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By:Tom Beckett
Dates:1/1/1977 - 6/1/1999
Album Info:I lived in Endicott NY from 1988 through 2006, an interesting time to be a rail photographer on the former Erie Lackawanna. This album shows Conrail trains on the former EL Susquehanna Division from Endicott to Gang Mills, as well as some connected lines, such as the ex LV Ithaca Branch and Lehigh Line in nearby PA, and the ex NYC line from Corning to Wellsboro PA
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BUOI close up
Title:  BUOI close up
Description:  This BUOI showed while I was waiting for SLN 3 to roll west. It is passing the location of OG tower, where the DLW Ithaca Branch crossed the Erie main.
Photo Date:  8/5/1986  Upload Date: 12/7/2014 3:14:01 AM
Location:  Owego, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Signal,Action
Locomotives:  CR 6556(C30-7A) CR 6828(SD50)
Views:  304   Comments: 0
Coming on hard
Title:  Coming on hard
Description:  BUOI is crossing the Owego Creek bridge and approaching Owego as it makes for Binghamton and some set off and pick up work.
Photo Date:  8/5/1986  Upload Date: 12/7/2014 3:17:40 AM
Location:  Owego, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Signal,Action
Locomotives:  CR 6556(C30-7A) CR 6828(SD50)
Views:  314   Comments: 0
Tier local
Title:  Tier local
Description:  I went out to OWego to sit and wait for the action. Conrail local WAEL39 showed up, did its work, and headed back to Elmira. The partial building visible at far right is the ex Erie station.
Photo Date:  8/5/1986  Upload Date: 12/5/2014 4:10:53 AM
Location:  Owego, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CR 8182(GP38-2)
Views:  293   Comments: 2
Great view
Title:  Great view
Description:  This was taken from up above Corning on the NY 414 overpass. It gives a good look at the layout in Corning-see the photo of BUME from 1987 in the D&H album for a deeper explanation. The train, TV 300, is on the ex Erie post 1951 alignment, which took the railroad out of the street in downtown Corning, and made a connection with the NYC here. The east leg of that connection is in the foreground. The red lights at CP West Glass, visible to the right of the train in the distance, mark where the west leg of the NYC connection joins the Southern Tier Line. The empty bridge abutments are the abandoned DLW, which passed here before it diverged shortly to the west to head for Bath, Groveland, and Buffalo.
Photo Date:  11/18/1986  Upload Date: 12/19/2014 2:16:18 AM
Location:  Corning, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  CR 3325(GP40-2) CR 5039(B36-7) CR 5037(B36-7) CR 3058(GP40) CR 3330(GP40-2)
Views:  488   Comments: 0
Waiting for a meet
Title:  Waiting for a meet
Description:  TV 300 waits on the Tioga River bridge at Gang Mills for D&H ABBU to pass before heading east. Finally some sun, I catch a train coming right out of it.
Photo Date:  11/18/1986  Upload Date: 12/19/2014 2:17:54 AM
Location:  Gang Mills, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  CR 3325(GP40-2) CR 5039(B36-7) CR 5037(B36-7) CR 3058(GP40) CR 3330(GP40-2)
Views:  322   Comments: 0
TV 300 on the bridge
Title:  TV 300 on the bridge
Description:  TV 300 crosses the Chemung River, in the process it will overtake BUOI, which is waiting on track 1 as it works Elmira yard.
Photo Date:  12/9/1986  Upload Date: 12/29/2014 2:38:01 AM
Location:  Elmira, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  CR 3325(GP40-2) CR 5039(B36-7) CR 5037(B36-7) CR 3330(GP40-2) CR 3058(GP40)
Views:  371   Comments: 0
BUOI rolling out
Title:  BUOI rolling out
Description:  After TV 300 passed, BUOI got the signal, crossed over and is now following almost on his blocks just about as the light is going. We see the train after it has crossed NY 427 in Southport.
Photo Date:  12/9/1986  Upload Date: 12/29/2014 2:39:53 AM
Location:  Elmira, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  CR 6344(SD40) CR 6282(SD40)
Views:  262   Comments: 0
TV 301 on the bridge
Title:  TV 301 on the bridge
Description:  TV 301 crosses the Chemung river as seen from the park on the bank.
