An NS spartan cab SD70 is on the point of 309, crossing over Portage Street as it approaches the Genesee Arch Bridge. Locomotives:NS 2563 SD70GECX 7922 C40-8W
First time, new bridge. On the morning of Thursday, August 9, 2018, Norfolk Southern Corp OCS (Office Car Special) 954 became the first train to carry passengers across the new bridge over the Gen... (more)
The 142 year old Portage Bridge was in the sunset of its career as NS 7502 & 6780 lead train 28N across it late in the day. The bridge had just 3 days of service left.
This was the last daylight train to cross the Portage Bridge. NS 7619 & 8940 lead train 28N across the trestle at dusk on December 10, 2017. On December 11, at approximately 1:30pm, the first trai... (more)
At 1:40am on December 11, 2017, the last train crossed the old Erie-built 1875 Portageville Bridge over the Genesee River Gorge in Portageville, New York. At 6am, the track would be taken out of s... (more)
After an 8-hour work window to move the mainline from the old track alignment from the 1875-built Erie Railroad bridge to the newly constructed arch bridge, the first train to cross the new Portag... (more)
Amidst a crowd of spectators awaiting the arrival of NKP 765, our first train of the day is westbound manifest 309 from Corning, NY heading for Elkhart, IN via Bellevue, OH. Traffic on this line h... (more)
NS train 309 crosses the Portage Bridge in scenic Letchworth State Park.
A pristine August morning finds Stephen Host and I exploring Letchworth State Park before the passage of the lionized NKP 765. From below the upper falls, we watch as Norfolk Southern train #309 t... (more)
Norfolk Southern intermodal train 22K crosses Portageville Bridge, spanning the Genesee River within New York's Letchworth State Park. On May 6, 1875, a fire destroyed the previous wooden structu... (more)
On a gloomy Sunday a Norfolk Southern train creeps across the viaduct at Letchworth State Park. Ground is already cleared alongside the bridge to make room for a replacement structure.
Eastbound NKP765 excursion gingerly crosses the venerable bridge at Portageville.
Just after sunrise, westbound 39T crosses the Portageville Trestle over the Genesee River in Letchworth State Park. A rainbow is created by the spray from the waterfall beneath the bridge.
High above the Genesee River, NS train 23K crosses over Letchworth Trestle in Portageville on a pleasant spring afternoon.