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7/24/2019
 
 
 
 
 
By:Tom Beckett
Dates:1/1/1978 - 3/31/2011
Album Info:Trains of NS on the former CR-ex EL lines in New York, Pennsyvania and Jersey.
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Back to the mines
Title:  Back to the mines
Description:  An empty coal train rolls west at Endwell, heeling into the 45 MPH curve approaching Avenue B
Photo Date:  9/7/1998  Upload Date: 3/15/2014 2:17:12 AM
Location:  Endwell, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NS 9026(C40-9W) NS 9011(C40-9W)
Views:  335   Comments: 0
Under the old bridge
Title:  Under the old bridge
Description:  One of he notable features in West Endicott was the NY 17C bridge. It was painted as a welcome to the BC Open, a local golf tournament, promarily to see from the road next to the tracks, which led to town from the Triple Cities Airport. It made a good photo prop. That was about to end as the state was building a new overpass to replace the steel bridge, which had outlived its design.
Photo Date:  9/7/1998  Upload Date: 3/15/2014 2:21:46 AM
Location:  Endicott, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  NS 9231(C40-9W) NS 8068(C30-7)
Views:  316   Comments: 0
Eastbound in the snow
Title:  Eastbound in the snow
Description:  A coal train bound for New England rolls through Endicott
Photo Date:  2/3/1999  Upload Date: 2/28/2014 1:34:59 AM
Location:  Endicott, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  NS 9148(C40-9W) NS 8618(C39-8)
Views:  292   Comments: 0
Waiting to go to Bellevue
Title:  Waiting to go to Bellevue
Description:  No, not THAT Bellevue, the one in Ohio. One of the early NS trains was one that ran from Binghamton to the NS yard in Bellevue OH. Here its waiting at the south end of Bevier St for a new crew to go west.
Photo Date:  7/1/1999  Upload Date: 3/4/2014 1:11:06 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  CN 2591(C44-9W) NS 6515(SD60)
Views:  356   Comments: 0
Backwards elephants
Title:  Backwards elephants
Description:  In a pose only NS could do, a four unit set of power runs reverse elephant-all units long hood forward. Bet the engineer loved this.
Photo Date:  7/1/1999  Upload Date: 3/4/2014 1:16:38 AM
Location:  Owego, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NS 8629(C39-8) CR 6611(C32-8)
Views:  401   Comments: 1
Interesting power mix
Title:  Interesting power mix
Description:  After NS took over part of Conrail in 1999, it took them a while to assimilate the operation. While that was going on, there were some interesting moments. Heres one at QD. Train BIBV, a Binghamton-Bellevue OH train, works with a BNSF, NYSW and NS unit. Cant get much odder than that!!
Photo Date:  9/25/1999  Upload Date: 7/15/2012 2:32:49 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 8046(SD40-2) NYSW 3634(SD45) NS 9021(C40-9W)
Views:  490   Comments: 1
Empty coal
Title:  Empty coal
Description:  An empty coal train heads back to southwestern PA for another load of black diamonds. The stark white of the trailing unit makes me think it's an ex KCS unit that must have come off lease, and gone into Helm's fleet.
Photo Date:  10/2/1999  Upload Date: 2/28/2014 1:25:43 AM
Location:  Owego, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  NS 8590(C39-8) NS 9324(C40-9W) HLCX 631(SD40-2)
Views:  402   Comments: 0
Strange power
Title:  Strange power
Description:  A Livingston Rebuild Center lease unit leads this rack train at Binghamton
Photo Date:  1/2/2000  Upload Date: 2/28/2014 1:41:57 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  LRCX 9522(SF30C) BN 7840(SD40-2)
Views:  323   Comments: 0
Cold day
Title:  Cold day
Description:  A typically cold day in New York for February, but not enough to keep me from the trains. H88 rolls west
Photo Date:  2/24/2000  Upload Date: 2/28/2014 1:28:36 AM
Location:  Owego, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  NS 9047(C40-9W) NS 8793(C40-9)
Views:  341   Comments: 0
Back to the mines
Title:  Back to the mines
Description:  An empty coal train rolls through Owego on its way back to the mines of southwest PA
Photo Date:  7/31/2000  Upload Date: 1/26/2014 4:01:39 AM
Location:  Owego, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NS 6113(SD40-2) NS 8341(C40-8W) NS 8951(C40-9W) NS 8769(C40-9)
Views:  463   Comments: 1
BIBV
Title:  BIBV
Description:  While the NS was assimilating Conrail, it ran some trains between some unusual city pairs. One of them was a train that ran beteen Binghamton and Bellevue OH, seen here passing the Erie station in Owego.
