A weathered YN2 GP leads the West Albany yard based Rensselear local NB/WB through the Amtrak station/shop area. The local has just finished switching Rensselaer Iron & Steel at the Port of Rensse... (more)
AMTK 707 is parked on the Pocket Track at the Rensselaer station. It is positioned to take the New York section of the Lake Shore Limited from Rensselaer to New York City after the Boston section ... (more)
The second major snow storm of the week is hitting the Albany area as the Lake Shore Limited departs for New York just a few minutes before sunset at 5:11pm. The train is running just under an hou... (more)
After the first major snow storm in almost 2 years for the Albany area, one of the 4 Amtrak dual mode Empire Phase III repaints brings Empire Service train 280 from Niagara Falls into the Renssela... (more)
Rensselaer, NY - 1/26/17Only eight GP40TC diesels were built by GMD (EMD's Canadian division), originally Canadian National 600-607. One of two variants of passenger-equipped GP40s... (more)
Weather-Protected ServicingPoking out of Amtrak's Rensselaer shops on January 26, 2017 is 700, the "class unit" of the carrier's 18 P32AC-DM dual mode (both diesel and electric) loc... (more)
Class UnitAmtrak train #242, the Albany-Rensselaer to New York Empire Service train, is boarding passengers ten minutes before departure at the Albany-Rensselaer station on J... (more)
The 532 and 145 get some work in the shop.
Colleague and fellow RP contributor Emily Moser photographs Heritage unit #145 in the shops. She insists that the belt and pouch around her waist is NOT a fanny pack. I'm not so sure...
All is quiet in the Rensselaer shops on the evening of December 3rd, as employees await the arrival of the Toys for Tots train to be inspected.
As the sun begins to rise over Amtrak's Albany-Rensselaer Station, the 18th annual Capital Region Toys for Tots train prepares for its second and day of operations.
One of the 3 Amtrak dual mode Empire Phase III repaints brings Empire Service train 280 from Niagara Falls into the Rensselaer station. The Albany, NY skyline is in the background. The former Dela... (more)
"Phase III at Albany-Rensselaer Station" Mechanical makes their final checks on Phase III P32AC-DM 704 before releasing it to the train crew to lead the southbound Adirondack on t... (more)