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Waiting downtown hopeful for another "Clifton Hill" image, I realize once again the train will not appear before darkness sets in, so I drove over to River Rd, hopeful to see headlights if it was sitting at Customs on the American side. Fortunately for me, it was just departing, and thus was able to grab a shot of it on the Steel Arch Bridge over Niagara River. Power this evening is C&O 4394 and 4404. On the extreme left one can see the Robert Moses Parkway bridge over the tracks in the USA. With the 10 MPH restriction, the C&O would be in darkness before it made downtown Niagara Falls.
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Caption: Waiting downtown hopeful for another "Clifton Hill" image, I realize once again the train will not appear before darkness sets in, so I drove over to River Rd, hopeful to see headlights if it was sitting at Customs on the American side. Fortunately for me, it was just departing, and thus was able to grab a shot of it on the Steel Arch Bridge over Niagara River. Power this evening is C&O 4394 and 4404. On the extreme left one can see the Robert Moses Parkway bridge over the tracks in the USA. With the 10 MPH restriction, the C&O would be in darkness before it made downtown Niagara Falls.

Photographer:
A.W. Mooney [1712] (more) (contact)
Date: 09/28/1980 (search)
Railway: Chesapeake and Ohio (search)
Reporting Marks: C&O 4394 (search)
Train Symbol: #321 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: US-CN Steel Arch Br. (search)
City/Town: Niagara Falls (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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6 Comments
  1. Great shot, Chessies always looked good!

  2. Excellent shot of a little known railway operation.

  3. Nice angle, Arnold. Almost as if you’re suspended in the air at Suspension Bridge…and that could be a good thing, as Martha would say. Anyhoo, you’re a few years ahead of yerself, this is either CG41, ST41 or simply a Bridge Turn. R320/R321 didn’t come into existence until 1987 or maybe 1988. ( rank violation of railway policy and US customs – open doors on box cars )

  4. Might you have been at the controls of this one Bruce?
    US Customs wouldn’t be too worried about the open for on the box car; it was leaving. That would be Canada’s problem.

  5. Thanks, BEM’r. I was told before regarding the train numbers. I thought it was 321 from a way back, not having any guide to inform me otherwise. Geezers like yourself come to the rescue!

  6. Thanks and I love you too, Geezer Sr !
    During the Middle East oil embargo in ’73/’74, it was C&O policy to close doors on empty boxes to lessen wind drag, hence increase miles per gallon. There was less concern about ‘boes crossing a border.
    Besides, an open door is a little more likely to come unhinged.

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