CP Executive train in Albany
Friday, August 25, 2023
Wednesday, August 23, 2023
Friday, August 18, 2023
Here is a neat shot of a southbound D&H train passing through North Albany in August 18, 1974. While the colors of the freight cars on the left are pretty muted, the last couple are really bright and that caboose stands out. Perhaps it was recently painted. Right behind and to the right of the caboose is Albany Steel, which I modeled on my layout. Sadly, I only had room for the piles of pipes that are evident here.
For those familiar with the area, this picture looks like it was shot from the roof of what is now Huck Finn's Warehouse.
Monday, August 14, 2023
Wednesday, August 9, 2023
Here is a hazy summer day shot taken in August, 1982 of a D&H train with engines #7314, #502, and #7320 on point. Look how disgusting the front of the short hood is on the lead engine, further "highlighted" by the faded yellow paint underneath. Something I find interesting is that most pictures I see always show the rebuilt RS3-m engines in the middle of a consider, never leading or trailing (which depending on direction of the consist could make them the lead engine). Were the cabs that uncomfortable? I know the engines were known to be slippery, but did that prevent them from taking lead-engine spots?
I don't see a lot of Alco exhaust either for that matter, so perhaps this train was stopped or else rolling really slowly.