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By:Tom Beckett
Dates:1/1/1990 - 11/30/2012
Album Info:Trains run by CP on the ex Erie Lackawanna line to Buffalo, first on CR, then on NS. Includes NS symbols with CP power.
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Yellowjacket six pack
Title:  Yellowjacket six pack
Description:  A half dozen yellow and black units roll west with a 73 car MEBU, about to pass under NY 427. NYSW must have been expecting a couple of stacks to show up in Buffalo, and was sending power west.
Photo Date:  7/27/1990  Upload Date: 1/24/2016 4:26:08 AM
Location:  Chemung, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  NYSW 4008(B40-8) NYSW 4032(B40-8) NYSW 3632(SD45) NYSW 3626(SD45) NYSW 4004(B40-8) NYSW 4024(B40-8)
Views:  329   Comments: 4
MEBU at Agway
Title:  MEBU at Agway
Description:  MEBU behind six NYSW units passes the Agway plant just east of Waverly, nose into the setting sun.
Photo Date:  7/27/1990  Upload Date: 1/24/2016 4:29:03 AM
Location:  Waverly, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NYSW 4008(B40-8) NYSW 4032(B40-8) NYSW 3632(SD45) NYSW 3626(SD45) NYSW 4004(B40-8) NYSW 4024(B40-8)
Views:  337   Comments: 1
New look for BUME
Title:  New look for BUME
Description:  CP power started to show up on D&H trains on July 26, when an acid train ran from Montreal to Baltimore. Before long, it was showing up on the Tier as well, as we see with this BUME going east along NY 17C.
Photo Date:  8/7/1990  Upload Date: 1/22/2016 2:51:56 AM
Location:  Campville, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CP 5686(SD40-2) CP 5677(SD40-2) CP 5670(SD40-2)
Views:  335   Comments: 0
Standing out
Title:  Standing out
Description:  The late afternoon sun has come around and lights up the bright red of the CP units on BUME as they approach the NY 17C overpass.
Photo Date:  8/7/1990  Upload Date: 1/22/2016 2:55:36 AM
Location:  Endicott, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  CP 5686(SD40-2) CP 5677(SD40-2) CP 5670(SD40-2)
Views:  320   Comments: 1
New order
Title:  New order
Description:  As CP took over operation of the D&H, it moved in its own power and operating people, but time was needed for the transition, so NYSW power was still common on many trains, now mixed with CP units. This MEBU is rolling under the NY 427 overpass at Chemung behind two of each to power its 90 cars.
Photo Date:  8/9/1990  Upload Date: 1/22/2016 3:03:04 AM
Location:  Chemung, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  NYSW 4026(B40-8) NYSW 4028(B40-8) CP 5682(SD40-2) CP 5688(SD40-2)
Views:  314   Comments: 1
Bright power
Title:  Bright power
Description:  Now that CP has started to run the D&H, its power is mixing with the established power arrangements. Thus we have a pair of yellow and a pair of red units on this MEBU at the stone arch bridge in Barton.
Photo Date:  8/9/1990  Upload Date: 1/22/2016 3:06:38 AM
Location:  Barton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  NYSW 4026(B40-8) NYSW 4028(B40-8) CP 5682(SD40-2) CP 5688(SD40-2)
Views:  264   Comments: 0
Coal train meet
Title:  Coal train meet
Description:  MEBU meets a coal train stopped to throw the switches for its trip down the Lehigh Secondary to Sayre. Waverly could get busy at times.
Photo Date:  8/9/1990  Upload Date: 1/22/2016 3:12:33 AM
Location:  Waverly, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  NYSW 4026(B40-8) NYSW 4028(B40-8) CP 5682(SD40-2) CP 5688(SD40-2)
Views:  294   Comments: 1
Rainy Monday
Title:  Rainy Monday
Description:  MEBU rolls west behind an NYSW B40-nothing unusual there-and three CP units, a new development that was about to become a standard sighting in the Tier. I was at the Hess station on NY 17C in Endwell, figuring this would be a good place to get gas, so I could see the train if it showed. I was right on. The station is now a used car lot, taking it off the must stop places for gas and goodies, though there is a Valero a couple of blocks west, that allows you to see a train passing, but theres no shot there.
