Amtrak FL9's were assigned to Albany for use between Albany and New York City for third rail operations into Grand Central. Every now and then one would make a run west of Albany to Niagara Falls.... (more)
After a run by with 765 the guest climb back aboard the train that will now be lead north with by FL9 484.
Back in the old days the caboose was the last car. Not so on the CVSR. A unique EMD F unit with an interesting wheel arrangement gets the honors today on the southbound excursion.
Amtrak FL9 No 486 arrives at Croton Harmon with the northbound Adirondack. The car park (parking lot) is nearly empty as this was a Sunday.
Two sets of FL9s and commuter cars rest out the weekend at the classic New York Central Poughkeepsie station. These were among the few Penn Central engines with any color to them, having been pain... (more)
Maine Eastern FL9 489 appears to be on a Whippsny Railway Museum caboose train. Actually, the classic cab unit is merely on display at the museum site.
On a perfect Fall day, Metro North FL9 No 2017 speeds along the Hudson at Breakneck Ridge on the 1300 New York Grand Central to poughkeepsie.
Maine Eastern FL9 489 poses near the classic Whippany water tank.
North along the Hudson
Morning trains to GCT layover at ratty Poughkeepsie passenger station. ex-NH bridge over Hudson in background.
Salt City Express bound for Syracuse arrives at Croton-Harmon for its engine change.
Amtrak 63, the NB-WB Maple Leaf is passing CP-114 as it arrives at Hudson, NY for its station stop. The FL9 will be cut off at Albany.
Amtrak had 6 third rail dual mode FL9s assigned to Rensselaer to move conventional trains between Rensselaer and New York City (Empire Service Turbos were third rail equipped and held most assignm... (more)
Eastbound Amtrak No. 68, the "Adirondack," was leaving Hudson, NY on June 10, 1987 with FL9s No's. 485 and 491.