ALCO Safari Day 5, LA&L: One of the last shots of the day, the road job highballs Papermill Rd. with one car for Lakeville. This would prove to be a short day for the crew, and they would t... (more)
ALCO Safari Day 5, LA&L: When finished switching in Avon, the road job departs with just one car for Lakeville, the majority of the inbound traffic having been for Barilla. There are a few ... (more)
ALCO Safari Day 5, LA&L: After arriving in Avon, 425 and 433 go to work switching Barilla USA. This is not easy work, the inbound flour loads are quite heavy and the curvature of the track ... (more)
ALCO Safari Day 5, LA&L: Looking more like the rural midwest, than upstate New York, LA&L's road train comes past Howlett Farms, just outside one of the railroad's namesake cities, Avon. In... (more)
ALCO Safari Day 5, LA&L: Having made good time, the LA&L road train crosses the Genesee River, and approaches Genesee Jct. with its CSX interchange traffic. After doing a little switching t... (more)
ALCO Safari Day 5, LA&L: After having picked up empties from Barilla in Avon, the road train continues towards Rochester. ALCO C430 #433 started life as New York Central 2056 in 11/1967.
ALCO Safari Day 5, LA&L: Moving along at a good clip now, the LA&L road train sprints over Pole Bridge Rd. LA&L's ROW is well maintained, and track speed is 25 MPH.
ALCO Safari Day 5, LA&L: After gathering a handful of cars from the Lakeville yard, the LA&L road job comes up the grade, and around the curve at Conesus Lake Jct. heading for Rochester. Th... (more)
ALCO Safari Day 5, LA&L: Shortly after going on duty, the mid-day road crew pulls the power out of the shop, and gets ready to head North. Power today is ALCO C425 #425 and C430 #433.
ALCO Safari Day 5, LA&L: After finishing the pull/spot at ADM, the morning crew shoves back to the main Lakeville yard with outbound cars. ALCO S-2, #72 was built in 7/1941 for the Buffalo ... (more)
ALCO Safari Day 5, LA&L: At 80 years old, and still being used every day, LAL 72 is no slouch. She can still kick and switch with the best of 'em, as evidenced by the morning crew switching... (more)
ALCO Safari Day 5, LA&L: On a beautiful August morning, LAL 72 makes a trip to the extreme end of track in Lakeville to retrieve a couple cars, the other side of the trees is Lake Conesus. ... (more)
ALCO Safari Day 4, WNYP: In the morning, two of WNYP's veteran ALCO's drag a heavy cut of cars out of the yard in Meadville, exhibiting the classic ALCO turbo lag. Don't let the smoke fool ... (more)
ALCO Safari Day 4, WNYP: On my way to Lakeville, I decided to swing by Olean with the hopes that maybe a WNYP job was still working in the yard. Unfortunately, there was nothing moving in t... (more)
ALCO Safari Day 4, WNYP: After talking with the crew, and determining they would not be running to Oil City, I decided to get a parting shot of 432 next to the yard office, and head for Ole... (more)