Photo Date:  8/13/1990  Upload Date: 1/24/2016 4:35:18 AM
Location:  Endwell, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NYSW 4018(B40-8) CP 5672(SD40-2) CP 5676(SD40-2) CP 5683(SD40-2)
Views:  293   Comments: 0
NY 9 still yellow
Title:  NY 9 still yellow
Description:  Stack trains were most likely to have solid NYSW consists, and todays NY 9 does not disappoint. An SD 45 and a pair of B boats have the 200 platforms(!!) rolling west at Chemung late on a summer day.
Photo Date:  8/14/1990  Upload Date: 1/24/2016 4:15:56 AM
Location:  Chemung, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  NYSW 3626(SD45) NYSW 4044(B40-8) NYSW 4006(B40-8)
Views:  256   Comments: 1
Study in yellow
Title:  Study in yellow
Description:  NY 9 with 200 stack platforms behind a trio of yellowjackets, rolls past a pale yellow Fruit Growers Express reefer, as it passes under the yellow blade of the semaphore guarding track 2 at Waverly.
Photo Date:  8/14/1990  Upload Date: 1/24/2016 4:22:08 AM
Location:  Waverly, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Signal,Action
Locomotives:  NYSW 3626(SD45) NYSW 4044(B40-8) NYSW 4006(B40-8)
Views:  233   Comments: 1
BUME all in the family
Title:  BUME all in the family
Description:  BUME rolls past the hayfield at Hiawatha Rd behind a couple of lightning stripe rebuilds and a unit from newcomer CP.
Photo Date:  8/20/1990  Upload Date: 1/27/2016 2:21:54 AM
Location:  Owego, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  DH 7407(GP39-2) DH 7418(GP39-2) CP 5670(SD40-2)
Views:  252   Comments: 0
Looking good on the Tier
Title:  Looking good on the Tier
Description:  BUME rolls through the semaphores at Tioga Center, the late afternoon sun lighting up the blue and gray of the newly painted D&H power.
Photo Date:  8/20/1990  Upload Date: 1/27/2016 2:25:26 AM
Location:  Tioga Center, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Signal,Action
Locomotives:  DH 7407(GP39-2) DH 7418(GP39-2) CP 5670(SD40-2)
Views:  306   Comments: 1
Rolling and holding
Title:  Rolling and holding
Description:  BUME rolls east as a Conrail train holds on the Lehigh Running Track in the distance at right. Hell come onto the Tier for a ride to Gang Mills once BUME clears.
Photo Date:  8/20/1990  Upload Date: 1/27/2016 2:29:51 AM
Location:  Waverly, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  DH 7407(GP39-2) DH 7418(GP39-2) CP 5670(SD40-2) CR 6749(SD50)
Views:  259   Comments: 0
Helping out
Title:  Helping out
Description:  KL 1 rolls west behind a single NYSW B40. The NYSW would continue to provide power on Tier trains til CP got enough units on line to run the trains, though Suskie power would continue to run through on stack trains. The original four B40s would stay, but within a few months, CSX would take back the units they financed, 4010-4048.
Photo Date:  8/20/1990  Upload Date: 1/27/2016 2:34:38 AM
Location:  Owego, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  NYSW 4008(B40-8)
Views:  204   Comments: 1
Going to the yard
Title:  Going to the yard
Description:  Where NYSW would run the MEBU and BUME trains up the Buffalo Runner into Bevier St for a crew change most of the time, CPs practice was to run them into East Binghamton to be worked and repowered. We see BUME passing BD on its way to the yard to be switched. This was a practice CP followed its entire time running the D&H.
Photo Date:  8/28/1990  Upload Date: 1/27/2016 1:57:16 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CP 5677(SD40-2) CP 5683(SD40-2)
Views:  270   Comments: 1
Home road pride
Title:  Home road pride
Description:  D&H rebuild 7312 leads this 72 car BUME at west Endicott, the first of four D&H units on the train. The 7312 was notable for being named in honor of legendary D&H engineer Bernie O'Brien.
Photo Date:  8/29/1990  Upload Date: 1/27/2016 2:02:43 AM
Location:  Endicott, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  DH 7312(GP38-2) DH 7408(GP39-2) DH 7401(GP39-2) DH 221(GP38-2)
Views:  396   Comments: 2
Grain over the river
Title:  Grain over the river
Description:  BUAB rolls across the Chenango River as it slows to a stop at QD, where it will line the switches to go up the Buffalo Runner into Bevier St as it prepares to tackle Belden Hill with a heavy train.
