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LV FO-2 on the EL nearing Campville NY

From a photographic venue perspective, taking train pictures along the ex-Erie EL main along rt 17C between Owego and Campville had its challenges coping with code line poles and shadow lighting on those infrequent sunny days. Here is LV's FO-2 Sayre-Binghamton turn led by RS-11 402 and F3B heading for interchange with the D&H operating on a freshly ballasted stretch of main 2 between the highway and the Susquehanna River on a winter day. I'm not sure of the date of the capture but given there are 3 guys in 402's cab and NY state's full crew law was repealed in May '71 and given the last F3B was retired 12/72, I'm going to guess the date is winter of '71-'72. I also read on Scot Lawrence's excellent LV locomotive roster web site ( that LV RS-11s 400-03 delivered in March 1960 were the first low nose hood units delivered to an eastern US railroad.

Photographed by John Barlow, 1972.
Added to the photo archive by John Barlow, November 2, 2022.
Railroad: Lehigh Valley.

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