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Photographer Ken Karlewicz recalls the heady days of the mid-1980s, trackside along the re-born New York Susquehanna & Western, affectionately known as the Susie-Q. The Susquehanna fielded a group of hand-me-down Alco Centurys, cast off from Conrail and other roads. The sharply-dressed Alcos put on a great show, hauling stack trains and haulage trains through spectacular scenery. Ken takes us close to the action to the action, to witness one of the most exciting times in Eastern railroading.
Photographer David Baer takes us trackside on the Wheeling & Lake Erie in Ohio and Pennsylvania to witness the colorful changes that have taken place over the last three decades.
Photographer Nikos Kavoori hunts rare GEs in Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia and South Carolina.
Winter images from all over the East.
Cover photo by George Pitarys