Plenty of ‘Powdered Sugar’ at LTEX

Snow covers the locomotives waiting to to into the shop for rebuilding or repair at LTEX on Jan. 5, 2013.

Snow covers the locomotives waiting to to into the shop for rebuilding or repair at LTEX on Jan. 5, 2013.

I paid a visit to Youngstown last Saturday, mostly in search of Norfolk Southern No. 1071, the Central of New Jersey heritage locomotive on slab train 67Z.

I found the train tied down in Haselton Yard and not going anywhere. I checked out a couple other locations in the area, including LTEX.

The “powdered sugar” snow covering the dead units made for some interesting photos. CSX was generally quiet, but I did a photo of the Q016 just about to knock down the EAS at Center Street with the Youngstown skyline in the background. You couldn’t get this angle back in the 1970s.
The clouds were moving in quick so it was over to the NS yard to take a few grab shots of the 1071.

The sun never really moves around during these short days so I had to settle for a slightly back lighted roster view and a cloudy train view.

Article and Photographs by Roger Durfee

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