Photo Date:  12/27/1986  Upload Date: 12/27/2014 3:43:16 AM
Location:  Elmira, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  CR 3390(GP40-2) CR 3198(GP40) CR 3331(GP40-2) CR 5053(B36-7) CR 5036(B36-7)
Views:  343   Comments: 0
Mc Master St
Title:  Mc Master St
Description:  TV 301 rolls past the Mc Master St crossing in Owego, approximately where the DLW Ithaca Branch crossed. The Erie station is the red building on the right in the distance.
Photo Date:  12/27/1986  Upload Date: 12/27/2014 3:46:52 AM
Location:  Owego, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Station,Action
Locomotives:  CR 3390(GP40-2) CR 3198(GP40) CR 3331(GP40-2) CR 5053(B36-7) CR 5036(B36-7)
Views:  347   Comments: 0
Stubble fields
Title:  Stubble fields
Description:  The corn has been harvested and the fields have gone to their winter sleep as TV 301 comes off the Chemung River bridge alongside NY 17 just east of the rest area at Chemung.
Photo Date:  12/27/1986  Upload Date: 12/27/2014 3:49:35 AM
Location:  Chemung, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Signal,Action
Locomotives:  CR 3390(GP40-2) CR 3198(GP40) CR 3331(GP40-2) CR 5053(B36-7) CR 5036(B36-7)
Views:  292   Comments: 0
Going through at Glass
Title:  Going through at Glass
Description:  East Glass, that is. TV 301 passes the home signal at CP E Glass, the east leg of the wye leading to the Corning Secondary, the ex NYC line that runs north along Seneca Lake to a connection with the Chicago Line at Lyons. The line will be downgraded in a few years-abandoned south of Wellsville-and this point will be renamed CP Gibson when the switch at N Glass is changed to a hand throw. Fall color abounds on this mid October day. TV 301 will follow the Erie west of Corning to Buffalo.
Photo Date:  10/17/1987  Upload Date: 6/15/2015 3:43:22 AM
Location:  Corning, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Signal,Action
Locomotives:  CR 6326(SD40) CR 6724(SD50) CR 6341(SD40)
Views:  308   Comments: 2
Broad expanse
Title:  Broad expanse
Description:  This view of TV 301 shows a wide view of the Chemung River as it approaches Corning. The tracks are the former Erie, the empty space to the left was the Lackawanna right of way. To the right, is the still building NY 17 bypass around Corning. Drivers wishing to go through Corning at this time still have to go downtown, following what is now NY 352-Dennison Pkwy-through the middle of town. The roadway will be open in the next year or so, but the 4 lane will end here until the segment connecting to the rest of the Southern Tier Expressway is completed in 1995, vexing train chasers who still have to go though town and deal with a couple of lights to try and stay with the train. If you had some luck and the slowpokes stayed out of your way, you had a chance. Im standing on the NY 414 overpass.
Photo Date:  10/17/1987  Upload Date: 6/10/2015 3:00:52 AM
Location:  Corning, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  CR 6326(SD40) CR 6724(SD50) CR 6341(SD40)
Views:  312   Comments: 2
Low water
Title:  Low water
Description:  It must have been a lackluster year for snow in the Southern Tier(average is around 90" in a season) as the Chemung River is quite low for this time of year as OIBU rolls its 90 cars across with a couple of off line units helping out.
Photo Date:  4/2/1988  Upload Date: 7/9/2015 3:50:41 AM
Location:  Elmira, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  CR 3322(GP40-2) NS 6151(SD40-2) NS 8047(C30-7)
Views:  221   Comments: 0
Run through power
Title:  Run through power
Description:  NS power would sometimes turn up on OIBU, probably after Conrail borrowed it at Enola. It would run to Buffalo, getting turned back to NS there. A pair of NS units trail this OIBU passing the model railroad buildings at Waverly. In a few months, Guilford would put the D&H in bankruptcy and cut it loose. NS would assist in the directed service, and NS power would be a daily event on the Tier.
Photo Date:  4/2/1988  Upload Date: 7/7/2015 4:47:49 AM
Location:  Waverly, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CR 3322(GP40-2) NS 6151(SD40-2) NS 8047(C30-7)
Views:  232   Comments: 0
Dark day for BUOI
Title:  Dark day for BUOI
Description:  While in Elmira that day, I also caught BUOI while waiting on SLN 5. It has only two units for its 85 cars, of which four are 12 wheel depressed center flats. Climbing up Gulf Summit will be a chore the crew is undoubtedly looking forward to in the gloom.
