Operations of the Rochester Model Railroad Club’s Lehigh Valley model railroad or Seneca Valley Lines begin with train SGA eastbound rounding the curve at the South Buffalo engine facility. The station platforms at Buffalo come into view. This GP-9 number 301 is one of only two that the Lehigh Valley owns.
At Caledonia number 301 will send out three hoppers at the B&O interchange while at the same time picking up four loaded hoppers. At Victor, New York in back is the interchange with the Hazleton coal branch. At Geneva, there’s more work to do at the American Can Company. The Jeep will set out a tank and a boxcar, and then pick up a tank and a boxcar. Number 301 will pick up a Monon boxcar and a Crystalline tank car. A Quincy tank and a Central New Jersey boxcar set out. Leaving the Arthur Kill Bridge, SJ-2 heads toward staging.
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