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Date: 12/04/12 07:28
Binghamton, New York, Conklin Yard, May 1986
Author: captrr

Memorial Day weekend 1986 found me and my seven-months pregnant wife in Binghamton, New York, for some serious railfanning. She insisted we do something special that weekend before the "burden" of child-bearing rendered railfanning difficult and ill-advised. Guilford, Susquehanna, and CONRAIL cooperated, if the weather did not always. I shot over 100 images that weekend. I've scanned many and will post some here in three different sections. First, Conklin Yard.

1. Delaware & Hudson C424M #451, 250840 May 86

2. D&H (ex-Reading) GP39-2 #7415, 250900 May

3. D&H bay window caboose #35723, 250930 May. I finally realized, in '86, that cabooses were becoming endangered species and started shooting them as much as motive power. If I had only realized that a decade earlier!








Date: 12/04/12 07:34
Re: Binghamton, New York, Conklin Yard, May 1986
Author: captrr

4. Guilford (Boston & Maine) GP40-2 #300. The slug behind it was a cut down Union Pacific GP9. 250840 May

5. B&M GP40-2 #300 in its original paint, and in happier times, exiting Hoosac Tunnel's east portal in 1979. I know I've already posted this years ago, but felt #300 deserved a second look.

6. B&M GP40-2 #304, D&H C424M #451, 250840 May.








Date: 12/04/12 07:37
Re: Binghamton, New York, Conklin Yard, May 1986
Author: captrr

7. D&H extended vision cabooses #35718, #35792, south end of Conklin Yard on an inbound freight. 250920 May

8. A faded Bicentennial D&H RS3M #506. 240730 May

9. Motive power lineup including Guilford (B&M) GP40-2 #353.








Date: 12/04/12 07:40
Re: Binghamton, New York, Conklin Yard, May 1986
Author: captrr

10. Former Detroit Edison SD40 and U30C motive power in engine house at north end of Conklin Yard. 240740 May

11. On the following morning the ex-DE units were outside, led by Pittsburgh & Lake Erie GP38-2 #2029. 250810 May






Date: 12/04/12 09:35
Re: Binghamton, New York, Conklin Yard, May 1986
Author: KSmitty

Awesome! I love this old Guilford stuff! Thanks os much for sharing it.



Date: 12/06/12 08:58
Re: Binghamton, New York, Conklin Yard, May 1986
Author: mkostecky

captrr Wrote:
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> 7. D&H extended vision cabooses #35718, #35792,
> south end of Conklin Yard on an inbound freight.
> 250920 May
>
> 8. A faded Bicentennial D&H RS3M #506. 240730
> May
>
> 9. Motive power lineup including Guilford (B&M)
> GP40-2 #353.


The 506 is still alive and kicking today on the Tioga Central.



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