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Nickel Plate @ Cornwall, NY

The Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society's Nickel Plate 765 crossing the Moodna Viaduct on its trip north.

Photographed by Bruce Macdonald, July 30, 1988.
Added to the photo archive by Bruce Macdonald, March 20, 2020.
Railroad: Conrail.

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moonda viaduct listed as cornwall ny?

Posted by Larry Watkins on 2020-03-20 17:40:54

A much appreciated thank-you goes out to Bruce Nelson, Larry Watkins & Ken Jackman for their help on identifying this location. On this day I was in unfamiliar territory, enjoying all the great photo locations, like a kid in a candy store.

Posted by Bruce Macdonald on 2020-03-21 08:30:33

Indeed this excellent capture of the 1988 NRHS Convention's Hoboken - Port Jervis round trip excursion was taken as 765 crossed Moodna Creek on Moddna Viaduct approaching Metro North's Salisbury Mills-Cornwall station, You are lucky you caught the outbound excursion as the return trip over the same route was led by three Morristown & Erie Alco Centuries since the Berk could not be turned at PJ (the Erie turntable was out of commission). Apparently the 1988 NRHS annual convention at Somerset and associated excursions were fraught with problems, cancellations, late runnig trips, etc.

Posted by John Barlow on 2020-03-21 08:42:48

I believe you fellas have your dates mixed up. The trip to Port Jervis was on July 30, 1988. The July 23 trip went up the West Shore to Selkirk and return....I chased both trips. The 765 WAS turned at Port Jervis, but I think there was some concern about it being able to handle the train on the return trip. It returned behind an NJT GP40P as pilot engine. Will post photos soon.

Posted by Carl Weber Jr. on 2020-03-23 12:22:39

Oops, I think you might be right Carl. Back then I would "Locate & Date" my slides when I got them back from the developer, a week or two at the earliest. Thanks for the update.

Posted by Bruce Macdonald on 2020-03-24 08:59:04

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