RailPictures.Net Photo: ST 689 Springfield Terminal EMD SD45 at Conklin, New York by Doug Lilly
  Login · Sign Up 

Photo Location Map Locomotive Details Location/Date of Photo

» Springfield Terminal (more..)
» EMD SD45 (more..)
»  (more..)
» Conklin, New York, USA (more..)
» January 10, 1988
Locomotive No./Train ID Photographer
» ST 689 (more..)
» Unknown
» Doug Lilly (more..)
» Contact Photographer · Photographer Profile 
Remarks & Notes 
When Guilford Transportation Industries acquired the 6.5 mile Springfield Terminal, it acquired much more than a run-down ex-interurban with a GE 44-tonner. The real value in the acquisition was the financial advantage of owning a shortline road subject to lower wages and less stringent work rules. By leasing the Boston & Maine and the Maine Central to the Springfield Terminal, Guilford instantly had a claim to change the entire labor structure of the larger roads. Beside transferring a large number of the other roads’ power to the ST, Guilford also acquired a bunch of ex-Santa Fe SD26’s and a bakers’ dozen high-hood SD45’s of N&W and Southern lineage. Here freshly-painted 689, former Southern 3166, stands outside of the East Binghamton shops.
Community Response Photo Comments (6) 
Views: 9,224     Favorited: 39
Since added on November 21, 2015

+ Add to Favorites

+ Nominate for People's Choice

+ Subscribe

+ Add to Photo Album

+ Post a Photo Comment
* Views on this page updated in real-time.

 User Photo Albums Containing this Photo (4)+ Add to Album

Album created by member coco13cos
Album Views: 2,219,592
Over 40.000 of RP's most appreciated and beautiful photos.
Fresh Paint

Album created by member ollie
Album Views: 101,786
Fresh from the paint shop.
Classic Railroading

Album created by member Chessiefan2
Album Views: 301,052
Railroading in the 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, basically anything but the 2000s.
Paint Schemes

Album created by member Nathan Richters
Album Views: 408,761
Not just heritage schemes, not just commemorative schemes - this album is devoted to some of the world's most interesting paint schemes, past or present.
Add to Photo Album or Get Your Own Photo Album

EXIF Data for this photo: [What's this?]

This image contains EXIF headers - Click Here to show the data.

Photo Copyright © 2015 Doug Lilly. All Rights Reserved. Photo Usage Policy
This website Copyright © 2002-2020. All Rights Reserved.
Do Not Sell My Personal Information