henry6 wrote: Shortly after the DO line took over the DL&W Richfield Spngs line (Central NY Ry.) and the Fonda, Johnstown and Gloversville in NY and the Lackawaxen and Stourbridge in PA; at the same time traffic dwindled on the C&CV to the point that the line was used for storage of cars and eventually abandoned.
I forget just what year the I-88 construction took the original property, around 1968-ish though, I picked up a few slides of the original D&O operation that are around that date - one has a D&H freight with a C628 on the point, in the background. Pretty sure they're on the original ex-NYC line.
But they got the CNY in 1973 and the FJ&G in I believe '74 - I don't think the "Stourbridge Line" came about until post-Conrail, since it's a locally-owned line that operations are contracted out on (and currently intact and OOS). Heck, the maroon with gold stripe scheme the E9s wore is the original D&O diesel paint scheme, a similar one was used on the ex-D&H RS2s/3s they used on the CACV, CNY and at least one spent time on the FJ&G too.