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June 28th, 2008
We went on an Alco hunting expedition for the Canada Day long weekend, starting with the BSOR, NYLE, and WNYP with a stop at Angola for CSX and NS along the way.
(map) This community straddles highway 401 from West of Guelph Junction to Killean on the CP Galt sub.
CP #244 heads for Toronto with new GO unit 610 on delivery.
Hamburg, New York
Hamburg is just outside of Buffalo to the south-west and is the home to Buffalo Southern's not particularly accessible power line-up.
Angola, New York
(map) In the township of Evans, New York are the towns of Angola and Derby where the CSX Chicago line parallels a somewhat quieter NS track between nearby Buffalo, NY and Chicago, IL. A great spot for shooting both of these is at Sturgeon Point Road, with plenty of warning from talking defect detectors, CTC signals and headlights.
CSXT Q386 crosses Sturgeon Point Rd.
CSXT Q274 heads for Buffalo.
An NS eastbound intermodal crosses Sturgeon Point Rd.
Another NS eastbound heads for Buffalo.
NS #309 pulls out of the siding after meeting two eastbounds.
A UP-powered CSX train heads for Buffalo with 3 transformers behind one.
Gowanda, New York
Gowanda is the home of NYLE's excursions and is the interchange point between the BSOR and the NYLE.
Falconer, New York
Falconer is the home of the Western New York and Pennsylvania's shops near Jamestown.