Photo Date:  11/24/2000  Upload Date: 1/14/2014 2:07:53 AM
Location:  Owego, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Action
Locomotives:  NS 9292(C40-9W) NS 3282(SD40-2) NS 9477(C40-9W)
Views:  313   Comments: 0
H 88
Title:  H 88
Description:  H88 rolls west along a still icy Susquehanna River
Photo Date:  3/10/2001  Upload Date: 12/26/2013 12:56:03 AM
Location:  Campville, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  NS 2584(SD70M) NS 6645(SD60)
Views:  336   Comments: 0
206 going to CP
Title:  206 going to CP
Description:  206 is making its way through the hand throw crossover at QD and onto the CP where it will become 268. It is passing the classic buildings that front the railroad here in downtown Binghamton.
Photo Date:  3/26/2001  Upload Date: 12/26/2013 12:56:10 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NS 9497(C40-9W) NS 9371(C40-9W)
Views:  352   Comments: 0
Ithaca train
Title:  Ithaca train
Description:  Besides the NYSEG plant at Milliken, there is also a large Cargill salt mine north of Ithaca. This customer sometimes gets big cuts of covered hoppers to load there. Heres a set of empties on its way to Cargill, seen on the ex LV at Sayre.
Photo Date:  4/8/2001  Upload Date: 12/3/2013 1:43:40 AM
Location:  Sayre, PA
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NS 8960(C40-9W) NS 9214(C40-9W) NS 9238(C40-9W)
Views:  376   Comments: 0
Along the river bend
Title:  Along the river bend
Description:  205 rolls west approaching Owego at one of my favorite spots in the area, near MP 231 where a rise on NY 17C gives this panoramic view of the Susquehanna valley.
Photo Date:  5/4/2001  Upload Date: 12/3/2013 1:35:10 AM
Location:  Campville, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  NS 9227(C40-9W) NS 9335(C40-9W)
Views:  311   Comments: 1
High view
Title:  High view
Description:  A seldom seen view, and now almost impossible due to the foliage growing in, is this shot taken from NY 17C about 1/2 mile from the Tioga county line, overlooking the tracks and the Triple Cities Airport beyond. 205 rolls past with this afternoons train.
Photo Date:  5/4/2001  Upload Date: 12/3/2013 1:38:54 AM
Location:  Endicott, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  NS 9227(C40-9W) NS 9335(C40-9W)
Views:  328   Comments: 0
Old GEs
Title:  Old GEs
Description:  205 is ready to roll west from Binghamton behind a pair of standard cab GEs, one a soon to be retired C39-8. The former D&H station is hiding in the bushes to the left.
Photo Date:  5/6/2001  Upload Date: 12/3/2013 1:31:22 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Station,Action
Locomotives:  NS 8686(C39-8E) NS 8819(C40-9)
Views:  346   Comments: 1
Last light
Title:  Last light
Description:  A very late 12T rolls into the sunset behind an ex CR unit at Campville on a long June day.
Photo Date:  6/12/2001  Upload Date: 10/27/2013 2:54:28 AM
Location:  Campville, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  NS 5288(GP38-2) NS 9369(C40-9W)
Views:  324   Comments: 0
205
Title:  205
Description:  205 rolls west in a wildflowery scene.
Photo Date:  6/17/2001  Upload Date: 10/27/2013 2:56:45 AM
Location:  Campville, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  NS 5404(SD50) NS 8810(C40-9)
Views:  308   Comments: 0
Covered with flowers
Title:  Covered with flowers
Description:  The daisies are in bloom, must be June as 205 rolls past MP 231 approaching Owego.
