A few days before Amtrak takeover, at that time unsure if we would ever see the PAs in service again.
This train was called "The Slatepicker" due to extensive slate quarrying in the region. An example is the slate roof on the barn in the background.
Heading past station with southbound turn from Rouses Point.
Heading the Slatepicker south toward the Greenwich & Johnsonville connection late in the afternoon of a perfect late March day.
End of the chase down from Port Henry as train enters Whitehall Yard. The PAs were turned and returned quickly to Rouses Point. Quite a sight!
The 4071 was leased to the Providence & Worcester when they started up and still wore their scheme when returned to the D&H. On weekends it was common to see road units ferried back to Colonie on... (more)
I chased the train from Crescent, had to hike in a ways but always liked this shot despite the wires. Peak foliage day for upstate New York!
I chased the train down from Port Henry, a very fast chase, just got out of the car in time to shoot him near the interlocking at LC cabin.
CP 159 rolls down the backside of Yatesville Hill with a historic lashup. This lashup shows all three of CP's U.S. acquisitions with the one-of-a-kind D&H 7304 leading the way on home rails! What ... (more)
Southbound with train for Greenwich & Johnsonville connection at Salem Junction, New York.
Southbound after making station stop at Saratoga Springs. At this time RS-36s and RS-11s were assigned along with PAs on the Adirondacks.
The train is southbound leaving the shared trackage with the Boston and Maine, whose tracks are visible to the right of the train.
The southbound Laurentian is entering Albany Union Station before it was abandoned in favor of new station on the east side of the Hudson in Rensselaer.