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 Post subject: "Jay Winn: 75 Years A Railfan"
PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2023 9:47 am 

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Upstate NY native Jay Winn has been a railfan since the late 1940's when his grandfather began taking him down to Utica NY's Union Station to watch the New York Central.

He's authored several railroad books, ran a business making/repairing model trains and made/collected vintage railroad recordings offering them for sale for many years selling thousands of CDs.

I recently interviewed Jay about his lifelong fascination with railroading.

The interview was videoed and is now up on YouTube:

Topics include (refer to the YouTube description where hyperlinks to the topics listed below are provided):

1. The Delaware & Hudson (Jay talks about designing the paint scheme for the Baldwin "Sharks")

2. New York Central (including a coal train derailment which nearly resulted in disaster for the westbound New England States

3. Boston & Maine's Hoosac Tunnel (including accompanying a trackwalker well into the tunnel)

4. New York, Ontario & Western

5. Erie-Lackawanna and

6. Delaware-Otsego's Central New York Railroad's operation of the former DL&W/E-L Richfield Springs NY branch.

A few of Jay's vintage sound recordings are included at the end of the video (CNY Railroad & a NY Central 2-8-2 on Big Moose Hill, Adirondack Division).

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