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Date: 11/07/19 04:02
OK, equal time for the toasters in grey and maroon
Author: Roadjob

We gave EMD its deserved applause yesterday for serving the EL so well, but the other big kids on the block need a shout out too! We'll take a look at the U33C, and U36Cs that held down many of the same assignments as the SD45s, but were not as preferred by the crews I road with. The GEs would tend to slip a bit on the Clark Summit grade on westbounds out of Scranton, but once over the hump, I thought they ran just fine. To be honest I thought the big GE units rode better, but I didn't have to ride them everyday, so I'll yield to the people who did. They were fun to photograph though, and I personally loved anything other than the growing parade of the 4 axle GP40-2s that were swamping Chessie System at the time.

top and middle...eastbound NY100 coming through Meadville yard, and on the other side of the bridge, meeting counterpart NY99. 1972

bottom...NY100 much further west in Lima Ohio, 1975

Bill Rettberg
Bel Air, MD



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Date: 11/07/19 04:08
Re: OK, equal time for the toasters in grey and maroon
Author: Roadjob

top...My ride for the day has arrived, Santa Fe 100 at Hornell NY, 1975

middle...Eastbound on the Southern Tier, 1973

bottom...westbound near Great Bend NY on old Erie main. Track on right was out of service and being removed. 1973

Bill Rettberg
Bel Air, MD








Date: 11/07/19 04:12
Re: OK, equal time for the toasters in grey and maroon
Author: Roadjob

top...business end of a U33C, eastbound in the Canisteo River Valley, 1975

middle...Ore train from Cleveland heading for mills in Youngstown. 1972

bottom...eastbound at Port Jervis, 1972

Bill Rettberg
Bel Air, MD








Date: 11/07/19 04:16
Re: OK, equal time for the toasters in grey and maroon
Author: Roadjob

top...On Wadsworth Hill in Ohio, 1973

middle...giving a helping hand to its CNJ partner SE 98 leaving Scranton. 1973

bottom...Croxton 99 taking the stiffer graded line west out of Hornell because of a derailment on lower grade line west of town. This track is now WNY&P property.1974

Bill Rettberg
Bel Air, MD








Date: 11/07/19 04:20
Re: OK, equal time for the toasters in grey and maroon
Author: Roadjob

top...early early morning shot of NY99 just east of Scranton.

middle...westbound west of Owego, 1976

bottom...same location as above of an eastbound on a different day, 1974

Bill Rettberg
Bel Air, MD



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Date: 11/07/19 04:23
Re: OK, equal time for the toasters in grey and maroon
Author: Roadjob

top...eastbound approaching Meadville, 1973

middle...westbound at Owego NY 1976

bottom...near Sterling Ohio, 1975

Bill Rettberg
Bel Air, MD








Date: 11/07/19 04:48
Re: OK, equal time for the toasters in grey and maroon
Author: cozephyr

Great variety, Bill.  Thanks for refreshing my memories of the late, great New York Southern Tier.  Impressive railroading back in my younger days you've captured so well.



Date: 11/07/19 05:56
Re: OK, equal time for the toasters in grey and maroon
Author: refarkas

First-class images. How strange to see the image at Wadsworth Hill and compare it with what is left and is used by the Akron Barberton Cluster today. In fact, I can't recall taking a picture there in years.
Bob



Date: 11/07/19 07:03
Re: OK, equal time for the toasters in grey and maroon
Author: MP90

Amazing series! Thanks for posting.



Date: 11/07/19 07:11
Re: OK, equal time for the toasters in grey and maroon
Author: tgcostello

Thank you Bill.  Great photos, great memories.
Tim Costello



Date: 11/07/19 07:15
Re: OK, equal time for the toasters in grey and maroon
Author: SPDRGWfan

Look at all those auto parts box cars and 40' trailers!

BTW, I thought Amtraks were toasters.



Date: 11/07/19 07:51
Re: OK, equal time for the toasters in grey and maroon
Author: aehouse

As I said yesterday, Bill, you need to do a book.  Your amazing photographs deserve a wider audience in a permanent medium.

Art House

 



Date: 11/07/19 07:52
Re: OK, equal time for the toasters in grey and maroon
Author: EL833

...I see 3312. Poor crew (inside joke). On another note, that 3317 train at Owego in the snow- was that the pull back move due to a derailment ? Seems I remember that was the day after our all nighter ride.

Roger Durfee
Akron, OH



Date: 11/07/19 08:57
Re: OK, equal time for the toasters in grey and maroon
Author: Roadjob

I believe that is the case. 3312 probably dies an early death for sure!

Bill Rettberg
Bel Air, MD



Date: 11/07/19 14:06
Re: OK, equal time for the toasters in grey and maroon
Author: PasadenaSub

Great photos and remembrance of the Erie Lackawanna.

Rich



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