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Memorial Day, 2000 at the Albany-Rensselaer, NY train station

On Memorial Day, 2000 (May 29) I was traveling back to Mass. after spending the weekend at my Mom’s (the usual Memorial Day scene — burnt ground up dead cow, etc.) and I took some pictures at the Albany-Rensselaer, NY station during the layover of the Late For Sure, er. Lake Shore Limited. Here are the pictures.

Albany-Rensselaer, NY, Memorial Day, 2000, photo 1

Albany-Rensselaer, NY, Memorial Day, 2000, photo 1

A couple of the engines sitting outside of Amtrak’s engine service facility at Albany-Rensselaer, NY.


Albany-Rensselaer, NY, Memorial Day, 2000, photo 2

Albany-Rensselaer, NY, Memorial Day, 2000, photo 2

One of Amtrak’s FL9’s, also sitting outside of Amtrak’s engine service facility at Albany-Rensselaer, NY.


Albany-Rensselaer, NY, Memorial Day, 2000, photo 3

Albany-Rensselaer, NY, Memorial Day, 2000, photo 3

A better shot of the two engines above.


Albany-Rensselaer, NY, Memorial Day, 2000, photo 4

Albany-Rensselaer, NY, Memorial Day, 2000, photo 4

An F40PH also sitting outside of Amtrak’s engine service facility at Albany-Rensselaer, NY.



Now for some action: first we take off the Chicago <=> Boston
engines (a Genesis and a F40PH):

Albany-Rensselaer, NY, Memorial Day, 2000, photo 5

Albany-Rensselaer, NY, Memorial Day, 2000, photo 5

Ready to uncouple…


Albany-Rensselaer, NY, Memorial Day, 2000, photo 6

Albany-Rensselaer, NY, Memorial Day, 2000, photo 6

Uncoupled!



Now we hook up a 700-series Genesis to the NYC section:

Albany-Rensselaer, NY, Memorial Day, 2000, photo 7

Albany-Rensselaer, NY, Memorial Day, 2000, photo 7

Here it comes!



Now we "split the train":

Albany-Rensselaer, NY, Memorial Day, 2000, photo 8

Albany-Rensselaer, NY, Memorial Day, 2000, photo 8

Getting ready to uncouple…


Albany-Rensselaer, NY, Memorial Day, 2000, photo 9

Albany-Rensselaer, NY, Memorial Day, 2000, photo 9

Uncoupled!



Now for some shots of the RoadRailers on the tail end:

Albany-Rensselaer, NY, Memorial Day, 2000, photo 10

Albany-Rensselaer, NY, Memorial Day, 2000, photo 10

Frontmost CouplerMate.


Albany-Rensselaer, NY, Memorial Day, 2000, photo 11

Albany-Rensselaer, NY, Memorial Day, 2000, photo 11

Frontmost CouplerMate, another view.


Albany-Rensselaer, NY, Memorial Day, 2000, photo 12

Albany-Rensselaer, NY, Memorial Day, 2000, photo 12

First inter-trailer bogey.


Albany-Rensselaer, NY, Memorial Day, 2000, photo 13

Albany-Rensselaer, NY, Memorial Day, 2000, photo 13

Last two (of three) trailers.



Now for some additional shots of the train:

Albany-Rensselaer, NY, Memorial Day, 2000, photo 14

Albany-Rensselaer, NY, Memorial Day, 2000, photo 14

View from the rear: the Chicago <=> Boston MHC, the Boston baggage car, and the Boston sleeper. The Amfleet-2 coaches are barely visible ahead of the sleeper.



More pictures from this trip on my Memorial Day, 2000 at the Springfield, MA train station page.