That would have been Joe DiCuffa, who worked that job for many, many years. I worked that job on an occasional basis with Roger Bauer many times. He was one of the "New York Freight" trainmen who had prior rights to all of those local freight assignments. What a great bunch of characters...Ed Tierney, Bobby Eban, John Fitzgerald, Andy Wick, Joe Burke, to name but a few...many twelve hour nights that went by like five minutes because those men were professional railroaders who were good natured, self effacing and entertaining. In 1981 and 1982, during the run-up to split day on 1/1/83, people in engine service started placing themselves away from those freight jobs in anticipation of the split, and junior men like me could work those jobs more. I had a lot of fun then working those various locals, as well as BG-1/GB-2, the last thru freight between Cedar Hill and Oak Point, which was formally called WNCH1, but everyone still called it BG-1. The Shore Line between New Haven and New Rochelle is not a flat railroad, but very much a washboard (not to be confused with the Pullman Standard MUs), and a long freight train can be very frightening to an engineer that doesn't know the topography very well. In several places, an advance approach signal that would not cause a passenger engineer any alarm would mean you had to "take it all" on a freight train, and just let it stop where it came to rest. Once you commit the grade profile to memory, which I did early on, its a snap. Its amazing the flood of wonderful memories that can be triggered by the mention of a single name from the past. Thanks for reminding me of Roger.