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Christopher Smith's Collection
 
10/16/2018
 
 
 
 
 
By:Christopher Smith
Dates:8/1/1976 - 8/1/1976
Album Info:Dates approximate. Perfectly nasty day photos of CN 6060 in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Conrail in Frontier and Bison, and the D&H in Bison. If it weren't for Photoshop, you probably wouldn't be seeing half of these.
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Frontier (NYC) - 3 of 9
Title:  Frontier (NYC) - 3 of 9
Description:  Not sure of the location - could be Frontier or Niagara Falls yard. Ex-EL bay cab in fresh (ugh ...) paint. To the left, PC 19114 (R) is stenciled "Country Cab" and "Niagara Yard Only" - not sure of the meanings of either. Any help?
Photo Date:  8/1/1976  Upload Date: 1/23/2017 11:04:09 AM
Location:  Buffalo, NY
Author:  Christopher Smith
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Views:  151   Comments: 1
Frontier (NYC) - 2 of 9
Title:  Frontier (NYC) - 2 of 9
Description:  Not sure of the location - could be Frontier or Niagara Falls yard
Photo Date:  8/1/1976  Upload Date: 1/23/2017 11:04:17 AM
Location:  Buffalo, NY
Author:  Christopher Smith
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Locomotives:  PC 9752(S4)
Views:  120   Comments: 1
Frontier (NYC) - 6 of 9
Title:  Frontier (NYC) - 6 of 9
Description:  Near Bailey Ave. again, I believe. I would add a locomotive reference, but I haven't a clue to whom this belongs. It's 1976, remember, and bicentennial schemes were all the rage (as we shall see later). This centercab looks to be fresh out of the Erie plant. The 1970 Chevelle is a little older.
Photo Date:  8/1/1976  Upload Date: 1/23/2017 11:04:27 AM
Location:  Buffalo, NY
Author:  Christopher Smith
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Views:  149   Comments: 1
Frontier (NYC) - 4 of 9
Title:  Frontier (NYC) - 4 of 9
Description:  Near Bailey Ave. on the West Shore end, I believe
Photo Date:  8/1/1976  Upload Date: 1/23/2017 11:05:29 AM
Location:  Buffalo, NY
Author:  Christopher Smith
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Locomotives:  PC 7049(GP9) PC 1693(F7A)
Views:  189   Comments: 0
Bison Yard - 1 of 23
Title:  Bison Yard - 1 of 23
Description:  The stacks are capped, so obviously it's not running. Hopefully, it's on its way to a new home.
Photo Date:  8/1/1976  Upload Date: 1/23/2017 2:32:38 PM
Location:  Buffalo, NY
Author:  Christopher Smith
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Locomotives:  RDG 100(NW2)
Views:  172   Comments: 0
Frontier (NYC) - 5 of 9
Title:  Frontier (NYC) - 5 of 9
Description:  1693 is not long for this world, unfortunately.
Photo Date:  8/1/1976  Upload Date: 1/23/2017 11:05:36 AM
Location:  Buffalo, NY
Author:  Christopher Smith
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Locomotives:  PC 7049(GP9) PC 1693(F7A)
Views:  194   Comments: 0
Bison Yard - 2 of 23
Title:  Bison Yard - 2 of 23
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/1/1976  Upload Date: 1/23/2017 2:33:22 PM
Location:  Buffalo, NY
Author:  Christopher Smith
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Views:  115   Comments: 0
Bison Yard - 3 of 23
Title:  Bison Yard - 3 of 23
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/1/1976  Upload Date: 1/23/2017 2:34:39 PM
Location:  Buffalo, NY
Author:  Christopher Smith
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Views:  97   Comments: 0
Bison Yard - 4 of 23
Title:  Bison Yard - 4 of 23
Description:  Ex-Pennsy FP7A - pretty rare for this part of the system - but in the first few months of Conrail, a lot of stuff went everywhere.
Photo Date:  8/1/1976  Upload Date: 1/23/2017 2:34:49 PM
Location:  Buffalo, NY
Author:  Christopher Smith
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Locomotives:  PC 4340(FP7A)
Views:  156   Comments: 0
Bison Yard - 5 of 23
Title:  Bison Yard - 5 of 23
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/1/1976  Upload Date: 1/23/2017 2:35:45 PM
Location:  Buffalo, NY
Author:  Christopher Smith
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Locomotives:  PC 1853(F7A) NW 344(RS11) NW 1780(SD45)
Views:  160   Comments: 0
Bison Yard - 6 of 23
Title:  Bison Yard - 6 of 23
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/1/1976  Upload Date: 1/23/2017 2:35:53 PM
Location:  Buffalo, NY
Author:  Christopher Smith
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Locomotives:  NW 344(RS11) NW 1780(SD45) EL 3367(U34CH)
Views:  185   Comments: 0
Bison Yard - 7 of 23
Title:  Bison Yard - 7 of 23
Description:  As noted earlier, in the first few months of Conrail, a lot of stuff went everywhere. You probably won't find a more bizarre lash-up than this one.
