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Christopher Smith's Collection
 
10/16/2018
 
 
 
 
 
By:Christopher Smith
Dates:3/28/1976 - 3/31/1976
Album Info:A visit to Sayre and the subsequent chase through the Finger Lakes in the last days prior to Conrail.
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March 1976 and the end of the LV - pic 1 of 40
Title:  March 1976 and the end of the LV - pic 1 of 40
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Photo Date:  3/28/1976  Upload Date: 4/1/2016 10:15:39 AM
Location:  Sayre, PA
Author:  Christopher Smith
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Locomotives:  LV 502(U23B) LV 512(U23B) LV 503(U23B)
Views:  442   Comments: 1
March 1976 and the end of the LV - pic 10 of 40
Title:  March 1976 and the end of the LV - pic 10 of 40
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Photo Date:  3/28/1976  Upload Date: 4/1/2016 10:23:44 AM
Location:  Sayre, PA
Author:  Christopher Smith
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Locomotives:  DH 758(U33C)
Views:  211   Comments: 0
March 1976 and the end of the LV - pic 11 of 40
Title:  March 1976 and the end of the LV - pic 11 of 40
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Photo Date:  3/28/1976  Upload Date: 4/1/2016 10:24:50 AM
Location:  Sayre, PA
Author:  Christopher Smith
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Locomotives:  DH 758(U33C) LV 222(SW7)
Views:  336   Comments: 0
March 1976 and the end of the LV - pic 12 of 40
Title:  March 1976 and the end of the LV - pic 12 of 40
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Photo Date:  3/28/1976  Upload Date: 4/1/2016 10:25:31 AM
Location:  Sayre, PA
Author:  Christopher Smith
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Locomotives:  LV 631(C628) LV 640(C628) LV 638(C628)
Views:  379   Comments: 0
March 1976 and the end of the LV - pic 13 of 40
Title:  March 1976 and the end of the LV - pic 13 of 40
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/28/1976  Upload Date: 4/1/2016 10:26:07 AM
Location:  Sayre, PA
Author:  Christopher Smith
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Locomotives:  LV 625(C628) LV 412(C420)
Views:  386   Comments: 0
March 1976 and the end of the LV - pic 14 of 40
Title:  March 1976 and the end of the LV - pic 14 of 40
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Photo Date:  3/28/1976  Upload Date: 4/1/2016 10:26:37 AM
Location:  Sayre, PA
Author:  Christopher Smith
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Locomotives:  DH 758(U33C)
Views:  169   Comments: 0
March 1976 and the end of the LV - pic 15 of 40
Title:  March 1976 and the end of the LV - pic 15 of 40
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/28/1976  Upload Date: 4/1/2016 10:28:28 AM
Location:  Sayre, PA
Author:  Christopher Smith
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Locomotives:  LV 625(C628) LV 257(SW8) LV 264(SW8) LV 127(SW900) LV 262(SW8)
Views:  342   Comments: 0
March 1976 and the end of the LV - pic 16 of 40
Title:  March 1976 and the end of the LV - pic 16 of 40
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Photo Date:  3/28/1976  Upload Date: 4/1/2016 10:28:59 AM
Location:  Sayre, PA
Author:  Christopher Smith
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Locomotives:  DH 758(U33C)
Views:  170   Comments: 0
March 1976 and the end of the LV - pic 17 of 40
Title:  March 1976 and the end of the LV - pic 17 of 40
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/28/1976  Upload Date: 4/1/2016 10:29:29 AM
Location:  Sayre, PA
Author:  Christopher Smith
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Locomotives:  LV 222(SW7) DH 758(U33C)
Views:  233   Comments: 0
March 1976 and the end of the LV - pic 18 of 40
Title:  March 1976 and the end of the LV - pic 18 of 40
Description:  Exact location unknown (for now). Rt. 34 overpass somewhere north of Waverly and south of Van Etten
Photo Date:  3/28/1976  Upload Date: 4/1/2016 10:30:21 AM
Location:  Waverly, NY
Author:  Christopher Smith
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Locomotives:  LV 313(GP38AC) LV 311(GP38AC) LV 312(GP38AC)
Views:  320   Comments: 1
March 1976 and the end of the LV - pic 2 of 40
Title:  March 1976 and the end of the LV - pic 2 of 40
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Photo Date:  3/28/1976  Upload Date: 4/1/2016 10:18:04 AM
Location:  Sayre, PA
Author:  Christopher Smith
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Views:  217   Comments: 0
March 1976 and the end of the LV - pic 20 of 40
Title:  March 1976 and the end of the LV - pic 20 of 40
Description:  Exact location unknown (for now). Rt. 34 overpass somewhere north of Waverly and south of Van Etten
Photo Date:  3/28/1976  Upload Date: 4/1/2016 10:30:52 AM
Location:  Waverly, NY
Author:  Christopher Smith
Categories: 
Locomotives:  LV 313(GP38AC) LV 311(GP38AC) LV 312(GP38AC)
Views:  399   Comments: 1
March 1976 and the end of the LV - pic 21 of 40
Title:  March 1976 and the end of the LV - pic 21 of 40
Description:  Exact location unknown (for now). Rt. 34 overpass somewhere north of Waverly and south of Van Etten. Is that a 274 milepost marker on the left?
