MC transfer coming off the Niagara Gorge bridge

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Identifier

NG505057

Title

MC transfer coming off the Niagara Gorge bridge

Subject

Steam Freight Train

Description

Suspension Bridge, New York, is actually the site of two bridges over the Niagara River gorge. Both are railroad bridges, one belonging to the New York Central and used also by the Chesapeake and Ohio, and the other belonging to the Canadian National (CNR crews handle Wabash traffic to and from the American side over their bridge). This is the NYC bridge, occupied here by a Michigan Central transfer drag bound from Montrose, Ontario, to Suspension Bridge, New York, behind H-7 2-8-2 no. 2026. The NYC runs about five road freights each way daily over the bridge, but all local traffic moves on transfers handled by MC crews and engines (these transfer engines, operating out of Montrose, were the only NYC steam power in this area at the time, and the CNR was the only other steam-user). The cars in the right background are moving across the CNR bridge in one of that road's transfers.

Creator

Jeremy Taylor

Contributor

Jeremy Taylor

Format

2-1/4x3-1/4 neg

Date Created

4/1953

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Negative Number

231

Class-Lot

H-7d

Road Number

#2026

Location

Suspension Bridge, NY

Notes

See NG505057a

Citation

Jeremy Taylor, “MC transfer coming off the Niagara Gorge bridge,” New York Central System Historical Society, accessed February 21, 2024, https://nycshs.omeka.net/items/show/86329.

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