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By:Tom Beckett
Dates:4/1/1976 - 6/1/1999
Album Info:Southern Tier Line action in the Triple Cities-Binghamton, Johnson City, Endicott-and as far east as Kirkwood Industrial Park.
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Going downtown
Title:  Going downtown
Description:  A westbound CR train has cut off its train at BD, and is taking the power, a pair of SD 40s and a GP 38, down to QD to work the Erie yard. This was my first visit to Binghamton, and I was not familiar with the symbols then; there were several trains that ran the line from Jersey to points west. A few years later, that would be trimmed to two, OIEL and OIBU. I would guess this would be OIBU, or something similar, as it showed in the afternoon, which was its usual time slot.
Photo Date:  7/20/1978  Upload Date: 12/17/2016 3:51:52 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CR 6256(SD40) CR 6336(SD40)
Views:  119   Comments: 0
Approaching Binghamton
Title:  Approaching Binghamton
Description:  An intermodal train, Im guessing TV 78, about to roll into Johnson City on its approach to Binghamton. This area has seen a lot of change over the years. River Plaza to the left of the lead unit, has been mostly empty for years. The GE building above the train is now BAE Systems. To its right is now a Home Depot. The smokestack above the lead unit belongs to NYSEG's Goudy plant, a long time Conrail customer. It closed around 2005. Of course, Conrail itself is now a memory.
Photo Date:  2/2/1984  Upload Date: 6/7/2014 2:21:22 AM
Location:  Johnson City, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CR 6438(SD40-2) CR 6315(SD40)
Views:  350   Comments: 1
Darkness at the edge of town
Title:  Darkness at the edge of town
Description:  OIBU races into the night just as the light goes at Hayes Av in Endicott.
Photo Date:  2/2/1984  Upload Date: 6/7/2014 2:22:48 AM
Location:  Endicott, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Night,Signal,Action
Locomotives:  CR 6445(SD40-2)
Views:  275   Comments: 1
Idle power
Title:  Idle power
Description:  An odd couple sits at BD in Binghamton-the second unit is one of only 10 C30-7's on Conrail. Not sure why these two units were sitting here. May have been power off a coal train to Johnson City.
Photo Date:  8/20/1985  Upload Date: 10/8/2014 1:32:10 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CR 7519(GP10) CR 6609(C30-7)
Views:  394   Comments: 1
Halfway there
Title:  Halfway there
Description:  TV 301 has made its way up the Delaware Division and now approaches Binghamton and a ride along the Tier.
Photo Date:  1/4/1986  Upload Date: 10/16/2014 2:52:09 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Winter,Action
Locomotives:  CR 3295(GP40-2)
Views:  223   Comments: 1
Meeting the stack
Title:  Meeting the stack
Description:  BUOI starts to roll at CP Coles as TV 301 clears onto the double track.
Photo Date:  1/4/1986  Upload Date: 10/16/2014 2:54:17 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Winter,Action
Locomotives:  CR 6756(SD50) CR 6736(SD50) CR 6701(SD50)
Views:  353   Comments: 1
End of a long day
Title:  End of a long day
Description:  I chased at least six trains this day, this OIBU being the last one, arriving at Binghamton late in the aftenoon behind a set of four axle power.
Photo Date:  1/4/1986  Upload Date: 10/16/2014 2:56:41 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Winter,Yard,Action
Locomotives:  CR 8087(GP38-2) CR 3329(GP40-2) CR 8169(GP38-2) CR 3347(GP40-2)
Views:  347   Comments: 1
Back to the mine
Title:  Back to the mine
Description:  An XCL train get together and ready to head west behind a pair of GEs on one of Binghamtons typically gloomy days. The power is notable for the trailing unit, one of the ten CR only C32-8's. They normally stuck to the River and Boston Lines out of Selkirk, and rarely strayed to the Tier.
