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By:Tom Beckett
Dates:6/1/1988 - 12/31/1990
Album Info:NYSW operated D&H trains south of East Binghamton yard on the old DLW.
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RPPY
Title:  RPPY
Description:  RPPY rolls south behind a set of CSX power, which was typical south of Binghamton. Here it is approaching the PA 706 bridge, just south of New Milford. This shot is much more difficult now, as its become quite treed in.
Photo Date:  11/27/1988  Upload Date: 9/18/2015 2:26:27 AM
Location:  New Milford, PA
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  CSX 6589(GP40) CSX 6797(GP40) CSX 6209(GP40-2)
Views:  360   Comments: 0
Catching rays
Title:  Catching rays
Description:  RPPY rolls south out of East Binghamton at Shaws Rd in Conklin behind a set of CSX power, including an untouched-except for the number-L&N GP 40. The sun had been playing hide and seek all day, so it was nice to get this in one of the few sunny moments.
Photo Date:  11/27/1988  Upload Date: 9/18/2015 1:07:27 AM
Location:  Conklin, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  CSX 6589(GP40) CSX 6797(GP40) CSX 6209(GP40-2)
Views:  383   Comments: 4
PYRP arrives
Title:  PYRP arrives
Description:  PYRP arrives from the south with a set of mostly four motor power
Photo Date:  3/4/1989  Upload Date: 9/29/2015 3:04:42 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Signal,Action
Locomotives:  CSX 6013(GP40-2) HLCX 3074(GP40) NS 8059(C30-7) DH 7323(GP38-2) DH 383(GP39-2)
Views:  320   Comments: 1
Taylor Turn goes under
Title:  Taylor Turn goes under
Description:  TB 4, the turn from Binghamton to Taylor yard in Scranton, rolls under the NY 7 overpass south of Conklin. At the time, this line was single track down to Stillwater, just north of the PA line. It is now single here.
Photo Date:  9/8/1989  Upload Date: 11/27/2015 3:56:26 AM
Location:  Conklin, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  NS 6600(SD60) NS 8630(C39-8) DH 385(GP39-2) DH 382(GP39-2)
Views:  223   Comments: 2
Taylor turn
Title:  Taylor turn
Description:  One of the trains NYSW ran was a turn from Binghamton to Taylor yard near Scranton. We see it rolling through Conklin on its way south.
Photo Date:  9/9/1989  Upload Date: 11/25/2015 3:10:50 AM
Location:  Conklin, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NS 6600(SD60) NS 8630(C39-8) DH 385(GP39-2) DH 382(GP39-2)
Views:  203   Comments: 1
Clear of the yard
Title:  Clear of the yard
Description:  RPPY has reached Shaws, the block limit station near Shaw Rd, about a mile or so south of Terrace Dr. Now clear of the East Binghamton yard, it still had a long slow ride before it could start to run, as there was a 10 MPH speed restriction almost all the way to the state line. It made for an easy chase, but not so good for the crews.
Photo Date:  12/3/1989  Upload Date: 12/14/2015 4:49:50 AM
Location:  Conklin, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  NS 8678(C39-8E) NS 8610(C39-8) DH 7314(GP38-2) DH 7412(GP39-2) DH 74(C424)
Views:  266   Comments: 1
Moving now
Title:  Moving now
Description:  RPPY has cleared the slow trackage in NY, and is now getting a roll on as it runs next to the road coming into Hallstead. The long hood forward practice on NS extended to the modern GEs, which must have been a real pain for the crews.
Photo Date:  12/3/1989  Upload Date: 12/15/2015 1:39:55 AM
Location:  Hallstead, PA
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  NS 8678(C39-8E) NS 8610(C39-8) DH 7412(GP39-2) DH 7314(GP38-2) DH 74(C424)
Views:  183   Comments: 0
Taking it slow
Title:  Taking it slow
Description:  RPPY is now at Stillwater Rd in Conklin, getting close to the end of the slow order. Soon the engineer will open up to head south.
