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A barge heading west on the New York State Barge Canal at Ilion, NY. This photo was taken by myself in the late 50s. Originally black and white, I colorized it with Paint shop Pro. The New York Central railroad tracks follow the canal through central New York, seen here on the north shore. View full size.