Today would end up being the last day I would trainwatch on the Chicago Line while it was still controlled by Conrail. I went over to North Evans to get some more pix from the bridge and now that there is foliage on the trees, it makes a great background for photography on that bridge, here is what I saw today, for the last time while this line was known as the Conrail Chicago Line...
Train TV-207 heads west on Track #1 with "Ex-Con" C40-8W #8429 leading at 9:57am.
Leading Train TV-7 is Conrail C40-8W #6179 on Track #1 at 10:18am.
SD60 #6864 leads a CSX unit and another Conrail unit on Train HEBU-9X on Track #2 at 11:07am.
Ballast Express C32-8 #6614 leads the eastbound TV-14 at 11:30am on Track #2. This would be the last photo I would take on the bridge that day, I did stop at Sturgeon Point Road and the next 2 photos show what I saw there.
On the Norfolk Southern Buffalo-Chicago Mainline, which parallels the Chicago Line, I saw the eastbound 310 being pulled by C39-8 #8643 at 12:16pm. The train is seen at the Sturgeon Point Road crossing in Derby, New York.
Also seen at Sturgeon Point Road, Leading Train PINF-9 is CSX C40-8W on Track #2 at 12:36pm. This would end up being the last photo I would take of a train on the Chicago Line while it was still controlled by Conrail. It is also the last print I will probably ever take of a train. As of my next trainwatching report, all of the images you will see will be from Kodachrome 64 Color Slides. That's all for today, and all for Conrail, goodbye Big Blue.
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