AMTK 520 puts out a bit of exhaust as it shuffles ballast hoppers around the north end of the storage yard at the Rensselaer station. Ballast is being trucked in and loaded in hoppers at the stora... (more)
The CSX West Albany local is switching 5 loads out of Rensselaer Iron & Steel. Due to the length of track between the switch and end of track bumper, this requires 2 moves. As the local pulls towa... (more)
After taking the Adirondack from Rensselaer to Montreal and back, AMTK 520 has cut off inbound 68 and heads for the shops. It is moving NB on station Track 4.
The New York section of the Lake Shore Limited has just started it's SB trip out of the Rensselaer station after splitting off the power and head 4 cars for Boston (448). On the left is the 3rd ve... (more)
Dual mode AMTK 701 is staged south of Rensselaer station. It is waiting to back on to Amtrak 48, the Lake Shore Limited, as the outbound power for the trip from Rensselaer to New York City. It is ... (more)
The Sunday only Empire Service train 254 departs Rensselaer for New York City with the Albany skyline in the background.
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...