Rochester & Southern Railroad (RSR) Discussion

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Re: Rochester & Southern Railroad (RSR) Discussion

Postby BR&P » Sun Feb 05, 2017 4:18 pm

thebigham wrote:I saw pics on Facebook this week of the R&S at Silver Springs in daylight. Anyone know of a good time to catch them?

(I know I ask this question each winter! lol)


Yesterday they went north by DL&W Jct ballpark noon.
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Re: Rochester & Southern Railroad (RSR) Discussion

Postby Matt Langworthy » Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:35 am

According to a member of the Rochester area RR group on FB, the R&S was at Silver Springs around 8 AM a few days ago. Four GP40s were powering the train in the photos he posted.

I also saw NS local H52 making a drop at Silver Springs on January 28th shortly after 8 AM. On that day, the crew told dispatch the cars were ready for pick-up by the R&S. I didn't stick around (due to lake effect snow), but the dispatcher did say the R&S had a train due to arrive shortly afterward.
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Re: Rochester & Southern Railroad (RSR) Discussion

Postby charlie6017 » Sun Sep 10, 2017 4:45 pm

Matt Langworthy wrote:According to a member of the Rochester area RR group on FB, the R&S was at Silver Springs around 8 AM a few days ago. Four GP40s were powering the train in the photos he posted.

I also saw NS local H52 making a drop at Silver Springs on January 28th shortly after 8 AM. On that day, the crew told dispatch the cars were ready for pick-up by the R&S. I didn't stick around (due to lake effect snow), but the dispatcher did say the R&S had a train due to arrive shortly afterward.


Does anyone have updated info on R&S operations? I would like to get out early one morning and get photos up and
down the line. Anywhere between Rochester and Silver Springs.

Thanks in advance! 😎

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Re: Rochester & Southern Railroad (RSR) Discussion

Postby BR&P » Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:34 pm

Charlie, last night I was at the race track at Limerock and heard R&S go through but could not say which direction. Ballpark 6PM but did not check my time so could be off by an hour either way.

Have not been out to our other place near DL&W Jct often enough to say when they go through there lately. For a while they were going south early afternoon but that may have changed.
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Re: Rochester & Southern Railroad (RSR) Discussion

Postby Scott K » Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:48 pm

I'm frequently in Scottsville around 5:30, and have heard them headed south, so I'd assume that was the direction if you heard them around 6:00 at Limerock. There's also another, earlier train, some days through Scottsville around 1;30 PM.

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Re: Rochester & Southern Railroad (RSR) Discussion

Postby charlie6017 » Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:14 pm

Thanks Gentlemen, much appreciated!! 🍻

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Re: Rochester & Southern Railroad (RSR) Discussion

Postby thebigham » Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:48 am

The salt mine train leaves Rochester around 1pm.

I'd like to photograph a train south of LeRoy, but no one seems to know when the Silver Springs train operates.
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Re: Rochester & Southern Railroad (RSR) Discussion

Postby BR&P » Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:14 pm

thebigham wrote:The salt mine train leaves Rochester around 1pm.

I'd like to photograph a train south of LeRoy, but no one seems to know when the Silver Springs train operates.


No idea whether this is typical or not, but a couple days ago the train was southbound at DL&W Jct ballpark 5PM.
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Re: Rochester & Southern Railroad (RSR) Discussion

Postby BR&P » Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:15 pm

Earlier in the week, they went south by DL&W Jct a while before midnight, and north ballpark 4AM. Good luck photographing THAT run!
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Re: Rochester & Southern Railroad (RSR) Discussion

Postby charlie6017 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:51 pm

BR&P wrote:Earlier in the week, they went south by DL&W Jct a while before midnight, and north ballpark 4AM. Good luck photographing THAT run!


Good heavens, I can't burn that midnight oil the way I used to! 😩

But I DID catch the R&S last evening backing some cars into the Metallico/84 Lumber spur that was part of the old Pennsy. They
had the two blue Geeps. Was a nice surprise to see them as I was driving on Paul Rd.

Not good shots because: 1.) the pics were taken with my cell phone, and 2.) there wasn't much daylight left, so I got what I could. But
I never have been able to get shots of this, and there was no passing it up. 😎

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Re: Rochester & Southern Railroad (RSR) Discussion

Postby BR&P » Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:27 pm

Not very often you can see action there, Charlie!
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Re: Rochester & Southern Railroad (RSR) Discussion

Postby thebigham » Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:40 pm

http://photos.greatrails.net/showpic/?p ... rder=new99

Genesee & Wyoming: Mt. Morris, NY
R&S #879 and G&W #1000 at the salt mine today near Mt. Morris
Photographed by Chris Bigham, December 3, 2017.

http://photos.greatrails.net/showpic/?p ... rder=new99

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G&W #1000 at the salt mine today near Mt. Morris
Photographed by Chris Bigham, December 3, 2017.
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Re: Rochester & Southern Railroad (RSR) Discussion

Postby charlie6017 » Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:03 pm

Good stuff, Chris! :-D I think it was the day before your pics (Saturday 12/2), my son and I were out for a drive
and I saw them working as we passed by on 390. Late afternoon so it was excellent light. I regret not stopping on the
shoulder and getting a couple shots. 😑

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Re: Rochester & Southern Railroad (RSR) Discussion

Postby Matt Langworthy » Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:31 am

While chasing the LA&L in Avon on Friday 12/8, I could hear a distant horn from the west around 3 PM. I later received confirmation the R&S was running that afternoon.
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