Photo Date:  12/3/1989  Upload Date: 12/14/2015 4:51:31 AM
Location:  Conklin, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Signal,Action
Locomotives:  NS 8678(C39-8E) NS 8610(C39-8) DH 7314(GP38-2) DH 7412(GP39-2) DH 74(C424)
Views:  173   Comments: 0
Barely enough light
Title:  Barely enough light
Description:  There was just enough light to catch a shadow of PYRP rolling onto the connection at Dupont, leaving the ex LV to gain the D&H. the train will make Binghamton long after dark.
Photo Date:  12/28/1989  Upload Date: 12/20/2015 3:48:11 AM
Location:  Dupont, PA
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Winter,Action
Locomotives:  NS 3936(U23B) NS 8072(C30-7) NS 6503(SD50S) DH 5022(RS36)
Views:  193   Comments: 0
Under the lights
Title:  Under the lights
Description:  In this case, the signals of the DLW, though these were long ago deactivated. RPPY roll south at Cayuga, just north of Scranton, and along the Scranton Expressway, making for an easy shot.
Photo Date:  12/28/1989  Upload Date: 12/15/2015 1:42:43 AM
Location:  Scranton, PA
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Winter,Signal,Action
Locomotives:  SOU 5186(GP38-2) NS 5201(GP38-2) SOU 2726(GP38) SOU 3906(U23B)
Views:  205   Comments: 1
Southern and snow
Title:  Southern and snow
Description:  I know there are many parts of Southerns empire where snow is not all that unusual, but I have to love the idea of power from such a typically warm area running up in the snow and cold of NY and PA. This RPPY has just left East Binghamton, and is slowly making its way through Conklin.
Photo Date:  12/28/1989  Upload Date: 12/15/2015 1:55:52 AM
Location:  Conklin, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Bridge,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  SOU 5186(GP38-2) NS 5201(GP38-2) SOU 2726(GP38) SOU 3906(U23B)
Views:  142   Comments: 0
Winter wonderland
Title:  Winter wonderland
Description:  It wasnt so wonderful to us, just a long period of cold and snow that had to be endured, except that it gave us some good photo ops. One of these was off the NY 7 overpass at the south end of Conklin, where RPPY is rolling for a place where the winters arent so bad.
Photo Date:  12/28/1989  Upload Date: 12/15/2015 1:59:02 AM
Location:  Conklin, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  SOU 5186(GP38-2) NS 5201(GP38-2) SOU 2726(GP38) SOU 3906(U23B)
Views:  181   Comments: 0
Slogging along
Title:  Slogging along
Description:  RPPY rolls south-slowly, there was a 10 MPH slow order here-through the heavy snow left from a few days earlier.
Photo Date:  12/28/1989  Upload Date: 12/15/2015 2:01:15 AM
Location:  Conklin, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  SOU 5186(GP38-2) NS 5201(GP38-2) SOU 2726(GP38) SOU 3906(U23B)
Views:  94   Comments: 0
Wide view
Title:  Wide view
Description:  RPPY rolls south approaching the PA line, as seen from high above on NY 7, showing the panoramic beauty of winter in Broome County.
Photo Date:  12/28/1989  Upload Date: 12/15/2015 2:05:10 AM
Location:  Conklin, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  SOU 5186(GP38-2) NS 5201(GP38-2) SOU 2726(GP38) SOU 3906(U23B)
Views:  116   Comments: 0
Almost there
Title:  Almost there
Description:  The 10 MPH slow order ended at the end of double track just south of here. RPPY near Stillwater crossing in Conklin getting a little bit of sun.
Photo Date:  12/28/1989  Upload Date: 12/15/2015 2:08:34 AM
Location:  Conklin, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Winter,Action
Locomotives:  SOU 5186(GP38-2) NS 5201(GP38-2) SOU 2726(GP38) SOU 3906(U23B)
Views:  137   Comments: 0
Iced
Title:  Iced
Description:  RPPY rolls south along the iced over rocks at Hop Bottom, passing the DLW station as it goes. This was a Christmas card the following year.
