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By:Jeff Wilson
Dates:9/2/2012 - 9/2/2012
Album Info:The Adirondack Scenic Railroad celebrated its 20th Anniversary this weekend with a big railfan event in Thendara/Old Forge, NY. They had a railroad simulator, visiting equipment, and the nicest bunch of people from the Alco Historical Society on hand as well as locomotive cab tours, engine tours, photo sessions, and tons of other great railfan events. The day began with a 2-hour train ride from Utica Union Station north to Thendara. Various events were held throughout the day, then a 2-hour ride back to Utica. A spectacular and very well-run event made for a great Labor Day weekend!
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The #2 engine on our power from Utica to the Railfest
Title:  The #2 engine on our power from Utica to the Railfest
Description:  The 1835 JUST came out of the paint shop in Rome for this event. I could actually smell the paint as we rolled up the tracks toward Thendara for the 20th anniversary railfan event!
Photo Date:  9/2/2012  Upload Date: 9/4/2012 8:14:52 PM
Location:  Holland Patent, NY
Author:  Jeff Wilson
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Track,Action
Locomotives:  ADIX 1835(RS18u)
Views:  211   Comments: 0
What a view
Title:  What a view
Description:  As we passed over the Forestport Lake, some folks below us were getting ready to go on a cruise....
Photo Date:  9/2/2012  Upload Date: 9/4/2012 8:18:25 PM
Location:  Forestport, NY
Author:  Jeff Wilson
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  ADIX 1835(RS18u)
Views:  255   Comments: 2
Baltimore and Ohio Logo
Title:  Baltimore and Ohio Logo
Description:  The private railcar in which I was invited to ride, was a B&O deluxe coach called the Silver Spring
Photo Date:  9/2/2012  Upload Date: 9/4/2012 8:16:40 PM
Location:  Holland Patent, NY
Author:  Jeff Wilson
Categories:  Roster,RollingStock,Passenger
Locomotives: 
Views:  255   Comments: 2
Genesee Valley Transportation Snow Plow
Title:  Genesee Valley Transportation Snow Plow
Description:  Part of some visiting equipment displays in the Thendara Yard
Photo Date:  9/2/2012  Upload Date: 9/4/2012 8:20:17 PM
Location:  Thendara, NY
Author:  Jeff Wilson
Categories:  RollingStock,Yard,Track,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  186   Comments: 1
B & O private railcar
Title:  B & O private railcar
Description:  The Silver Spring, the car I was privelaged to be invited to ride in, was the first car of our 15-car train from Utica to Thendara. It was an incredible ride, with great people and spectacular Adirondack scenery!
Photo Date:  9/2/2012  Upload Date: 9/4/2012 8:22:28 PM
Location:  Thendara, NY
Author:  Jeff Wilson
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,RollingStock,Yard,Passenger,Track,Action
Locomotives:  ADIX 1835(RS18u) ADIX 1845(RS18u)
Views:  1509   Comments: 3
The power for the Utica-Thendara train
Title:  The power for the Utica-Thendara train
Description:  2 recently rebuilt CP Alcos now painted in Adirondack colors, gleam in the sunlight at the north end of the Thendara Yard.
Photo Date:  9/2/2012  Upload Date: 9/4/2012 8:23:55 PM
Location:  Thendara, NY
Author:  Jeff Wilson
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Yard,Track,Action
Locomotives:  ADIX 1845(RS18u) ADIX 1835(RS18u)
Views:  472   Comments: 4
Alcos and EMDs
Title:  Alcos and EMDs
Description:  Adirondack has a very unique power mix, including an Alco RS3, an EMD switcher, and these 4 fine engines. *UPDATE* In 2015, the 1502 was repainted to match the 1835 & 1845. She looks great and is still running strong.