Photo Date:  9/2/1990  Upload Date: 1/28/2016 3:55:22 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  CP 5690(SD40-2) CP 5692(SD40-2) CP 5668(SD40-2) CP 5689(SD40-2)
Views:  395   Comments: 0
On the Lackawanna
Title:  On the Lackawanna
Description:  KL 1 rolls out track 3 past the old DLW station, avoiding Conrails WABH 11, which was working its train on the Erie side. Three CP units have todays K Line stacks well in hand for the trip to Buffalo. The train will get onto the Tier a mile to the west, at CP Johnson. We get a good look at remaining DLW facilities in this photo. The station is at right, behind the power. The cars behind the train are in the set off tracks, where sleepers were spotted in and out of through trains. The cars there now belong to the Susquehanna Valley NRHS. The small building with the stack is the station powerhouse, which provided power to the station complex, and steam for the set out cars. The steel tower is one of the earliest radio installations in the country, done by Marconi himself when DLW was testing the viability of radio communications in the early 20th century. It is now an engineering landmark.
Photo Date:  9/5/1990  Upload Date: 1/28/2016 3:50:55 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Action
Locomotives:  CP 5684(SD40-2) CP 5666(SD40-2) CP 5692(SD40-2)
Views:  316   Comments: 0
Whod have guessed??
Title:  Whod have guessed??
Description:  Another one of those "if I had said ten years ago..." shots. Who would have figured NYSW running new, high horsepower diesels, and in combination with CP power, yet?? Here it is on a 74 car MEBU rolling west at Hiawatha Rd. The power combinations would get even stranger by the end of the year.
Photo Date:  9/7/1990  Upload Date: 1/27/2016 2:38:00 AM
Location:  Owego, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  NYSW 4018(B40-8) CP 5690(SD40-2) NYSW 4026(B40-8)
Views:  286   Comments: 1
New look
Title:  New look
Description:  A pair of CP SD40-2s roll MEBU west under the NY 427 overpass at Chemung, the late afternoon sun lighting up the red diesels. Just like the Erie and EL who ran this line for many years, there's a high and wide right behind the power.
Photo Date:  9/8/1990  Upload Date: 1/27/2016 1:42:31 AM
Location:  Chemung, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Station,Action
Locomotives:  CP 5670(SD40-2) CP 5677(SD40-2)
Views:  269   Comments: 1
Red units through the blades
Title:  Red units through the blades
Description:  MEBU rolls through the classic signals at Tioga Center, the newest power to pass through this portal, as the faithful record the event.
Photo Date:  9/8/1990  Upload Date: 1/27/2016 1:47:57 AM
Location:  Tioga Center, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Signal,Action
Locomotives:  CP 5670(SD40-2) CP 5677(SD40-2)
Views:  290   Comments: 1
Wide ride
Title:  Wide ride
Description:  MEBU rolls east of Waverly, where EL had a center siding. Conrail removed it early on in their ownership of the Tier, but never realigned the tracks. There was an identical situation at Canaseraga, west of Hornell, where there was also once a center siding.
Photo Date:  9/8/1990  Upload Date: 1/27/2016 1:51:36 AM
Location:  Waverly, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  CP 5670(SD40-2) CP 5677(SD40-2)
Views:  245   Comments: 1
The other side of town
Title:  The other side of town
Description:  While the semaphores here got almost all the attention-justifiably-there was also another Erie relic in town. Unbeknownst to many, there was an Erie station still standing here. It was in pretty bad shape by 1990, but still up. NYK 6 passes with 60 stack platforms behind a pair of yellowjackets.
Photo Date:  9/13/1990  Upload Date: 1/28/2016 4:14:18 AM
Location:  Tioga Center, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Station,Action
Locomotives:  NYSW 4036(B40-8) NYSW 3626(SD45)
Views:  219   Comments: 1
The usual spot
Title:  The usual spot
Description:  NYK 6 rolls through the Erie semaphores at Tioga Center. Theyd be gone in another six months.
Photo Date:  9/13/1990  Upload Date: 1/28/2016 4:18:50 AM
Location:  Tioga Center, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Signal,Action
Locomotives:  NYSW 4036(B40-8) NYSW 3626(SD45)
Views:  242   Comments: 0
Grain to Albany
Title:  Grain to Albany
Description:  One of the irregular but frequent trains was BUAB, a loaded grain train that went to the Port of Albany to be loaded on ships for export. One of those trains reflects the late afternoon sun as it passes Hiawatha Rd on its way to Binghamton and a crew change with 84 cars to go north.
