Photos taken during the 2012 NMRA NER Regional Convention, Empire Junction 2012, held in Syracuse, NY, Sept 6-9, 2012. Photos by Dan Fretz, covering both railfanning and layout tours.
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Layout Tours & Operating Sessions. Lots of beautiful layouts, lots of great operations! The layout photos include (in order) the Buffalo Terminal of the NYC (Besser's Whistle Stop Hobby Shop, Baldwinsville, NY), CSX Syracuse Division (Dick Martini), the Brunswick & Tuscan (Mike Shanahan), Mohawk Valley Southern (Bernie Messenger), CSX Northeast (Dave Martini), Canada Spokane & Pacific (Drew James), and the Ogdensburg & Norwood Railway (Jim Heidt).
Railfanning: Dewitt Yard, Syracuse. Most photos taken from Freemont Rd bridge over about the center of the yard, and the N. Central Ave./N. Main St. pedestrian bridge at the east end of the yard. Other photos from misc trackside locations, incl. back of Central Tractor on Manius Center Rd, the Carousel Center mall/under Rt. 81, and the Finger Lakes RR along Milton Ave, Solvay, NY. Oh yeah, a neat rainbow too.
Railfanning: Selkirk Yard, Albany. Photos taken from S. Albany Road bridge over the yard.