Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Saratoga And North Creek's F40's Are Rollin'!!!

The newest-power on the Saratoga & North Creek is already in use.  Our pal Greg Klingler caught the two ex-Amtrak F40's running back-to-back  between North Creek and Saratoga Springs...


All Photos: Greg Klingler



North Creek Bridge


Roadside Curve


Stony Creek Curve


Thurman Station


Thurman Station


Hadley/Luzerne High-Bridge

A big thanks to Greg for sharing!


Monday, August 3, 2015

Letter to the editor: Time has come to scrap the railroad

Letter to the editor: Time has come to scrap the railroad



We need to stop scrapping railroads and turning them into Recreation Trails!!!!!

Friday, July 31, 2015

Introducing The Delaware Lackawaxen and Stourbridge Railroad

Great news for shortline railroad fans,  The former Stourbridge Line (Lackawaxen And Stourbridge) has reopened with a scenic train and one customer has signed on for freight.  Interchange is with the NYS&W's Central New York Railroad.


Visit their website and find out how you can ride the rails from Honesdale to Hawley....

PHOTO: Jim Leighty

Come visit the Stourbridge Railfan Site on Yahoo Groups.  Sending an email to this address gets you subscribed!





Monday, July 27, 2015

Visit The Cooperstown And Charlotte Valley Railroad In 2015



Regular Schedule


Regular Trains
June 4 – September 3

Thursday   
DEPARTARRIVE

Milford Depot:  10:00AM

Cooperstown Dreams Park:  10:30AM

Cooperstown Dreams Park:  10:35AM

Cooperstown:  11:00AM

Cooperstown:  11:30PM
 
Cooperstown Dreams Park:  12:30PM

Cooperstown Dreams Park:  12:35PM

Milford Depot:  1:00PM

Note: No Regularly Scheduled Trains Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
Regular Fares
Adults: $15.00, Seniors(62 and up): $14.00, Children (3-12): $12.00, Under 3 FREE.
  • Reservations are Not Required for Regularly Scheduled Trains.
  • Food and Beverages available for sale on board.
  • Schedules, equipment, and services subject to change without notice.
  • Restroom facilities available on board and at the Milford Depot.
  • LRHS Members ride regularly scheduled trains FREE all year!  Click Here for more information on LRHS Membership.
Click below for more Trains...

Special Train Schedule

While you are in the area, take a ride down to Cooperstown Jct. and see the collection of locomotives in the Leatherstocking Railroad Historical Society Collection!  The Society is located on NYS Route 7 in Cooperstown Junction...

PHOTO: Greg Klingler


PHOTO: Greg Klingler



Saturday, July 25, 2015

F40s In The Adirondacks

New Power For The Saratoga And North Creek Railroad


Our Inside man, Brad Peterson has shared some photos of the former-Amtrak F40's, 411 and 319 in Saratoga Yard waiting to be grabbed by the SNC. Also seen is the new power sitting at Saratoga Station for their trip North.  According to Brad, these engines are being serviced and will be ready for action soon!

A big thanks to Brad and Greg for sharing their photos...


PHOTO: Bradley Peterson
 CP-Rail's Saratoga Yard
PHOTO: Bradley Peterson
The 411 

PHOTO: Bradley Peterson
 And The 319

PHOTO: Bradley Peterson

PHOTO: Bradley Peterson
PHOTO: Greg Klingler
Here are The F40s in North Creek. The North-End-Local (BL-2) is seen pulling in on the right...

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Trains Begin Rolling In Lake Placid and Saranac Lake For The Season!


After months of repairs, the Adirondack Scenic Railroad will begin passenger runs for the season between Lake Placid and Saranac Lake...



The Adirondack Scenic Railroad stops in Tupper Lake this morning on its way to Lake Placid. The tourist train is starting its season almost a month later than last year, due to track repair delays, and two months later than its Memorial Day start of previous years. (Enterprise photo — Tom Salitsky)


Visit The Adirondack Scenic Railroad's Web-Site To Learn More...

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Runaway Railcar Takes Out Historic NYC Locomotive

UPDATED 07/27/15!!!!


A runaway rail car struck a historic locomotive parked at Union Station causing the locomotive to severely damage the south supporting section of a pedestrian bridge, July 21, 2015 in Utica, N.Y. 

  • All PHOTOS: MARK DIORIO, TINA RUSSELL / OBSERVER-DISPATCH


Read The Full Story In Utica's Observer Dispatch



MARK DIORIO / Observer-Dispatch


MARK DIORIO / Observer-Dispatch


MARK DIORIO / Observer-Dispatch


MARK DIORIO / Observer-Dispatch


MARK DIORIO / Observer-Dispatch


MARK DIORIO / Observer-Dispatch


MARK DIORIO / Observer-Dispatch Police barricades remain at Union Station as authorities continue a preliminary investigation Wednesday morning as they work to determine what was responsible for a 265,000-lb. train car to roll from a spot near the Arterial under the Burrstone Road overpass where it was parked all the way to Union Station, July, 22, 2015 in Utica, N.Y.


MARK DIORIO / Observer-Dispatch Authorities continue a preliminary investigation Wednesday morning as they work to determine what was responsible for a 265,000-lb. train car to roll from a spot near the Arterial under the Burrstone Road overpass where it was parked all the way to Union Station, July, 22, 2015 in Utica, N.Y.


MARK DIORIO / Observer-Dispatch


Tina Russell / Observer-Dispatch

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Steam Returns to the Catskills Aug. 8 and 9

Steam Returns to the Catskills Aug. 8 and 9

Steam locomotives were the technology that helped build America’s railroads. The Catskill Mountain Railroad is proud to host steam locomotive Viscose No. 6 in Mt. Tremper, N.Y., on August 8 and 9, 2015. Viscose No. 6 will be pulling the Esopus Scenic Train on Saturday and Sunday, departing from Mt. Tremper every hour from 10:00 am to 5:00 p.m. This will be the first time a steam locomotive has operated on these rails since the New York Central Railroad converted the Catskill Mountain Branch to diesel operation in 1949!

This steam locomotive was built by Baldwin in 1924 for the American Viscose Co. of Roanoke, Virginia. In the 1960s it was sold to Gem City Iron & Metal in Pulaski, Virginia. Scott Symans of Dunkirk, N.Y., purchased the locomotive in 2004 and restored it to operating condition in 2007. Because of its small size, it can be trucked anywhere in the country to operate on any railroad. The Catskill Mountain Railroad is excited to provide this unique experience to a new generation of train riders who have never seen an operating steam locomotive!

Special event pricing applies. Reserve your tickets today!

http://cmrrevents.com/wordpress/steam-in-the-catskills-2015/


Special thanks to Otto Vondrak for giving us the head's up....