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Visiting from down under

Postby mandealco » Wed Nov 23, 2011 3:46 am

Hi
My Wife Laura & I are planning a vacation to North America for next June. Amoung the plans so far is a ride on the Canadian from Vancouver to Toronto, then rail to Niagara Falls and New York City.

I have managed to reserve a day and a half stopover in Rochester. The plan is to rent a car and head to the WNY&P with a short stop at the LA&L. Not having a lot of local knowledge, and still wanting to maximise the Alco experience, are there any tips some of you can give us so we can see as much Alco action or even static Alcos, as possible. We're looking at being there around the 8/9 June 2012. We will be catching the early train to Penn Station the next moring.

Any help will be much appreciated.
Cheers
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Re: Visiting from down under

Postby NS59 » Thu Nov 24, 2011 12:47 am

It is quite possible that the "schedule" could change between now and then. I try to get down to Olean as often as I can and would be happy to try to keep you posted as you visit draws near. Do not forget Cohocton where the C636 demonstrators are stored. This would be enroute from Lakeville to Olean if you are headed that way. If I happen to be headed to Olean that day I would be more than happy to show you around
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Re: Visiting from down under

Postby mandealco » Thu Nov 24, 2011 3:26 am

Hi NS59
Would love to see the C-636 demos. I hear one has been moved recently.

Still working on the details, but looks like it's going to be a busy, but fun time. Just booked the VIA Rail Canadian leg of our vacation today. Looks like we have a room in the Park Car. Awesome.

I'll post again, closer to June.

Thanks
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Re: Visiting from down under

Postby erie2521 » Thu Nov 24, 2011 6:14 pm

If you plan to visit Lakeville, you shouldprobably contact the LA&L office and get permission to wander around. They have instituted some rules about that. Probably for their facilities on the WNY&P as well. Ted
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Re: Visiting from down under

Postby joshuahouse » Wed Jan 04, 2012 8:11 am

And your wife is interested in chasing trains around upstate after just having gone across the continent on one? There actually are plenty of other things to do in the Rochester area, but if she like chasing as well, that's great!
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Re: Visiting from down under

Postby Blabey1 » Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:11 pm

Steve:
Please contact me at the LAL Railroad (585)346-2090 when you arrive in the US. I'll be happy to set up shop tours at Lakeville or at the WNYP terminal at Olean.
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