Photo Date:  5/15/1987  Upload Date: 4/24/2015 2:22:35 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  CR 1966(B23-7) CR 6617(C32-8)
Views:  348   Comments: 2
Drag race
Title:  Drag race
Description:  Not quite. Though it is good to see trains on the Erie and DLW sides at the same time. WABH 11 is on the Erie, heading to Kirkwood, while Guilfords BFOA heads for East Binghamton yard on the ex DLW.
Photo Date:  5/15/1987  Upload Date: 4/24/2015 2:30:33 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CR 8211(GP38-2) NS 3268(SD40-2) NS 1609(SD40)
Views:  293   Comments: 2
Odd fellows
Title:  Odd fellows
Description:  WABH 11 with the usual GP 38 works at Binghamton as an NYOW switcher looks on. Spoiler-it's actually an NYSW unit, repainted in a heritage scheme.
Photo Date:  5/15/1987  Upload Date: 4/24/2015 2:47:46 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  CR 8211(GP38-2) NYOW 116(NW2)
Views:  484   Comments: 2
Coal meets cars
Title:  Coal meets cars
Description:  Conrails empty coal train meets BFOA on the Chenango River bridges. The CR train is on the former Erie, while BFOA is rolling toward E Binghamton yard on the ex DLW.
Photo Date:  5/15/1987  Upload Date: 4/24/2015 2:50:56 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  CR 1966(B23-7) CR 6617(C32-8) NS 3268(SD40-2) NS 1609(SD40)
Views:  340   Comments: 1
Blasting though
Title:  Blasting though
Description:  TV 303 rolls triumphally down Court St past BD as it heads west into the Susquehanna valley, having overcome Gulf Summit and the Delaware division. It will be in Buffalo this evening. That "Dicks" sign to the left of the lead unit marks the location of the first Dicks Sporting Goods store, opened in 1947.
Photo Date:  6/18/1987  Upload Date: 5/4/2015 2:17:33 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Signal,Action
Locomotives:  CR 6634(C36-7) CR 6629(C36-7) CR 6594(C30-7A)
Views:  319   Comments: 1
Eastbound in the snow
Title:  Eastbound in the snow
Description:  Anywhere else, March would be a time of anticipation, as the world throws off the burdens of winter. Not so in upstate NY, where its just another month of snow and cold. BUOI is used to it, and is getting a good start on a trip down the Delaware Division to Jersey, here passing BD on the way out of town. It will be an easy trip, as the 44 cars in the train won't tax the power of the three units doing the work.
Photo Date:  3/5/1988  Upload Date: 6/30/2015 4:28:24 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Winter,Action
Locomotives:  CR 6306(SD40) CR 6379(SD40-2) CR 6456(SD40-2)
Views:  250   Comments: 1
Rolling along Court St
Title:  Rolling along Court St
Description:  OIBU approaches BD along Court St as it makes its way into town to work the yard, then head on to Elmira.
Photo Date:  3/14/1988  Upload Date: 7/3/2015 4:50:25 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CR 6015(C39-8) CR 6360(SD40-2) CR 6739(SD50)
Views:  261   Comments: 1
Picking them up and putting them down
Title:  Picking them up and putting them down
Description:  OIBU works the middle yard at Binghamton with a pair of SDs, as is typical for the train. Note the NYSW RS 1 in the dead line at left.
Photo Date:  3/14/1988  Upload Date: 6/30/2015 4:41:19 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  CR 6319(SD40) CR 6402(SD40-2) NYSW 252(RS1)
Views:  328   Comments: 1
Heading uptown
Title:  Heading uptown
Description:  OIBUs power has dropped its train east of BD and is heading toward the yard. Dont know why they did it this way today; usually they just pull up to QD and do their work.
Photo Date:  3/19/1988  Upload Date: 7/5/2015 4:42:01 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CR 2802(B23-7) CR 6764(SD50) CR 6301(SD40)
Views:  195   Comments: 1
Passing a classic
Title:  Passing a classic
Description:  TV 301 rolls past the classic Kingsley building in downtown Binghamton as it makes its way toward Buffalo.