Photo Date:  12/28/1989  Upload Date: 12/15/2015 1:44:40 AM
Location:  Hop Bottom, PA
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Winter,Station,Action
Locomotives:  SOU 5186(GP38-2) NS 5201(GP38-2) SOU 2726(GP38) SOU 3906(U23B)
Views:  161   Comments: 0
Cold day
Title:  Cold day
Description:  RPPY behind all Southern power, rolls south toward the PA 706 overpass on a cold day during Christmas week.
Photo Date:  12/28/1989  Upload Date: 12/14/2015 4:53:27 AM
Location:  New Milford, PA
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  SOU 5186(GP38-2) NS 5201(GP38-2) SOU 2726(GP38) SOU 3906(U23B)
Views:  155   Comments: 0
Getting out
Title:  Getting out
Description:  RPPY has just left East Binghamton, and is passing BLS Shaws. By this time, trains have usually cleared the south limit of the yard. There is still a slow slog to the end of the double track south of Conklin, as there is a 10 MPH speed restriction in place. Its a drag for the crews, but a great opportunity for photographers.
Photo Date:  12/28/1989  Upload Date: 12/15/2015 2:10:38 AM
Location:  Conklin, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Winter,Action
Locomotives:  SOU 5186(GP38-2) NS 5201(GP38-2) SOU 2726(GP38) SOU 3906(U23B)
Views:  129   Comments: 0
First stop
Title:  First stop
Description:  RPPY has run down from Binghamton, and now makes its first stop. It will set off and pick up here, then head on toward warmer places.
Photo Date:  12/28/1989  Upload Date: 12/15/2015 1:49:51 AM
Location:  Taylor, PA
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Winter,Yard,Station,Action
Locomotives:  SOU 5186(GP38-2) NS 5201(GP38-2) SOU 2726(GP38) SOU 3906(U23B)
Views:  209   Comments: 0
Getting a roll on
Title:  Getting a roll on
Description:  RPPY behind a quartet of NS units rolls under NY 7 and approaches the Kirkwood bridge at the south end of Broome Corporate Park, having now cleared the south end of East Binghamton as it starts its journey to warmer climes
Photo Date:  1/6/1990  Upload Date: 12/14/2015 4:46:06 AM
Location:  Conklin, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  NS 6113(SD40-2) NS 3269(SD40-2) NS 6116(SD40-2) NS 8072(C30-7)
Views:  177   Comments: 0
River running
Title:  River running
Description:  The ex DLW south of Binghamton had some scenic places. One was near the overpass connecting NY 7 to Kirkwood near Broome Corporate Park, where we see RPPY running along the ice choked Susquehanna.
Photo Date:  1/6/1990  Upload Date: 12/20/2015 3:51:13 AM
Location:  Conklin, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  NS 6113(SD40-2) NS 3269(SD40-2) NS 6116(SD40-2) NS 8072(C30-7)
Views:  138   Comments: 0
Signal at Stillwater
Title:  Signal at Stillwater
Description:  Prior to CP takeover, the double track south of Binghamton extended through Conklin, almost to the PA line. The approach signal for the end of this segment was at Stillwater Rd at the far south end of Conklin. RPPY approaches at 10 MPH, slowly making its way toward Pennsyvania.
Photo Date:  1/6/1990  Upload Date: 12/20/2015 3:57:39 AM
Location:  Conklin, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Winter,Signal,Action
Locomotives:  NS 6113(SD40-2) NS 3269(SD40-2) NS 6116(SD40-2) NS 8072(C30-7)
Views:  160   Comments: 0
Yellow jackets in a sea of green
Title:  Yellow jackets in a sea of green
Description:  An NYSW B40 leads PYRP into Hop Bottom, in the midst of the late June greenery that is so prevalent in Pennsylvania, one of the worlds largest hardwood forests.
Photo Date:  6/17/1990  Upload Date: 1/11/2016 4:05:59 AM
Location:  Hop Bottom, PA
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  NYSW 4016(B40-8) NS 7031(GP50) NYSW 4030(B40-8) CSX 6077(GP40-2) DH 7324(GP38-2)
Views:  191   Comments: 1
Whats old is new
Title:  Whats old is new
Description:  PYRP rolls past the ex DLW station at Kingsley. Built during the construction of the famed Cut Off around 1912, the building was recently updated to serve as the northern end point of Steamtown excursions, which would start running here the following month.
