Frank's Photography Site

Rich Oppenheim Set - Mid-late 60's

Rich worked for Erie-Lackawanna, and was also a railfan. He copied some of his prize shots
for me, during the time he was working for a week or so at Waldwick ("WC") tower,
while another gentleman was on vacation. He normally worked on the Morris & Essex division.
The print copies are dated "Jan 1970", and I had only these to work with, not the negatives,
but most of the shots were a few years old (at least), and I can't determine the exact
dates of most of them, except by guessing from info gleaned off the web.
Please e-mail me with the correct information if any of this is in error.

The Phoebe Snow at the Erie-Lackawanna station
in Binghamton, NY (November, 1966 or earlier).

MU train, still with Lackawanna-only lettering, switches tracks
at the South Orange (NJ) tower area in the mid-60's.

South Orange (NJ) MU yard, with a few trains on layover (mid-60's).

South Orange, NJ, ex-DL&W tower on the main Morris & Essex division line,
which was already de-commissioned in 1969.
This was taken from the track behind the tower.

Bridge on the Gladstone Branch, near Peapack, NJ, seen from the motorman's cab.

E-L MU at the Gladstone, NJ station (mid-60's).

The following 3 photos were taken at Branchville, NJ, showing the ex-DL&W #809, on the
("next-to-")-last day's run (fantrip) of full Sussex Branch service on July 9, 1966.

The following are of the High Iron railfan trip on the CNJ featuring the Steamtown #127,
which was ex-CP #1278 4-6-2 built by Canadian Locomotive (Kingston, ON) in 1948.
Two sources say this is the curve east of Treichlers, PA, most likely in the fall of 1966.

The following shots were taken out west (exact locations unknown),
of the Union Pacific passenger service at the time.
Exact date unknown, but circa 1965-1968.

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