Photo Date:  4/2/1988  Upload Date: 7/9/2015 3:54:00 AM
Location:  Elmira, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  CR 6496(SD40-2) CR 1940(B23-7)
Views:  188   Comments: 0
Over the river
Title:  Over the river
Description:  Its down there somewhere in all that foliage. BUOI rolls over the Chemung River after passing through downtown Elmira.
Photo Date:  7/10/1988  Upload Date: 8/25/2015 3:36:05 AM
Location:  Elmira, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  CR 6434(SD40-2) CR 6716(SD50) CR 6410(SD40-2)
Views:  274   Comments: 0
Local heads west
Title:  Local heads west
Description:  WAEL 39, and Elmira based local, usually worked only as far east as Owego, but sometimes would swap cars with WABH 11 at Endicott. This was one of those days, as we see the Elmira train rolling west at Campville.
Photo Date:  7/18/1988  Upload Date: 9/2/2015 3:53:13 AM
Location:  Campville, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CR 1960(B23-7)
Views:  223   Comments: 3
Waiting for the D&H
Title:  Waiting for the D&H
Description:  BUOI waits at signal 236-2 in Owego for MEBU. It will then cross over and run wrong main to Binghamton, due to trackwork between the two points. Note the Tioga Central power in their yard to the right of the lead unit.
Photo Date:  7/19/1988  Upload Date: 9/2/2015 4:40:04 AM
Location:  Owego, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CR 6713(SD50) TIOC 62(RS1) TIOC 14(S2)
Views:  314   Comments: 1
Block station
Title:  Block station
Description:  BUOI rolls past the "temporary block station"-a MOW truck with a conductor-at MP 236. The train will back onto track 1, then head for Binghamton.
Photo Date:  7/19/1988  Upload Date: 9/2/2015 4:55:42 AM
Location:  Owego, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CR 6720(SD50) CR 6713(SD50)
Views:  220   Comments: 0
Meet of the 20s
Title:  Meet of the 20s
Description:  BUOI behind CR 6720 sits on track 2 as MEBU with NYSW 3620 rolls past.
Photo Date:  7/19/1988  Upload Date: 9/2/2015 4:50:36 AM
Location:  Owego, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CR 6720(SD50) NYSW 3620(SD45)
Views:  249   Comments: 0
Making a pick up
Title:  Making a pick up
Description:  BUOI works Elmira yard, picking up eastbound cars. It will be in Binghamton in about 90 minutes. Picture those SD 50s in EL colors!!
Photo Date:  7/20/1988  Upload Date: 8/31/2015 3:14:00 AM
Location:  Elmira, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  CR 6732(SD50) CR 6719(SD50) CR 1925(B23-7) CR 8086(GP38-2)
Views:  261   Comments: 1
Stacks in the corn
Title:  Stacks in the corn
Description:  TV 303 rolls west past the cornfields of Owego in the late afternoon.
Photo Date:  9/8/1988  Upload Date: 8/30/2015 2:23:05 AM
Location:  Owego, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  CR 6512(SD40-2) CR 6341(SD40) CR 6457(SD40-2) CR 6628(C36-7)
Views:  245   Comments: 0
Gloomy OIBU
Title:  Gloomy OIBU
Description:  OIBU rolls west between Campville and Owego on one of the Tiers typical gloomy days.
Photo Date:  9/12/1988  Upload Date: 8/30/2015 2:19:34 AM
Location:  Campville, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CR 6430(SD40-2) CR 6607(C30-7)
Views:  211   Comments: 0
East out of the sun
Title:  East out of the sun
Description:  BUOI rolls east along NY 17C at Campville behind a typically varied mix of Conrail power.
Photo Date:  9/20/1988  Upload Date: 8/31/2015 3:04:52 AM
Location:  Campville, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CR 6452(SD40-2) CR 6348(SD40) CR 2724(U23B) CR 7923(GP38)
Views:  201   Comments: 1
TV 400
Title:  TV 400
Description:  A new train added to handle the flood of APL stacks was TV 400, seen here approaching Miller Beach Rd in Owego. Thats the NY 17C overpass in the distance. Looks like track 2 is getting some new ties.