Photo Date:  9/2/2012  Upload Date: 9/4/2012 8:25:32 PM
Location:  Thendara, NY
Author:  Jeff Wilson
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Yard,Track,Action
Locomotives:  ADIX 1502(FP10) ADIX 1508(F7A) ADIX 1845(RS18u) ADIX 1835(RS18u)
Views:  617   Comments: 3
Thru the tunnel of trees
Title:  Thru the tunnel of trees
Description:  The 1508 is rolling into the yard ready to hook up to the string of cars to head out to Otter Lake
Photo Date:  9/2/2012  Upload Date: 9/4/2012 8:27:01 PM
Location:  Thendara, NY
Author:  Jeff Wilson
Categories:  Roster,Yard,Track,Action
Locomotives:  ADIX 1508(F7A)
Views:  173   Comments: 1
What a lineup!
Title:  What a lineup!
Description:  Former Metro-North 1502, sits alongside a beautiful group of Alcos in the south end of Thendara Yard
Photo Date:  9/2/2012  Upload Date: 9/4/2012 8:28:36 PM
Location:  Thendara, NY
Author:  Jeff Wilson
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Track,Action
Locomotives:  ADIX 1502(FP10) ADIX 1845(RS18u) NYC 8223(RS3)
Views:  434   Comments: 1
Pretty pair
Title:  Pretty pair
Description:  The NYC 8223, a privately owned engine, is looking good next to her 2 "new" mates at the railfest
Photo Date:  9/2/2012  Upload Date: 9/4/2012 8:29:59 PM
Location:  Thendara, NY
Author:  Jeff Wilson
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Yard,Track,Action
Locomotives:  ADIX 1845(RS18u) NYC 8223(RS3)
Views:  296   Comments: 1
NYC 8223, Alco RS3
Title:  NYC 8223, Alco RS3
Description:  The only engine in the fleet not currently operational, she is going in next week to have her turbo replaced, then, back on the rails again!
Photo Date:  9/2/2012  Upload Date: 9/4/2012 8:32:45 PM
Location:  Thendara, NY
Author:  Jeff Wilson
Categories:  Roster,Yard,Track,Action
Locomotives:  NYC 8223(RS3)
Views:  2420   Comments: 3
The coolest caboose I have ever seen!
Title:  The coolest caboose I have ever seen!
Description:  This caboose was just repainted as well, and did a great job shuttling railfans around the yard during this event.
Photo Date:  9/2/2012  Upload Date: 9/4/2012 8:34:28 PM
Location:  Thendara, NY
Author:  Jeff Wilson
Categories:  RollingStock,Passenger,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  129   Comments: 1
The little switcher that could
Title:  The little switcher that could
Description:  Built in 1941, This unit was amazing, running yard shuttles all morning, then giving cab rides and running cab rides onto the north end of the line in the afternoon. Engineer Gary was a great cab partner and did a super job of demonstrating control operations and rail signage and rules.
Photo Date:  9/2/2012  Upload Date: 9/4/2012 8:38:19 PM
Location:  Thendara, NY
Author:  Jeff Wilson
Categories:  Roster,Yard,Track,Action
Locomotives:  NYC 705(SW1)
Views:  236   Comments: 3
Visiting M420 power
Title:  Visiting M420 power
Description:  The Mohawk, Adirondack and Northern Railroad, sister company of Delaware-Lackawanna, brought their recently refurbished MLW M420 wide-cab unit for display and as back up power to the Utica trains
Photo Date:  9/2/2012  Upload Date: 9/4/2012 8:40:37 PM
Location:  Thendara, NY
Author:  Jeff Wilson
Categories:  Roster,Yard,Track,Action
Locomotives:  MHWA 2042(M420W)
Views:  377   Comments: 3
What a great event!!
Title:  What a great event!!
Description:  Hats off to the gang at Adirondack for putting on a superb event!
Photo Date:  9/2/2012  Upload Date: 9/4/2012 8:41:46 PM
Location:  Thendara, NY
Author:  Jeff Wilson
Categories: 
Locomotives: 
Views:  118   Comments: 0
The pride of the fleet!
Title:  The pride of the fleet!
Description:  The former Alaska RR unit is the pride of the Adirondack Line.
