Buffalo-Niagara Falls Maple Leaf locomotive question

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Buffalo-Niagara Falls Maple Leaf locomotive question

Postby Bethlehem Jct. » Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:57 am

Does anyone know what locomotive type was typically assigned to LV trains 107/108, the Buffalo-Niagara Falls connection for the Maple Leaf? I know that 107 left Buffalo to meet the west bound Maple Leaf (No. 7) at Depew. There, through sleepers and coaches were swapped from No. 7 to continue on to Toronto, while the remainder of No. 7 continued on to Buffalo. The reverse of course was the case for the Buffalo bound connection (108) and east bound Maple Leaf (No. 8). Did the LV assign Alco PA's for this, or did they have other diesel locomotives equipped to handle passenger cars on this short run?
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Re: Buffalo-Niagara Falls Maple Leaf locomotive question

Postby TB Diamond » Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:28 pm

Posed the same question to a LVRR dispatcher several years ago. He related that Baldwin DRS44-15 No. 200 was utilized on trains 107/108 for a time. Steam generator equipped Alco RS 2/3 units equipped with steam generators also were used.
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