CR SD50s May 7 88 Dalton 352 Brian Solomon 204199

Caption: Conrail’s former Erie mainlines in western New York state were protected by classic Union Swich & Signal Style S semaphores into the 1990s. Here, Conrail SD50s work the number 2 track with the eastward BUOI (Buffalo, New York to Oak Island, New Jersey) east of Dalton, New York on May 7, 1988. The signal protects the number 1 track (westward main track) Where Erie painted semaphore masts black, Conrail preferred an aluminum shade of silver. Exposed on professional Kodachrome 25 using a Leica M2 fitted with a visoflex and Leitz 200mm Telyt lens. Brian Solomon

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