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Joseph Frank posted:

Hello Ben -- and Steve (SIRT)  !

Great SIRT SNOW vintage photos,   Steve  ! 

And Ben -- how do you know that the train heading to the Tunnel shot from the outbound  Ditmas Station platform - has you operating it in the cab ?  You saw the railfan taking the photo ?  Great shot from whomever also !!

regards - Joe F

Joe

I remember the day vividly.  10 inches of snow were forecast and it had been snowing about 45 minutes when this pic was taken.  The lower yard at Church ave was closed for switch replacements.  I was working the GO job on midnights relaying the G trains past Ditmas into the middle track before 18 ave.  There was a track circuit on 1 track right before the switch coming up the hill   We had to key by the signals and they started running the F's on the express track to bypass the problem as you can see in the picture.  When I came up the hill I had to travel 10 mph over the problem area   I remember the kid standing on the platform  As I came up to him I opened the window and told him he is devoted standing there in the snow taking pictures   After I did my relay I saw him with his camera up facing that F train so I really do know its me in that G

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