Thank you once more for the information which “connects the dots” to my early teenage railroad memories.
Another two if you will: Two of the houses where I spent growing up were right on and a block south of the NKP/N&W street running trackage in Erie, PA, so for a boy fascinated with trains along with dreams with someday becoming a railroader when “grown up” (whatever that meant or means), the parade of trains that came to me for watching was awesome! In the early 1970’s, I recall trains with Lehigh Valley power and cabooses passing regularly. The sight of foreign power of such color and variety truly was a highlight, which was much look forwarded to. Even the LV cabooses were of different colors! (I preferred the green scheme)....I recall even seeing the “snowbirds” on the head-end! These sights seemed to end, if my memory is correct by 1973 or 1974. The March 1976 Lehigh Valley train schedule for Buffalo revealed part of the answer with the power and crews of AP-1 & 2 plus ME-1 & 2 being switched at Tifft Junction with the N & W. Was there a reason for this change? Also, was Tifft Junction located near Bison Yard?
What days those were! Buffalo, NY was this exciting big city of railroads and industry that was never thought of changing, but such was the mind set of a boy during my life. I am so grateful for my dear old Dad to have taken us on those drives there of railroad discovery and memory making.
Finding answers to these brings back something of that exciting time, which I truly do appreciate.