Posted by John Simpkins-Camp on November 19, 2014 
A very unique photo! I would hope that the dispatcher the crew of ES99 gave a bit of a heads-up-- otherwise, the sight of all those white business shirt on the ROW would have been quite a surprise!
Posted by Toby Schwartzman on November 20, 2014 
Is that the business car that went to Delaware Otsego?
Posted by dnsommer on November 20, 2014 
Great catch! I was just 13 years old back then! Are these tracks still there?
Posted by Paul Tupaczewski on November 21, 2014 
The two gentleman at the far left are Greg Maxwell, EL president, and Robert F. Bush, EL Chief Engineer. The Conductor (with hat) is Nick Norton. Thanks to Michael Connor and Rich Pennisi for the ID's! And for the record, this is the typical EL 1970's inspection train: Sleeper Pride of Youngstown and business cars 3 and 300 (the latter ex-D&H). The one at Cooperstown is the 300, while the 3 is restored as Erie 3 at Steamtown. Based on the rear-end details, the car at the rear is the 300.
Posted by John West on December 6, 2014 
If the CNJ High Bridge Branch is the one I rode on a fan trip around 1967-8, it was so rough that I contemplated pulling the emergency brake cord on several occasions. But in those days there was a lot of rough track in the East. I can remember trying to sleep in my roomette on the Erie Lackawanna version of the Phoebe Snow without much success as we lurched from rail joint to rail joint. And the PRR was little better. Tough days for Eastern railroads back then. And a historic image of some of the folks involved.
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