1000 Words: The Way It Is And The Way It Used To Be


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There was a time in America (and the world) when everything and everyone moved by rail. The Northeastern United States had (and still has) the most complex rail infrastructure of any region in North America (except maybe for Chicago). Back then, rails were everywhere and a Delaware, Lackawanna & Western train working the Diamond Branch, such as the Delaware-Lackawanna train above is doing, could expect a beehive of activity along the (now) rusty, litter encrusted, weed grown rails surrounding it. Times change and instead of the Vine Street rail yard that used to be an interchange point for dozens of cars between the DL&W and the Delaware & Hudson, the ALCO C425s above are retrieving a lone boxcar from the 7D Lumber Yard that now occupies the area where the yard once was.

1000 Words: The Way It Is And The Way It Used To Be

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Author:Railfan AC

AC is a U.S. Air Force Veteran, a long haul trucker, a transportation enthusiast and a lifelong lover of trains. AC's mission is to travel America documenting American railroading in the 21st century while educating those who want to know about the importance the railroads play in our daily lives including, but not limited to, the movement of goods, services and more.

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