As the Arcade and Attica crew heads to North Java with a short train, it passes an old mill with a classic '57 Chevy wagon parked in front.
Fireman Brad Mapes makes some adjustments to ARA #18 and smiles while talking to passengers.
ARA #18 crosses over the Cattaraugus Creek Bridge.
ARA #18 heads to Curriers.
With two loads for North Java, the train slowely makes its way pass newly planted fields full of dandelions
Arcade, NY 7/20/2012 - The day's work hauling wide-eyed children and tourists is over for the Arcade & Attica's Alco steamer. As the fire drops, she will hiss and pop and sizzle for hours to come,... (more)
Arcade, NY 7/20/2012 - Sometimes the simplest details of the railroad provide for an insiring image. With no trains to watch and a dreary rain falling over this classic shortline in western New Yo... (more)
I can’t think of many short-lines that have more old style charm and personality than the Arcade & Attica. My good friend Ben Martin and I wanted to shoot the line and got to the enginehouse early... (more)
Arcade & Attica's diesel fleet rests.
A&A #111 leading a freight across a bridge near North Java in the summer of '84.
The photographer poses with Arcade & Attica's 2-8-0 18 after her first day back in excursion service after a major rebuild. I couldn't figure out what to do for photo #1500 until I remembered I ha... (more)
The veteran, the visitor, the workhorse and the star... From left to right, Arcade & Attica 4-6-0 14, American Viscose Company 0-4-0 6, A&A 65-ton centercab 112 and A&A 2-8-0 18 posed for n... (more)
In the light of day only temporarily, A&A 14 sits outside after letting sister #18 use the wheel drop pit in its stall.
"Will it ever end?!" That's what most if not all of us were thinking in summer '08 as gas prices seemed to rise every few hours. With prices lower than they have been in 5 yea... (more)
A "span shot" at 1/500th. A&A's "Fall Livery" fits well with the surrounding colors in Upstate NY, seen here crossing the Cattaraugus Creek less then a block away from the depot.