A Day in Nördlingen / Ein Tag in Nördlingen, by David Broda
Central New York Railfanning:
During the course of 2008 got hooked on railfanning in the CNY area, in particular the East Syracuse CSX yard and other locals along the way. Even got a scanner to get closer to the action... Reports with pictures and video on my Papphausen Blog.
Syracuse, Binghamton & New York Railroad 150th Anniversary:
Run by the CNYRHS and the NYS&W Railroad, this railfan excursion traveled between Binghamton and Syracuse the weekend of Octover 16-17. The trip featured#142, a locomotive that was built to American standards by China's Tangshan Locomotive works in 1989, the SY 2-8-2 Mikado was originally owned by the Essex Junction Railroad in Connecticut and is now owned by the New York Susquehanna & Western Technical & Historical Society.
Very impressive to watch and feel the earth shake as it went by. Chasing the train was equally fun, especially seeing it through the (wet) fall foliage and across fields while in a caravan of fellow train geeks (ferroequinologists) chased.
Finger Lakes Live Steamers:
Peter's & Hope' s Märklin Trains © 1998 -
Peter D. Verheyen
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