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The regular "Empire State Express" passes thru Canastota about fifteen minutes after the advance edition makes its scheduled stop. Here she is, fifteen stainless steel cars behind a 4000-horsepower Electro-Motive diesel, gliding along the…

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Though deprived of almost all crack passenger hauls by diesel power, the Central's great Niagara 4-8-4 types still make fast spurts between stops on secondary runs. The "Advance Empire State Express” calls for many of these spurts, running on a tight…

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This long drag freight had crept up behind the Sperry rail-detector car referred to in the caption on the preceding page, and had caught a caution block at the signal bridge visible here in the background. The engine is no.2997, one of 300 L-2 class…

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It is a common sight to see two and even three trains passing simultaneously on this busy four-track artery. Here is extra 3142 west, a train made up of mostly empties in Selkirk Yard southwest of Albany, passing extra 2796 east with mostly loaded…

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Reading from right to left, the NYC's mainline track scheme as shown by this photograph goes as follows: track one, eastbound passenger; track two, westbound passenger; track three, westbound freight, and track four, eastbound freight. This train was…
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