From: "David J DOT Monte Verde" dmvgvt AT earthlink DOT net
Date: Sat, 27 Dec 2008 11:36:53 -0500
Subject: Merry Christmas to ALL!
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I want to wish you all a VERY VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS and
HAPPY New Year!!! :)
This photo was taken in June 1962, the day before passenger trains left Dansville for the last time. The 16-year-old boy standing in the distance, by the baggage cart, is I. Christmas was always a special time at the depot, because it meant long second sections of #10 The New York Mail and #15 The Owl. For those that lived on the west end of the LACKAWANNA it meant we would see steam equipped Trainmasters and clerestory roofed and modernized 200 series coaches as riders on these extra mail trains, and added to the consists of the other 6 pairs of trains operating on the Route of the Phoebe Snow! At Christmas time especially, may the memories of your youth forever perk through your mind and bring you fond memories like mine: the extra mail trains and the sound of #3, the Phoebe Snow, echoing over the beautiful Genesee Valley, and stopping at your station in that infamous cloud of blue brake shoe smoke.