Sunday, August 20, 2017

Hoosac Valley Train Ride (Rebuilding Rails)

The Berkshire Scenic Railroad Museum has some great news for its Hoosac Valley Train Ride....


Where rails were torn up in the 1970's, they return in 2017!  A great lesson for all those railroads being torn up to create bike-trails.  This one-mile stretch of road will be added to 4 miles of Pan-Am Southern Trackage AND coexist with a bike trail near Adams, Mass.


The green dashed line represents the track to be replaced


Photos courtesy of the Hoosac Valley Train Ride...


New ties waiting to be installed...


Graded right-of-way paralleling the Bike-Trail...





So great that the rubber-grade crossing is still in place! (PHOTO: BSRM)



A nice line of new ties is a thing of beauty! (PHOTO: BSRM)


Here's the story from iBerkshires.com:






Please visit The Berkshire Scenic and their Hoosac Valley Train-Ride HERE!

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Monday, August 14, 2017

The U&D Unlimited! Save Our Rails!!!!



A Fundraiser To Save Our Rails

Saturday August 19th, 2017.  The Shandaken Firehouse, Shandaken, New York




Monday, August 7, 2017

What's New With The Saratoga & North Creek Railroad


New Power On The Saratoga And North Creek Railroad

Our friend, Greg Klingler is sharing some photos of the new IP power on the Saratoga And North Creek Railroad...


PHOTO: Greg Klingler

IP 4135, EMD GP40FH-2 heads North across the Sacandaga River at Hadley/Luzerne

PHOTO: Greg Klingler

Heading to Thurman

PHOTO: Greg Klingler


Rounding the Stoney Creek curve

PHOTO: Greg Klingler


IP 4135 coming into North Creek

PHOTO: Greg Klingler


There's always room for our favorite BL2 crossing the Sacandaga Trestle...

Thanks for sharing Greg!