Falls Road -What time should I be in Lockport?

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Falls Road -What time should I be in Lockport?

Postby gearken » Thu Sep 06, 2012 1:04 am

I am soon going to make my first railfan trip to the FRR. I know Tuesday or Friday are my best bet for a train to Brockport but I don't know what time to be at Lockport.
Can someone please tell me the crew's on duty time?
Thanks,
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Re: Falls Road -What time should I be in Lockport?

Postby charlie6017 » Sat Sep 08, 2012 4:07 pm

Hi Ken,
With my past experiences, I would probably recommend being down near the yard area at Michigan St around
8:00 AM or so. There is/was a area to park near the corner of Park Ave/Michigan St, but it was been a long time
since I have been there to check them out. But back when I was there, they would get the engine out of the house,
and make up the train and then head east. Hopefully someone more up to speed with current ops can chime in.

Good luck!

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Re: Falls Road -What time should I be in Lockport?

Postby Matt Langworthy » Tue Jul 16, 2013 12:20 pm

Does the Falls Road still operate on Fridays?
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Re: Falls Road -What time should I be in Lockport?

Postby med-train » Tue Jul 16, 2013 4:59 pm

Matt Langworthy wrote:Does the Falls Road still operate on Fridays?

Yes, they run on Tue. and Fri.
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Re: Falls Road -What time should I be in Lockport?

Postby Matt Langworthy » Tue Jul 16, 2013 6:50 pm

Thanx. I am weighing my choices for an Alco-powered chase day.
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Re: Falls Road -What time should I be in Lockport?

Postby WNYP431 » Wed Jul 17, 2013 6:35 pm

Make sure you bring the good camera to get shots of the crew....
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Re: Falls Road -What time should I be in Lockport?

Postby thebigham » Wed Jan 07, 2015 6:55 pm

I visited The Falls Road first the time in years on a Saturday so of course nothing was happening:

http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=220725 ballast cars
http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=220726 passenger cars
http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=220727 the short hood of an old Alco cab
http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=220728 snowplow
http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=220793 enginehouse
http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=220796 RPCX #4001
http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=220795 RPCX #4001
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