Tifft Street Afternoon

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Tifft Street Bridge in Buffalo was a well known railfan location. It is now less railfan friendly with a rebuilt, screened bridge. Some 40 trains pass through this busy yard area in the afternoon we were there!

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Tifft Street Bridge in Buffalo was a well known railfan location. It is now less railfan-friendly with a rebuilt, screened bridge. Some 40 trains pass through this busy yard area in the afternoon we were there! We see power from Conrail, CSX, BN, UP, NS, South Buffalo, GATX, Kyle Leasing and the Buffalo & Pittsburgh. Traffic was almost constant, with times that there was always a train in sight – and sometimes from several directions at once.

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3 reviews for Tifft Street Afternoon

  1. rickyfreni

    The program begins with a 2-unit auto rack led by Dash 8 number 5074 and SD40-2 number 6336. Next, a panning shot of the yard is included as well as a meet with a piggyback train led by 6570. A 5 unit Lash up of GP40s heads for Pittsburgh as it not only leaves the yard, but it is being led by 3001 in its orange black and yellow paint scheme. Conrail is the second unit. Crossing over the bridges and junctions, a pair of MP15 switchers are shown. It is revealed that they were originally built for the mid-Louisiana rail corporation.

    At the 20 minute mark of the program, a 2 unit Conrail local waits on a different track while the NS train heads for its assigned destination. The Conrail local is being pulled by engines 1953 and 1952. Meanwhile, a meet with a different doublestack arrives, with a CSX unit in the middle. Not to mention a 2 unit mixed train with a Union Pacific SD40-2. This scene was a perfect 3 way meet where 3 moving trains are in 1 scene. It is also an example of how busy an American freight railroad operates. The program comes to a close as a meet with a mixed freight arrives. It is led by 5526 as it honks its horn to the cameraman. The closing shots show NS and Conrail switching in the yard, as well as a 2 unit lash up of NS Dash 8s arrives with a mixed freight. Overall this is a great hot spot in the Buffalo area showing how many trains arrive, depart, switch cars, and also making meets.

  2. jimktrains

    I was hesitant to buy this thinking it was one hour at the same location and would get boring fast. But after watching it, I was very pleased. Conrail was the main railroad but there was also a lot of NS and Buffalo and Pittsburgh and includes a good bit of foreign power. Many times there were two trains moving at the same time and a few of three trains moving at once. Narration was minimal and helpful. I was happy I purchased this DVD

  3. Arthur

    nice show from the Buffalo NY area

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