An early summer day in
1987 and Conrail's executive E units are leading a special excursion
through North Weedsport NY.
The same location on a bitterly
cold December day has train NFSE creating its own blizzard from freshly
Conrail's Southern Tier
Route (former Erie mainline) traverses the scenic Canisteo River Gorge
in western NY.
Farther east on the
Southern Tier route a big GE passes through the old village of Owego,
A round end dome
observation car of California Zephyr heritage trails the 1986 edition
of the NYS&W's Maple Festival train at Binghamton, NY.
In the late 1980s
Montreal commuters were still riding ancient equipment, powered by 70
year old electric locomotives
Westbound CP freight
blasts through the Ontario countryside near Brockville, ON.
Deshler Ohio is the
"crossroads of the B&O" where the Detroit - Cincinnati
line intersects the Chicago - Baltimore main.. This general
merchandiser is making the turn from the Chicago line to the Cincinnati.
Buffalo NY's Central
Terminal was a grand palace of railroading built in the 1920s. By the
1980s it stood derelict and abandoned, the concourse severed from the
main terminal building. This view from the remains of that
concourse shows a westbound passing the main
is distantly visible across the valley, over the nose of the lead unit as an eastbound
passes through Susquehanna, PA on the Southern Tier line.
On a sultry summer
evening, a couple of local kids try to cool off in Cattaraugus Creek as
the Arcade and Attica passes overhead.
North Weedsport NY was
one of my favored locations. It had a clear view of the railroad, a curve, a bridge to shoot from,
and 30 to 40 trains a day.