Photo Date:  6/19/2001  Upload Date: 12/15/2013 2:31:42 AM
Location:  Campville, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  NS 9099(C40-9W) NS 2548(SD70)
Views:  331   Comments: 2
205 west
Title:  205 west
Description:  205 is about to pass under the US 220 bridge at the west end of Waverly. This shot gives a view of how things changed there in the previous decade. The train is on the original #1 track. The roadbed for track 2 is visible as the overgrown section to the right of the train, then as a tail track for the Leprino Foods siding. Part of their former siding is seen in the bushes to the far right. The red building at far left is approximately the site of the Erie station, which was demolished by a 1967 derailment. The connection to the ex Lehigh Valley is about where the overpass is in the distance.
Photo Date:  6/19/2001  Upload Date: 12/15/2013 2:38:59 AM
Location:  Waverly, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NS 9099(C40-9W) NS 2548(SD70)
Views:  301   Comments: 1
NS 6607 west
Title:  NS 6607 west
Description:  NS 6607 leads train 205 along the Susquehanna River between Campville and Owego
Photo Date:  7/17/2001  Upload Date: 12/15/2013 2:18:33 AM
Location:  Campville, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  NS 6607(SD60) NS 8831(C40-9)
Views:  330   Comments: 0
205
Title:  205
Description:  NS 205 rolls past the model railroad structures in downtown Waverly
Photo Date:  7/17/2001  Upload Date: 12/15/2013 2:23:13 AM
Location:  Waverly, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  NS 6607(SD60) NS 8831(C40-9)
Views:  332   Comments: 0
Flower power
Title:  Flower power
Description:  205 rolls past a bed of flowers along he right of way as it approaches Owego near MP 231
Photo Date:  7/17/2001  Upload Date: 12/15/2013 2:29:21 AM
Location:  Campville, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  NS 8680(C39-8E) NS 8960(C40-9W)
Views:  286   Comments: 0
205
Title:  205
Description:  205 passes the rock cut at Wellsburg, about 7 miles east of Elmira. The shale rock formation on the right is typical of the area.
Photo Date:  7/24/2001  Upload Date: 12/15/2013 2:41:39 AM
Location:  Wellsburg, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  NS 9099(C40-9W) NS 2548(SD70)
Views:  266   Comments: 0
12T
Title:  12T
Description:  12T rolls west under the connector from Apalachin to Campville.
Photo Date:  8/7/2001  Upload Date: 10/27/2013 3:02:44 AM
Location:  Campville, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  NS 9204(C40-9W) NS 8955(C40-9W) NS 9343(C40-9W)
Views:  372   Comments: 0
13T
Title:  13T
Description:  13T rolls east over the Chemung River behind a pair of ex Southern GP 50's, seen from the Main St bridge.
Photo Date:  8/12/2001  Upload Date: 10/27/2013 2:59:31 AM
Location:  Elmira, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  NS 7054(GP50) NS 7018(GP50)
Views:  266   Comments: 0
205 thru the signals
Title:  205 thru the signals
Description:  205 rolls west through a pair of mismatched signals. The unit on right replaced 228-2, which was about 1/2 mile farther east, as preparation for the single tracking project that would not take place for another 8 years. Track 1s signal is original Erie
Photo Date:  8/28/2001  Upload Date: 12/15/2013 2:47:02 AM
Location:  Campville, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Signal,Action
Locomotives:  NS 9125(C40-9W)
Views:  261   Comments: 0
Straight on
Title:  Straight on
Description:  205 rolls straight at the camera as it approaches Owego.
Photo Date:  8/28/2001  Upload Date: 12/15/2013 2:50:58 AM
Location:  Owego, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NS 9125(C40-9W)
Views:  219   Comments: 0
Last semaphore
Title:  Last semaphore
Description:  205 rolls through west Endicott. The last working semaphore signal is to the right of the train.
Photo Date:  8/28/2001  Upload Date: 12/15/2013 2:53:50 AM
Location:  Endicott, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Signal,Action
Locomotives:  NS 9220(C40-9W)
Views:  243   Comments: 0
13T
Title:  13T
Description:  13T rolls through Endicott headed for Binghamton.
