Train SBH-2

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Identifier

NG505055

Title

Train SBH-2

Subject

Diesel Freight Locomotive

Description

On a blisteringly-hot and muggy August day, the head-end crew of symbol freight SBH-2 has opened the nose door on the lead unit of their Alco 'three-bagger' (nos. 1055-3337-1054), apparently in an attempt to create more draft. This train, an afternoon run out of Suspension Bridge for Corning and Newberry Junction, now consists of 35 cars (it will pick up at HC yard in East Buffalo) and is headed south on the Falls Branch near tower 55 in Black Rock, Tower 55, known as North Buffalo Junction, is a quarter of a mile north of tower Hand 8.01 miles north of tower 50. It governs the junction of the north leg of the Belt Branch wye with the Falls Branch, and also marks the beginning of the Wonalancet Branch, an industrial spur about three miles long serving a multitude of industries near the Niagara River in Black Rock and Harriett. The Wonalancet Branch track parallels the Falls Branch mains for about a mile before turning west toward the river - in this picture, it is the track on the extreme left. The two spurs on the right lead back to the huge feed mill of the Eastern States Farmers Exchange. The latter is one of the largest NYC customers in the Buffalo territory.

Creator

Jeremy Taylor

Contributor

Jeremy Taylor

Format

2-1/4x3-1/4 neg

Date Created

8/1956

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Sub-Subject

FA-2

Negative Number

229

Class-Lot

DFA-7b, DFB-7b, DFA-7b

Road Number

#1053, #3338, #1054

Builder

Alco

Location

Black Rock, NY

Notes

See NG505055a

Citation

Jeremy Taylor, “Train SBH-2,” New York Central System Historical Society, accessed July 24, 2024, https://nycshs.omeka.net/items/show/86325.

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