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Friday, July 5, 2013

4th of July Celebration Honoring Our Troops

Greetings Blog Followers,

The Mayor of Empire City rolled out the welcome wagon to our local military base and together with the New York Central Railroad they put on quite a show. Billed by the Empire City Tourism Bureau as a 4th of July Celebration Honoring Our Troops folks from far and wide poured into Empire City for a day of festivities. The Commanding General authorized a display of some of the current equipment used by his forces. The Army Transportation Corps worked hand in hand with the New York Central Railroad to facilitate train movements into and out of Empire City Station. The Empire City Police Department and the Empire City Sheriff's  Department provided security and a great day was had by all. Here are some photos sent in by visitors to the event.

US Army Searchlight Car and Spirit of 76 Caboose sit on track 2 at Empire City Station

Tanks on Flatcars and CNN News Van at Empire City Station while a beer truck makes it way into Empire City above

Tanks on Flatcars sit on track 2 while a passenger train sits on track 4 at Empire City Station

US Army vehicles on display in the Empire City Station parking lot while an Army C-628 awaits clearance into the station.

Tanks on display under the watchful eye of the Police and Sheriff's Departments 

Visitors stop and admire the tanks on display while E.C.P.D. Captain Miller calls out the next DODX train coming into the station.

Close up of US Army tanks

The Empire City Police and Sheriff's Departments are handling crowd control and security,

Police Officer and Sheriff's Deputy keep watchful on local priest reviewing the Army vehicles on display 

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