CP Executive train in Albany

CP Executive train in Albany

Friday, August 28, 2020

Then and Now: North Albany (1974)

(August 14, 1974)
This west-facing shot from 1974 shows the very north end of what I call the "North Albany" yard. The expressway in the back right-hand area is I-90 where it is about to interchange with I-787 (just off the screen on the right). The track at the bottom branching off the mainline might have originally led to a separate switching area with various industries that were cut off from the mainline due to constructing I-787. In the 1980s it was a piggyback COFC loading station, then a set of team tracks called "Bulk Handlers", and more recently a propane dealership receiving tank cars. And, across the street there are some tracks leading to Surpass, a chemical dealer.

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