The power for RS97 sits at Brooks Ave. in Gates, NY on the cold and snowy day of 2/4/1979. The caboose for RS97 is visible behind the pole in the distance. The head end could not couple up to the ... (more)
Looks like the forecast on January 21, 1980 was for snow! A pair of B&O GP35's are in front of the Brooks Ave. yard office in Gates, NY.
Chessie train RS97 prepares to depart Brooks Yard at Beahan Road in Gates, NY on May 31, 1980.
P048 approaches the station at Rochester NY.
A GP-30 works the "hump" at the Brooks Ave. Yard. Cars were cut loose on the hump after a slight shove and they rolled down into the North Yard. Switches were all thrown by hand to get the cars on... (more)
Chessie power that came North on a loaded coal train is headed South on RS-1. The lead engines are a pair of G&W C-424m's, which are stopped in front of the yard office so the crew can get their o... (more)
All of Chessie's paint schemes are present in this lashup. WM, B&O, Chessie, and the 4th unit is a C&O GP-35.
A chop nosed WM geep switches out the North Yard at Brooks Ave.
The power for RS-97 is stopped in front of the yard office before it heads down to its train. It turned out that the coupler on the trailing unit was frozen and the crew could not make a good conn... (more)
BNSF 5110 leads CSX train Q626 at QC 378 Gates NY
Q285 heads West out of the city of Rochester with the Rochester & Southern's line up to the Kodak plant crossing on the truss bridge and coal loads bound for Kodak sitting on Track 4 in the backgr... (more)
LAL 420 heads south with a very short pickup from the Rochester and Southern Railroad
Looking like the Starship Enterprise, The NAVY passenger car (PPCX 118) brings up the markers of this slightly late Lake Shore Limited, enroute to Buffalo, NY.
Amtrak 283 is doing all 80 MPH of track speed past ties awaiting installation on his way to Niagara Falls.
Amtrak 63 "The Maple Leaf" kicks up a cloud of snow as it screams past a signal box at Trabold Road.