Trip east 2011

October 2 - 8, 2011

WNYP Hornell Turn in Wellsville NY

I hope you enjoy these photos as much as I enjoyed taking them.

My trip back to New York

This section is under construction!

October 2, 2011
Not yet posted, my flight to Buffalo!
October 3, 2011
This day I was chasing the WNYP's Oil City Local from Meadville, PA to Oil City PA.
October 4, 2011
Olean, NY: On the morning of October 4, 2011 I remember texting, "Don't pinch me I do not want to wake up!" I have before been in situations where I was surrounded by hard working Alcos in the 21st century, but it was always a dream before. This was real.
October 5, 2011
In the morning Dan and I went to the offices at Olean, NY and found out we really made the right decision the day before when we chased the Hornell Turn instead of the Driftwood Turn (DFT) out of Olean. The DFT did not get out of Olean until almost dark and was so late it had gone dead on the law at Emporium PA. The crew from the morning switch job (OL-2) at Olean was being sent to Emporium to pick up the train.

Later, after the power from the previous days DFT settled into the engine house on October 5, 2011 and Olean, NY started to get quiet I bid farewell to Dan and left the WNYP. I drove to Rochester and that evening I met Otto in Rochester. After hanging out with him and some friends I called it a night.
October 6, 2011
Very early in the morning I met Otto again and we set off on a new adventure chasing the Livonia, Avon & Lakeville Railroad (LA&L, or LAL). We were in Lakeville at first light and we caught the morning train going to work. This is work in progress.
October 7, 2011
Very, very early in the morning I met Otto again again and again we set off on a new adventure this time heading west, almost to Buffalo to Lockport to chase the Falls Road Railroad.
October 8, 2011
I did not rush this morning. I knew I had a very long day ahead. I met the excursion equipment in Medina, NY later in the morning.

Related Links

Click on the following links to see other posts related to this:

The Western New York and Pennsylvania Railroad (WNYP)
The Western New York and Pennsylvania Railroad makes extensive use of equipment from RRPX.
Livonia Avon and Lakeville Railroad (rail operations)
The LAL is the parent company of the WNYP as well as a rail operation out of Lakeville, NY.
RR Power Leasing LLC (RRPX)
Railroad equipment owned by RRPX is leased to WNYP.
My 2010 Trip to New York and Pennsylvania
This was the trip I took to this great railfanning center in 2010. In 2010 I focused on the Genesee Valley owned railroads, going to Scranton and Batavia.
New York and More, 2010 Vol 1 on Facebook
These are from my trip to western New York and elsewhere chasing trains and being a tourist.

Special Thanks

All the great folks who helped me out with information for these Web pages!

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