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Photos Taken Along The Route Of Amtrak's Empire Service
The George Washington Bridge with a nice crescent moon in the background!
Crossing the bridge at Spuyten Duyvil, heading for CP-12 to meet up with the Metro-North Railroad.
Passing through Yonkers (this train didn't stop there).
A wide view of the Tappan Zee Bridge.
Taking a quick break at Poughkeepsie, NY, this view looking north towards Albany.
Shortly after departing Poughkeepsie, we see some parked Metro-North equipment including P32AC-DM #205.
This is as far north as Metro-North operates out of New York City.
Some more Metro-North cars with the "Walkway Over The Hudson" in the background.
Metro-North P32AC-DM #225 which was on the northern-most parked train sitting in Poughkeepsie after we left the station. There isn't as
much service on Metro-North on this line on weekends so parked equipment here is normal to see like this.
Riding through Hyde Park, NY looking across the Hudson at Highland, NY.
From Hyde Park, looking over the river at Esopus, NY, the building in the center of the photo is the Marist Brothers Retreat House.
Now arriving at Rhinecliff, NY.
Now coming into view, the beautiful Catskill Mountains!
Hi 42, you're looking good today! P42DC #42 was on the Amtrak "Santa Special" train out of Albany and we passed it just north of Rhinecliff!
Passing by the Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge which connects the cities of Kingston and Rhinebeck while carrying NY Route 199 over the bridge.
Another view of the beautiful Catskills!
Flying through Cheviot Park in Germantown, NY. I railfanned here in 2012, good spot along the Hudson!
One more view of the Catskills!
The CSX Schodack Sub is the line veering away from the Water Level Route near Stuyvesant, NY.
The bridge closer to us carries the CSX Berkshire Sub (aka, the Conrail Boston Line, or the "B&A") over the Hudson, and on into Selkirk Yard.
The bridge behind that carries an access road that later becomes the Berkshire Section of the New York State Thruway (I-90).
Passing by the Fort Hamilton Paper Company in Castleton-On-Hudson, NY where you can now see there is plenty of snow on the ground
compared to New York City which had no snow this morning!
Now heading into Rensselaer, on the east side of the Hudson, you can see the Albany skyline in the background, welcome to Albany!
A wide-angle view from the platform at the Albany-Rensselaer Station of the construction to extend the platforms and add an additional track
to the station. The train in the right of the photo is Train #281.
A wide-angle view of the platforms. The new track will go in where you see temporary wooden guardrails on the end of the platform
mostly in the left side of the above photo.