Photo Date:  3/28/1976  Upload Date: 4/1/2016 10:31:22 AM
Location:  Waverly, NY
Author:  Christopher Smith
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Locomotives:  LV 313(GP38AC) LV 311(GP38AC) LV 312(GP38AC)
Views:  211   Comments: 0
March 1976 and the end of the LV - pic 22 of 40
Title:  March 1976 and the end of the LV - pic 22 of 40
Description:  Exact location unknown. Along Rt. 34 somewhere north of Waverly and south of Van Etten
Photo Date:  3/28/1976  Upload Date: 4/1/2016 10:31:52 AM
Location:  Waverly, NY
Author:  Christopher Smith
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Locomotives:  LV 322(GP38-2) LV 321(GP38-2) LV 314(GP38-2) LV 316(GP38-2) LV 319(GP38-2) LV 329(UNKNOWN)
Views:  10777   Comments: 4
March 1976 and the end of the LV - pic 23 of 40
Title:  March 1976 and the end of the LV - pic 23 of 40
Description:  Exact location unknown. Along Rt. 34 somewhere north of Waverly and south of Van Etten. Probably an Apollo or Mercury.
Photo Date:  3/28/1976  Upload Date: 4/1/2016 10:32:24 AM
Location:  Waverly, NY
Author:  Christopher Smith
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Views:  123   Comments: 0
March 1976 and the end of the LV - pic 24 of 40
Title:  March 1976 and the end of the LV - pic 24 of 40
Description:  Exact location unknown. Along Rt. 34 somewhere north of Waverly and south of Van Etten. N&W cabs were quite common on LV freights. The road number is xxx533. Note the odd window arrangements!
Photo Date:  3/28/1976  Upload Date: 4/1/2016 10:32:55 AM
Location:  Waverly, NY
Author:  Christopher Smith
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Views:  195   Comments: 0
March 1976 and the end of the LV - pic 25 of 40
Title:  March 1976 and the end of the LV - pic 25 of 40
Description:  Yeah, yeah, yeah, it's not the LV. But if you visit Geneva, you have to stop at the NYC terminal.
Photo Date:  3/28/1976  Upload Date: 4/1/2016 10:33:55 AM
Location:  Geneva, NY
Author:  Christopher Smith
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Locomotives:  PC 2038(RS32)
Views:  306   Comments: 2
March 1976 and the end of the LV - pic 26 of 40
Title:  March 1976 and the end of the LV - pic 26 of 40
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Photo Date:  3/28/1976  Upload Date: 4/1/2016 10:34:26 AM
Location:  Geneva, NY
Author:  Christopher Smith
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Locomotives:  PC 5504(RS3)
Views:  189   Comments: 0
March 1976 and the end of the LV - pic 27 of 40
Title:  March 1976 and the end of the LV - pic 27 of 40
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Photo Date:  3/28/1976  Upload Date: 4/1/2016 10:34:56 AM
Location:  Geneva, NY
Author:  Christopher Smith
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Locomotives:  PC 5236(RS3)
Views:  194   Comments: 0
March 1976 and the end of the LV - pic 28 of 40
Title:  March 1976 and the end of the LV - pic 28 of 40
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Photo Date:  3/28/1976  Upload Date: 4/1/2016 10:35:30 AM
Location:  Geneva, NY
Author:  Christopher Smith
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Locomotives:  PC 5236(RS3) PC 2042(RS32)
Views:  242   Comments: 0
March 1976 and the end of the LV - pic 29 of 40
Title:  March 1976 and the end of the LV - pic 29 of 40
Description:  Westbound leaning into the curve at the Geneva passenger station.
