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Upper Hudson River Railroad Part 2 May 17, 2010

by Chris Guenzler

The Stony Creek Truss Bridge.

Stony Creek.

Delaware & Hudson Milepost Marker A66.

The crossing of the Sacandaga River Bridge.

We all detrained for a photo runby at the Sacandaga River Bridge.

Many of us walked down to the highway for the photo runby there.

The back up move.

The Photo Runby at the Sacandaga River Bridge. From here we rolled into Corinth.

This point was as far as our trip went. We ran back to the siding and set up for the engine to run around the train.

The Photo Runby of the engine running around our train.

The engine returned to the north end of the train.

Our train now ready to return to North Creek.

The train heading back to North Creek.

The crossing of the Sacandaga Bridge.

The Stony Creek Truss Bridge.

You can see the railroad ties and through the trees you can see the bridge of the old D&H branch line to Warrenburg.

A rear of the train view.

Our Alco started throwing sparks that set off track side fires. We stopped to put them out. As we neared North Creek the Alco started more and we headed into town after the fire department was called.

Our train returned to North Creek as the sound of Fire Trucks could be heard rushing to put out the fires that our Alco had started. It had been a fantastic trip aboard the train that runs through the hidden gem in the State of New York along the Hudson River.

North Hudson River 5019 at North Creek.

Alco 5 after we returned to North Creek.

My last view of the Alco switcher before we left North Creek. We took Peaceful Valley Road south to NY Highway 8 which we took south to NY 30.

Delaware & Hudson Spreader at Wells. We continued south on NY 30 and then 30A into Johnstown for KFC for me. We then drove back to NY 30 and into Amsterdam where Randy went to Russo's Italian Restaurant which was across the street from the former New York Central Water Level Route. I worked on the Danbury story as I hoped that a train would come by. The gates went down and I rushed across the street to get some pictures.

Amtrak Train 64 the Maple Leaf from Toronto passing through Amsterdam on its way to New York. After Randy finished his dinner at Russo's, a fine Italian Restaurant in Amsterdam, we drove south on NY 30, to US Highway 20 which we took west to NY 80 south into Cooperstown then onto NY 28 to the Red Carpet Inn for the night.