Photo Date:  8/1/1976  Upload Date: 1/23/2017 2:36:01 PM
Location:  Buffalo, NY
Author:  Christopher Smith
Categories: 
Locomotives:  EL 3367(U34CH) CR 1776(U34CH) EL 3373(U34CH)
Views:  211   Comments: 0
Bison Yard - 8 of 23
Title:  Bison Yard - 8 of 23
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/1/1976  Upload Date: 1/23/2017 2:36:11 PM
Location:  Buffalo, NY
Author:  Christopher Smith
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Locomotives:  EL 1222(GP7)
Views:  97   Comments: 0
Bison Yard - 9 of 23
Title:  Bison Yard - 9 of 23
Description:  From various sources, LV 220 became Conrail 8875, so I've referenced both. Note the large white Conrail numbers on the cab. From other photos on this site, the unit was patched (renumbered, relettered) by the following calendar year.
Photo Date:  8/1/1976  Upload Date: 1/23/2017 2:37:01 PM
Location:  Buffalo, NY
Author:  Christopher Smith
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Locomotives:  CR 8875(SW7) LV 220(SW7)
Views:  192   Comments: 0
Bison Yard - 10 of 23
Title:  Bison Yard - 10 of 23
Description:  Note the differences in the road numbers painted on the cabs. 1216 is still in its EL configuration; 1210 has been touched up with CR era large numbers.
Photo Date:  8/1/1976  Upload Date: 1/23/2017 2:37:09 PM
Location:  Buffalo, NY
Author:  Christopher Smith
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Locomotives:  EL 1216(GP7) EL 1210(GP7)
Views:  125   Comments: 0
Bison Yard - 11 of 23
Title:  Bison Yard - 11 of 23
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/1/1976  Upload Date: 1/23/2017 2:37:17 PM
Location:  Buffalo, NY
Author:  Christopher Smith
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Locomotives:  NW 344(RS11) NW 2463(GP9)
Views:  181   Comments: 0
Bison Yard - 12 of 23
Title:  Bison Yard - 12 of 23
Description:  Our U34CH trio is now building an outbound train ...
Photo Date:  8/1/1976  Upload Date: 1/23/2017 2:37:25 PM
Location:  Buffalo, NY
Author:  Christopher Smith
Categories: 
Locomotives:  EL 3373(U34CH) CR 1776(U34CH) EL 3367(U34CH)
Views:  97   Comments: 0
Bison Yard - 13 of 23
Title:  Bison Yard - 13 of 23
Description:  ... and as you can tell, the weather is not cooperating - it's the middle of the day and the storm clouds have rolled over to blacken the sky.
Photo Date:  8/1/1976  Upload Date: 1/23/2017 2:38:10 PM
Location:  Buffalo, NY
Author:  Christopher Smith
Categories: 
Locomotives:  EL 3373(U34CH) CR 1776(U34CH) EL 3367(U34CH)
Views:  88   Comments: 0
Bison Yard - 14 of 23
Title:  Bison Yard - 14 of 23
Description:  One more shot and then it's time to head for cover.
Photo Date:  8/1/1976  Upload Date: 1/23/2017 2:38:18 PM
Location:  Buffalo, NY
Author:  Christopher Smith
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Locomotives:  EL 3373(U34CH) CR 1776(U34CH) EL 3367(U34CH)
Views:  112   Comments: 0
Bison Yard - 15 of 23
Title:  Bison Yard - 15 of 23
Description:  The ultimate (for me anyway) can't stop the car fast enough, can't get out and set up fast enough, can't get the focus perfect, etc. grab shot.
Photo Date:  8/1/1976  Upload Date: 1/23/2017 2:38:25 PM
Location:  Buffalo, NY
Author:  Christopher Smith
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Locomotives:  DH 7603(GP39-2) DH 7401(GP39-2) DH 7322(GP38-2) DH 7406(GP39-2) DH 7608(GP39-2) DH 7605(GP39-2) DH 7316(GP38-2)
Views:  313   Comments: 0
Bison Yard - 16 of 23
Title:  Bison Yard - 16 of 23
Description:  A little better, but now I have to work around that ugly '71-72 Ford coming at me.
