CP Executive train in Albany

CP Executive train in Albany

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Caboose #35794 with side damage (1986)

Here is a shot of caboose #35794 in Binghamton, NY in March 1986. All that damage on the side tells stories... perhaps sideswiping or other wreck damage. It would be interesting to model with an embossing tool followed over with dark paint to settle in the recesses.

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

D&H #4075 on Adirondack Railway (1980)

I haven't posted in ages, but I haven't had time to work on my layout in ages. So it goes.

Here are two shots of my favorite D&H RS3 #4075, formerly Boston and Maine #4075 (which the D&H got in a swap with the B&M when it needed locomotives with steam heaters for its passenger trains). It is probably the most photographed D&H Alco (aside from the PAs), because there were so few RS3 engines remaining in the 1980s and its color just stood out.

In 1980, it was loaned to the Adirondack Railway for use on their trains between Utica and Lake Placid where the Winter Olympics were being held (including the "Miracle on Ice" hockey game between the USA and the Soviet Union). 

Here are two shots in my collection showing the engine at work that February, 1980. The first one is captioned to be located somewhere in Utica.

This second one features a smaller station and is probably somewhere along the route.

Someday I will take my family on part of the line on the Adirondack Railroad.