Climbing away from Oneonta
Railfans converge on EMDs. A year previous, the D&H had no EMDs on the roster. April 1976 changed all that. Here are seven of them. Six GP39-2s and a GP38-2.
The scene at Oneonta, Spring 1977.
A trio of RS3u's and a U23B head south toward Oneonta. The RS3u's were RS3's rebuilt with 12-251 engines by MK and helped the D&H ease their power shortage post Conrail.
Century sits with U30C and leased ex-LIRR C420
One year old GP39-2, purchased to operate over expanded system that now included trackage rights on Conrail to Newark, Phila, and Alexandria, sits at Oneonta awaiting a fresh crew.
D&H RS36 No. 5018 was doing some switching as it passed FA Tower in Oneonta, NY on Sept. 12, 1976
A pair of Alco's pass under the footbridge in Oneonta. The Oneonta footbridge wasn't quite as famous as the Sayre footbridge.
Love the casual dress. Typical laid back summer day at Oneonta.
This U30-C was one of the better looking ones at this time, since these units did not have much time left on the D&H.
FA Tower and N&W geeps as seen from the cab of 502 as it switches at the East end of the yard.