Photo Date:  8/1/1976  Upload Date: 1/23/2017 2:38:32 PM
Location:  Buffalo, NY
Author:  Christopher Smith
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Locomotives:  DH 7603(GP39-2) DH 7401(GP39-2) DH 7322(GP38-2) DH 7406(GP39-2) DH 7608(GP39-2) DH 7605(GP39-2) DH 7316(GP38-2)
Views:  299   Comments: 0
Bison Yard - 17 of 23
Title:  Bison Yard - 17 of 23
Description:  These folks are just starting to move. We'll see them again at Union Rd.
Photo Date:  8/1/1976  Upload Date: 1/23/2017 2:39:28 PM
Location:  Buffalo, NY
Author:  Christopher Smith
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Locomotives:  DH 7605(GP39-2) DH 7322(GP38-2) DH 7316(GP38-2)
Views:  196   Comments: 0
Bison Yard - 18 of 23
Title:  Bison Yard - 18 of 23
Description:  The train with the ex-LV units is moving on the left. This quartet is working to grab its train next.
Photo Date:  8/1/1976  Upload Date: 1/23/2017 2:39:36 PM
Location:  Buffalo, NY
Author:  Christopher Smith
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Locomotives:  DH 7608(GP39-2) DH 7406(GP39-2) DH 7401(GP39-2) DH 7603(GP39-2)
Views:  228   Comments: 0
Bison Yard - 19 of 23
Title:  Bison Yard - 19 of 23
Description:  Note the crewman poking his head out the window of the bay cab, looking for (hopefully) an all clear signal from the other crew. The bridge is DL&W (gone today).
Photo Date:  8/1/1976  Upload Date: 1/23/2017 2:39:44 PM
Location:  Buffalo, NY
Author:  Christopher Smith
Categories: 
Locomotives:  DH 7608(GP39-2) DH 7406(GP39-2) DH 7401(GP39-2) DH 7603(GP39-2)
Views:  216   Comments: 0
Bison Yard - 20 of 23
Title:  Bison Yard - 20 of 23
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/1/1976  Upload Date: 1/23/2017 2:39:52 PM
Location:  Buffalo, NY
Author:  Christopher Smith
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Locomotives:  DH 7608(GP39-2)
Views:  89   Comments: 0
Bison Yard - 21 of 23
Title:  Bison Yard - 21 of 23
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/1/1976  Upload Date: 1/23/2017 2:40:32 PM
Location:  Buffalo, NY
Author:  Christopher Smith
Categories: 
Locomotives:  DH 7406(GP39-2)
Views:  107   Comments: 0
Bison Yard - 22 of 23
Title:  Bison Yard - 22 of 23
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/1/1976  Upload Date: 1/23/2017 2:40:39 PM
Location:  Buffalo, NY
Author:  Christopher Smith
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Locomotives:  DH 7401(GP39-2)
Views:  136   Comments: 0
Bison Yard - 23 of 23
Title:  Bison Yard - 23 of 23
Description:  Sure, the sun comes out right when it's time to go ...
Photo Date:  8/1/1976  Upload Date: 1/23/2017 2:40:47 PM
Location:  Buffalo, NY
Author:  Christopher Smith
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Locomotives:  DH 7603(GP39-2)
Views:  105   Comments: 0
Union Rd. (277) - 1 of 7
Title:  Union Rd. (277) - 1 of 7
Description:  Pretty sure this is 277, but not 100%. This D&H trio has just left Bison (see Bison shots) and is headed out on the Erie. Getting late in the day.
Photo Date:  8/1/1976  Upload Date: 1/23/2017 12:21:16 PM
Location:  Cheektowaga, NY
Author:  Christopher Smith
Categories: 
Locomotives:  DH 7605(GP39-2) DH 7322(GP38-2) DH 7316(GP38-2)
Views:  180   Comments: 1
Union Rd. (277) - 2 of 7
Title:  Union Rd. (277) - 2 of 7
Description:  Catching a break between storms.