Photo Date:  9/18/1990  Upload Date: 1/28/2016 3:33:54 AM
Location:  Owego, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  CP 5660(SD40-2) CP 5692(SD40-2) CP 5697(SD40-2) CP 5689(SD40-2)
Views:  286   Comments: 0
Sort of a meet
Title:  Sort of a meet
Description:  WABH 11 is on the DLW bridge over the Chenango River as BUAB, a grain train for the Port of Albany, crosses the river on the adjacent Erie bridge.
Photo Date:  9/18/1990  Upload Date: 1/30/2016 3:55:47 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  CP 5660(SD40-2) CP 5692(SD40-2) CP 5697(SD40-2) CP 5689(SD40-2) CR 2792(U23B)
Views:  353   Comments: 0
Lots of changes
Title:  Lots of changes
Description:  Actually, one big one. The area along the fence line to the left of oncoming MEBU was approximately where the DLW main line ran prior to 1959. Consolidation of facilities with the Erie that year eliminated it. The line would regain its right of way a few miles to the west at Gibson, near NY 414. Now its a cow pasture. The Southern Tier Line itself will change yet again in a few years. Conrail will single track this segment, eliminating the small bridge here in favor of a set of corrugated metal culverts. How things change...
Photo Date:  9/18/1990  Upload Date: 1/28/2016 3:40:12 AM
Location:  Big Flats, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  CP 5670(SD40-2) CP 5677(SD40-2)
Views:  238   Comments: 0
Today I beat him
Title:  Today I beat him
Description:  I didnt do the shot here at Wellsburg often, mostly because I could not race down NY 427 from Chemung fast enough, or, alternately, on NY 17 to the Lowman crossover, which was a mile from the tracks, to beat a train here after shooting it at Chemung. The dimensional load behind the power has restricted the trains speed, so today I get lucky, and we have MEBU rolling into the afternoon sun.
Photo Date:  9/18/1990  Upload Date: 1/28/2016 3:43:09 AM
Location:  Wellsburg, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  CP 5670(SD40-2) CP 5677(SD40-2)
Views:  260   Comments: 1
Going west
Title:  Going west
Description:  A late SLN 3-the train usually showed in the morning-rolls through Owego on a mission to get to Buffalo. A pair of GEs and a pair of 45s have the task today for the 65 Sea Land platforms, 6 COFC and 7 freight.Note the 40 MPH speed sign. Conrail allowed certain frieghts 50 here, as did EL in days past, so this is a speed restriction, most likely due to work being done in the area.
Photo Date:  9/20/1990  Upload Date: 1/30/2016 4:27:51 AM
Location:  Owego, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  NYSW 4038(B40-8) NYSW 4044(B40-8) NYSW 3638(F45) NYSW 3620(SD45)
Views:  264   Comments: 1
High view
Title:  High view
Description:  NYK 6 arrives with 65 stack platforms behind a pair of B 40s. The view is from the stairway of the Derby Knitting Mills, a large building that was a Binghamton landmark on the Chenango River. The GEs, train, and building are now gone from this scene, and the DLW bridge in the foreground is now single track. Such is progress.
Photo Date:  9/21/1990  Upload Date: 1/30/2016 4:32:31 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  NYSW 4044(B40-8) NYSW 4038(B40-8)
Views:  235   Comments: 0
Heavy power for KL 1
Title:  Heavy power for KL 1
Description:  KL 1 was usually a short train-rarely more than 50 platforms-and typically got a single unit, one of a very few trains to be so lightly powered. So this KL 1 with three units for 10,000 HP for its 25 platforms was a surprise.
Photo Date:  9/25/1990  Upload Date: 1/30/2016 4:04:53 AM
Location:  Owego, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Signal,Action
Locomotives:  CP 5670(SD40-2) NYSW 4006(B40-8) CP 5684(SD40-2)
Views:  245   Comments: 0
Into the sun
Title:  Into the sun
Description:  BUME rolls into the morning sun at Kinney Rd in Campville with 53 cars. The shrubs at left will soon be tall enough to block the view of a train from the side.
Photo Date:  9/28/1990  Upload Date: 1/30/2016 4:07:29 AM
Location:  Campville, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  CP 5672(SD40-2) CP 5688(SD40-2) CP 5674(SD40-2)
Views:  294   Comments: 1
Knocking it down
Title:  Knocking it down
Description:  BUME passes the famous semaphores, knocking down the eastbound blade as it passes.