Photo Date:  9/27/1988  Upload Date: 9/9/2015 2:35:56 AM
Location:  Owego, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CR 5070(B40-8) CR 5003(B36-7) CR 6637(C36-7)
Views:  292   Comments: 0
New schedule
Title:  New schedule
Description:  Conrail started a new schedule, TV 400, to accommodate the growth in APL containers. There were enough that they soon were running an extra section, here seen passing the Owego village sign along NY 17 C
Photo Date:  10/4/1988  Upload Date: 9/7/2015 3:46:09 AM
Location:  Owego, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  CR 5084(B40-8) CR 5067(B40-8) CR 5082(B40-8)
Views:  212   Comments: 0
Making a pickup
Title:  Making a pickup
Description:  BUOI makes a pick up at Elmira yard with a power set typical of the time.
Photo Date:  10/5/1988  Upload Date: 9/5/2015 4:16:53 AM
Location:  Elmira, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  CR 6453(SD40-2) CR 6626(C36-7) CR 6643(C36-7)
Views:  212   Comments: 0
Pulling down
Title:  Pulling down
Description:  BUOI pulls its pick up out of the yard. As we look at the power going away, we see a lead going down to the street to what was once some industrial track, now long abandoned. In the distance past the power, first we see the light poles for the station, remaining long after the platforms were removed, and in the far distance, the red brick of the station building.
Photo Date:  10/5/1988  Upload Date: 9/5/2015 4:26:46 AM
Location:  Elmira, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Action
Locomotives:  CR 6643(C36-7) CR 6626(C36-7) CR 6453(SD40-2)
Views:  193   Comments: 0
Working the yard
Title:  Working the yard
Description:  BUOI works at Elmira behind typical power for the run.
Photo Date:  10/5/1988  Upload Date: 8/30/2015 2:21:18 AM
Location:  Elmira, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  CR 6470(SD40-2) CR 6318(SD40) CR 6523(SD40-2)
Views:  233   Comments: 0
Stacks in the fog
Title:  Stacks in the fog
Description:  An early October morning finds TV 301 heading west at Hiawatha Rd in Owego, passing signal 233-1, which would be removed when the new radio alarm detector was installed at Tioga Center a few years later. If you look closely, you can see the extra light below the main head. This light diplays "hot box" if the detector at Campville, MP 230, gets a hit on a hot axle, and would set the signal red. I only saw it happen once.
Photo Date:  10/8/1988  Upload Date: 9/5/2015 4:04:09 AM
Location:  Owego, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Signal,Action
Locomotives:  CR 6009(C39-8) CR 6472(SD40-2) CR 6740(SD50)
Views:  169   Comments: 1
Shady semaphores
Title:  Shady semaphores
Description:  TV 301 rolls through the semaphores at Tioga Center on a foggy morning typical of fall in the Tier. The eastbound board appears to be at stop.
Photo Date:  10/8/1988  Upload Date: 9/5/2015 4:12:42 AM
Location:  Tioga Center, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Signal,Action
Locomotives:  CR 6009(C39-8) CR 6472(SD40-2) CR 6740(SD50)
Views:  171   Comments: 0
Goudy coal
Title:  Goudy coal
Description:  A UNG coal train for NYSEGs Goudy Generating station in Johnson City rolls through Owego behind a pair of GEs. Its rare these days to see coal(or much else) behind anything but 6 axle power, but in those days, Conrail and the D&H had no problem sending out a 10,000 ton coal train with 4 axle units, as this train shows. The Tioga Central yard is seen to the right of the lead unit, one of their Alcos peeking out at far right.
Photo Date:  10/11/1988  Upload Date: 9/11/2015 2:47:13 AM
Location:  Owego, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Signal,Action
Locomotives:  CR 1938(B23-7) CR 6597(C30-7A)
Views:  207   Comments: 0
Coal east and a special signal
Title:  Coal east and a special signal
Description:  A UNG coal train bound for NYSEG at Johnson City rolls east at Campville. The signal at right is notable for its hot box warning light, which is seen below the signal head. There was a hot box detector a mile to the east at MP 230.48 on track 1. If there was a hit, it would change the signal here to yellow, and the light underneath would light up with "hot box". It would also change the next signal, 233-1, at Hiawatha Road about 1.5 mile west, to red. That signal also had a hot box light. This detector predated the radio alarm detectors common nowadays, and the axle temps would read out on a tape in the Hornell dispatchers office. The train would have to call the dispatcher, who would review the tape, and tell the crew which axles to check. I saw this about a month after this photo. I was chasing TV 201 here when the signal dropped to approach, and the hot box light went on. Interesting system.