Photo Date:  8/1/1976  Upload Date: 1/23/2017 12:21:26 PM
Location:  Cheektowaga, NY
Author:  Christopher Smith
Categories: 
Locomotives:  DH 7605(GP39-2) DH 7322(GP38-2) DH 7316(GP38-2)
Views:  149   Comments: 0
Union Rd. (277) - 3 of 7
Title:  Union Rd. (277) - 3 of 7
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/1/1976  Upload Date: 1/23/2017 12:21:35 PM
Location:  Cheektowaga, NY
Author:  Christopher Smith
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Locomotives:  RDG 3631(GP35) PC 2605(U25B)
Views:  142   Comments: 0
Union Rd. (277) - 5 of 7
Title:  Union Rd. (277) - 5 of 7
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/1/1976  Upload Date: 1/23/2017 1:06:16 PM
Location:  Buffalo, NY
Author:  Christopher Smith
Categories: 
Locomotives:  EL 3367(U34CH) CR 1776(U34CH) EL 3373(U34CH)
Views:  168   Comments: 1
Union Rd. (277) - 4 of 7
Title:  Union Rd. (277) - 4 of 7
Description:  Our friends from Bison are back, apparently still building their train. The weather has broken for a short time, thankfully.
Photo Date:  8/1/1976  Upload Date: 1/23/2017 1:06:40 PM
Location:  Cheektowaga, NY
Author:  Christopher Smith
Categories: 
Locomotives:  EL 3373(U34CH) CR 1776(U34CH) EL 3367(U34CH)
Views:  129   Comments: 1
Union Rd. (277) - 6 of 7
Title:  Union Rd. (277) - 6 of 7
Description:  Barely saveable shots really late in the day. Take your pick between this one and the last (7 of 7). Check out the 1976 vintage striped pants.
Photo Date:  8/1/1976  Upload Date: 1/23/2017 12:21:44 PM
Location:  Cheektowaga, NY
Author:  Christopher Smith
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Locomotives:  CNJ 2507(SD35)
Views:  124   Comments: 1
Union Rd. (277) - 7 of 7
Title:  Union Rd. (277) - 7 of 7
Description:  The only good thing about Conrail was we got to see a lot of stuff we normally wouldn't have seen. This was my first (and last) CNJ unit.
Photo Date:  8/1/1976  Upload Date: 1/23/2017 12:21:53 PM
Location:  Cheektowaga, NY
Author:  Christopher Smith
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Locomotives:  CNJ 2507(SD35)
Views:  86   Comments: 0
Frontier (NYC) - 7 of 9
Title:  Frontier (NYC) - 7 of 9
Description:  Along Broadway Ave. Alco 6 axles in their last days. This is Conrail + about 4 months, and I doubt they're destined for new paint.
Photo Date:  8/1/1976  Upload Date: 1/23/2017 11:05:44 AM
Location:  Buffalo, NY
Author:  Christopher Smith
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Locomotives:  PC 6302(C628) RDG 5301(C630) RDG 5305(C630)
Views:  217   Comments: 1
Frontier (NYC) - 8 of 9
Title:  Frontier (NYC) - 8 of 9
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/1/1976  Upload Date: 1/23/2017 11:05:53 AM
Location:  Buffalo, NY
Author:  Christopher Smith
Categories: 
Locomotives:  PC 6302(C628) RDG 5301(C630) RDG 5305(C630)
Views:  169   Comments: 1
Frontier (NYC) - 9 of 9
Title:  Frontier (NYC) - 9 of 9
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/1/1976  Upload Date: 1/23/2017 11:06:19 AM
Location:  Buffalo, NY
Author:  Christopher Smith
Categories: 
Locomotives:  PC 6302(C628) RDG 5301(C630) RDG 5305(C630)
Views:  133   Comments: 1
Frontier (NYC) - 1 of 9
Title:  Frontier (NYC) - 1 of 9
Description:  Not sure of the location - could be Frontier or Niagara Falls yard
Photo Date:  8/1/1976  Upload Date: 1/23/2017 11:04:35 AM
Location:  Buffalo, NY
Author:  Christopher Smith
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Locomotives:  PC 8882(SW7)
Views:  95   Comments: 0
CN 6060 excursion in Niagara Falls - 1 of 13
Title:  CN 6060 excursion in Niagara Falls - 1 of 13
Description:  Three RDCs idle at CN's Niagara Falls station.
Photo Date:  8/1/1976  Upload Date: 1/22/2017 7:59:52 PM
Location:  Niagara Falls, ON
Author:  Christopher Smith
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 6115(RDC1) CN 6355(RDC3)
Views:  122   Comments: 0
CN 6060 excursion in Niagara Falls - 4 of 13
Title:  CN 6060 excursion in Niagara Falls - 4 of 13
Description:  On the right (in the background) is the bridge over the Niagara River leading to the NYC and LV yards (now all CSX) in Niagara Falls NY USA.