Photo Date:  3/19/1988  Upload Date: 7/5/2015 4:32:43 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CR 6395(SD40-2) CR 6266(SD40) CR 6331(SD40) CR 6395(SD40-2) CR 6266(SD40) CR 6331(SD40)
Views:  313   Comments: 1
West side
Title:  West side
Description:  OIBU rolls past West BD on the west side of Binghamton. This is the place where the DLW swung over to the Erie for the trip to Corning after 1959.
Photo Date:  7/19/1988  Upload Date: 9/2/2015 4:33:09 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Signal,Action
Locomotives:  CR 6501(SD40-2) CR 6358(SD40-2)
Views:  314   Comments: 0
Busy
Title:  Busy
Description:  WABH 11 is working Frito Lay with a GP 38, typical for that job at the time, as BUOI rolls east, having just worked at Binghamton.
Photo Date:  8/15/1988  Upload Date: 8/28/2015 3:36:14 AM
Location:  Kirkwood, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CR 6400(SD40-2) CR 6463(SD40-2) CR 6020(C39-8)
Views:  299   Comments: 0
Passing by
Title:  Passing by
Description:  OIBU, on the left, has done its Binghamton work, and is now holding on track 1 as a late running TV 303 rolls past on track 2. It will cross over here, and run ahead of OIBU for a crew change and go at Gang Mills. The signal at right controls track 3(ex DLW) where it joins the ex Erie track 2 for the trip west. This was part of the West BD interlocking, installed in 1959 when the Erie and DLW consolidated facilities on the Tier.
Photo Date:  9/8/1988  Upload Date: 8/30/2015 2:25:22 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Signal,Action
Locomotives:  CR 6640(C36-7) CR 6512(SD40-2) CR 6457(SD40-2) CR 6628(C36-7) CR 6341(SD40)
Views:  334   Comments: 1
Wait for it...
Title:  Wait for it...
Description:  OIBU sits at the signal on track 1, waiting for TV 303 to pass, cross over from track 2, and clear. Then it will head west. The signal at right governs moves off track 3-the former DLW-to the Erie side here at West BD, installed in 1959 as part of the consolidation of Erie and DLW rights of way on the Tier.
Photo Date:  9/8/1988  Upload Date: 8/30/2015 2:29:01 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Signal,Action
Locomotives:  CR 6640(C36-7) CR 6809(SD50)
Views:  242   Comments: 1
Work extra
Title:  Work extra
Description:  Summer time was track work time, and the Tier was not exempt. This work extra rolls through West BD on its way east to another work site. On the left, we see the Vestal Spur, the remaining portion of the ex DLW still in service in the Binghamton area. At the time, there were still a few customers in Johnson City, as well as the NYSEG Goudy Station, and National Pipe & Plastic in Vestal. There is now(2015) nothing left on that line, and NS is looking to abandon it. Thats St Michaels Orthodox Church on the right with the gold dome.
Photo Date:  9/8/1988  Upload Date: 8/30/2015 2:31:11 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CR 7911(GP38) CR 1962(B23-7)
Views:  234   Comments: 1
DLW side
Title:  DLW side
Description:  WABH 11, the local that works the Binghamton area, is on the ex Lackawanna side today, and will head down the old DLW on the Vestal Spur to National Pipe and Plastic, the small remnant of the line west of Binghamton. The area Im standing in once serviced mail and express cars. The GP 38-2 was typical power for this job, though sometimes it got a B 23-7. By the early 90s, GP 40-2s were common. NS is presently(2015) using a pair of ex CR SD 40-2s.
Photo Date:  9/22/1988  Upload Date: 8/31/2015 3:17:11 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Station,Action
Locomotives:  CR 8125(GP38-2)
Views:  214   Comments: 1
On the way
Title:  On the way
Description:  OIBU rolls west across the Chenango River, having just completed its Binghamton work. Note the two styles of CNW box cars.
Photo Date:  9/29/1988  Upload Date: 9/5/2015 4:34:01 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  CR 6625(C36-7) CR 6801(SD50)
Views:  238   Comments: 1
Out in the high grass
Title:  Out in the high grass
Description:  Like many rail facilities that became underused, the ex DLW YO yard became overgrown. The were only a couple of tracks left which served the Agway feed mill, seen at right. WABH 11 had the task of servicing the customer, which we see here. The boxcars were filled with grain, also a relic of the past. It would continue a few more years, and sometimes some real classics would show up. On at least one occasion I saw Erie cars here.
