Friday, January 09, 2009

WNYP December 2008 - Part 3

Received the following via email from Kermit Geary, Jr. Text, photos, and captions are his. This is Part 3 of 5 from a rail fan trip Kermit made to western PA and NY in December.

Sunday was supposed to be devoted to the WNYP...There WAS to be a job switching in the Meadville area, as well as the HNME arriving from Hornell, NY, with a probable run to Franklin, PA. HOWEVER, due to a lack of crews (vacations, etc) The HNME didn't leave Olean, NY until after noon on Sunday and the ME Switch crew was cancelled! Heading east as rapidly as allowed by the back roads to the Salamanca, NY area, we caught the HNME with two six-axles heading west through Steamburg, NY. The chase was on. After a stop in Falconer to swap the 636 for the 430, they slowly continued west, meeting the sunset in Corry, PA.

Oh well, didn't get as much as we were hoping for, but this is real railroading....everything is subject to change!! A quick drive to Greenville to drop off Jonathan, then headed East to visit a few Shortlines on Monday.

Passing through Steamburg, NY

East of Kennedys, NY

Leaving Jamestown, NY

approaching Corry, PA late afternoon