Photo Date:  3/28/1976  Upload Date: 4/1/2016 10:36:02 AM
Location:  Geneva, NY
Author:  Christopher Smith
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Locomotives:  LV 502(U23B) LV 512(U23B) LV 503(U23B)
Views:  345   Comments: 1
March 1976 and the end of the LV - pic 3 of 40
Title:  March 1976 and the end of the LV - pic 3 of 40
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Photo Date:  3/28/1976  Upload Date: 4/1/2016 10:19:00 AM
Location:  Sayre, PA
Author:  Christopher Smith
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Locomotives:  LV 118(SW1)
Views:  169   Comments: 0
March 1976 and the end of the LV - pic 30 of 40
Title:  March 1976 and the end of the LV - pic 30 of 40
Description:  Follow-up shot to #29. The red dwarf is for the siding. The WB has a green over red and is hustling. The track in the foreground is (or is the lead for) the Naples branch.
Photo Date:  3/28/1976  Upload Date: 4/1/2016 10:36:32 AM
Location:  Geneva, NY
Author:  Christopher Smith
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Views:  228   Comments: 0
March 1976 and the end of the LV - pic 31 of 40
Title:  March 1976 and the end of the LV - pic 31 of 40
Description:  We managed to beat the WB to Manchester. It helped that they're down to around 10MPH in order to navigate through the yard. This is the Rt. 21 overpass (now gone). Today's FGLK (Ontario Central) crossing at grade would be to the right. The photo lines are out in force. Recognize anyone?
Photo Date:  3/28/1976  Upload Date: 4/1/2016 10:37:22 AM
Location:  Manchester, NY
Author:  Christopher Smith
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Views:  236   Comments: 1
March 1976 and the end of the LV - pic 32 of 40
Title:  March 1976 and the end of the LV - pic 32 of 40
Description:  Follow-up to #31, looking into the sun. The tracks on the right lead to the engine facilities and roundhouse. The light towers were some of the first structures to be removed after the closure of Manchester yard.
Photo Date:  3/28/1976  Upload Date: 4/1/2016 10:37:52 AM
Location:  Manchester, NY
Author:  Christopher Smith
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Views:  125   Comments: 0
March 1976 and the end of the LV - pic 33 of 40
Title:  March 1976 and the end of the LV - pic 33 of 40
Description:  Leaving Manchester yard. Photo taken from the Rt. 96 overpass (gone today). The train is on today's FGLK (Ontario Central) alignment. The "zig-zag" (under around the 8th through 12th hoppers) existed for most of the Ontario Central's tenure. Note also the yard has been cleared recently of bad order cars and MofW equipment. The lone yellow boxcar is probably local traffic. Payne cemetery is out of view to the right.
Photo Date:  3/28/1976  Upload Date: 4/1/2016 10:38:21 AM
Location:  Manchester, NY
Author:  Christopher Smith
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Views:  313   Comments: 2
March 1976 and the end of the LV - pic 34 of 40
Title:  March 1976 and the end of the LV - pic 34 of 40
Description:  Leaving Manchester yard. Note this lashup was pictured earlier in the day moving around at Sayre.
Photo Date:  3/28/1976  Upload Date: 4/1/2016 10:38:48 AM
Location:  Manchester, NY
Author:  Christopher Smith
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Locomotives:  LV 502(U23B) LV 512(U23B) LV 503(U23B)
Views:  446   Comments: 1
March 1976 and the end of the LV - pic 35 of 40
Title:  March 1976 and the end of the LV - pic 35 of 40
Description:  Leaving Manchester yard. They're throttling up now and we're not going to catch him. (We lost them for good in Victor) Getting later in the day and we're starting to lose the sun as well.
Photo Date:  3/28/1976  Upload Date: 4/1/2016 10:39:20 AM
Location:  Manchester, NY
Author:  Christopher Smith
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Views:  153   Comments: 0
March 1976 and the end of the LV - pic 36 of 40
Title:  March 1976 and the end of the LV - pic 36 of 40
Description:  The WB is gone for good, but lo and behold, this eastbound (with 508 and 2 more GEs) is blasting out of the hole at Quaker Meeting House Rd. ("Quaker" on the railroad)
Photo Date:  3/28/1976  Upload Date: 4/1/2016 10:40:11 AM
Location:  Rochester Junction, NY
Author:  Christopher Smith
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Locomotives:  LV 508(U23B)
Views:  282   Comments: 1
March 1976 and the end of the LV - pic 37 of 40
Title:  March 1976 and the end of the LV - pic 37 of 40
Description:  Follow-up to #36. This is today's last shot as the sun is almost gone.