Photo Date:  9/29/1988  Upload Date: 9/5/2015 4:45:44 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  CR 8125(GP38-2)
Views:  210   Comments: 1
Old U boat on the job
Title:  Old U boat on the job
Description:  There were still a number of U boats on the roster in the late 80s-I think the last U23B I saw was about 1992-and occasionally one would get the local job here. WABH 11 working the yard with one heads toward QD.
Photo Date:  10/3/1988  Upload Date: 9/7/2015 3:37:53 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  CR 2711(U23B)
Views:  203   Comments: 0
Dark of night
Title:  Dark of night
Description:  A B 23-7 on the local sits out the evening in the Binghamton yard.
Photo Date:  10/4/1988  Upload Date: 9/11/2015 2:50:37 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Night,Yard
Locomotives:  CR 1990(B23-7)
Views:  192   Comments: 0
GEs for the local
Title:  GEs for the local
Description:  Most of the time in this period, the power for WABH 11 was a GP 38. Occasionally, a B23-7 would get the task, as on this day. We see it working in front of the classic buildings as it takes the switch for the Buffalo Runner at QD. It's headed up to switch Agway.
Photo Date:  10/8/1988  Upload Date: 9/5/2015 3:58:42 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CR 1943(B23-7)
Views:  218   Comments: 0
Eat all you want
Title:  Eat all you want
Description:  Well make more....Binghamton local WABH 11 has its train back together after working Frito Lay, which mostly meant switching in tanks of vegetable oil-and is now heading back to Binghamton behind a U23B. While not the most common unit on this job, they did show up fairly frequently.
Photo Date:  10/10/1988  Upload Date: 9/11/2015 2:55:53 AM
Location:  Kirkwood, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CR 2711(U23B)
Views:  190   Comments: 0
OIBU and a little October snow
Title:  OIBU and a little October snow
Description:  The remains of a 6" snowfall are still in the grass as OIBU rolls past the Frito Lay plant in Kirkwood. Welcome to upstate NY!!
Photo Date:  10/24/1988  Upload Date: 9/12/2015 4:16:06 AM
Location:  Kirkwood, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CR 3329(GP40-2) CR 6423(SD40-2)
Views:  200   Comments: 0
Pumping air
Title:  Pumping air
Description:  OIBU has pulled down to West BD after doing its Binghamton work, and is now pumping air and waiting for the conductor to reach the head end. Once everything is complete, it will head for its next stop in Elmira. The track going off to the right is the ex DLW main. This is where it ties in to the ex Erie, now CRs Southern Tier Line.
Photo Date:  11/3/1988  Upload Date: 9/12/2015 4:24:29 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Signal,Action
Locomotives:  CR 6741(SD50) CR 6587(C30-7A)
Views:  207   Comments: 0
Classic power
Title:  Classic power
Description:  Conrail must have had a traffic surge in late 1988, as several of these units showed up in Binghamton. This GP 35 was the power for local job WABH 11. I got lucky and caught it on a sunny day. SLN 3 is at left, waiting to get out on the Tier. Check the EL gon at right. They didn't have too much longer by this date.
Photo Date:  11/10/1988  Upload Date: 9/14/2015 4:25:45 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  CR 2305(GP35)
Views:  311   Comments: 0
Consecutive units
Title:  Consecutive units
Description:  Borrowing from ELs playbook-they ran consecutively numbered units routinely-TV 201 rolls west at QD.
Photo Date:  11/12/1988  Upload Date: 9/14/2015 5:01:42 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CR 6794(SD50) CR 6795(SD50)
Views:  184   Comments: 0
Out over the water
Title:  Out over the water
Description:  WABH 11 is working on the DLW side today, and has pulled out onto the Chenango River bridge for headroom on a cut of cars being worked in front of the old station. Today's power is a GP 40, a step up from the GP 38's and B 23's that were common on this job. The Derby Knitting Mill, at right, burned to the ground in a spectacular fire in June 2011.