Photo Date:  10/12/1988  Upload Date: 9/11/2015 3:15:58 AM
Location:  Campville, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Signal,Action
Locomotives:  CR 6720(SD50) CR 6806(SD50)
Views:  145   Comments: 0
Passing the station
Title:  Passing the station
Description:  WEEL39(Way freight, Elmira district, based at ELmira) rolls past the ex PRR station at Horseheads on the remnant of the Pennsys Elmira Division, a line that went from Williamsport to Sodus Point on Lake Ontario. The PRR had rights on the Erie from Southport, on the south side of Elmira, to Horseheads, then regained its own line. Washouts in Pennsylvania during hurricane Agnes in 1972 spelled the end for the line. What was left was served by CR after 1976 from Elmira.
Photo Date:  10/19/1988  Upload Date: 9/12/2015 4:30:12 AM
Location:  Horseheads, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Action
Locomotives:  CR 7676(GP38)
Views:  170   Comments: 0
Working the mill
Title:  Working the mill
Description:  WEEL 39 switches the feed mill at Horseheads.
Photo Date:  10/19/1988  Upload Date: 9/12/2015 4:31:52 AM
Location:  Horseheads, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CR 7676(GP38)
Views:  166   Comments: 0
Going past
Title:  Going past
Description:  WEEL39 rolls past the south end of the PRR station as it pulls up while working the feed mill.
Photo Date:  10/19/1988  Upload Date: 9/12/2015 4:33:49 AM
Location:  Horseheads, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Action
Locomotives:  CR 7676(GP38)
Views:  128   Comments: 0
Midwestern visitors
Title:  Midwestern visitors
Description:  A pair of CNW units are working west on this TV 201 at Owego. It set off the detector at MP 230, which set the signal here(just out of sight to the left) red. The conductor is now going to check the train's 17 stack sets as they pull past the crossing.
Photo Date:  11/12/1988  Upload Date: 9/9/2015 2:48:03 AM
Location:  Owego, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Signal,Action
Locomotives:  CR 6834(SD50) CNW 6919(SD40-2) CNW 6874(SD40-2) CR 3386(GP40-2)
Views:  247   Comments: 0
Coal east with retro power
Title:  Coal east with retro power
Description:  A GP 35 leads this UNG coal train bound for Goudy Station in Johnson City.
Photo Date:  11/13/1988  Upload Date: 9/14/2015 4:33:11 AM
Location:  Owego, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CR 2333(GP35) CR 6820(SD50)
Views:  170   Comments: 0
Road to gloom
Title:  Road to gloom
Description:  An XWB empty coal train from the NYSEG Goudy Station in Johnson City going back to the mines in West Brownsville PA is seen down a country road as the gloom of November settles in.
Photo Date:  11/19/1988  Upload Date: 9/9/2015 2:41:52 AM
Location:  Wellsburg, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  CR 6326(SD40)
Views:  160   Comments: 0
U boat and a work train
Title:  U boat and a work train
Description:  There were still a good number of U23Bs around the system at this time, mostly running secondary assignments, such as this work train, though occasionally theyd get some big time action.
Photo Date:  11/26/1988  Upload Date: 9/14/2015 4:56:59 AM
Location:  Owego, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CR 2729(U23B)
Views:  123   Comments: 0
Big time
Title:  Big time
Description:  As noted, sometimes the U 23s would get a main line assignment, such as this XWB empty coal train going west from Johnson City, seen at MP 231 between Campville and Owego.
Photo Date:  11/26/1988  Upload Date: 9/14/2015 4:59:16 AM
Location:  Owego, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  CR 2770(U23B) CR 1946(B23-7)
Views:  158   Comments: 0
Through the curve
Title:  Through the curve
Description:  BUOI with an interesting set of power rolls through the curve at MP 230 in Campville.
