Rochester, NY passenger equipment?

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D Alex
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Rochester, NY passenger equipment?

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What sort of passenger equipment did B&O run to Rochester during the 25(?) years they served the city? Were RDC's ever used? What diesel locomotives? Also, what year did they discontinue passenger service?

TB Diamond
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Re: Rochester, NY passenger equipment?

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Seems the B&O Rochester, NY passenger service was pulled off in August, 1953.

B&O utilized a gas-electric car on some trains (photo of Tr. 67 at the Rochester West Main station on April 5, 1951 with car 6040 is published in the book When Rochester Rode By Rail).

Steam locos were also used until the end of service.
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