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Steve Sloan's Trains : Trip Notes : 2010 : Friday, June 25, 2010
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Friday, June 25, 2010

Friday was a frustrating day for chasing trains. I did a lot of driving and have little to show for it.

I had been told the Livonia, Avon and Lakeville Railroad (LAL) city train left Lakeville, NY (did you know there are three Lakeville, New Yorks?) for Genessee Junction On MWF at eight. I made it to a photo location outside of town at 7:30. I waited until around nine before deciding in my mind the train had left early and beat me out of town. That's what I thought.

I made the long drive to Genessee Junction and waited and waited. I had my iPad so I posted a what's up with this to an LAL newsgroup and eventually got a reply, the LAL did not run a city train that day!

I drove back to Lakeville and went to the shops and asked permission to take pictures, what do you know? They were very nice and I got it! That's how I got these photos.

Then, I decided to make a mad dog rush across New York to catch the Friday Falls Road Railroad train in Medina, NY. So, I had lunch, then drove through LeRoy and Batavia to Medina. No train.

So, I went into the RR museum there and asked, what's up with this? The reply, they ran Thursday this week rather than Friday. That's it, I decided. I switched to tourist mode. I did not do any more train chasing in New York after that.

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Lakeville, NY

LAL 418 ALCo RS36

LAL 418 in Lakeville, NY in 2010
At 11:12 a.m. on June 25, 2010; LAL 418 Alco RS36 rests at Lakeville, NY awaiting a call for service.
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June 25, 2010

LAL 420 Alco C420 | With 418 in the background
At 11:14 a.m. on June 25, 2010; LAL C420 420 sits outside the engine house at Lakeville, NY awaiting a call for service.
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