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Date: 05/03/21 16:15
Road trip to upstate NY
Author: dschlegel

Last week my dad, brother and I took a road trip from eastern PA up to upstate NY. Day 1 took us first to Susquehanna, PA, Lanesboro, PA, up along the D&H and then over to Cooperstown, NY, and eventually Herkimer, NY for the first two nights. Here's some photos from day 1.

First is the ex Erie station in Susquehanna 

Second is an ex D&H caboose showing its Reading heritage at the Cooperstown and Charlotte Valley

Third is a shot of the viaduct in Lanesboro taken from the ex D&H.
 



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Date: 05/03/21 16:20
Re: Road trip to upstate NY
Author: dschlegel

Day 2 was focused in the Utica area.

First was the famous street running on Schuyler Street (Thanks UT-1 for all of the tips)

Second is a passenger car next to Utica's beautiful station getting lifted onto a truck (anyone know where it's headed)?

Third is a MA&N set of MLW and Alco power getting ready to pull 78 cars north!
 



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Date: 05/03/21 16:23
Re: Road trip to upstate NY
Author: dschlegel

When we realized we had a chance to catch the MA&N we boogied up to Marcy, NY and barely made it in time to catch the locomotives pulling hard on jointed rail, the video surely doesn't do justice to the amazing sounds!
 

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Date: 05/03/21 16:30
Re: Road trip to upstate NY
Author: dschlegel

Day 3 started traveling west with a stop at the beautiful Rome, NY station, then along the railroad towards Rochester.
First shot it the floor in the Rome Station
Second is the throat of Dewitt yard
Third is an eastbound autorack at Fairport, NY with an SD40-2 trailing!
 








Date: 05/03/21 16:37
Re: Road trip to upstate NY
Author: dozerman

Wow,  that pedestrian bridge is still up yet at Dewitt  The last time I shot off of that was 2003.  



Date: 05/03/21 16:39
Re: Road trip to upstate NY
Author: dschlegel

We woke up to sunny skies on Day 4, which was also May 1 and Amtrak’s 50th birthday.

First shot is an eastbound Empire Service train at Fairport

Second is an overhead shot at some of the equipment at the Rochester and a Genessee Valey Railroad Museum (this place is amazing, and you can tell they are well organized and have a great group of volunteers).

Third is a of the empty tracks just north of Wellsboro, PA. When I was last here in 2017 this was loaded with sand hoppers for the fracking industry. On the highway side was a big for sale sign for the building and sand towers.
 








Date: 05/03/21 16:44
Re: Road trip to upstate NY
Author: dschlegel

On Day 5 we headed home, down US 15 to Sunbury then PA 61 south. 

First is an NS local running between the sidewalk and the street in Sunbury

Second shot is the line-up at the RBMN shops

Third is the NRFF headed north through West Leesport.


 



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Date: 05/03/21 16:46
Re: Road trip to upstate NY
Author: dschlegel

Finally I'll leave you with a video of Sunday's NRFF.

We an amazing trip and saw so much more than what these photos show (including snow squalls Friday night in Rochester)!!

I want to thank UT-1 again for the Utica area tips. The three of us agree we’ll do this trip again!

Dan Schlegel
 



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Date: 05/03/21 16:52
Re: Road trip to upstate NY
Author: train1275

Good Stuff !!



Date: 05/03/21 17:16
Re: Road trip to upstate NY
Author: rev66vette

Looks like you had a great time exploring these areas. Thanks for sharing.



Date: 05/03/21 17:32
Re: Road trip to upstate NY
Author: Pattenburg

Good to hear that everyone had a good time plus it looked as thorugh the weather cooperated with your plans.



Date: 05/03/21 18:05
Re: Road trip to upstate NY
Author: Lackawanna484

Good series, looks like you guys covered a lot of ground



Date: 05/03/21 18:28
Re: Road trip to upstate NY
Author: dschlegel

Pattenburg Wrote:
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> Good to hear that everyone had a good time plus it
> looked as thorugh the weather cooperated with your
> plans.

Thanks Thom! The weather was actually kind of crazy! We were bookended by sunny summer like days, but in between we experienced April rain and SNOW showers!! That didn’t dampen our fun though, in addition to the railroad sights we also explored a bit of the Erie Canal, the PA Grand Canyon, and hit some great little restaurants and microbreweries during our trek.

Dan

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Date: 05/03/21 18:29
Re: Road trip to upstate NY
Author: dschlegel

Lackawanna484 Wrote:
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> Good series, looks like you guys covered a lot of
> ground

The tripometer showed 935.1 miles in 5 days!!

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Date: 05/03/21 20:08
Re: Road trip to upstate NY
Author: jcaestecker

The railcar you saw is former Santa Fe dining car #1479.  It was part of an order from Budd that was delivered in 1937.  That leads me to believe that it may have been in the consist of the first streamlined Chiefs.  Don't know where it's headed.

-John



Date: 05/03/21 23:17
Re: Road trip to upstate NY
Author: ut-1

Nice job, Dan, glad I could help! The former ATSF dining car is moving to Remsen, approximately 20 miles north of Utica, where it will join former Adirondack 25 on display at the Remsen Depot located along the Mohawk, Adirondack & Northern.

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Date: 05/04/21 06:23
Re: Road trip to upstate NY
Author: djd83

That BCR two-tone green has held up really well over the years!



Date: 05/04/21 17:21
Re: Road trip to upstate NY
Author: ns1000

It looks like you had a nice trip.



Date: 05/07/21 05:14
Re: Road trip to upstate NY
Author: jmbreitigan

Thank you for sharing your aventures with us. Like your line-up photo at Port Clinton, PA.
John



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