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Date: 11/24/22 05:14
Reply to "RDG 2102 In Phillipsburg, NJ, What Year"
Author: 148Fireman

The year was 1972,  I remember both trips.  They were both in February.  I'm not sure of the exact dates, but I chased the Elizabeth ~ Bethlehem Saturday trip, and rode the Sunday trip.
I remember the weather,on the Saturday trip, was miserable.  For the engine crew it could not have been worse.
At Bethlehem, while spotting 2102 on a siding, its trailer wheels spread the rails, putting them on the ground.  It must have taken a couple hours to re-rail them.
The Sunday trip was a lot better, both scheduled run-by's were in full sunlight, albeit in the bitter cold and sloshing around in the snow .  For me, both were captured in 'spectacular' 8-MM (silent) home movies.
In January, 1973, after signing on as a volunteer with HICO, it was a good chance to get 'up close and personal' with 2102, leading up to its D&H and Hoboken ~ Binghampton adventures.


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