Photo Date:  12/6/1988  Upload Date: 9/27/2015 2:36:57 AM
Location:  Campville, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  CR 6018(C39-8) CR 6017(C39-8) CR 1992(B23-7) CR 9591(SW1500)
Views:  251   Comments: 0
Elmira local
Title:  Elmira local
Description:  A local possibly WEEL39, works just south of the yard. Wish I had a shot of that caboose.
Photo Date:  12/7/1988  Upload Date: 9/27/2015 2:51:23 AM
Location:  Elmira, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Winter,Yard,Action
Locomotives:  CR 7692(GP38)
Views:  135   Comments: 0
Cliffiside resort
Title:  Cliffiside resort
Description:  ELOI rolls along the shelf on the cliff above the Chemung River. Atop the cliff is the well known sign for OBriens Inn, a long time Waverly landmark. Too bad you cant see the trains from the hotel.
Photo Date:  12/11/1988  Upload Date: 9/23/2015 3:57:04 AM
Location:  Waverly, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  CR 6377(SD40-2) CR 3207(GP40)
Views:  133   Comments: 1
ELOI
Title:  ELOI
Description:  There were two through freights on the Tier. OIBU and BUOI ran between Oak Island in Newark NJ and Frontier in Buffalo. The other pair was OIEL and ELOI, which ran between Oak Island and Elkhard, using the Meadville Line, the former EL Main Line, west of Hornell into Youngstown. OIEL ran most days east of Gang Mills, but ELOI was another story. There was not a lot of carload traffic(or much else for that matter) on the Meadville Line. The trains ran mostly at the insistence of NYSDOT, which had put up a pot full of money for track rehab, etc. The trains were often short-car counts in the teens-and would terminate in Gang Mills, with BUOI forwarding the cars. So it was an unusual thing to see ELOI in Elmira, and I caught it this day at Southport with a pair of EMDs.
Photo Date:  12/11/1988  Upload Date: 9/17/2015 4:18:22 AM
Location:  Southport, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CR 6377(SD40-2) CR 3207(GP40)
Views:  119   Comments: 0
Crossed over and working west
Title:  Crossed over and working west
Description:  ALCG has come off the Lehigh Line and is now getting its train rolling for Gang Mills yard and the end of their trip up the ex LV. I'm standing on the site of the Erie station, which was demolished in a wreck in 1967.
Photo Date:  12/14/1988  Upload Date: 9/21/2015 3:41:18 AM
Location:  Waverly, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Signal,Action
Locomotives:  CR 6566(C30-7A) CR 6786(SD50)
Views:  124   Comments: 0
Along the Chemung
Title:  Along the Chemung
Description:  An XWB empty coal train rolls west along the Chemung River at Wellsburg.
Photo Date:  12/17/1988  Upload Date: 9/17/2015 3:58:02 AM
Location:  Wellsburg, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Winter,Signal,Action
Locomotives:  CR 6359(SD40-2) CR 6809(SD50) CR 6803(SD50)
Views:  168   Comments: 0
On the Tier
Title:  On the Tier
Description:  The XWB train has pulled off the Lehigh Line and is now fully on the Tier. The groundman has closed up the switches-its all hand throw-and will get a taxi up to the head end. Meanwhile, the train poses in front of Ted Clarks, a landmark for photos here for many years, and still in business as I write this.
Photo Date:  12/17/1988  Upload Date: 9/17/2015 4:11:35 AM
Location:  Waverly, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  CR 6359(SD40-2) CR 6809(SD50) CR 6803(SD50)
Views:  241   Comments: 2
Along the rocks
Title:  Along the rocks
Description:  A slightly different angle from another photo of this train. The XWB works its way west at Wellsburg along the cliff that NY 427 rides on.
Photo Date:  12/17/1988  Upload Date: 9/23/2015 3:51:06 AM
Location:  Wellsburg, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  CR 6359(SD40-2) CR 6809(SD50) CR 6803(SD50)
Views:  179   Comments: 0
BUOI with lots of power
Title:  BUOI with lots of power
Description:  An SD 40-2 and a quartet of four axle units lead BUOI across the Chemung River in downtown Elmira in the gloom of a Southern Tier December.
Photo Date:  12/17/1988  Upload Date: 9/17/2015 4:21:19 AM
Location:  Elmira, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  CR 6466(SD40-2) CR 7991(GP38-2) CR 3091(GP40)
Views:  182   Comments: 0


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