CP Executive train in Albany

CP Executive train in Albany

Tuesday, October 10, 2023

Amtrak "Family Days" display at Rensselaer (1982)

This picture was taken at the Albany/Rensselaer Amtrak station. It is dated October 1982. It features a newly repainted D&H engine #2307 (U23B); Maine Central #573 (GP7); one of the new "I Love New York" boxcars, and a D&H caboose. The lead engine is cut off but I know it is B&M #310 (GP40-2) in the solid blue scheme. I have seen elsewhere that #2307 might have been the last engine painted by the D&H.

The reason for this congregation of equipment was the "Amtrak Family Days". Per the discussion here, the celebration for Amtrak employees included tours of the shops, a large display of rail equipment including the above shown trains plus an Amtrak Turbo train, an FP40, a D&H observation car, an Amtrak baggage car, some of the double-decker "Superliner" cars, and other things. The superliner cars were used for Amtrak excursions on the Post Road Branch out to the junction with the Boston & Albany main line.  

Note the wooden clog (shoe) on top of the yellow structure in the front! Albany's Dutch heritage was in showing!

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