Photo Date:  8/28/2001  Upload Date: 12/15/2013 2:56:05 AM
Location:  Endicott, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NS 9655(C40-9W) NS 8408(C40-8W)
Views:  283   Comments: 1
205
Title:  205
Description:  NS 205 gets started across the Chenango River en route to Buffalo. The Derby Knitting Mill, to the right of the train, burned to the ground in 2011
Photo Date:  1/6/2002  Upload Date: 10/18/2013 1:50:13 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Bridge,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  NS 9452(C40-9W) NS 6732(SD60I)
Views:  318   Comments: 0
Lehigh Valley action
Title:  Lehigh Valley action
Description:  The Lehigh Valley once had a busy main line from Jersey to Buffalo. Now, almost 40 years after Conrail, theres not much left west of Allentown. One segment is the line from Sayre to Ithaca, which is reached from the ex Erie at Waverly NY. Heres local H 12 working at Athens PA just south of Sayre, with salt cars for the Ithaca Branch.
Photo Date:  1/13/2002  Upload Date: 10/18/2013 1:58:13 AM
Location:  Athens, PA
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  NS 9531(C40-9W)
Views:  283   Comments: 0
205
Title:  205
Description:  One of the more scenic spots on the Southern Tier is just east of Owego where the railroad goea around a big sweeping curve. The road is up on a hill and gives a superb view. Here 205 rolls west in a Christmas card view.
Photo Date:  1/20/2002  Upload Date: 10/18/2013 1:45:33 AM
Location:  Owego, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  NS 8436(C40-8W) NS 8904(C40-9W) NS 9417(C40-9W)
Views:  412   Comments: 0
Snowy on the Tier
Title:  Snowy on the Tier
Description:  Train 205 rolls around the big curve at MP 231 west of Campville as it heads into the late afternoon sun on a cold day on the Tier.
Photo Date:  1/20/2002  Upload Date: 6/4/2016 5:12:42 AM
Location:  Owego, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  NS 8436(C40-8W)
Views:  171   Comments: 0
Getting a roll on
Title:  Getting a roll on
Description:  Train 205 is out of Binghamton after a quick crew change, so I chased it home. He's getting a good roll going as it approaches MP 220 in Endwell, along the George F Highway.
Photo Date:  1/20/2002  Upload Date: 6/4/2016 5:16:49 AM
Location:  Endwell, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  NS 8436(C40-8W) NS 8904(C40-9W) NS 9417(C40-9W)
Views:  264   Comments: 0
Big power for a local
Title:  Big power for a local
Description:  NS train H 02 heads down the Vestal Spur, once the DLW main line, through Johnson City NY en route to service National Pipe & Plastic across the river in Vestal. This is much larger power than Conrail used on this line, as they restricted it to 4 axle units, and even with coal for Goudy, just to the west of this location, typically used one unit.
Photo Date:  2/5/2002  Upload Date: 7/25/2011 1:44:09 AM
Location:  Johnson City, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Winter,Action
Locomotives:  NS 2549(SD70) NS 6563(SD60)
Views:  554   Comments: 1
Taylor pick up
Title:  Taylor pick up
Description:  The power from 205 has picked up its CP connection from Taylor yard near Scranton and is now returnng to its train to head west to Buffalo.
Photo Date:  2/22/2002  Upload Date: 10/6/2013 4:48:44 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  NS 9147(C40-9W) NS 2538(SD70)
Views:  328   Comments: 0
QD action
Title:  QD action
Description:  205 gets ready to go west while the power from H01 watches from the yard.
Photo Date:  3/10/2002  Upload Date: 10/13/2013 4:04:55 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  NS 9452(C40-9W) NS 6722(SD60I) NS 9374(C40-9W)
Views:  322   Comments: 0
205
Title:  205
Description:  NS 205 behind an ex CR SD50 rolls under the NY 427 bridge in Chemung.
Photo Date:  4/7/2002  Upload Date: 10/13/2013 4:01:23 AM
Location:  Chemung, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  NS 5433(SD50) NS 6645(SD60)
Views:  320   Comments: 0
12T on the DLW
Title:  12T on the DLW
Description:  12T waits for a new crew on the Johnson Runner, once the DL&W main to Buffalo. DLWs use of concrete is evident here.
