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Thomas Lenz's Collection
 
9/19/2017
 
 
 
 
 
By:Thomas Lenz
Dates:12/1/2009 - 8/10/2011
Album Info:Cooperstown and Charlotte Valley RR
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Milford Park RR
Title:  Milford Park RR
Description:  While the CACV is known for its standard gauge rail operations, it also operates the very narrow gauge Milford Park Railway at the Milford Depot.
Photo Date:  8/4/2007  Upload Date: 11/11/2011 11:40:24 AM
Location:  Milford, NY
Author:  Peter Lenz
Categories:  Roster,RollingStock,Passenger,Track
Locomotives:  CACV MPR101(UNKNOWN)
Views:  424   Comments: 0
Its Alive!
Title:  Its Alive!
Description:  For the first time since being retired by the D&H and being canibalized for parts, Jordan Spreader 35056s wing is fully extended and operational.
Photo Date:  2/7/2009  Upload Date: 8/10/2011 1:41:39 PM
Location:  Milford, NY
Author:  Tom Lenz
Categories:  Roster,RollingStock,Winter,Yard
Locomotives:  CACV 3051(S4)
Views:  282   Comments: 0
Undergoing Rebuild
Title:  Undergoing Rebuild
Description:  CACV 35056 is seen as it underwent rebuild during the winter of 2008-2009 outside. Temperatures were in the single digits!
Photo Date:  2/7/2009  Upload Date: 8/10/2011 1:38:51 PM
Location:  Milford, NY
Author:  Tom Lenz
Categories:  Roster,RollingStock,Winter,Yard
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Views:  147   Comments: 0
The Inner Workings
Title:  The Inner Workings
Description:  All of the locks, braces, and mechanisms that operate the wings can be seen. The brace for the bank-sloper wing is seen still needing attachment.
Photo Date:  2/7/2009  Upload Date: 8/10/2011 1:47:15 PM
Location:  Milford, NY
Author:  Tom Lenz
Categories:  Roster,RollingStock,Winter,Yard
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Views:  143   Comments: 0
ONeill Station
Title:  ONeill Station
Description:  Cooperstown and Charlotte Valley RR served ONeill Station is seen. This station serves the world renowned Cooperstown Dreams Park for young aspireing baseball players.
Photo Date:  7/10/2009  Upload Date: 11/11/2011 11:50:42 AM
Location:  Milford, NY
Author:  Peter Lenz
Categories:  Station,Passenger
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Views:  105   Comments: 0
Tie Inserter
Title:  Tie Inserter
Description:  The CACV Tie Inserter sits on the MOW track in Milford Yard.
Photo Date:  7/10/2009  Upload Date: 11/11/2011 11:29:14 AM
Location:  Milford, NY
Author:  Peter Lenz
Categories:  Roster,Yard
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Views:  133   Comments: 0
CACV Alcos
Title:  CACV Alcos
Description:  CACV S4 3051 handled the Fall Foliage Train this day, while S7 3052 underwent inspection and handled some switching in Milford. CACV S7 3052 is believed to be the last operating Alco/ MLW S7 in North America. It may have a gruff exterior but everything "under the hood" is in good shape.
Photo Date:  9/26/2009  Upload Date: 8/10/2011 1:28:08 PM
Location:  Milford, NY
Author:  Peter Lenz
Categories:  Roster,Yard,Action
Locomotives:  CACV 3051(S4) CACV 3052(S7)
Views:  316   Comments: 0
Rolling Scenery
Title:  Rolling Scenery
Description:  ex D&H flatcar 16517 is seen decorated for Christmas. Decorating the flatcar for special event trains is a big hit with passengers and passers by alike.
Photo Date:  11/29/2009  Upload Date: 8/10/2011 2:26:25 PM
Location:  Milford, NY
Author:  Tom Lenz
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,RollingStock,Winter,Yard,Action
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Views:  145   Comments: 0
Ballast The Old Way
Title:  Ballast The Old Way
Description:  CACV #6 is seen loading CACV Hy-Rail Truck 104 with ballast for distribution. the CACV now uses a Ballast Car and small dump cart to spread ballast more ergonomically.
Photo Date:  4/24/2010  Upload Date: 8/10/2011 1:59:48 PM
Location:  Phoenix Mills, NY
Author:  Tom Lenz
Categories:  Roster,Track,Action
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Views:  179   Comments: 0
D&H Bay Window Caboose 35723
Title:  D&H Bay Window Caboose 35723