Photo Date:  9/2/2012  Upload Date: 9/4/2012 8:43:05 PM
Location:  Thendara, NY
Author:  Jeff Wilson
Categories:  Roster,Yard,Track,Action
Locomotives:  ADIX 1508(F7A) ADIX 1502(FP10)
Views:  373   Comments: 4
Former CP units
Title:  Former CP units
Description:  Now all done up in ADIX paint, and rebuilt for years of service.
Photo Date:  9/2/2012  Upload Date: 9/4/2012 8:44:21 PM
Location:  Thendara, NY
Author:  Jeff Wilson
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Yard,Track,Action
Locomotives:  ADIX 1835(RS18u) ADIX 1845(RS18u)
Views:  360   Comments: 2
New York Central switcher
Title:  New York Central switcher
Description:  Posing in just the right spot, in front of the Thendara railroaders memorial
Photo Date:  9/2/2012  Upload Date: 9/4/2012 8:45:55 PM
Location:  Thendara, NY
Author:  Jeff Wilson
Categories:  Scenic,Yard,Track,Action
Locomotives:  NYC 705(SW1)
Views:  200   Comments: 0
Paints still a little tacky...
Title:  Paints still a little tacky...
Description:  A bit of the red CP paint still peeking out from the numberboards. The smell of fresh paint on this unit was actually refreshing!
Photo Date:  9/2/2012  Upload Date: 9/4/2012 8:47:07 PM
Location:  Thendara, NY
Author:  Jeff Wilson
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  ADIX 1835(RS18u)
Views:  237   Comments: 2
Yours truly in the conductors seat
Title:  Yours truly in the conductors seat
Description:  Before the 1835 gets going for a ride down the tracks, some lucky individuals get to sit in a place you normally would never see... Thanks to Alco Matt for snapping this shot!!!
Photo Date:  9/2/2012  Upload Date: 9/4/2012 8:49:10 PM
Location:  Thendara, NY
Author:  Jeff Wilson
Categories:  Roster,Yard,Track,Action
Locomotives:  ADIX 1835(RS18u)
Views:  433   Comments: 5
1845 from the cab of NYC 705
Title:  1845 from the cab of NYC 705
Description:  Looks so different at cab-level, doesnt she?
Photo Date:  9/2/2012  Upload Date: 9/4/2012 8:50:30 PM
Location:  Thendara, NY
Author:  Jeff Wilson
Categories:  Yard,Track,Action
Locomotives:  ADIX 1845(RS18u)
Views:  251   Comments: 0
Along side of the station
Title:  Along side of the station
Description:  Basking in the sun, the 8223 and 1508 are railfan favorites. The semaphore/flagpole by the station add a nice touch to this shot
Photo Date:  9/2/2012  Upload Date: 9/4/2012 8:51:48 PM
Location:  Thendara, NY
Author:  Jeff Wilson
Categories:  Roster,Yard,Track
Locomotives:  NYC 8223(RS3) ADIX 1508(F7A)
Views:  231   Comments: 3
Sisters, sort of...
Title:  Sisters, sort of...
Description:  The 1845, built in Schenectady, and the 2042, built in Montreal, both are true Alcos
Photo Date:  9/2/2012  Upload Date: 9/4/2012 8:53:46 PM
Location:  Thendara, NY
Author:  Jeff Wilson
Categories:  Roster,Yard,Track
Locomotives:  ADIX 1845(RS18u) MHWA 2042(M420W)
Views:  272   Comments: 0
Is this 2012 or 1941?
Title:  Is this 2012 or 1941?
Description:  A 1941-built NYC engine crossing the NYC bridge over Rt.28 makes for a once-in-a-lifetime shot, reminiscent of 1940's railroading. I was lucky enough to ride in the cab of this unit, an hour before this shot was taken, as well as get a lesson on the controls and operation of this unit from Engineer Gary.