Photo Date:  4/26/2002  Upload Date: 10/6/2013 4:51:36 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  NS 9703(C40-9W) NS 8921(C40-9W)
Views:  317   Comments: 0
Checking things out
Title:  Checking things out
Description:  The Sperry car actually turns out to be a truck today, here checking at QD
Photo Date:  4/26/2002  Upload Date: 10/6/2013 4:54:11 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  RollingStock,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  224   Comments: 0
12T
Title:  12T
Description:  12T heads west at QD with a pair of consecutively numbered ex cr units.
Photo Date:  5/21/2002  Upload Date: 10/6/2013 4:41:44 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  NS 8437(C40-8W) NS 8436(C40-8W)
Views:  293   Comments: 0
205 making its pick up
Title:  205 making its pick up
Description:  NS 205 returns from CP Conklin yard after picking up its Taylor connection from Scranton. It will pull down to Johnson, clear, then reverse onto the rest of its train, which is sitting on the Buffalo Runner. The Lackawannt station tower is seen over the first car in the train, and next to it one of the pioneers of railroad communication, the Marconi radio tower, one of the first such installatins in the United States. The Kilmer Building is to the right of the train.
Photo Date:  5/26/2002  Upload Date: 9/22/2013 3:11:22 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Action
Locomotives:  NS 9703(C40-9W) NS 9269(C40-9W)
Views:  268   Comments: 0
Headed for the Lehigh Line
Title:  Headed for the Lehigh Line
Description:  Power of H 12 heads down the connection from the Southern Tier to the ex LV on its way to Sayre. The Southern Tier Line swings off to the left.
Photo Date:  6/1/2002  Upload Date: 9/22/2013 3:02:17 AM
Location:  Waverly, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  NS 2787(GP38) NS 6802(SD60M)
Views:  343   Comments: 1
H 11 at historic station
Title:  H 11 at historic station
Description:  H 11 sits at the ex LV station in Sayre PA, once a busy division point on the Lehigh Valley, now just a backwater of a large system. The station has ahd several incarnations as a restaurant over the years. Most, even the good ones, dont seem to make it. Today's train has a varied menu, however, with a former NW short hood SD40-2, and an ex Southern hi hood SD40.
Photo Date:  6/1/2002  Upload Date: 9/22/2013 3:06:03 AM
Location:  Sayre, PA
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Action
Locomotives:  NS 6158(SD40-2) NS 3180(SD40)
Views:  327   Comments: 0
Standard cab on 205
Title:  Standard cab on 205
Description:  An unusual leader, an SD60, leads 205 as the outbound crew checks their power prior to heading west at QD
Photo Date:  6/9/2002  Upload Date: 10/17/2012 12:53:38 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  NS 6635(SD60)
Views:  368   Comments: 0
NS 205
Title:  NS 205
Description:  A very late NS 205 rolls west in the Canisteo valley. Normally this train is out of Binghamton in the late afternoon, getting through this area well after dark. It was about 12 hours off its regular time this day.
Photo Date:  6/9/2002  Upload Date: 12/4/2011 11:47:01 PM
Location:  West Cameron, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  NS 8945(C40-9W) NS 8846(C40-9)
Views:  457   Comments: 0
H 12
Title:  H 12
Description:  Local H12 approaches the now removed Lumber st bridge at the east end of Gang Mills with salt cars for the mine north of Ithaca on the ex LV. It will take the ex Erie to Waverly, then down the connection to the ex LV at Sayre, change ends, and run to Ludlowville on the Ithaca Branch. The ex Erie engine facility is at left, and that's US15 and NY 417 to the right of the train.
Photo Date:  8/11/2002  Upload Date: 9/22/2013 3:09:01 AM
Location:  Gang Mills, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  NS 8823(C40-9) NS 8782(C40-9)
Views:  311   Comments: 0
NS 205
Title:  NS 205
Description:  NS 205 crosses McKinley Av in Endicott as it rolls into the late day sun. JB Hunt boxes are a common sight on this train and its counterpart, 206, which usually arrives in the area overnight.
Photo Date:  8/13/2002  Upload Date: 12/4/2011 11:42:44 PM
Location:  Endicott, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NS 8326(C40-8W) NS 9174(C40-9W)
Views:  342   Comments: 0


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