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Matthew_L
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Fall foliage and the Southern Tier Mainline
 
« on: Oct 17th, 2013, 7:57pm »
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It's that time of year again- leaves turn color and provide a nice frame for trains. I am planning to spend some time with the Southern Tier Mainline each weekend of this month. The first weekend was rainy- a torrential thundershower was in progress when I caught a rather long mixed freight 13T heading eastbound near MP 384.  
 

 
 
 

 
The rain had eased and the thunder was gone by the time westbound intermodal 23K arrived around mid-morning:
 

 
 
 

 
All phptos in this post were taken by me Saturday 10/5/2013 in Middlebury, NY.


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« Reply #1 on: Oct 17th, 2013, 8:01pm »
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I chased 23K for several miles and caught the train again as it came down Attica Hill.  
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
All photos in this post were taken by me Saturday 105/2013 in the Town of Attica, NY. I promise the next set of photos will include sunshine and blue skies!


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Re: Fall foliage and the Southern Tier Mainline
 
« Reply #2 on: Oct 17th, 2013, 8:50pm »
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Got some fall color on a couple of occasions the last 2 weeks.
 
In Letchworth Park on the bridge:
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/85501582@N03/10098140154/
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/85501582@N03/10117071063/
 
Just East of Dalton:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/85501582@N03/10117352563/
 
At Canaseraga:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/85501582@N03/10117260075/
 
Along the Canisteo River:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/85501582@N03/10237251823/
 
At Pennycook Road in Portage:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/85501582@N03/10259582045/
 
I still have a lot more to process.
I'll be off work later next week when the colors are usually at peek around Browns Crossing.
 
Mike
 
 


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« Reply #3 on: Oct 30th, 2013, 8:56pm »
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Nice shots, Mike! The weekend after my previous shots in this thread, I was out on the western section of the the Tier again. the first train was 23K, and the intermodal looked great nice in morning sun.  
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
CP/NS 38T came later in the morning- shortly before I planned to leave for home.
 

 
 
 

 
All photos in this post were taken by me Sunday 10/13/2013 in Middlebury, NY.  
 
 
 
 
 


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« Reply #4 on: Oct 30th, 2013, 9:00pm »
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When I got home from Middlebury, I discovered the USB port on my Sony W370 camera had shorted out. I replaced it by purchasing a refurbished W370, which went into service the following weekend. it caprtured westbound NS 12T at the Silver Road crossing on the Tier:  
 

 
 

 
Both photos in this post were taken by me Saturday 10/19/2013 in Middlebury, NY.  
 


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« Reply #5 on: Oct 31st, 2013, 12:18pm »
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Thanks for all the great shots, Gentlemen.......the scenery on the "Tier" is second to none, especially in Autumn.
 
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« Reply #6 on: Nov 6th, 2013, 8:56pm »
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You're welcome, Charlie! And I have one more round to share.  
 
This is NS westbound mixed freight 309 at the Molasses Hill Road crossing:
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
All photos in this post were taken by me Saturday 10/26/2013 in Linden, NY.  
 


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« Reply #7 on: Nov 6th, 2013, 8:58pm »
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Later that same morning, NS eastbound mixed freight 13T had a slow climb up Attica Hill.  
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
Photos in this post were taken by me Saturday 10/26/2013 at Dry Bridge Road in the Town of Alexander, NY.  


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« Reply #8 on: Nov 6th, 2013, 9:06pm »
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Because 13T wasn't moving very fast, it was very easy to drive over to Dale Road and catch the train again.
 

 
 
 

 
Both photos in this post were taken by me near MP 382 on the Southern Tier Mainline in Dale, NY. I subsequently found out this run of 13T was later split at Gang Mills due the volume of freight cars added there. The "extra' section had the symbol M3T and was led by NS heritage unit 8114.


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« Reply #9 on: Nov 6th, 2013, 10:43pm »
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Excellent photos, sir! Grade-A all the way    
 
I remember hearing that 13T ran that extra section with the 8114, so it was that day's train, then.
 


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