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    Comment by 'finchpl' in media 'D&H classic'

    The ol' 5009... She was one of the "final 5" on the D&H, (5002,5009,5017,5022,5023) that lasted up to 1994 or so... I ran her quite a bit in the 90's... Burned out 3rd transition limited her to yard duty as she'd only do about 20-25 mph by herself... When in MU, she'd be fine...
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    Comment by 'finchpl' in media '7418'

    Out of the D&H EMD's, the 7400's were the best of them... They road alot better than the 7300's and 7600's, and although same model as the 7600's, seemed to be built better... The real gem in the photo is the 404... Wonder where she is today? A&M maybe?
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    Comment by 'finchpl' in media 'Happy day D&H'

    Yes, those were very uncertain times... NYS&W was operating on temporary 90 day basis, requiring constant court renewals... We never knew what tomorrow would bring... Amazing that in 3 months time, NYSW operated the D&H with a small profit... Mohwak yard was used primarily for car...
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    Comment by 'finchpl' in media 'D&H Main'

    3 EMD's heading south... Man, I sure hope they had pushers!!! The 7300's and 7400's and 7600's were lousy on "pull power" on the hills... GE's and Alco's were much better suited for D&H terrain...
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    Comment by 'finchpl' in media 'ALCOA #5'

    What's the story behind this unit?
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    Comment by 'finchpl' in media 'Schenectady'

    This looks like a pusher set, used on southbounds out of Mohawk/Saratoga... Early 1980's?
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    Comment by 'finchpl' in media 'LV 409'

    409 was a great running unit, one of the best units back in the day...
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    Comment by 'finchpl' in media 'Grey Ghost'

    Rumor has it that Colonie ran out of blue paint... hence the gray ghost... Also, this unit was painted during the era D&H was painting various all blue schemes, maybe why there wasn't enough blue... Never knew how true the rumor is/was, but that's the story...
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    Comment by 'finchpl' in media 'Schenectady Main'

    Man I miss the ol' blue and gray! Great shot, classic D&H!
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    Comment by 'finchpl' in media '#29'

    doesn't quite fit in the garage... It's located about 18 miles from my house in Austin, TX, where I'm "renting" track space...
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    Comment by 'finchpl' in media 'Guilfords best'

    Is this one of the units in the Belden Hill Runaway incident from '85?
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    Comment by 'finchpl' in media '#29'

    Oh, 1990... Prolly long gone now... Dang... 539 parts are hard to come by... Yes, I'm working on my S-2... She's getting closer to cranking over on her own...
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    Comment by 'finchpl' in media '#29'

    Steve, What info do you have on this unit? When was this pix taken? Is it dead, in transit? I need parts!!!
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    Comment by 'finchpl' in media 'Mechanicville, N.Y.'

    Man, just look at that power!!! Railfanning today SUCKS compared to what was around in the 70's and 80's!!! There's an Alco kinda' hidden to the right... Looks like a C-420 in LV paint... Any idea what that is? is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.

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