Things you don't see anymore -- a turbo set and an FL9 share the shop tracks at Amtrak's facility in Rensselaer. The shop serves Amtrak's Empire Service trains along the Hudson and to points west.
A once familiar face on Empire Service trains, this unit was used as protect and work train power after its days of revenue service were over. I believe the 485 is owned by the Morristown & Erie,... (more)
On a snowless late winter afternoon, Amtrak FL9 485 leads the northbound Adirondack into Croton-Harmon station.
New Meets Old. FL9 485 was one of the oldest active road diesels on the roster at the time, and F59PHI was one of the newest. What were the odds of catching these two nose to nose?
It was still lookin' good after all those years.
Vornado Spur - While exploring East Hanover I stumbled across several pieces of weathered railroad equipment parked on the Morristown & Erie's Vornado Spur. This included several beaten... (more)
Relegated to work train and rescue service, but still on the active roster at the time of this photo, this old classic was always a welcome sight. Image taken on real black and white film and dev... (more)
The 485, seen here near the end of its life on Amtrak, is one of the last two FL9s active on the roster. The 485 and 486 were only used for protect and work train service at this point.
The classic nose of this FL9 reflects the summer sun. This FL9 will remain on the roster for only a handful of more years to come before being retired and sold. Photo taken on RR property with per... (more)
An elementary school used to be right across the street from this yard, and I could never imagine how cool it would have been to attend this school with FL9s, GP40TCs, F40s, Turboliners and other ... (more)
The 485 was one of the last two FL9s to remain on the Amtrak roster, but had been relegated to mostly MOW and protect service by the time this photo was taken.
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)
Amtrak and Metro North FL9s get the chance to admire each other`s paint jobs at poughkeepsie.NY.
Northbound Maple Leaf along the Hudson