CP Executive train in Albany

CP Executive train in Albany

Saturday, November 25, 2023

C.P. Holiday train on the Colonie Main!

On the Friday after Thanksgiving the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train toured the Colonie Main! Normally it would go to Mechanicville, but this year it stopped first at Menands. Apparently it laid over at Kenwood Yard, though a friend was there hours before its arrival in Menands and it wasn't in the yard. And you can't exactly hide a bright red train with lights.

We usually go see it at night, when it is very dark and my pictures are lousy. This year, it was nice outside (though cold) and we got some good pictures. 

A crowd of at least a couple of hundred people, including Santa and Mrs. Claus, where there to await the train's arrival by Ganser Park.

Naturally, the Police were in full force to protect the public from doing something stupid. This is a C.P. police truck.

Though Harrison seemed to enjoy it, it didn't look like Thomas the Tank Engine or make steam train sounds. 

It didn't take much prodding for Harrison to start running around. There were lots of things to see and people to meet.

I think I enjoyed the lights more during the day time than at night.Next year, I might try and stake out a better spot in advance. But it still was a good winter afternoon working off yesterday's food.

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