYSW unit leading. Even a year into the CP operation of the D&H, NYSW power still showed up on a variety of trains that were not the normal stack train run throughs from Jersey to Buffalo. Here we have one of the B 40s leading 309 with three more units and 42 cars, coming through BX into East Binghamton from Mechanicville. There are two notable units in the consist. PLM 3041 is one of the EMD 645 engine test bed units, and trailing is one of the few RS 36's left on the roster, 5023.
Photo Date:  5/25/1991  Upload Date: 3/12/2015 2:42:21 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  NYSW 4004(B40-8) GATX 2009(SD40-2) PLMX 3041(SD40X) DH 5023(RS36)
Views:  409   Comments: 1
KL 1 with no clue
Title:  KL 1 with no clue
Description:  KL 1 sits at the south end of Bevier St waiting to go west on the Souther Tier. Todays power gives no cliue about the interesting units that will appear on this train in the coming months, among them an M 630, M 636, and SOO power.
Photo Date:  6/7/1991  Upload Date: 3/4/2015 4:11:38 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  DH 7324(GP38-2)
Views:  244   Comments: 0
Road shot
Title:  Road shot
Description:  I caught up to this 310 while driving toward Albany on I 88. The timing for once was perfect, and I was able to get this "hold up the camera and pray" shot
Photo Date:  6/8/1991  Upload Date: 3/4/2015 4:13:29 AM
Location:  East Worcester, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  GATX 2003(SD40-2) PLMX 3004(SD40) PLMX 3052(SD40)
Views:  366   Comments: 0
Lots of power
Title:  Lots of power
Description:  This 556 came south with 7 units for its 37 cars. At least the good one was leading!!
Photo Date:  7/28/1991  Upload Date: 2/22/2015 4:41:06 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  DH 7312(GP38-2) CP 1848(RS18u) PLMX 3058(SD40) CP 5690(SD40-2) GATX 2004(SD40-2) PLMX 3000(SD40) PLMX 3021(SD40)
Views:  562   Comments: 0


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