LIST Trip to Connecticut Fall 1990

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LIST Trip to Connecticut Fall 1990

Postby nyandw » Mon May 01, 2017 7:42 pm

Can anyone provide some information on the LIST trip over the Hell Gate to CT in 1990? What date, itinerary, paperwork, photos, etc. Thanks!

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Hell Gate, view S from Wards'-Randalls Island, on the trip 1990 Photo: Steve Rothaug
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Re: LIST Trip to Connecticut Fall 1990

Postby nyandw » Mon May 29, 2017 10:30 pm

No one went on this trip?
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Re: LIST Trip to Connecticut Fall 1990

Postby jhdeasy » Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:36 pm

nyandw wrote:Can anyone provide some information on the LIST trip over the Hell Gate to CT in 1990? What date, itinerary, paperwork, photos, etc. Thanks!


Saturday, October 27, 1990. Referred to as "Connecticut Cannonball." I have photos of Sunrise Fleet parlor car 2001 and Power Pack 615 at the Waterbury CT station at my LIRR Parlor Cars website.

http://www.dominionrailvoyages.com/jhd/lirr/r2001.html

I don't have the official excursion itinerary, but I suspect the train operated from Queens (maybe LIC Yard rather than Jamaica) to Waterbury and return via HAROLD, Hell Gate Bridge, and SHELL. I don't know if they also included any additional mileage to New Haven, Danbury or New Caanan on this trip. I doubt they made a sidetrip southwest of SHELL, such as a run down to Woodlawn Junction or Mott Haven and return back to SHELL, but all of that is possible.

Based on the sun and shadows, I'd say Steve Rothaug's photo taken from the Hell Gate Bridge was shot in the morning during the outbound trip from Queens to Connecticut.

I was not onboard that train, as I was operating a fall foliage trip from Union Bridge MD to Blue Ridge Summit PA and return on the Maryland Midland Railway using my second PV (PPCX 800272 ST. REGIS RIVER) that very same day. Alas, we can't be in two places at one time!
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Re: LIST Trip to Connecticut Fall 1990

Postby nyandw » Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:18 pm

Thank you Jack as now it is dated: Saturday, October 27, 1990. Referred to as "Connecticut Cannonball." I'm exploring further! :wink:
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