Photo Date:  12/5/1988  Upload Date: 9/17/2015 3:37:57 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  CR 3209(GP40)
Views:  170   Comments: 0
OIBU at the freight house
Title:  OIBU at the freight house
Description:  OIBU behind one of the last GP 40-2s passes the old Erie freight house, on the right and long out of use, as it pulls up to work the yard.
Photo Date:  12/6/1988  Upload Date: 9/27/2015 2:21:30 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Action
Locomotives:  CR 3401(GP40-2) CR 6626(C36-7)
Views:  187   Comments: 0
Kilmer Building
Title:  Kilmer Building
Description:  The former DLW station at Binghamton gets a lot of attention(as it should), as do the buildings on the opposite side. One other building is notable for its turn of the century architecture, the Kilmer Building. At one time, the DLW had sidings serving it, now all abandoned. We see WABH 11 working on the DLW side in front of the Kilmer Building, today with a GP 40.
Photo Date:  12/15/1988  Upload Date: 9/27/2015 2:17:30 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  CR 3283(GP40-2)
Views:  209   Comments: 0
Rainy day
Title:  Rainy day
Description:  OIBU arrives at Binghamton on a rainy mid December day. In a few more days, there will be a blanket of snow. Ill take the rain.
Photo Date:  12/15/1988  Upload Date: 9/27/2015 2:40:59 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  CR 6728(C628) CR 6606(C30-7) CR 2780(U23B)
Views:  351   Comments: 0
OIBU in the gloom
Title:  OIBU in the gloom
Description:  Heavy overcast is not unusual in the Tier, but the trains run anyway, so I was out shooting pictures. Today OIBU has a pair of NS units trailing its GP 40, showing that NYSW doesnt have a monopoly on the Thoroughbreds. The ex Erie freighthouse is peeking out from under the Chenango St overpass.
Photo Date:  12/18/1988  Upload Date: 9/14/2015 4:45:42 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  CR 3263(GP40) NS 1647(SD40-2) NW 8073(C30-7)
Views:  223   Comments: 0
Headed for Jersey
Title:  Headed for Jersey
Description:  BUOI has done its work at Binghamton and is now headed toward Oak Island, where it will arrive some time in the early morning tomorrow.
Photo Date:  1/7/1989  Upload Date: 9/26/2015 1:51:14 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CR 6804(SD50) CR 3191(GP40)
Views:  183   Comments: 0
CR goes, D&H waits
Title:  CR goes, D&H waits
Description:  That was the way it always happened, even if it stabbed the D&H. In this case, CR is doing it right, as the northbound coming out of the yard will take a while to clear BD and the speed restricted curve going up to Bevier St. OIBU passes BD and will quickly be working the yard while PYRP takes its time.
Photo Date:  1/22/1989  Upload Date: 9/27/2015 2:43:25 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Winter,Signal,Action
Locomotives:  CR 6828(SD50) CR 6416(SD40-2) CR 7704(GP38)
Views:  327   Comments: 0
Upgrade
Title:  Upgrade
Description:  When I first moved to the Binghamton area, and for a number of years before that, I usually saw GP 38s or B23-7s on WABH 11. Late in 1988, there were GP 40s assigned, though they did not stay permanently til a few years later. Heres one working on the ex DLW, bringing some cars back from National Pipe in Vestal. The abandoned tracks in the ground served the Kilmer Building, out of view on the left.
Photo Date:  1/26/1989  Upload Date: 9/27/2015 2:09:02 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CR 3372(GP40-2)
Views:  192   Comments: 1
Competition
Title:  Competition
Description:  As a former truck driver, I could not resist this shot. OIBU makes its way along Court St, passing BD on its way into town. Look at that classic Freightliner.
