Wow. Has it been over 40 years? And they were getting rare even then. I made several special trips to get the last ones.
A former UP unit is at Union Station with the EB passenger train. Photo by Gary W. Zeitler.
Originally UP this unit is wreathed in steam due to the crisp chilly air. Hey, it's Buffalo. At least the sun is shining. Photographer unknown, from my collection.
A veteran of MILW heritage is westbound. Photo by unknown, from my collection.
At Railfest they lined up all the goodies with distance between for photographers. We had a great flea market and all sorts of fun. Thanks for everything Jerry Joe. Ex LIRR BTW.
Weather 61 degrees, sun out. I got out! Weather forecast for this PM, 20s and rain or snow. Cocka doodle doo.
Ahem, well we were standing there talking, saying, “You know they ought to build a railfan viewing platform here”. Here’s expressing appreciation.
This now mostly intermodal is going in the hole for an Eastbound on a beautiful crisp late fall day. No DPUs today which seems to be a recent trend.
For some reason Chessie System transferred some worn out geeps to the soon to disappear WM in the late 70s. An example sits with a whole group of dead locomotives taking Labor Day weekend off.
Another fading beauty races west with the (mostly) intermodal train, like a bridal vehicle, with old cans and boxes tied to the bumper in today’s classy manner.
A great bunch of retired stablemates rest in the sunshine. Photo by Mike Dolenski, from my collection.
Getting rather funky in its original paint yet still commanding attention, this commemorative unit rounds a shallow curve and tops one of the many humps on the NB line.
As a short freight enters the yard our conductor is waiting to take his immaculate 1951 Frazer automobile to the other side of the tracks.
The old consolidation pulling our chase train of ex Reading EMU trailers appears to be gazing over the valley where once her owner was king.
On a short double headed freight with stablemate 93, resurrected #81 is looking good going south just north of the tunnels. In deference to the sensibilities of a certain “Trains” Magazine ed... (more)