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By:Tom Beckett
Dates:7/1/1988 - 12/31/1990
Album Info:Action at Bevier St and East Binghamton yards, covering from the south end of Bevier St-old BX-to Terrace Drive. Includes transfers, switching, and road trains still in yard limits.
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Crossing over
Title:  Crossing over
Description:  PYRP has made it out the north end of the yard, and is now about to cross over the Tier at BD, starting its trip through Bevier St, and on up to Belden tunnel. The track on the diagonal from where the train is, on the ex DLW, to the Southern Tier Line, is the connecting track used by most trains going west on the Tier, though they can also come in and out by staying on the track PYRP is on now through the DLW station area.
Photo Date:  6/17/1990  Upload Date: 1/11/2016 4:39:46 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Signal,Action
Locomotives:  DH 7410(GP39-2) DH 7323(GP38-2) DH 384(GP39-2)
Views:  116   Comments: 1
Reading roster
Title:  Reading roster
Description:  I caught both green ex Reading units this day, the other, 7410, going north on PYRP. This roster view was taken at the fuel pad. Still looks good for 14 years of no new paint-not that anyone minded.
Photo Date:  6/17/1990  Upload Date: 1/11/2016 4:30:15 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  DH 7412(GP39-2)
Views:  43   Comments: 0
Big deal
Title:  Big deal
Description:  There was a time when a pair of Alcos such as this was not totally unusual, though there with only 16 C430s built, they did not widely mix. By 1990, ANY Alco was a notable sighting. Here we have two of the more unusual models, a C 430, and a high hood, steam generator equipped C 420, basking in the sun at East Binghamton.
Photo Date:  7/5/1990  Upload Date: 1/16/2016 3:58:08 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  NYSW 2010(C420) NYSW 3006(C430)
Views:  114   Comments: 0
Pulling to the north end
Title:  Pulling to the north end
Description:  ABBU pulls to the north end crossovers, and will shortly be on its way to BD and the Southern Tier.
Photo Date:  7/5/1990  Upload Date: 1/16/2016 4:06:05 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  NYSW 3612(SD45) NYSW 3634(SD45) NYSW 4006(B40-8)
Views:  231   Comments: 1
Odd visitor
Title:  Odd visitor
Description:  Another one of those "bigfoot and the Easter bunny" combinations, one that "wont ever happen," is here at Binghamton on BUME, about to hit BD and head for the yard. A North Shore CF 7, probably here for more extensive work than its home shop can do, trails the NYSW leader.
Photo Date:  7/5/1990  Upload Date: 1/16/2016 4:11:30 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NYSW 4038(B40-8) NSHR 44(CF7)
Views:  253   Comments: 0
PYRP arrives
Title:  PYRP arrives
Description:  PYRP crosses Terrace Drive and enters the East Binghamton yard. Power is typical, but today we have something different, rebuilt GP 38-2 7312, just in from M-K in Mountain Top PA. Note the railfan chase vehicle in the foreground. This was a Canadian built Chevy Celebrity for the Canadian market-the speed read in kilometers per hour, and the odometer counted kilometers. It took some adjusting to figure out how far and fast you were going. I got pretty good at multiplying everything by 5/8ths.
Photo Date:  7/9/1990  Upload Date: 1/16/2016 3:12:04 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  CSX 6278(GP40-2) NS 6119(SD40-2) NS 3210(SD40-2) DH 7312(GP38-2)
Views:  238   Comments: 1
New arrival
Title:  New arrival
Description:  Not only todays PYPR, but this rebuilt GP38-2. It looks good, and will be one of the last survivors in that scheme. It was still wearing it in 2015, a full 25 years after it was rebuilt.
Photo Date:  7/9/1990  Upload Date: 1/16/2016 3:14:12 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  DH 7312(GP38-2) NS 3210(SD40-2) NS 6119(SD40-2) CSX 6278(GP40-2)
Views:  240   Comments: 0
Power to the house
Title:  Power to the house
Description:  The power of just arrived PYRP has cut off its train and is now going to the shop for servicing before going back south on tomorrows RPPY.
Photo Date:  7/9/1990  Upload Date: 1/16/2016 3:16:55 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  DH 7312(GP38-2) NS 3210(SD40-2) NS 6119(SD40-2) CSX 6278(GP40-2)
Views:  223   Comments: 0
Bigfoot and the Easter bunny
Title:  Bigfoot and the Easter bunny
Description:  Binghamton for a long time had a reputation of being the place where everything eventually turned up. This was true in the NYSW era as much as it had been in the past. A lot of odd short line power showed up, since the D&H shop had capability smaller places did not, and Im sure Walter Rich saw it as a revenue opportunity. The result was that a lot of things that "could never happen," happened here. We see a case in point: an NYSW C420 coupled to a Rahway Valley 70 tonner, though at this stage, it was not so far fetched, since both roads were under the Delaware-Otsego umbrella. Still, it was not likely to happen-but there it is, like seeing the Easter bunny and bigfoot at the same time.
Photo Date:  7/9/1990  Upload Date: 1/16/2016 3:52:56 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  NYSW 2010(C420) RV 17(70Tonner)
Views:  114   Comments: 1
Whod believe it??
Title:  Whod believe it??
Description:  Power from NYSW, NS, CSX, and even New Jersey short line Rahway Valley is at the East Binghamton engine house. Ten years earlier, if you told someone you would see this set up, theyd be checking your meds.
Photo Date:  7/9/1990  Upload Date: 1/16/2016 3:26:22 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  RV 17(70Tonner) CSX 6278(GP40-2) NS 6119(SD40-2) NS 3210(SD40-2) NYSW 3632(SD45) NYSW 2010(C420)
Views:  243   Comments: 0
Turning north
Title:  Turning north
Description:  PYRP is about to hit track 5, the track that diverges from track 3 to go to Bevier St and north. Despite an effort to have NYSW power lead, and a trend toward more uniform power consists, sometimes the yards would turn out a dogs breakfast, such as this set of two Guilford painted units, lightning stripe, and a yellowjacket. But theres an Alco!!
Photo Date:  8/25/1990  Upload Date: 1/18/2016 5:02:40 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  DH 389(GP39-2) DH 74(C424) DH 7307(GP38-2) NYSW 3630(SD45)
Views:  198   Comments: 1


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