Photo Date:  10/6/1990  Upload Date: 1/30/2016 4:10:00 AM
Location:  Tioga Center, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Signal,Action
Locomotives:  CP 5691(SD40-2) CP 5672(SD40-2) CP 5688(SD40-2) NYSW 3620(SD45) NYSW 4014(B40-8)
Views:  262   Comments: 0
Erie relic
Title:  Erie relic
Description:  BUME rolls past the Erie station at Tioga Center, an overlooked part of the railroad scene in that town. The station was in serious disrepair-it's a wonder Conrail left it up so long. Indeed, it would crash under its own weight in a few years. To look at Tioga Center now, it's hard to believe such a small town had a station at all.
Photo Date:  10/6/1990  Upload Date: 1/30/2016 4:11:37 AM
Location:  Tioga Center, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Station,Action
Locomotives:  CP 5691(SD40-2) CP 5672(SD40-2) CP 5688(SD40-2) NYSW 3620(SD45) NYSW 4044(B40-8)
Views:  250   Comments: 0
Empties past the station
Title:  Empties past the station
Description:  ABBU, the empty grain train returning west from the Port of Albany, rolls past the old Erie station, now privately owned at Chemung.
Photo Date:  10/6/1990  Upload Date: 1/28/2016 4:01:48 AM
Location:  Chemung, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Station,Action
Locomotives:  CP 5692(SD40-2) CP 5683(SD40-2)
Views:  245   Comments: 0
On the rocks
Title:  On the rocks
Description:  ABBU rolls along the rock wall adjacent to NY 17 at Gibson. Its a nice photo spot, but you take your life in your hands to stop there on the shoulder of a 65 MPH highway.
Photo Date:  10/6/1990  Upload Date: 1/30/2016 4:13:55 AM
Location:  Gibson, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  CP 5692(SD40-2) CP 5683(SD40-2)
Views:  245   Comments: 0
Charging ahead
Title:  Charging ahead
Description:  ABBU, the empty cars returning from the Port of Albany, get a move on as they approach Lester Avenue in Johnson City. Were looking down the former Erie through the west side of Binghamton-you can barely see CP Johnsons home signals in the distance. The large building in the far distance is the Binghamton State Office Building, a structure with a colorful history of its own.
Photo Date:  10/6/1990  Upload Date: 1/28/2016 4:07:20 AM
Location:  Johnson City, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CP 5692(SD40-2) CP 5683(SD40-2)
Views:  219   Comments: 0
CP and semaphores
Title:  CP and semaphores
Description:  ABBU behind a pair of CP units roll between the twin blades.
Photo Date:  10/6/1990  Upload Date: 1/31/2016 4:56:26 AM
Location:  Tioga Center, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Signal,Action
Locomotives:  CP 5692(SD40-2) CP 5683(SD40-2)
Views:  252   Comments: 0
Gaining momentum
Title:  Gaining momentum
Description:  SLN 5 behind a quartet of NYSW units, but with a CP crew, rolls 120 platforms and 3 freight west at Endwell, along the George F Highway. Hell ease up here for the 45 MPH curve under Hooper Rd, then open it up for the trip to Elmira and Buffalo.
Photo Date:  10/6/1990  Upload Date: 1/31/2016 5:17:13 AM
Location:  Endwell, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NYSW 4040(B40-8) NYSW 4038(B40-8) NYSW 6366(SD45) NYSW 4034(B40-8)
Views:  227   Comments: 1
SOO power and the cows
Title:  SOO power and the cows
Description:  The first grain train to run on the D&H rolls west at Big Flats, an event the fans had been foaming for ever since CP started running the D&H. JJ Young even brought out his inflatable cows for the occasion.
Photo Date:  10/20/1990  Upload Date: 1/28/2016 3:47:04 AM
Location:  Big Flats, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  CP 5674(SD40-2) SOO 6622(SD40-2) SOO 764(SD40-2)
Views:  252   Comments: 1
By the station
Title:  By the station
Description:  The sun is a some time thing in the Tier. We had chased this ABBU from Binghamton, with hardly a cloud in the sky, then got dinked at Hornell. Even on the good days, clouds!! I'm standing on the site of the one time Allegany Division yard, now becoming a strip mall.
Photo Date:  10/20/1990  Upload Date: 2/3/2016 4:30:03 AM
Location:  Hornell, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Action
Locomotives:  CP 5674(SD40-2) SOO 6622(SD40-2) SOO 764(SD40-2)
Views:  283   Comments: 0
Open the gate
Title:  Open the gate
Description:  The new crew is on, and ABBU is ready to open up at QD and get out on the Tier. Its 2 PM on a sunny Saturday. The railfan gods were smiling on us this day. If we could have asked for the perfect moment, this was it.
