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In Volume 2 of Delaware & Hudson, Bridge Line Freight 1960-1983, author Dominic Bourgeois once again examines D&H facilities, overhead traffic and on-line customers, as well as local and through freight operations during the most colorful period in the railroad’s history. All of the famous South-End D&H haunts are covered in detail: Albany, Schenectady, Howes Cave, Richmondville, Oneonta, Belden Hill, Ararat, Carbondale, Scranton and many more!
Justin Franz takes a look at PanAm Railways heritage Geeps in action in Maine from yesterday and today. Classic paint schemes and great scenery make it a combination that's hard to beat.
Bob Barnett goes back several decades to examine Conrail's efforts to modernize its medium horsepower locomotive fleet with photos from around southern New England.
Bob Eisthen revisits 2010 for a daylight look at the normally nocturnal Paducah & Louisville. Big coal trains and matched sets of green locomotives are the rule. Bob chased the P&L several times before the trains reverted back to darkness.
David Baer shares his experiences with an obscure shortline on a colorful fall day in western New York.
Cover photo by Richard Herbert