Photo Date:  9/2/2012  Upload Date: 9/4/2012 8:55:20 PM
Location:  Old Forge, NY
Author:  Jeff Wilson
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  NYC 705(SW1)
Views:  320   Comments: 2
About to cross the NYC bridge
Title:  About to cross the NYC bridge
Description:  This is a scene from long ago, as the New York Central Logo appears on the bridge carrying the NY Central switcher over Rt. 28 and into Old Forge
Photo Date:  9/2/2012  Upload Date: 9/4/2012 8:57:00 PM
Location:  Old Forge, NY
Author:  Jeff Wilson
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  NYC 705(SW1)
Views:  223   Comments: 0
Power for the Utica Train
Title:  Power for the Utica Train
Description:  The train heading south back to Utica will have 2 Alcos and a MLW in the power lineup tonight
Photo Date:  9/2/2012  Upload Date: 9/4/2012 8:58:24 PM
Location:  Thendara, NY
Author:  Jeff Wilson
Categories:  Roster,Yard,Track,Action
Locomotives:  MHWA 2042(M420W) ADIX 1845(RS18u) ADIX 1835(RS18u)
Views:  510   Comments: 3
Different generations of railroads
Title:  Different generations of railroads
Description:  The mural on the ADIX engine shop symbolizes the history of the railroads in the area.
Photo Date:  9/2/2012  Upload Date: 9/4/2012 8:59:49 PM
Location:  Thendara, NY
Author:  Jeff Wilson
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Yard,Track,Action
Locomotives:  ADIX 1835(RS18u) ADIX 1845(RS18u) MHWA 2042(M420W)
Views:  406   Comments: 2
Returning from Otter Lake
Title:  Returning from Otter Lake
Description:  "Cherry-Picker" shot of the former Metro-North 1502 leading the Otter Lake local back into the yard
Photo Date:  9/2/2012  Upload Date: 9/4/2012 9:01:32 PM
Location:  Thendara, NY
Author:  Jeff Wilson
Categories:  Roster,Yard,Track,Action
Locomotives:  ADIX 1502(FP10) ADIX 1508(F7A)
Views:  296   Comments: 1
"Cherry-Picker" shot!
Title:  "Cherry-Picker" shot!
Description:  A shot from way up high wraps up this fine, fine day at the home base of the Adirondack Scenic Railroad. Note the radiator fins still showing some CP red paint!!
Photo Date:  9/2/2012  Upload Date: 9/4/2012 9:03:42 PM
Location:  Old Forge, NY
Author:  Jeff Wilson
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Yard,Track,Action
Locomotives:  ADIX 1835(RS18u) ADIX 1845(RS18u) MHWA 2042(M420W)
Views:  560   Comments: 4
Utica Junction
Title:  Utica Junction
Description:  In front of the NYSW shops is a twisted mass of rails, which is Utica Jct. The MHWA tracks curve off to the right heading north. The NYSW yard sits next to the shops. The double track main line going thru is the CSX Mohawk Sub
Photo Date:  9/2/2012  Upload Date: 9/5/2012 8:23:35 AM
Location:  Utica, NY
Author:  Jeff Wilson
Categories:  Yard,Track
Locomotives:  NYSW 3042(GP40) ADIX 1835(RS18u)
Views:  417   Comments: 0
Remsen Yard
Title:  Remsen Yard
Description:  A couple of sidings and an old passenger car are all that is left of this once thriving yard. In the woods just behind the car is the old turntable pit, still visible from the train.
Photo Date:  9/2/2012  Upload Date: 9/5/2012 8:27:13 AM
Location:  Remsen, NY
Author:  Jeff Wilson
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  ADIX 1845(RS18u) ADIX 1835(RS18u)
Views:  358   Comments: 1
Remsen Station
Title:  Remsen Station
Description:  The old station is to the right, but the platform is still in use. The old semaphore and NY Central caboose say alot about this stations history.