Photo Date:  3/28/1976  Upload Date: 4/1/2016 10:40:36 AM
Location:  Rochester Junction, NY
Author:  Christopher Smith
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Views:  118   Comments: 0
March 1976 and the end of the LV - pic 4 of 40
Title:  March 1976 and the end of the LV - pic 4 of 40
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/28/1976  Upload Date: 4/1/2016 10:19:47 AM
Location:  Sayre, PA
Author:  Christopher Smith
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Locomotives:  LV 218(RS2)
Views:  248   Comments: 1
March 1976 and the end of the LV - pic 5 of 40
Title:  March 1976 and the end of the LV - pic 5 of 40
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/28/1976  Upload Date: 4/1/2016 10:20:27 AM
Location:  Sayre, PA
Author:  Christopher Smith
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Locomotives:  LV 631(C628)
Views:  167   Comments: 0
March 1976 and the end of the LV - pic 6 of 40
Title:  March 1976 and the end of the LV - pic 6 of 40
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/28/1976  Upload Date: 4/1/2016 10:21:11 AM
Location:  Sayre, PA
Author:  Christopher Smith
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Locomotives:  LV 632(C628) LV 629(C628) LV 635(C628)
Views:  277   Comments: 0
March 1976 and the end of the LV - pic 7 of 40
Title:  March 1976 and the end of the LV - pic 7 of 40
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/28/1976  Upload Date: 4/1/2016 10:21:50 AM
Location:  Sayre, PA
Author:  Christopher Smith
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Locomotives:  LV 222(SW7)
Views:  418   Comments: 0
March 1976 and the end of the LV - pic 8 of 40
Title:  March 1976 and the end of the LV - pic 8 of 40
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Photo Date:  3/28/1976  Upload Date: 4/1/2016 10:22:25 AM
Location:  Sayre, PA
Author:  Christopher Smith
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Views:  185   Comments: 1
March 1976 and the end of the LV - pic 9 of 40
Title:  March 1976 and the end of the LV - pic 9 of 40
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/28/1976  Upload Date: 4/1/2016 10:22:58 AM
Location:  Sayre, PA
Author:  Christopher Smith
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Locomotives:  LV 631(C628) LV 640(C628) LV 629(C628) LV 632(C628) LV 635(C628) LV 638(C628)
Views:  382   Comments: 0
March 1976 and the end of the LV - pic 38 of 40
Title:  March 1976 and the end of the LV - pic 38 of 40
Description:  This is the last Manchester-based local crew leaving Victor. It's been a while, but I **think** they were working a Tu-Th-Sa schedule in this direction. I spoke with the crew earlier in the day at the Maple St. crossing. Had I been thinking, I would have offered to take a "last run" shot, but I wanted to set up for this shot and didn't know how much time I had. Too bad. Today is Tuesday 3/30. The same 5-man crew will reconvene for Thursday's run, but it will be out of Geneva as a Conrail DO operation. Manchester is gone for good.
Photo Date:  3/30/1976  Upload Date: 4/1/2016 10:41:34 AM
Location:  Victor, NY
Author:  Christopher Smith
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Views:  249   Comments: 1
March 1976 and the end of the LV - pic 39 of 40
Title:  March 1976 and the end of the LV - pic 39 of 40
Description:  Would've made a nice dust jacket rear cover for an LV book, don't you think?
Photo Date:  3/30/1976  Upload Date: 4/1/2016 10:42:05 AM
Location:  Victor, NY
Author:  Christopher Smith
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Views:  222   Comments: 0
March 1976 and the end of the LV - pic 40 of 40
Title:  March 1976 and the end of the LV - pic 40 of 40
Description:  The last day, in the rain, at Rochester Junction.
Photo Date:  3/31/1976  Upload Date: 4/1/2016 10:42:57 AM
Location:  Rochester Junction, NY
Author:  Christopher Smith
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Views:  249   Comments: 0


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