Description:  D&H Bay Window Caboose 35723 is seen at the rear end of the standard consist of the Cooperstown and Charlotte Valley passenger train. It is seen crossing county rt 11C. In 2009 NYSDOT funded automatic crossing protection at this location to the happiness of all brakemen, especially those who had to flag the crossing at night for the Blues Express.
Photo Date:  5/15/2010  Upload Date: 8/10/2011 1:18:42 PM
Location:  Hartwick Seminary, NY
Author:  Tom Lenz
Categories:  Roster,RollingStock,Signal,Passenger,Action
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Views:  149   Comments: 0
Welcome to Cooperstown!
Title:  Welcome to Cooperstown!
Description:  The Cooperstown and Charlotte Valley Railroad, over the last two years, has been operating extras into downtown Cooperstown to drum up community support for the railroad to return its operations to downtown Cooperstown as opposed to its current terminus at the Cooperstown Gateway Center. Volunteer Brian Panaro has just flagged the train across State Highway 28 and is riding the caboose to its final destination.
Photo Date:  5/15/2010  Upload Date: 8/10/2011 1:20:57 PM
Location:  Cooperstown, NY
Author:  Tom Lenz
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,RollingStock,Passenger,Action
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Views:  142   Comments: 0
As Seen From Pops
Title:  As Seen From Pops
Description:  The Jordan Spreader consist is en route to its next work location along the Cooperstown and Charlotte Valley Railroad, viewed from the famous Pops Ice Cream stand on State Rt 28.
Photo Date:  7/10/2010  Upload Date: 8/10/2011 1:23:39 PM
Location:  Milford, NY
Author:  Peter Lenz
Categories:  Scenic,RollingStock,Action
Locomotives:  CACV 3051(S4)
Views:  196   Comments: 0
Debut in Cooperstown
Title:  Debut in Cooperstown
Description:  Cooperstown and Charlotte Valley Railroad work extra is seen crossing Rt 28 in the Village of Cooperstown with D&H Jordan Spreader 35056 powered by CACV MLW S4 3051. In celebration of a successful inaugural run the crew decided to stop at the local Cooperstown Stewarts for ice cream. Tieing up the consist next to the busy Rt 28, many people stopped to check out what exactly as one person said "that monster of a machine" was.
Photo Date:  7/10/2010  Upload Date: 8/10/2011 1:14:09 PM
Location:  Cooperstown, NY
Author:  Peter Lenz
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,RollingStock,Action
Locomotives:  CACV 3051(S4)
Views:  331   Comments: 0
D&H Wreck Crane 30021
Title:  D&H Wreck Crane 30021
Description:  Former D&H Wreck Crane 30021 built by Bay City, in 1926 is seen in Milford, NY on the Cooperstown and Charlotte Valley Railroad. The crane retains its two wreck gons with all the necessary rigging and equipment to perform wreck work and is operational. It has earned the nickname "The Big Hook" by many of the volunteers for its enormous size and power.
Photo Date:  11/20/2010  Upload Date: 8/10/2011 12:26:33 PM
Location:  Milford, NY
Author:  Tom Lenz
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,RollingStock,Yard
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Views:  292   Comments: 2
Tie Crane
Title:  Tie Crane
Description:  CACV tie crane is seen with the "new" dump cart preparing to depart to stabilize a washout. The dump cart was built by the NYO&W useing a Ford Model T dump bed and tilt mechanism.
Photo Date:  5/7/2011  Upload Date: 11/11/2011 3:05:23 PM
Location:  Milford, NY
Author:  Thomas Lenz
Categories:  Roster,RollingStock,Yard,Track
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Views:  165   Comments: 0
Cutting A Ditch
Title:  Cutting A Ditch
Description:  Jordan Spreader 35056 is seen cutting a deep ditch in an area that has always been prone to poor drainage. The new secret weapon being used this day is a "ditching blade" seen in the bottom right corner. This blade allows for a deeper cut for better drainage. it also profiles the ballast and right of way giving it the look of being a Class 1 railroad. Location is along Fillors Tree Farm, just South of the Cooperstown Dreams Park.
Photo Date:  7/10/2011  Upload Date: 8/10/2011 12:16:58 PM
Location:  Milford, NY
Author:  Thomas Lenz
Categories:  RollingStock,Track,Action
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Views:  214   Comments: 0
