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Historic Trains Display From the Central NY Chapter - NRHS
  On permanent display at the Great New York State Fair are pieces of historic railroad equipment owned by the Central New York Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society. Included here are some photos of these wonderful examples of railroading's past here in New York and the northeast. Special thanks goes to the Chapter for historical information used in this portion of the travelogue.
Crucible Switcher #40, a 45 ton diesel switcher locomotive built by GE in 1948 for the Crusible Steel Company in Syracuse. It had been used to
switch cars around the Town of Geddes plant until 2006 and donated to the Chapter in 2013.
New York Central wooden Caboose #19144 is an example of a caboose built in the late 1800's. These cabooses were used up
until nearly the end of the New York Central era in the 1960's.
The cab from a former Amtrak Turboliner train.
A view of the control stand inside the cab from the Turboliner.
New York Central Class N7A Bay Window Caboose #21775 was built by St. Louis Car in 1952. It would eventually be owned by Penn Central,
Conrail, and later Speno Rail Service and was eventually donated to the Chapter in 1988.
This car began its career as a coach for the New York Central and was later converted to a "rider" car for mail trains, then converted to an instruction
car for New York Central employees taking brake classes. It was later acquired by the Operation Lifesaver group and converted to a display car.
This Baltimore & Ohio Combine #1302 was part of the original "National Limited".
Long Island Railroad multiple unit (MU) Coach #1149 once ran on electrified tracks to New York City.
Built in 1930, this car was retired in 1971 and acquired by the Chapter in 1975.
Delaware & Hudson Coach #229 was named "C.J. Brierley" for the railroad's senior conductor when the car served on the "Adirondack" back in the 1970's
before Amtrak took over operation of the train. Built in 1916, it was the oldest coach in regular service on the D&H when it was donated to the Chapter in
1968. It ended up being leased back by the D&H for use on the Adirondack in 1975 due to equipment shortages.
Denver & Rio Grande Western Business Car #102 was built in 1910 for Western Pacific (Subsidiary to the D&RGW) as a heavyweight steel coach.
It carries a "State Fair Express" drumhead today.
And finally, the signature piece of equipment on display here, GG-1 Electric #926 painted up for Amtrak. This unit began its career on the Pennsylvania
Railroad in 1943 and was numbered 4933. To the Penn Central and later to Amtrak where it was renumbered 926 and later 4926 to make way for AEM-7
deliveries starting in 1979. Retired by Amtrak in May 1981. It was one of six GG-1's to receive this particular Amtrak paint scheme. Historical
information about this unit provided by both the Chapter and Thanks for checking out this display, now it's time
to head back to Buffalo after a great day at the State Fair!