For me this isn’t just a photo of a steam locomotive.
When visiting my Grandmother, I’d see these engines double heading 300+ car freight trains. Twice a day, passenger trains would come from Buffalo to Syracuse to Binghampton, then down the Lackawana line to Penn Station in NY. Two trains went in the other direction also.
My Grandfather and uncle worked for the Lackawana as conductors, engineers and later as stationmaster in Narrowsburgh.
My greatest memory was riding from Penn Station to Narrowsburgh in the cab of one of those steam engines in 1948. That occurred just before the last of those Big Irons stopped running, about 1950.
- 19,104 hits
Photo TagsAmericana Art Artisans Beach Birds Boats/ships Buildings Childhood Cityscapes Coastal Community Composites Dreams Editorial Fairs Farm Farm equipment Farm Life Fauna Flora Food History Holdays Humor Kids Landscapes Macros Memories Moon Mountains Night Passtimes Portraits Rain Road Life Rural Life Schools Seasons Sketch book Small Towns Snow Social Life Sports Storms Street Views studio Work Sunrises Sunsets Trains Trees Urban Life Visual puns Water Waterscapes Workers