Photo Date:  8/1/1976  Upload Date: 1/22/2017 8:00:10 PM
Location:  Niagara Falls, ON
Author:  Christopher Smith
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 6115(RDC1) CN 6355(RDC3)
Views:  163   Comments: 0
CN 6060 excursion in Niagara Falls - 2 of 13
Title:  CN 6060 excursion in Niagara Falls - 2 of 13
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/1/1976  Upload Date: 1/22/2017 8:00:19 PM
Location:  Niagara Falls, ON
Author:  Christopher Smith
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 6115(RDC1) CN 6355(RDC3)
Views:  133   Comments: 0
CN 6060 excursion in Niagara Falls - 3 of 13
Title:  CN 6060 excursion in Niagara Falls - 3 of 13
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/1/1976  Upload Date: 1/22/2017 8:00:34 PM
Location:  Niagara Falls, ON
Author:  Christopher Smith
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 6115(RDC1) CN 6355(RDC3)
Views:  136   Comments: 0
CN 6060 excursion in Niagara Falls - 5 of 13
Title:  CN 6060 excursion in Niagara Falls - 5 of 13
Description:  What to do when there's no water tower? Call your friendly fire department! On the other side of the street, note the homemade El Camino / Ranchero, carved out of what appears to be a '65 or '66 rambler station wagon.
Photo Date:  8/1/1976  Upload Date: 1/22/2017 8:01:47 PM
Location:  Niagara Falls, ON
Author:  Christopher Smith
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 6060(4-8-2)
Views:  158   Comments: 1
CN 6060 excursion in Niagara Falls - 6 of 13
Title:  CN 6060 excursion in Niagara Falls - 6 of 13
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/1/1976  Upload Date: 1/22/2017 8:01:55 PM
Location:  Niagara Falls, ON
Author:  Christopher Smith
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 6060(4-8-2)
Views:  111   Comments: 1
CN 6060 excursion in Niagara Falls - 7 of 13
Title:  CN 6060 excursion in Niagara Falls - 7 of 13
Description:  Niagara Falls station was (is) just a few tracks, pull in / pull out, with no loop, wye, or turning facility. 6060 is resting but pointed the wrong way - that will be fixed as soon as the RDCs depart.
Photo Date:  8/1/1976  Upload Date: 1/22/2017 8:02:42 PM
Location:  Niagara Falls, ON
Author:  Christopher Smith
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 6060(4-8-2)
Views:  89   Comments: 0
CN 6060 excursion in Niagara Falls - 8 of 13
Title:  CN 6060 excursion in Niagara Falls - 8 of 13
Description:  The RDCs have just left Niagara Falls station and are approaching Church's Lane. The rain is starting to pick up.
Photo Date:  8/1/1976  Upload Date: 1/22/2017 8:02:53 PM
Location:  Niagara Falls, ON
Author:  Christopher Smith
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 6115(RDC1) CN 6355(RDC3)
Views:  136   Comments: 0
CN 6060 excursion in Niagara Falls - 9 of 13
Title:  CN 6060 excursion in Niagara Falls - 9 of 13
Description:  Stopped at Church's Lane, waiting for orders and/or the signal.
Photo Date:  8/1/1976  Upload Date: 1/22/2017 8:04:11 PM
Location:  Niagara Falls, ON
Author:  Christopher Smith
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 6115(RDC1) CN 6355(RDC3)
Views:  113   Comments: 0
CN 6060 excursion in Niagara Falls - 10 of 13
Title:  CN 6060 excursion in Niagara Falls - 10 of 13
Description:  Green means go! The RDCs move over the Church's Lane crossing. Note the upright signal (not for them) on the left (marked 315) and the leg of the wye. They will come into play in later shots.
Photo Date:  8/1/1976  Upload Date: 1/22/2017 8:04:22 PM
Location:  Niagara Falls, ON
Author:  Christopher Smith
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 6115(RDC1) CN 6355(RDC3)
Views:  159   Comments: 0
CN 6060 excursion in Niagara Falls - 11 of 13
Title:  CN 6060 excursion in Niagara Falls - 11 of 13
Description:  No, 6060 is not about to wipe out that mopar - it has left Niagara Falls station, shoving against it's train (backing out) and has just cleared Church's Lane.
Photo Date:  8/1/1976  Upload Date: 1/22/2017 8:04:30 PM
Location:  Niagara Falls, ON
Author:  Christopher Smith
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CN 6060(4-8-2)
Views:  106   Comments: 0


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