Westbound freight using passenger main

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Identifier

NG506041

Title

Westbound freight using passenger main

Subject

Steam Freight Train

Description

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 using the westbound passenger track because the freight main was being tested by a Sperry rail-detector car. It is extra 2779, 65 cars powered by a class L-2a 4-8-2, and was roaring along at about 55 m.p.h. Speed limit on the freight tracks is 45 m.p.h., so that fast symbol freights are often turned out on tracks one and two when passenger traffic is not too heavy.

Creator

Jeremy Taylor

Contributor

Jeremy Taylor

Format

2-1/4x3-1/4 neg

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Negative Number

58

Class-Lot

L-2a

Road Number

#2779

Builder

Alco-Schen

Location

Canastota, NY

Notes

See NG506041a

Citation

Jeremy Taylor, “Westbound freight using passenger main,” New York Central System Historical Society, accessed July 20, 2024, https://nycshs.omeka.net/items/show/86333.

Comments

Sheldon Lustig

The track #’s wrong. R to L, they are #2 EB, #1 WB, #3 WB, #4 EB.

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