Private equipment collection at Colonie and Glenmont

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Re: Private equipment collection at Colonie and Glenmont

Postby RussNelson » Mon Dec 12, 2016 3:50 pm

"The new span, which has yet to be formally researched and designed, is likely to include not only rail, but also truck traffic and a pedestrian walkway. "

Yes, https://www.flickr.com/photos/russnelso ... ed-family/ This is the same D&H bridge over the Normanskill. You can tell by looking at the trees. But notice that the new bridge, if there is a new bridge, will include rail! That means there is still hope!
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Re: Private equipment collection at Colonie and Glenmont

Postby nessman » Mon Dec 12, 2016 5:48 pm

Well - goes what I (and others) have said all along - the existing bridge couldn't even support its own weight.

But, you can call me a naysayer that may be proven wrong. These things actually stand a chance after all...
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Re: Private equipment collection at Colonie and Glenmont

Postby hondajohn » Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:22 am

An asbestos-abatement crew is on-site at Colonie, and appear to be working on two of the passenger cars and the Albany Port RS3. Is this preparation for scrapping or saving?
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Re: Private equipment collection at Colonie and Glenmont

Postby BR&P » Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:30 am

Not sure why you would need all that if the equipment was going to be used. My guess is the end is near for those pieces. I'd love to be wrong.
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Re: Private equipment collection at Colonie and Glenmont

Postby scottychaos » Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:29 pm

Post on Facebook today, with a photo. The Alco RS3 and all but one of the passenger cars at Colonie are now scrapped. One passenger car remains, on its side. Will also be scrapped within the next day or two.

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Re: Private equipment collection at Colonie and Glenmont

Postby pumpers » Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:01 pm

Well, after 11-1/2 years, that would about wrap up the Colonie part of this thread. :(

Regarding GLenmont, did they ever build that bridge that Russ Nelson and others were talking about a few years ago?
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Re: Private equipment collection at Colonie and Glenmont

Postby DutchRailnut » Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:05 pm

ehh no but its being studied :-)
If Conductors are in charge, why are they promoted to be Engineer???

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Re: Private equipment collection at Colonie and Glenmont

Postby thebigham » Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:09 pm

scottychaos wrote:Post on Facebook today, with a photo. The Alco RS3 and all but one of the passenger cars at Colonie are now scrapped. One passenger car remains, on its side. Will also be scrapped within the next day or two.

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Re: Private equipment collection at Colonie and Glenmont

Postby scottychaos » Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:43 am

thebigham wrote:
scottychaos wrote:Post on Facebook today, with a photo. The Alco RS3 and all but one of the passenger cars at Colonie are now scrapped. One passenger car remains, on its side. Will also be scrapped within the next day or two.

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Re: Private equipment collection at Colonie and Glenmont

Postby nessman » Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:30 pm

scottychaos wrote:Post on Facebook today, with a photo. The Alco RS3 and all but one of the passenger cars at Colonie are now scrapped. One passenger car remains, on its side. Will also be scrapped within the next day or two.

So what has survived from the Colonie yard?
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Re: Private equipment collection at Colonie and Glenmont

Postby DutchRailnut » Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:07 pm

you mean besides a lot of containers of scrap metal?
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Re: Private equipment collection at Colonie and Glenmont

Postby lvrr325 » Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:32 pm

The ex-LIRR FA got out, I think a D&H caboose also.
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Re: Private equipment collection at Colonie and Glenmont

Postby pumpers » Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:13 pm

lvrr325 wrote:The ex-LIRR FA got out, I think a D&H caboose also.

What do you mean by "got out". Presumably "got out in one piece", I hope. I assume they did not "get out on rails " though, so were they trailered?
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Re: Private equipment collection at Colonie and Glenmont

Postby scottychaos » Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:59 am

pumpers wrote:
lvrr325 wrote:The ex-LIRR FA got out, I think a D&H caboose also.

What do you mean by "got out". Presumably "got out in one piece", I hope. I assume they did not "get out on rails " though, so were they trailered?


The FA did leave on rails!
my note from 2008:

43.) March 2008 - Western Maryland Alco FA2 No. 302 finally escapes Colonie!
stored there for over a decade with the rest of the derelict Alcos, 302 is owned
by the WMRHS, who finally got her moved out of Colonie. The unit sat at Albany's
Kenwood yard for a few months, and in July it arrived on the
West Virginia Central Railroad where restoration will begin.
New York State loses one Alco, but its good news!


from: https://scotlawrence.github.io/NYalcos/ ... ments.html

and also from the timeline:

March 2008 - Western Maryland Alco FA2 No. 302 finally escapes Colonie! (the only one of the 5 Colonie Alcos to survive)
November 2013 - D&H Alco RS3 4082 is scrapped in Colonie.
2015 - Alco S2, Ex Albany Port RR, nee D&H 3011, is scrapped in Colonie.
February 2019 - Alco RS3, Ex Albany Port RR #2, nee D&H 4126, is scrapped in Colonie.
February 2019 - Alco S1, Ex LIRR 417, is scrapped in Colonie

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Re: Private equipment collection at Colonie and Glenmont

Postby thebigham » Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:39 pm

^Thanks!
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