Photo Date:  10/20/1990  Upload Date: 1/31/2016 4:33:47 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  CP 5674(SD40-2) SOO 6622(SD40-2) SOO 764(SD40-2)
Views:  291   Comments: 0
SOO and semaphores
Title:  SOO and semaphores
Description:  ABBU rolls its SOO units through the twin semaphores at Tioga Center. Well get surprised in a couple of minutes when BUME passes just as the rear of ABBU clears.
Photo Date:  10/20/1990  Upload Date: 1/31/2016 4:44:37 AM
Location:  Tioga Center, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Signal,Action
Locomotives:  CP 5674(SD40-2) SOO 6622(SD40-2) SOO 764(SD40-2)
Views:  252   Comments: 0
Wide open
Title:  Wide open
Description:  The telephoto view from this vantage point homes in on the train and livestock. In this wider view we see how open the valley is here, and why it got to be called Big Flats. The train is on the ex Erie. The DLW here is gone without a trace, 31 years after the line went out of service.
Photo Date:  10/20/1990  Upload Date: 1/31/2016 4:52:52 AM
Location:  Big Flats, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  CP 5674(SD40-2) SOO 6622(SD40-2) SOO 764(SD40-2)
Views:  258   Comments: 1
Any other time
Title:  Any other time
Description:  But today. ABBU with the first two SOO units to come to the D&H had just passed westbound, and we were all running to our cars to get on with the chase when we heard the horn. BUME rolls through the semaphores behind a mix of NYSW and CP power. It's a horrible angle for the train, but it does a good job of showing the lenses in the semaphore blades.
Photo Date:  10/20/1990  Upload Date: 1/31/2016 5:06:33 AM
Location:  Tioga Center, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Signal,Action
Locomotives:  NYSW 4004(B40-8) CP 5688(SD40-2) CP 5678(SD40-2)
Views:  233   Comments: 0
The reason why
Title:  The reason why
Description:  There is a Conrail XCL empty coal train waiting behind me at CP Horn for this 120 platform DHT 6(NYK 6) to cross over from 1 to 2 so it can go west past the Hornell station, then west on the Erie main to Olean.
Photo Date:  10/20/1990  Upload Date: 2/3/2016 4:47:18 AM
Location:  Hornell, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Signal,Action
Locomotives:  NYSW 4036(B40-8) NYSW 6515(SD45) NYSW 4032(B40-8)
Views:  215   Comments: 0
Historic
Title:  Historic
Description:  The sign says so. A 66 car BUME rolls past the "Historic Owego" sign along NY 17C as it rolls off the last 20 miles to Binghamton.
Photo Date:  10/29/1990  Upload Date: 2/3/2016 4:10:11 AM
Location:  Owego, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CP 5674(SD40-2) CP 5669(SD40-2) CP 5698(SD40-2) NYSW 4034(B40-8)
Views:  349   Comments: 1
Short time
Title:  Short time
Description:  Not only is the crew on short time-theyll be in Binghamton in less than 30 minutes with this 73 car BUME, but so is the location. The shrubs and trees planted here near Kinney Rd will grow, and in a few years, this shot will not be possible.
Photo Date:  11/5/1990  Upload Date: 2/3/2016 4:44:42 AM
Location:  Campville, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  NYSW 4026(B40-8) CP 5666(SD40-2) CP 5689(SD40-2)
Views:  268   Comments: 0
Almost done
Title:  Almost done
Description:  Train 310 with a "we ain't mad at nobody" consist rolls through BD, and will shortly be tying up its 102 cars at East Binghamton.
Photo Date:  11/17/1990  Upload Date: 2/5/2016 4:57:29 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Signal,Action
Locomotives:  CP 5692(SD40-2) PLM 3019(SD40-2) NYSW 4004(B40-8)
Views:  254   Comments: 0
Unlikely combination
Title:  Unlikely combination
Description:  One of those power sets that if you had said this would happen, NYSW and SOO power together, youd have been laughed at. Here it is. BUAB arrives at Binghamton, seen on the Chenango River bridge on a Sunday morning.
Photo Date:  12/9/1990  Upload Date: 2/6/2016 2:44:05 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  NYSW 4018(B40-8) SOO 769(SD40-2) SOO 6403(SD40) EMDX 6310(SD40-2)
Views:  340   Comments: 1


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