Photo Date:  9/2/2012  Upload Date: 9/5/2012 8:29:07 AM
Location:  Remsen, NY
Author:  Jeff Wilson
Categories:  Yard,Station,Signal
Locomotives: 
Views:  182   Comments: 0
Snow Junction
Title:  Snow Junction
Description:  At this point, the MHWA trackage splits off to the left and heads toward Boonville and Lyons Falls, while the Adirondack Branch of the NY Central takes us northeast into the Adirondack Mountains
Photo Date:  9/2/2012  Upload Date: 9/5/2012 8:32:36 AM
Location:  Remsen, NY
Author:  Jeff Wilson
Categories:  Track
Locomotives:  ADIX 1835(RS18u)
Views:  194   Comments: 0
Forestport Station
Title:  Forestport Station
Description:  This is a flag stop along the Adirondack Railroad. On the other side of the train is the famous Buffalo Head Lodge, a popular restaurant in the Adirondacks, and the destination of the ASRR Dinner Train
Photo Date:  9/2/2012  Upload Date: 9/5/2012 8:35:16 AM
Location:  Forestport, NY
Author:  Jeff Wilson
Categories:  Station
Locomotives:  ADIX 1835(RS18u)
Views:  363   Comments: 0
Cab shot of 1835
Title:  Cab shot of 1835
Description:  The control panel of ADIX 1835
Photo Date:  9/2/2012  Upload Date: 9/20/2012 3:01:40 PM
Location:  Thendara, NY
Author:  Jeff Wilson
Categories:  InCab,Yard
Locomotives:  ADIX 1835(RS18u)
Views:  271   Comments: 2
From the engineer's seat
Title:  From the engineer's seat
Description:  Getting ready to make some equipment moves within the yard.
Photo Date:  9/2/2012  Upload Date: 9/20/2012 3:02:57 PM
Location:  Thendara, NY
Author:  Jeff Wilson
Categories:  InCab,Yard,Action
Locomotives:  ADIX 1835(RS18u)
Views:  184   Comments: 0
Switcher 705 cab shot
Title:  Switcher 705 cab shot
Description:  As we pull out of the north end of the yard, I noticed how high the hood was on this unit...
Photo Date:  9/2/2012  Upload Date: 9/20/2012 3:04:15 PM
Location:  Thendara, NY
Author:  Jeff Wilson
Categories:  InCab,Yard,Action
Locomotives:  NYC 705(SW1)
Views:  192   Comments: 0
NYC 705 looking out the conductors door
Title:  NYC 705 looking out the conductors door
Description:  We pull out past some stored equipment and onto the old NY Central trackage that eventually leads to Lake Placid
Photo Date:  9/2/2012  Upload Date: 9/20/2012 3:05:57 PM
Location:  Thendara, NY
Author:  Jeff Wilson
Categories:  InCab,Track,Action
Locomotives:  NYC 705(SW1)
Views:  206   Comments: 0
Engineer Gary
Title:  Engineer Gary
Description:  Showing me how the controls operate as we head north out of the yard
Photo Date:  9/2/2012  Upload Date: 9/20/2012 3:07:05 PM
Location:  Thendara, NY
Author:  Jeff Wilson
Categories:  InCab
Locomotives:  NYC 705(SW1)
Views:  300   Comments: 1
Over the NY Central bridge and onto open rails
Title:  Over the NY Central bridge and onto open rails
Description:  This is the north end of the yard. About 1/2 mile ahead is the MOW siding, then its nothing for 15 miles ahead
Photo Date:  9/2/2012  Upload Date: 9/20/2012 3:08:46 PM
Location:  Thendara, NY
Author:  Jeff Wilson
Categories:  InCab,Track,Action
Locomotives:  NYC 705(SW1)
Views:  204   Comments: 1
ADIX MOW equipment siding
Title:  ADIX MOW equipment siding
Description:  As we pass by, a sign looms ahead in the distance stating: "END RULE 98"
Photo Date:  9/2/2012  Upload Date: 9/20/2012 3:10:44 PM
Location:  Thendara, NY
Author:  Jeff Wilson
Categories:  InCab,Track,Action
Locomotives:  NYC 705(SW1)
Views:  209   Comments: 0
The NY Central tracks to Lake Placid
Title:  The NY Central tracks to Lake Placid
Description:  An unforgettable ride and a great experience! Thank You, Adirondack Scenic Railroad!!!
Photo Date:  9/2/2012  Upload Date: 9/20/2012 3:15:26 PM
Location:  Thendara, NY
Author:  Jeff Wilson
Categories:  InCab,Track,Action
Locomotives:  NYC 705(SW1)
Views:  190   Comments: 1


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