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Railfanning :

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:

Jamesville | An undisclosed location

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 chased.

Finger Lakes Live Steamers:

Pictures were taken during the 2004 Summer and Fall open houses.

The Finger Lakes Live Steamers, in Marengo, NY, host two open houses during the year which are not to be missed. This is a great family event.

Waterville, Wiscasset & Farmington Railway Museum:

The Wiscasset, Waterville, and Farmington Railway was a two-foot gauge common carrier railroad that operated in the early part of the 1900's, up until 1933 when the railroad ceased operations. The line ran from Wiscasset in the south, to Albion and Winslow in the north. The Museum is located at the site of the old Sheepscot station, with mainline track running north from Cross Road, on the original roadbed.

They are laying track like there's no tomorrow, and have reached the next station in Alna Center which is being recreated. They'll also have a run-around so that they can finally run with the engine in the front both ways. Another fantastic place for the whole family.


Boothbay Railway Village:

The Boothbay Railway Village in Boothbay, Maine is one of our favorite places to be. In addition to riding the little German-built Henschel tank engines, they also offer an annual steamcourse, and have a model railroad layout that is under construction, and a fantastic staff.



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