Moving a Mountain!
Title:  Moving a Mountain!
Description:  In a scene resembling a major construction site, the CACV Jordan Spreader Crew is seen at MP4 removing the mudslide and cutting the hillside back the full extension of the wing. Without the Jordan Spreader it would be impossible to accomplish tasks like this with the remoteness of the location and extremely wet terrain.
Photo Date:  7/10/2011  Upload Date: 8/10/2011 12:19:07 PM
Location:  Milford, NY
Author:  Tom Lenz
Categories:  RollingStock,Track,Action
Locomotives:  CACV 3051(S4)
Views:  365   Comments: 0
Improving the Right of Way
Title:  Improving the Right of Way
Description:  ex D&H Jordan Spreader 35056 is seen just South of the Cooperstown Dreams Park cutting a ditch to allow drainage of the standing water present there year round. Subsequently water no longer stands at this location, but drains away promoting better roadbed stability and extended life expectancy of ties.
Photo Date:  7/10/2011  Upload Date: 8/10/2011 11:59:41 AM
Location:  Milford, NY
Author:  Peter Lenz
Categories:  Roster,RollingStock,Track,Action
Locomotives:  CACV 3051(S4)
Views:  303   Comments: 0
Crew Visibility
Title:  Crew Visibility
Description:  Cooperstown and Charlotte Valley train #027 Jordan Spreader Work Extra is seen at the Cooperstown Dreams Park clearing light brush and saplings from the right of way. It has been a priority since the Jordan Spreader became operational to improve visibility at crossings and in this case stations for the safety of train crews and the general public. Photo taken from ONeil Station (servicing the Cooperstown Dreams Park).
Photo Date:  7/10/2011  Upload Date: 8/10/2011 12:12:54 PM
Location:  Milford, NY
Author:  Peter Lenz
Categories:  Roster,RollingStock,Track,Action
Locomotives:  CACV 3051(S4)
Views:  320   Comments: 0
At the Controls
Title:  At the Controls
Description:  Senior Jordan Spreader Operator Brian Panaro at the controls of the Jordan Spreader. Brian is the person who spearheaded the rebuilding of D&H Spreader 35056.
Photo Date:  8/10/2011  Upload Date: 8/10/2011 1:11:26 PM
Location:  Milford, NY
Author:  Tom Lenz
Categories:  InCab,Action
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Views:  156   Comments: 0
Ballast Regulator
Title:  Ballast Regulator
Description:  CACV CMO Chris Lord is seen repairing the side doors on the ballast regulator in anticipation of its debut this Fall.
Photo Date:  8/10/2011  Upload Date: 10/21/2011 12:25:50 PM
Location:  Milford, NY
Author:  Thomas Lenz
Categories:  Roster,Yard,Action
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Views:  137   Comments: 0
Ballast Regultaor
Title:  Ballast Regultaor
Description:  CACV Ballast Regulator E1053 is seen nearing completion of major repairs to get it operational. It was aquired from NYSW a few years ago not in working condition.
Photo Date:  8/10/2011  Upload Date: 10/21/2011 12:17:17 PM
Location:  Milford, NY
Author:  Thomas Lenz
Categories:  Roster,Yard,Track
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Views:  121   Comments: 0
D&H Caboose
Title:  D&H Caboose
Description:  Former D&H cupola caboose is seen stored, for a private owner, behind the CACV shop
Photo Date:  8/10/2011  Upload Date: 10/21/2011 12:33:20 PM
Location:  Milford, NY
Author:  Thomas Lenz
Categories:  Roster,RollingStock,Yard
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Views:  138   Comments: 0
The Widget
Title:  The Widget
Description:  Volunteer Tex Gordons creation made from many different machines, affectionitely named "The Widget"
Photo Date:  8/10/2011  Upload Date: 10/21/2011 12:40:00 PM
Location:  Milford, NY
Author:  Thomas Lenz
Categories:  Roster,Yard
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Views:  105   Comments: 0
The Widget
Title:  The Widget
Description:  The Widget, when completed, will be able to perform a multitude of tasks lightening the physical workload of volunteers.
Photo Date:  8/10/2011  Upload Date: 10/21/2011 12:43:06 PM
Location:  Milford, NY
Author:  Thomas Lenz
Categories:  Roster,Yard
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Views:  135   Comments: 0


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