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Owner: Conrail
Model:GE C40-8WBuilt As:CR 6159 (C40-8W)
Serial Number:47193Order No:1808CR
Frame Number:Built:2/1993
Other locos with this serial:  NS 8378(C40-8W) CR 6159(C40-8W)
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Attica hotel
Title:  Attica hotel
Description:  No, not the one youre thinking about, which is about a mile or so to the east and a group of low buildings, unlike Elmira or Auburn. DABU rolls past downtown Attica and the home signal for the double track that goes east to Linden. Attica was also the junction for the Alexander Branch that was a western entrance to Rochester.
Photo Date:  5/8/1993  Upload Date: 1/26/2015 2:36:09 AM
Location:  Attica, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Signal,Action
Locomotives:  CR 6159(C40-8W) CR 6086(C40-8W)
Views:  187   Comments: 3
Used to be busier
Title:  Used to be busier
Description:  DABU rolls 87 racks through the interlocking at CP Attica. The home signals on the double mast at left control the Groveland Industrial Track, which used a combination of the ex EL Attica Branch and the DLW main to reach Groveland, and the Dansville & Mt Morris. The EL line was not set up the same, as this line ran 52.5 miles to Rochester, with the line to Groveland diverging at North Alexander. Some of the EL went to Livonia Avon & Lakeville, and a lot of it is now completely gone. This is also the west end of the siding that extends east five miles to Linden.
Photo Date:  5/8/1993  Upload Date: 1/21/2018 5:42:48 AM
Location:  Attica, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Signal,Action
Locomotives:  CR 6159(C40-8W) CR 6086(C40-8W)
Views:  113   Comments: 0
Not long for the world
Title:  Not long for the world
Description:  DABU rolls past an eastbound track semaphore as it makes its way along the old Erie in the Canisteo valley. Track 1, which the train is on, will be taken up the following year when the line is single tracked from Hornell to Waverly, leaving sidings at Cameron, Gang Mills yard, and Elmira. The numerous semaphores here will be eliminated, removing a historic part of the eastern rail scene.
Photo Date:  5/8/1993  Upload Date: 1/22/2018 5:31:13 AM
Location:  Cameron, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Signal,Action
Locomotives:  CR 6159(C40-8W) CR 6086(C40-8W)
Views:  101   Comments: 1
Panorama
Title:  Panorama
Description:  The NY 70 overpass east of Canaseraga gives a wonderful view of the valleys of western NY as a westbound coming around the curve with a DABU. Track 2 has recently been lifted here as part of Conrails project to single track the Tier west of Waverly.
Photo Date:  5/8/1993  Upload Date: 1/26/2015 2:39:04 AM
Location:  Canaseraga, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  CR 6159(C40-8W) CR 6086(C40-8W)
Views:  178   Comments: 2
The D&H main is gone
Title:  The D&H main is gone
Description:  Conrail was engaged in a program to single track the Tier from CP River, approximately where old NT tower was on the EL-the junction of the Buffalo Sub and the River Line to Cuba Jct-east to Waverly. At the date of this photo, they had removed track 2 from River to Cass St in Hornell, unaffectionately known by crews as the "D&H Main" due to the Conrail dispatchers tendency to route those trains on the 10 MPH track, rather than on the faster track 1. DABU heads west on now the only track, seen from the NY 70 overpass east of Canaseraga, where the line had a grade separated profile.
Photo Date:  5/8/1993  Upload Date: 1/22/2018 5:40:35 AM
Location:  Canaseraga, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  CR 6159(C40-8W) CR 6086(C40-8W)
Views:  94   Comments: 0
Out of the Canisteo
Title:  Out of the Canisteo
Description:  DABU rolls past the automatic at Carson, leaving the Canisteo valley behind as it makes its way to Buffalo.
Photo Date:  5/8/1993  Upload Date: 1/26/2015 2:46:42 AM
Location:  Canisteo, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Signal,Action
Locomotives:  CR 6159(C40-8W) CR 6086(C40-8W)
Views:  115   Comments: 2
Out of the valley
Title:  Out of the valley
Description:  DABU rolls west under the county road overpass at Carson, MP 325. The view here is dramatic, as the tracks appear to be coming right out of a mountain. This will be a single track railroad the following year.
