The 2018 edition of the Toys for Tots Train out of Binghamton rumbles north after exiting Belden Tunnel on a cold Saturday morning.
CP train 253 clears the west end of Belden Tunnel in Belden, New York. Before long NS will complete it's purchase of the CP's D&H line from Binghamton to Albany, and scenes like this will be gone.
CP's "heritage" unit D&H 7312 rolls SB up Belden Hill and over NY Rt 79 with 9 flatcars of track equipment moving from Colonie, NY to Binghamton, NY.
CP 251 heads north with a grungy pair of GE's.
The horizon is level but the track is not. Looks like a struggle upgrade but it's really a helper drifting back down, sorry. Note the stencil on the rusty bridge.
The Toys for Tots train kicks up some dust as it heads north.
CP 931 heads north through the morning fog.
One of the test coal trains from Providence RI to Johnson City NY encounters a heavy snow squall while climbing towards Belden Hill tunnel.
Pusher set in classic D&H colors cuts away from Bow coal train at Belden Tunnel.
A pair of former Conrail C40-8W's lead the train as the near Tunnel, NY
CP 164 is seen with the Belden Hill Tunnel in the background.
The afternoon sun puts great light onto CP 164 exiting the Belden Hill Tunnel.
CP 413 is seconds away from entering Belden Tunnel.
Southbound at Belden Hill Tunnel