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Re: The Miracle at Southview
Posted by W&LE45 on 6/14/2012, 11:38 am, in reply to "The Miracle at Southview"
Great photo Gene! Good talking to you again today. Jason |
: Miracles "Do Happen"...
: In absolutely perfect lighting and
: in perfect weather...
: ...Yesterday morning...
: Wednesday June 13, 2012 at exactly
: 9:10 A.M...
: W&LE ballast train with
: locomotive 6382 eased the first
: thirteen car
: loads of ballast under the former
: P&WV overpass at Southview.
: This is the official "1st
: Train" over a small portion of
: former Montour R.R.
: right of way since the Montour
: Railroad was abandoned in the mid
: The Montour R.R. has been near to my
: heart since I was a young boy
: living in Bethel Park back in the
: early 1970's.
: Never in my wildest dreams did I
: ever again expect to experience
: genuine EMD
: locomotives pass underneath my
: feet...at this same place...where I
: stood so
: many times and so many years ago
: photographing the Montour
: A sincere "Thank You" to
: alot of people who kept me abreast
: of the events
: leading up to this day.
: As I send this message to all of
: you, W&LE locomotives 6349 &
: 6382 are back
: out on the main train at George,
: ready to depart back to Mingo
: Junction after
: spending 2 days dragging ballast on
: that first mile long section of the
: new &
: rebuilt former main track of the
: Montour Railroad Company.
: Gene P. Schaeffer
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