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Trainwatching Report - Angola, New York - May 16th, 1999

Quick Trainwatching Report
North Main Street - Angola, New York
Sunday, May 16th, 1999

     Today, for a very short time, I headed over to Angola, NY which is roughly 20 miles from Buffalo, just follow the signs there whether coming from Buffalo or Erie on N.Y. State Rte. 5 or U.S. Rte. 20 to Main Steet into the Village of Angola.   

Conrail #6829 leads Train TV-77 on Track #1

     Leading Train TV-77 on Track #1 is nameless SD50 #6829. Apparently, this uint was involved in a wreck and Conrail did a quick patch up job on the nose without adding any name. The next paint job this unit will see will be in Norfolk Southern black sometime in the next couple years.

The Somerset Railroad Coal Train on Track #2

     SD60M #5530 leads Conrail train UNL-49B, better known as the Somerset Railroad Coal Train, on Track #2 at 11:53am.

Old Rails Buried In Main Street

     At the time this photo was taken, North Main Street in Angola was torn up because of new water lines being installed.  After leaving the tracks I made a little discovery.  In the photo above, you can see railheads buried in the street along with red bricks.  These railheads are from the long abandoned Buffalo & Lake Erie Traction Company, a trolley line that once ran down Main Street on its way from Buffalo to Erie, Pa.  Like I said before, today I didn't have much time so that's all from Angola.

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