Photo Date:  6/17/1990  Upload Date: 1/11/2016 4:08:55 AM
Location:  Kingsley, PA
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Station,Action
Locomotives:  NYSW 4016(B40-8) NS 7031(GP50) NYSW 4030(B40-8) CSX 6077(GP40-2) DH 7324(GP38-2)
Views:  169   Comments: 0
View from the bridge
Title:  View from the bridge
Description:  One of the good things about the Cut Off was the grade separation. There were no crossings from Clarks Summit to Halstead. There were a number of overhead bridges, such as this one on PA 706 just south of New Milford, which provided good vantage points for photos. PYRP rolls under behind a we-ain't-mad-at-nobody consist on a gloomy Sunday.
Photo Date:  6/17/1990  Upload Date: 1/11/2016 4:12:26 AM
Location:  New Milford, PA
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  NYSW 4016(B40-8) NS 7031(GP50) NYSW 4030(B40-8) CSX 6077(GP40-2) DH 7324(GP38-2)
Views:  180   Comments: 1
Getting into it
Title:  Getting into it
Description:  BT 2, the Binghamton-Taylor leg of the turn from Scranton area Taylor Yard, is underway at Conklin.
Photo Date:  7/22/1990  Upload Date: 1/17/2016 3:52:39 AM
Location:  Conklin, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  DH 7407(GP39-2) DH 7307(GP38-2) DH 7323(GP38-2)
Views:  191   Comments: 0
Round the curve
Title:  Round the curve
Description:  And past the station, which is pretty well hidden in the trees at left. It will still be there for another dozen years or so, til finally the ravages of time and vandals take their toll.
Photo Date:  7/22/1990  Upload Date: 1/17/2016 3:56:19 AM
Location:  Hop Bottom, PA
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Station,Action
Locomotives:  DH 7407(GP39-2) DH 7307(GP38-2) DH 7323(GP38-2)
Views:  218   Comments: 0
Streaking south
Title:  Streaking south
Description:  BT 2 rolls south approaching the PA 706 bridge south of New Milford with a pair of new lightning stripe rebuilds and an ex Guilford painted unit. The right of way for the old eastbound DLW track is now an open path. The trees will continue to make it harder and harder to find over the next 20 years.
Photo Date:  7/22/1990  Upload Date: 1/17/2016 4:00:46 AM
Location:  New Milford, PA
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  DH 7407(GP39-2) DH 7307(GP38-2) DH 7323(GP38-2)
Views:  199   Comments: 0
Lightning striking the high bridge
Title:  Lightning striking the high bridge
Description:  BT 2 with its new lightning striped units soars over Nicholson, seen from downtown.
Photo Date:  7/22/1990  Upload Date: 1/17/2016 4:02:44 AM
Location:  Nicholson, PA
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  DH 7407(GP39-2) DH 7307(GP38-2) DH 7323(GP38-2)
Views:  177   Comments: 0
Pastoral view
Title:  Pastoral view
Description:  BT 2 arrives at Taylor, framed by the trees from a side street above the yard.
Photo Date:  7/22/1990  Upload Date: 1/17/2016 4:04:39 AM
Location:  Taylor, PA
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Yard,Action
Locomotives:  DH 7407(GP39-2) DH 7307(GP38-2) DH 7323(GP38-2)
Views:  205   Comments: 0
Showing the flag
Title:  Showing the flag
Description:  The maple leaf, that is. The first train to come through with CP power was this 42 car acid train, symbolled 700, which ran from Montreal to Baltimore. We see it rolling south out of East Binghamton at Shaw Rd behind a trio of CP SD 40s, power we would become quite accustomed to over the next 20 years.
Photo Date:  7/26/1990  Upload Date: 1/14/2016 5:12:59 AM
Location:  Conklin, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  CP 5660(SD40-2) CP 5686(SD40-2) CP 5676(SD40-2)
Views:  232   Comments: 0


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