CP Executive train in Albany

CP Executive train in Albany

Saturday, September 25, 2021

Then and Now: Guilford train in North Albany (1985)

Here is a shot dated July 20, 1985, showing a northbound Guilford train pulling through North Albany. The track branching off to the right leads to Surpass Chemicals, and to the left of the telephone pole out of view is the Bulk Handlers terminal.

I drove down to the area this past week and took the below near-identical shot (except for the Guilford train, naturally) and the area hasn't much changed. A few more trees here or there, and the siding actually looks better maintained now then it did then. That's not too surprising, though.

Here is a picture from April 18, 2915, showing a cut of cars stored on the lead to Surpass.


  1. Congrats on getting a picture from that far in the future, things look pretty similar to now... In all seriousness I will be doing some of those then/now shots soon, as I just received many images from the Plattsburgh area that the BLHS would like me to replicate for their Bulletin.