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Marty_Feldner
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Fifty years ago...
 
« on: Jun 6th, 2010, 9:59pm »
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In 1960, June 6 was a Saturday, and I was 13. The L&HR celebrated the centennial of its founding as the Warwick Valley Railroad with
two passenger  
excursions (originally planned to be one 20 car train; ticket demand
caused them to add a  
second section).
 
The passenger cars were rented from the Erie, and Reading 4-8-4 #2124 was
rented for the  
day. Because of the second section, two of the RS-3's, #3 and #10, were
repainted into a  
simplified scheme for the excursion. Power was swapped at either end of
the run (Maybrook  
and Belvedere) so everyone got to ride behind steam.
 
In addition to riding (second section), my father, brother and I spent several hours before and after the runs at  
the shops, hovering around (and in the cab of) the 2124.
 
Obviously, a day not to be forgotten...


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