Photo Date:  1/26/1989  Upload Date: 9/27/2015 2:28:13 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CR 6017(C39-8) CR 6808(SD50)
Views:  239   Comments: 0
Downtown
Title:  Downtown
Description:  The Freightliner and OIBU have gone their separate ways, with the train showing up at the yard as predicted, though it seems to have startled the birds that make a living off the grain shaken from the cars going to Agway. It strikes a classic Binghamton pose as it works the yard.
Photo Date:  1/26/1989  Upload Date: 9/27/2015 2:31:46 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CR 6017(C39-8) CR 6808(SD50)
Views:  268   Comments: 0
Setting off
Title:  Setting off
Description:  On one e of those rare days when ELOI runs east of Gang Mills, it sets off its Binghamton cars at Liberty St. It will pull back out and couple to the rest of its train and head east. The home signal is the eastbound signal on track 2 at BD.
Photo Date:  2/11/1989  Upload Date: 9/21/2015 3:53:45 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Winter,Signal,Action
Locomotives:  CR 6798(SD50) CR 6794(SD50)
Views:  220   Comments: 0
WABH 11 and memories
Title:  WABH 11 and memories
Description:  WABH 11, the Binghamton based CR local, rolls a cut of empty hoppers out of the NYSEG Goudy station through the abandoned factories of Johnson City. I can recall in the mid 80s, seeing a car or two here, but by this time, there was nothing left there. This was once the DLW main, running through the south side of downtown. Going west, it will cross the Susquehanna on a large through truss bridge, then curve through Vestal as it heads out of the area, running on the south side of the river. The ROW in Vestal is now a hiking/bike trail, and much of it west of there is NY 17 as far as Elmira.
Photo Date:  2/21/1989  Upload Date: 10/2/2015 1:42:39 AM
Location:  Johnson City, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CR 3281(GP40-2)
Views:  237   Comments: 0
Down the main
Title:  Down the main
Description:  WABH 11 rolls down the DLW main, now reaching west BD-see the signal above the engine-where it will get onto the remaining part of the DLW main to get back to downtown Binghamton. The empties will either be picked up by OIBU or OIEL, or if there is a whole train(90 cars) and a UNG coming, that power will turn with them.
Photo Date:  2/21/1989  Upload Date: 10/2/2015 1:44:35 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CR 3281(GP40-2)
Views:  166   Comments: 0
On the water
Title:  On the water
Description:  OIBU pulls out from Binghamton, crossing the Chenango River on the ex Erie bridge, adjacent to my vantage point on the ex Lackawanna bridge. Both are still in use in 2015. That's the old Erie freight house(red brick front) beyond the overpass.
Photo Date:  3/4/1989  Upload Date: 9/29/2015 1:47:24 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  CR 6745(SD50) CR 6792(SD50)
Views:  211   Comments: 0
TV 300
Title:  TV 300
Description:  TV 300 rolls east past Willow Run Foods and the Kirkwood water plant, passing MP 209. The B36-7s are a common sight on this train, as are the GP 40s. Todays train has the class unit trailing.
Photo Date:  3/5/1989  Upload Date: 9/30/2015 4:35:59 AM
Location:  Kirkwood, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  CR 5059(B36-7) CR 5037(B36-7) CR 3000(GP40)
Views:  264   Comments: 1
Coal empties on the Vestal Spur
Title:  Coal empties on the Vestal Spur
Description:  By the 1980s there was little traffic on the Vestal Spur, except for National Pipe and Plastic, which was the last customer on the Vestal side of the river; and NYSEG's Goudy Station in Johnson City. Here WABH 11 is pulling empties past the abandoned factories of Johnson City. This was once the 70 MPH DL&W main line.
Photo Date:  3/11/1989  Upload Date: 1/8/2012 2:16:53 AM
Location:  Johnson City, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CR 3281(GP40-2)
Views:  743   Comments: 2
On the diamond
Title:  On the diamond
Description:  BUOI rolls across Court St and the D&H former DLW diamond as it heads east.
Photo Date:  3/12/1989  Upload Date: 9/30/2015 4:39:28 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  CR 6341(SD40) CR 6806(SD50)
Views:  198   Comments: 0


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