I love these boxcars and here is another shot from my collection. I think that is the Alfred E. Smith Office Building on the very left sticking up (at one time I worked on its 23rd floor), putting this location at the former transload facility in North Albany. Dated January 30, 1982, the two low car numbers (#50000, #50002) likely mean the cars were spotted here for publicity shots of some sort. I have seen other images taken at this location on this date of the brand new cars here.
For more information on these boxcars see here .