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.A couple of the engines sitting outside of Amtrak’s engine service facility at Albany-Rensselaer, NY.
One of Amtrak’s FL9’s, also sitting outside of Amtrak’s engine service facility at Albany-Rensselaer, NY.
A better shot of the two engines above.
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
Ready to uncouple…
engines (a Genesis and a F40PH):
Now we hook up a 700-series Genesis to the NYC section:Here it comes!
Now we "split the train":Getting ready to uncouple…
Now for some shots of the RoadRailers on the tail end:Frontmost CouplerMate.
Frontmost CouplerMate, another view.
First inter-trailer bogey.
Last two (of three) trailers.
Now for some additional shots of the train: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.