CP Executive train in Albany

CP Executive train in Albany

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Bright red Canadian Pacific caboose #434603

Who said red cabooses are extinct?

There is a local based out of Kenwood Yard that works north to switch the few industries that are left between Albany and Mechanicville. I have occasionally seen them using a caboose as a shoving platform and it was nice to see a caboose on trains even if the windows are boarded up and they look worn out. However, I caught what appeared to be a freshly painted Canadian Pacific caboose on September 13, 2014 on one of the new re-laid tracks in Colonie Yard.

Here are additional pictures from RRPictureArchives.com showing it before and after her transformation.

1 comment:

  1. We still have one in Bluff yard, but it sees very little use. Occasionally a crew will use it going up to the GP mill or when doing a shove move of commuter cars from Bombardier. There is, or at least used to be, a white one based out of Fort Edward. Rapido made a model of that one, and now I'm seriously tempted...