Photo Date:  5/8/1993  Upload Date: 1/22/2018 5:45:05 AM
Location:  carson, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  CR 6159(C40-8W) CR 6086(C40-8W)
Views:  88   Comments: 0
Erie signals
Title:  Erie signals
Description:  DABU rolls past the home signal at CP HORN, which prior to Conrail was ZY on the EL. The Erie signals are still in place guarding the interlocking, which was the east entrance to the massive Hornell yard, and now largely a ghost town.
Photo Date:  5/8/1993  Upload Date: 1/22/2018 5:48:32 AM
Location:  Hornell, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Signal,Action
Locomotives:  CR 6159(C40-8W) CR 6086(C40-8W)
Views:  93   Comments: 0
1875 bridge
Title:  1875 bridge
Description:  DABU crosses the 1875 built steel bridge over the Genessee River in Letchworth State Park at 10 MPH. Ths bridge is slated to be replaced with a new structure, construction to start in 2015.
Photo Date:  5/8/1993  Upload Date: 1/26/2015 2:49:12 AM
Location:  Portageville, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  CR 6159(C40-8W) CR 6086(C40-8W)
Views:  131   Comments: 1
On high
Title:  On high
Description:  DABU starts across the 1875 built Portage Bridge over the Genesee River in Letchworth State Park. The view is from the entrance road leading from NY 19 down to the bottom of the falls. This bridge was replaced by a new structure in 2017.
Photo Date:  5/8/1993  Upload Date: 1/22/2018 5:52:29 AM
Location:  Portageville, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  CR 6159(C40-8W) CR 6086(C40-8W)
Views:  94   Comments: 0
Good looking station
Title:  Good looking station
Description:  The Erie station at Silver Springs was used by the MOW department, and they kept it in good condition, as evidenced by its appearance as DABU rolls past.
Photo Date:  5/8/1993  Upload Date: 1/22/2018 5:55:28 AM
Location:  Silver Springs, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Action
Locomotives:  CR 6159(C40-8W) CR 6086(C40-8W)
Views:  81   Comments: 0
Loon line
Title:  Loon line
Description:  DABU rolls west at West Cameron. There were a pair of semaphores there, but not directly across from each other. I was out with some friends that day. They elected to set up by the eastbound signal for the shot. Typical for the time-always fans out on the Tier.
Photo Date:  5/8/1993  Upload Date: 1/25/2015 4:04:07 AM
Location:  West Cameron, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Signal,Action
Locomotives:  CR 6159(C40-8W) CR 6084(SD45)
Views:  186   Comments: 0
Out in the open
Title:  Out in the open
Description:  DABU rolls 87 auto racks out from behind the rocks that form the cliff supporting NY 427 at Wellsburg
Photo Date:  5/8/1993  Upload Date: 1/25/2015 4:10:55 AM
Location:  Wellsburg, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CR 6159(C40-8W) CR 6084(SD45)
Views:  140   Comments: 1
Another semaphore
Title:  Another semaphore
Description:  We all knew the Erie semaphores were on borrowed time, as Conrail had announced they planned to single track the Tier west of Binghamton. These signals had been installed in the 1920s, and were nearing 75 years in service. The segment from River Jct to Hornell had been single tracked the previous year, and now this section from Hornell to Gang Mills was on the chopping block. We made an effort to shoot them all, as here with DABU rolling past one of the blades near MP 316.
Photo Date:  5/8/1993  Upload Date: 1/22/2018 6:02:26 AM
Location:  West Cameron, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Signal,Action
Locomotives:  CR 6159(C40-8W) CR 6086(C40-8W)
Views:  79   Comments: 0
DABU
Title:  DABU
Description:  DABU ran from Doremus Av auto terminal in Newark to Buffalo, carrying mostly empty racks, but some loaded cars as well. We see DABU8 rolling 87 racks west near MP 235 in Owego behind a pair of wide cab GEs.
Photo Date:  5/8/1993  Upload Date: 2/7/2018 5:08:07 AM
Location:  Owego, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CR 6159(C40-8W) CR 6086(C40-8W)
Views:  65   Comments: 1
CR 6166 & 6159
Title:  CR 6166 & 6159
Description:  6166 & 6159 lead a southbound freight into Toledo, OH.
Photo Date:  3/23/1996  Upload Date: 9/5/2011 9:19:37 PM
Location:  Toledo, OH
Author:  Rev. Jeremy Heilman
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CR 6166(C40-8W) CR 6159(C40-8W)
Views:  150   Comments: 0


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