lvrr325 wrote:Just for what it's worth, is it possible the NKP 765 passed through Rochester when it was running excursions in the late 1980s? It would probably have been a ferry move.
I seem to recall a trip advertised running to Corning via Lyons and Geneva but internet searches are coming up blank, all I get are trips on the Southern Tier alone or trips to Niagara Falls and back. Maybe it was advertised but not run, too. I don't recall if the trip was to begin in Syracuse, Buffalo, or somewhere else.
Just an FYI and it might make things regarding the NKP 765 and its movements easier to understand:
I volunteer for the group which takes care of and runs that great Berkshire. I believe there's another Berkshire up in Michigan, in Pere Marquette livery. The historical group has an agreement with Norfolk Southern. I don't think we have agreements with other railroads. It costs many thousands of dollars to lease track time on Norfolk Southern's tracks every year. We can do revenue runs, pulling NS stock, and do so once or twice a year. So often times the 765 will pull freight and
passenger, with the historical group able to offset some of the leasing costs for track time on NS tracks.
It took a huge effort to run on the commuter line into Chicago last Father's Day weekend, logistically and whatnot.
If I were to hazard a guess, FWRHS, the group that owns the 765, would have to negotiate track time with CSX and pay large fees for track time, same as what we do with Norfolk Southern.
I wish 765 could make a run on the old Water Level Route, but when it goes into NY it's on the old Erie and Nickle Plate Road right of ways.