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Springfield Terminal @ Binghamton, NY.

A crew member aligns the switch for his power to connect with its train.

Photographed by Bruce Macdonald, March 19, 1988.
Added to the photo archive by Bruce Macdonald, September 11, 2015.
Railroad: Guilford (ST).

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Bruce, this excellent photo you posted last September showed up on NERAIL in the upper right hand corner as the "Hourly Random Photo" early this morning. When I first saw this photo, I didn't know where in Binghamton this photo was taken nor did I understand what the ex-BN and NYS&W diesels were doing in the background. But I think I finally figured it out and there's quite a back story to this photo: Apparently the two Guilford units have just brought a port of New Jersey bound double stack train (perhaps a Sea Land train?) in from Buffalo (where Guilford picked it up from the B&O) to hand off to the NYS&W for transit down the ex-Erie main via Port Jervis. As Conrail would not permit engine swap on the ex-Erie main at Binghamton, GRS pulled the train off the ex-Erie main up to north end of Bevier St yard on Guilford/D&H track (where this photo was taken) so that the two Guilford engines could be replaced by the NYS&W set. Once the engine swap was finished, NYS&W would back the lengthy train out on the Conrail main at QD and proceed east to New Jersey. Thanks for posting this provocative photo!

Posted by John Barlow on 2016-07-18 07:08:21

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