Passenger service between Buffalo and Washington (via Harrisburg, Williamsport & Olean) ended with the start of Amtrak in May of 1971. I'm not at home so can't dig up the train numbers right now, but do recall that at the end service alternated with a southbound train one day, northbound the next. I attended junior college in Williamsport from 1971-1973 and recall seeing many Railway Express refrigerators, baggage and RPO cars sitting in the yards in Renovo on my way to/from school.
EDIT Oct. 9, 2007 I dug out my trusty "Official Guide" from October 1968 and found that the northbound train was #3 with a scheduled departure from Harrisburg @ 11:35PM with arrival in Buffalo @ 8:15AM. The southbound was #30 with departure from Buffalo @ 9:00PM and arrival in Harrisburg @ 5:40AM. The trains would pass somewhere near Williamsport, with #3 arriving @ 2:20AM, #30 @ 2:40AM. The trains were still running daily as of Oct. 1968, but sometime between this date and May 1971 they had been reduced to an alternating day basis.
I recall a railfanning foray to Olean, NY on a cold, rainy day during Easter break in 1970 or 1971, specifically to see the southbound. The train was made up of an E unit, a RPO of PRR heritage and one coach.
Art Audley, AA3RT
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