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by Matt Langworthy
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: New York State Railfan
Topic: Could it be 3 miles long?
Replies: 11
Views: 1202

Re: Could it be 3 miles long?

NS has run some trains in excess of 17,000 feet on the Tier. This has allowed them to remove 36T and 37T from the line but there are drawbacks. For example, NS attempted to run 309 with length of 17,000+ ft and no DPU a couple weeks ago. The train was unable to exceed 30 mph. NS 309 has generally be...
by Matt Langworthy
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: New York State Railfan
Topic: Southern Tier - West of Binghamton
Replies: 1157
Views: 348740

Re: Southern Tier - West of Binghamton

NS H06 is the Gang Mills to Geneva local. The crew goes on duty @ 6 AM these days. Departure time is usually 7:30 to 8:30 AM, but it is sometimes later (especially if another train arrives). NS just instituted a new operating plan, so symbols and times are changing on the Tier. For example, NS 309 u...
by Matt Langworthy
Thu May 23, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: New York State Railfan
Topic: HEADS UP: Heritage Units on NS Southern Tier
Replies: 780
Views: 224827

Re: HEADS UP: Heritage Units on NS Southern Tier

NS 310 has the PRR unit as the trailing head-end power. The train just left Broadway in greater Buffalo, so #8102 should be on the Tier soon.
by Matt Langworthy
Thu May 16, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: New York State Railfan
Topic: HEADS UP: Heritage Units on NS Southern Tier
Replies: 780
Views: 224827

Re: HEADS UP: Heritage Units on NS Southern Tier

NS 310 crossed the Genesee Arch @ 2:05 PM with the Erie unit #1068 leading.
by Matt Langworthy
Thu May 16, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: New York State Railfan
Topic: HEADS UP: Heritage Units on NS Southern Tier
Replies: 780
Views: 224827

Re: HEADS UP: Heritage Units on NS Southern Tier

Update: the Erie unit is leading NS 310. There had been conflicting reports about whether #1068 was leading or DPU, but photos there finally settled the debate.
by Matt Langworthy
Thu May 16, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: New York State Railfan
Topic: HEADS UP: Heritage Units on NS Southern Tier
Replies: 780
Views: 224827

Re: HEADS UP: Heritage Units on NS Southern Tier

The Ere unit is home again! She is DPU on NS 310 today. The crew goes OD in greater Buffalo @ 11 AM, so #1068 will be on the Tier this afternoon.

Also, the CR unit was the 2nd unit on NS 22K yesterday. Number 8098 should return on NS 23K in a day or two.
by Matt Langworthy
Thu May 16, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: New York State Railfan
Topic: B&H 4 Scrapped
Replies: 45
Views: 4198

Re: FYI..... B&H #4

If you're going to pretend, after the fact, that a whole lot of bad things could have happened to it or people, then the people who wanted it saved and felt it should be saved, are not wrong in their thinking either. There is no pretense in my statements. The LA&L has a track record of working with...
by Matt Langworthy
Thu May 16, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: New York State Railfan
Topic: B&H 4 Scrapped
Replies: 45
Views: 4198

Re: FYI..... B&H #4

Yeah, I had read somewhere it had been donated by the LA&L but you are correct- RG&E donated the 45 tonner to RGVRRM.
by Matt Langworthy
Tue May 14, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: New York State Railfan
Topic: B&H 4 Scrapped
Replies: 45
Views: 4198

Re: FYI..... B&H #4

Thank you for the clarification, Otto. It should also be noted that the LA&L had donated their 45 tonner to RGVRRM in the past and has collaborated on excursions, which should dispell any notion they are hostile to preservation or nostalgia in general. But... as you say.. .the LA&L is a business abo...
by Matt Langworthy
Mon May 13, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: New York State Railfan
Topic: Southern Tier - West of Binghamton
Replies: 1157
Views: 348740

Re: Southern Tier - West of Binghamton

The Tier has a pair of 68N trains inbound. The frist has BNSF Dash 9, NS D9 and NS ACu for power. It left Bison yard about an hour ago. The 2nd train has NS ACe, NS D9 and CN SD75I. this train is ucrrently on the lake Erie Dsitrict near the OH?PA border and will probably run on the Tier in daylight ...
by Matt Langworthy
Tue May 07, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: New York State Railfan
Topic: B&H 4 Scrapped
Replies: 45
Views: 4198

Re: FYI..... B&H #4

lvrr325 wrote:- C630 Demos
- C424 Demo/first built
- this unit

So they gave one away.
Do you have proof the B&H/LA&L didn't try to find new homes for those units?
by Matt Langworthy
Mon May 06, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: New York State Railfan
Topic: B&H 4 Scrapped
Replies: 45
Views: 4198

Re: FYI..... B&H #4

Boy LA&L has a lousy track record for scrapping stuff that should have been preserved, is the ex-Despatch Shops unit going to be destroyed too? Lousy track record? The LA&L basically gave RS1 #20 the RGVRRM on a long-term loan, while the WNYP is currently using fromer TIOC/D&H RS3u #406. Yes, the L...
by Matt Langworthy
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: New York State Railfan
Topic: Portageville Bridge Replacement, Future Tier Traffic
Replies: 911
Views: 246096

Re: Portageville Bridge Replacement, Future Tier Traffic

Most of John's list is accurate, but I will disagree with his timing for 2 trains. NS 310 is usually a daylight train these days. I have photographed it several times late morning/early afternoon on the west end of the Tier earlier this year. Facebook reports and photos indicate this is still pretty...
by Matt Langworthy
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: New York State Railfan
Topic: HEADS UP: Heritage Units on NS Southern Tier
Replies: 780
Views: 224827

Re: HEADS UP: Heritage Units on NS Southern Tier

The Southern unit is leading NS 310 today. The train just changed crews in Depew a short time ago, so #8099 will make a daylight run on the Tier today.
by Matt Langworthy
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: New York State Railfan
Topic: Southern Tier - West of Binghamton
Replies: 1157
Views: 348740

Re: Southern Tier - West of Binghamton

State Line Auto (in Waverly) is now receiving auto racks. NS H17 serviced them this morning, possibly for the 1st time.

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