Thursday, December 13, 2012

SLRG 807 and 808

Two classic EMD E8As have made their way up to North Creek recently so let's take a look at them....


Here's SLRG 807 getting her Lackawanna Paint on April 21, 1990 in Dewitt, New York.  This unit, as well as her sister the 808 were property of The Central New York's NRHS.  This engine was originally built for the Pennsylvania Railroad in November of 1952 as E8A, number 5761.  It also did some work  for the MBTA (Boston Public Transit) as Number 4261.  
(PHOTO: Matt Gibbons)


Here's the 807 parked at the Amtrak/Saratoga & North Creek Railroad, Saratoga Springs Railroad Station awaiting her trip to North Creek.  
(Photo: Bradley Peterson Jr.)


807's side view in Saratoga Springs.  This photo was snapped on October 26th after they were moved from CPR's Saratoga Yard.  The 807 and her sister the 808 made their way up to North Creek on November 1st.  Currently they reside on the turntable-lead at North Creek.  
(Photo: Bradley Peterson Jr.)


Here are some interior shots of the 807...
(Photo: Bradley Peterson Jr.)


Looking North at Saratoga.  
(Photo: Bradley Peterson Jr.)


The 807's inards
(Photo: Bradley Peterson Jr.)


(Photo: Bradley Peterson Jr.)


Here is SLRG 808 at The Dewitt Amtrak Station in the 1990's.  This engine was also built by EMD in September of 1952 as Pennsylvania Railroad's E8A, number 5702.  It also sported black paint as Penn Central 4272.
(PHOTO: Matt Gibbons)


Here is the 808 hooked up to the 807 at Saratoga, October 26th, 2012.  It is rumored that the 808 will be the first to have work done to her.  
(Photo: Bradley Peterson Jr.)


Another fine shot!
(Photo: Bradley Peterson Jr.)


The Southward view from the 808's cab.  
(Photo: Bradley Peterson Jr.)


Interior shot of the 808.  
(Photo: Bradley Peterson Jr.)


SNC extra 8524 north at Grange road in Greenfield.  The guys put all the equipment together in Saratoga and ran to North Creek.  SLRG 518, SNC 52, SLRG 807 and 808 followed the 8524 with 2 C-1's and 2 domes.  
(Photo: Bradley Peterson Jr.)



The 52, 807 and 808 in the Extra's consist.  
(Photo: Bradley Peterson Jr.)

Not part of the EMD news, but here's a neat shot of SLRG 3005B At Saratoga Springs...


C-1 3005 at Saratoga on the regular passenger train.  We cut away and ran into the yard to wye the car and engines.  The car needed to be turned so it could be put in the engine house in North Creek for painting.  
(Photo: Bradley Peterson Jr.)

More SNC photos from the fall....


SLRG 518 set up for an extra run to Saratoga on October 5th to turn C-1  3005.  They never ran due to paperwork issues. 
(Photo: Bradley Peterson Jr.)



SLRG 515 on November 15th, before she went North from the D&H (CPR) yard in Saratoga.
(Photo: Bradley Peterson Jr.)


SNC 821 at Saratoga Springs after the run from North Creek. 
(Photo: Bradley Peterson Jr.)



SNC 821 at MP NC2/SL27 in September.  (Route 28) 
(Photo: Bradley Peterson Jr.)



SNC 821 at MP NC2/SL27 (Route 28) 
(Photo: Bradley Peterson Jr.)

Special Thanks to Matt Gibbons and Brad Peterson for sharing their photos of these fine engines....