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1/23/2020
 
 
 
 
 
Owner: Buffalo and Pittsburgh
Model:EMD GP9Built As:NW 879 (GP9)
Serial Number:24888Order No:5587
Frame Number:5587-29Built:0/1959
Notes:ex-NW 879: To RSR 879
Other locos with this serial:  BPRR 879(GP9) RSR 879(GP9)
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BPRR 4-Pack
Title:  BPRR 4-Pack
Description:  879 and 3102
Photo Date:  8/14/1989  Upload Date: 6/27/2010 9:40:53 PM
Location:  Buffalo, NY
Author:  Charly Amidon
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BPRR 3102(GP40) BPRR 879(GP9)
Views:  307   Comments: 0
Rochester & Southern power
Title:  Rochester & Southern power
Description:  Often my train chases would take me as far as Silver Springs, about 135 miles from my house. It was a good location, and mostly an easy chase to that point. West of there, it was slow going, so I usually quit there. Sometimes R&S would have a unit or two there, such as this day when I caught a pair of hand me downs while waiting for a train on the Soutnern Tier Line.
Photo Date:  9/2/1992  Upload Date: 2/4/2015 1:38:28 AM
Location:  Silver Springs, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  BPRR 879(GP9) GNWR 50(GP38)
Views:  251   Comments: 0
Rochester & Southern local
Title:  Rochester & Southern local
Description:  Rochester & Southern local takes interchange to Conrail at Silver Springs
Photo Date:  9/14/1992  Upload Date: 5/19/2011 11:50:30 PM
Location:  Silver Springs, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Action
Locomotives:  NRE 3884(GP9) BPRR 879(GP9)
Views:  532   Comments: 0
Almost there
Title:  Almost there
Description:  The R&S local comes up the connecting track from the ex B&O line as it approaches the Conrail interchange at Silver Springs.
Photo Date:  7/17/1993  Upload Date: 1/26/2018 5:17:45 AM
Location:  Silver Springs, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NRE 3884(GP9) BPRR 879(GP9)
Views:  98   Comments: 0
Climbing
Title:  Climbing
Description:  The Rochester & Southern local is climbing up from the old B&O, now the R&S line to Rochester. It has a way to go, and the steepness of the connection is obvious in this telephoto view.
Photo Date:  7/17/1993  Upload Date: 1/26/2018 5:19:50 AM
Location:  Silver Springs, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  NRE 3884(GP9) BPRR 879(GP9)
Views:  90   Comments: 0
Rolling down the Tier Line
Title:  Rolling down the Tier Line
Description:  The R&S train had some cars for Conrail and is now returning to the connection, rolling down the running track next to the main.
Photo Date:  7/17/1993  Upload Date: 1/26/2018 5:26:30 AM
Location:  Silver Springs, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Signal,Action
Locomotives:  NRE 3884(GP9) BPRR 879(GP9)
Views:  101   Comments: 0
Working the interchange
Title:  Working the interchange
Description:  The R&S local is working the interchange with Conrail west of CP Silver Springs. It will set off these cars, take a couple to Morton Salt, then head back to Rochester
Photo Date:  7/17/1993  Upload Date: 1/26/2018 5:15:50 AM
Location:  Silver Springs, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  NRE 3884(GP9) BPRR 879(GP9)
Views:  87   Comments: 0
Facing off
Title:  Facing off
Description:  The R&S job rolls down the running track with a couple of cars for Morton Salt, facing off with the CR power laying over for Monday.
Photo Date:  7/17/1993  Upload Date: 1/27/2018 5:57:02 AM
Location:  Silver Springs, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NRE 3884(GP9) BPRR 879(GP9) CR 7524(GP10)
Views:  93   Comments: 0
B&O side
Title:  B&O side
Description:  The R&S local comes off the connecting track on the east side of the old Erie station as it brings some cars to Conrail.
Photo Date:  7/17/1993  Upload Date: 1/27/2018 6:01:52 AM
Location:  Silver Springs, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Station,Action
Locomotives:  NRE 3884(GP9) BPRR 879(GP9)
Views:  80   Comments: 0
Peeking out
Title:  Peeking out
Description:  The R&S local peeks out from behind the Erie station, still in use by MOW forces, and in good shape.
Photo Date:  7/17/1993  Upload Date: 1/27/2018 6:05:08 AM
Location:  Silver Springs, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Action
Locomotives:  NRE 3884(GP9) BPRR 879(GP9)
Views:  77   Comments: 0
Headed back to Rochester
Title:  Headed back to Rochester
Description:  The one and only R&S train I ever saw has completed its work at Silver Springs and is now headed back to Rochester. It is passing the signals at CP Silver Springs, and will shortly diverge from the Southern Tier Line. The hand me down power was typical of R&S in that era, and the ex NW unit is giving away its heritage beneath the B&P stenciling.
Photo Date:  7/17/1993  Upload Date: 1/20/2015 6:42:57 PM
Location:  Silver Springs, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Signal,Action
Locomotives:  BPRR 879(GP9) NRE 3884(GP9)
Views:  143   Comments: 0
Grubby R&S power
Title:  Grubby R&S power
Description:  In their early days, Rochester & Southern sometimes ran some really ugly hand me down power. Here, units of SP and NW heritage work at Silver Springs NY on Conrails Southern Tier.
Photo Date:  7/17/1993  Upload Date: 10/20/2011 1:25:20 AM
Location:  Silver Springs, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Action
Locomotives:  NRE 3884(GP9) BPRR 879(GP9)
Views:  410   Comments: 1
B&P GP-9 879
Title:  B&P GP-9 879
Description:  Ex N&W
Photo Date:  7/5/2000  Upload Date: 9/19/2007 1:46:34 PM
Location:  Rochester, NY
Author:  Alan Gaines
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BPRR 879(GP9)
Views:  444   Comments: 1
RSR 102
Title:  RSR 102
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/4/2000  Upload Date: 3/26/2012 11:31:48 AM
Location:  East Aurora, NY
Author:  Dave Eagen
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  RSR 102(GP40) BPRR 3119(GP40) BPRR 3000(GP40) BPRR 879(GP9)
Views:  463   Comments: 0
RSR 102
Title:  RSR 102
Description: 
Photo Date:  9/29/2000  Upload Date: 3/26/2012 11:15:01 AM
Location:  East Aurora, NY
Author:  Dave Eagen
Categories:  Signal,Action
Locomotives:  RSR 102(GP40) BPRR 3119(GP40) BPRR 3000(GP40) BPRR 879(GP9)
Views:  403   Comments: 0


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