Western New York and Pennsylvania brings out the first group of engines in the morning under a beautiful cloud.
DFT smokes it up through NORTH ELDRED as they head back to Olean.
DFT passes through SOUTH ELDRED on their way back to Olean.
DFT heads back North to Olean after working the interchange in Driftwood.
After making a brief stop in town while a track car cleared up, the southbound Driftwood Turn departs Port Ally, passing the former PRR position lights at CP Kean interlocking.
WNY&P DFT heads back North after working NS interchange traffic at Driftwood.
The DFT stops to work at Port Allegany.
The low sun highlights the curves of ALCO's six-motor Century design. This was the last shot of the day, but well worth delaying our dinner.
Sometimes on vacation, you get a shot that justifies the lack of sleep and hours of driving. My Dad & I have a ritual of deciding the "Shot of the Trip"... but we didn't even have to ask on this ... (more)
With 37 loads, Saturday's Driftwood Turn required some extra power to climb Keating Summit! It warms my heart to see a quad of Six-Motor ALCO's bracketing a lease unit that will soon be returned.
The Driftwood Turn has dropped his inbound cars in the siding at South Driftwood and is heading up the main to North Driftwood to pick up his outbound train to take back to Olean.
Running as NS KH52, the WNY&P Driftwood Turn drags 24 loads up the 2.6% grade of Keating Summit. Brings back fond memories of my teenage years shooting CN HR616's and CP M630's in Michigan!
Rumor has it that 636 had hit the ground in Corry on the way to Meadville as 397. No confirmation has been made to my knowledge, but it sure looks like she may have lost her step. Tomorrow HLCX ... (more)
Note the EL built yard tower in the background.