Lehigh Valley’s Buffalo Division Volume 1

This is a preview of Lehigh Valley’s Buffalo Division Volume 1 by Bill McLane.

Digitized from regular 8mm film shot by Bill McLane with narration and commentary by Bill and some synchronized sounds.

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DVD summary below:

Volume 1 of Lehigh Valley’s Buffalo Division by Bill McLane covers the operations of the branch lines in the Finger Lakes Region in the 1960’s.

We’ll begin at Sayre by boarding the train with Bill and the crew to head up the Auburn Branch to Auburn. From Auburn, we’ll backtrack a bit and head down the Auburn branch on the last plow in 1966. From Freeville, we’ll look at the Cortland branch including the last trip to Canastota. Then, we’ll travel the Auburn & Ithaca Branch. To conclude Volume 1, we’ll make a run on the Seneca Falls Branch to Geneva.

13 thoughts on “Lehigh Valley’s Buffalo Division Volume 1”

  1. @blkzdiamond Volume 2 has footage on the Auburn and Ithaca Branch from
    Ithaca to Auburn including servicing the power plant and salt company in
    both LV and Conrail days.

  2. @ITownVideo Hi, yes, this volume, along with volume 2 are available on DVD.
    Contact me at Sharp316B at netscape dot net for details. John

  3. intercityrailpal

    Hand signals? The young crews today, don’t know many of them! If the radio
    fails they don’t know what to do! Except stop, if it’s in time. And work
    together, they don’t know how to do that either. They work alone, today,
    not with other people. So if they have a helper, they don’t know what to
    do. Like being out of position for the next more!

  4. intercityrailpal

    @blkzdiamond You mean the passenger main. The freights went the easy way,
    less hills around Ithaca. Shame, I’d love to know how many calls Amtrak
    gets for Ithaca today.

  5. @FlatulentPenguin Volume 1 has scenes of Freeville and the Cortland branch
    from Freeville to Canastota

  6. My grandfather worked in the roundhouse in Sayre for the Buffalo division
    until his death around 59. This is cool.

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