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2 days of non-stop action
 
« on: Apr 8th, 2017, 9:32am »
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I went out to Mayville last weekend for a friend's birthday party. Since i nomrally go out otthe Buffalo are in early spring, I decided to combine my activities.  
 
Day 1 began at Tifft Street in Buffalo. NS 310 was parked west of the Tifft Street bridge:
 

 
NS local C88 was working on the other side of the same bridge:
 

 
NS 145 heading west, using trackage rights on the Buffalo Southern:
 

 
 
 

 
For a complete look at what I saw at Tifft Street, please visit this slideshow:
 
http://s857.photobucket.com/user/Erielackawanna/slideshow/2017/Mar%202017/0331%20Buffalo%20NY%20Tifft%20Street  
 
All photos in this post and the link were taken by me Friday 3/31/2017 in Buffalo, NY.  


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Best wishes to all,
Matthew L

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P.S. All aboard for the last train to Hammondsport!
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« Reply #1 on: Apr 8th, 2017, 9:42am »
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Speaking on NS local C88, I chased that train further west.
 
Approaching GB Diamond as a light engine move in Blasdell:
 

 
Reversing at Bayview Road in Hamburg:  
 

 
Returning to GB Diamond with a single center beam flat car:
 

 
A full look at C88's adventures can be seen in this slide show:
 
http://s857.photobucket.com/user/Erielackawanna/slideshow/2017/Mar%202017/0331%20C88
 
All photos in this post and the link were taken by me Friday 3/31/2017 in Erie County, NY.  
 


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« Reply #2 on: Apr 8th, 2017, 9:49am »
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The next stop was Dunkirk.
 
NS intermodal 26R heading east at the Route 60 crossing:
 

 
Westbound CSX intermodal at Temple Road:  
 

 
Westbound CSX manifest freight at Temple Road:
 

 
Eastbound CSX intermodal at Temple Road:  
 

 
Eastbound NS manifest freight 316 at Temple ROad:  
 

 
A complete look at both locations, including the going away shots:
 
http://s857.photobucket.com/user/Erielackawanna/slideshow/2017/Mar%202017/0331%20Dunkirk%20NY
 
All photos in this post and the link were taken by me Friday 3/31/2017 in Dunkirk, NY.  
 


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« Reply #3 on: Apr 8th, 2017, 9:56am »
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After staying overnight in mayville for my firned's party, I visited the Westfield rail park... which sits between CSX and NS. On htis occasion, all 3 trains were CSX.  
 
Hi0rail CSX MOW truck at Gale Street:
 

 
Eastbound CSX tank train K138 passing the old NYC signals:
 

 
Another eastbound waits at the signals, while the CSX MOW crew works on the siding:
 

 
Westbound CSX hopper train with new Tier 4 units leading:
 

 
The eastbound got underway as the westbound cleared:
 

 
So here I am on the 41st anniversary of C-Day, watching a former Conrail SD70M leading an eastbound auto rack freight on a former Conrai lmainline:
 

 
A compelte slide show from the rail park:
 
http://s857.photobucket.com/user/Erielackawanna/slideshow/2017/Apr%202017/0401%20AM1%20Westfield%20NY
 
All photos in this post and the link were taken by me Saturday 4/1/2017 in Westfield, NY.  


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« Reply #4 on: Apr 8th, 2017, 10:06am »
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I also discovered an interesting but previously unknown (to me) crossing about 15 miles east of the last location.
 
Eastbound CSX intermodal:
 

 
2nd eastbound CSX intermodal at the same location:  
 

 
Westbound CSX intermodal:
 

 
2nd westbound intermodal on the birdge over Cattaraugus Creek near the crossing:
 

 
NS showed up, too. In this case, the train was eastbound manifest freight 316:
 

 
A slide show of all 5 trains, including the going away shots:
 
http://s857.photobucket.com/user/Erielackawanna/slideshow/2017/Apr%202017/0401%20PM1%20Sunset%20Bay%20NY
 
All photos in this post and the link were taken by me Sat 4/1/2017 at Alleghany Road in Sunset Bay, NY.  
 
 


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« Reply #5 on: Apr 8th, 2017, 10:30am »
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I headed back to Hamburg. I caught a couple of westbound freights at Lakeview Road, including this CSX auto rack freight:
 

 
After a brief stop for dinner, I ended the day with an insane amount of action at Bayview Road. A total of 13 trains passed between 4:30 PM and 7:15 PM, with 11 of them being CSX.  
 
Eastbound CSX intermodal approaching the old signal bridge neat the corssing:
 

 
While that train passed, NS 206 (also eastbound) arrived as well!
 

 
The other NS train at Bayview ROad was eastbound intermodal 22K:
 

 
A meet on CSX east of the signal bridge:
 

 
A same direction meet about 30 minutes later on CSX:
 

 
Eastbound CSX tank train on Track 2:
 

 
The third and final meet on CSX while i was there:
 

 
CSX is leasing Citirail units to replace the Dash 8s they retired recently, and this was my first opportunity to shoot them:
 

 
I wonder how many times this classic car has stopped at a rail crossing:
 

 
my final sighting was an eastbound CSX intermodal on Track 2 about half an hour before sunset:
 

 
For a complete look at the action at Bayview Road, including going away shots:
 
http://s857.photobucket.com/user/Erielackawanna/slideshow/2017/Apr%202017/0401%20PM2%20Hamburg%20NY
 
All photos in this post and the link were taken by me Saturday 4/1/2017 in Hamburg, NY.  It's nice to see both CSX and NS are alive and well out there.


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