WANF-11--->Chaser wrote:"I was a student a SUNY Brockport from 1987 to 1991, so I can answer your question"
I don't see why where and how long someone went to a college or lived somewhere is important - but anyway I lived in Lockport from 1976 to 1998 - and I visit there regularly to this day.
The reason I mentioned being a student was to paint the picture of where and when I saw CR local. Operations on the Falls Road changed quite a bit from between C-Day and 1996, so I was just explaining things as I saw them.
WANF-11--->Chaser wrote:Funny how I resurrect the topic after 3+years and then someone else can "answer the question" LOL. A little acknowledgment would have been nice.
Why? I wasn't trying to contradict you.
WANF-11--->Chaser wrote:WANF-11 was the local's assigned number - gee where have I seen that? It worked out of Lockport daily - if I hadn't clarified that with my references to the "east end of the yard", Multifoods lead, or Image Collision and that the thread topic refers to Lockport. Switching in the yard occurred every morning between about 9am to 12pm and then switching the rest of the day out on the rest of the line. The crew was usually back by 5 or 6pm, sometimes later during the summer - so that matches up with Matt's answer. Apparentlly they didn't go all the way out to the other "port" every day - or was that just days there were classes? LOL
Hey, he wanted to know what operations were like on the Falls Road, so I answered. I appreciate your input, too.
And, yes, it was easy to tell when WANF-11 came into or departed Brockport because I could hear the train horn, even when indoors. It was also easy to tell WANF-11 only operated east of Brockport prior to 1989, given the quick time interval between the time the train arrived and the time it left on most days (! hour or less). Also, the rails east of Brockport rarely had that polish associated with the passage of a train before 1989 and never had it again between 1989 and 1991. What customers did CR have in Spencerport?