This blog will be a record of my personal journey in researching, building, operating, and finally sharing my HO scale layout based on the Delaware and Hudson Railway's "Colonie Main Line."
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.