• Adirondack Railroad 2021 Season

  • Pertaining to all railroading subjects, past and present, in New York State.
Pertaining to all railroading subjects, past and present, in New York State.

Moderator: Otto Vondrak

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Adirondack's season began the weekend of July 3rd with local service between Thendara (Old Forge)-Otter Lake.

On July 10th, Mohawk, Adirondack & Northern No. 2042 provided the power for the first Utica-Thendara run since 2019 (one of the ADK engines usually employed on this run was on work train duty while the other was undergoing an inspection).

This was the first revenue usage of the ADK's dome car (built in 1955 for Union Pacific) and the dining car (built for the NY Central in 1948 and donated by Amtrak).

This short video offers glimpses of the train crossing the Mohawk River, Utica, on Remsen Hill, Prospect, and passing through Woodgate Station.

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This video, made on July 24th, includes a few highlights of the Utica-Thendara run and also features some scenes in Thendara, including in the station.

Refer to the YouTube description for particulars on locations videoed.

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A few scenes from today's Utica-Thendara run are presented in this short video, including a slow roll-by past the Cincinnati Creek waterfall in Remsen:

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Here are a few views of the August 7th Utica-Thendara run (Remsen & crossing the Moose River, McKeever):

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This video from August 14th includes views inside Union Station and of Adirondack's dome car interior together with the day's Utica-Thendara train crossing the Big Woodhull bridge in Forestport:

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Quite unexpectedly, I got a chance to ride in the top level of the dome car on the 21st.

Here's the video

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I was able to video work train activity yesterday.

There were two shove moves:

1) Thendara-Big Moose (13 empty gondolas & the caboose); and

2) Thendara-4+ miles north of Big Moose to dump ballast (8 hoppers, 100 tons of stones each).

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Here's yesterday's work train southbound at the summit in Big Moose:

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NY Central's 1967 "Battle of Big Moose Hill" is recalled in this video made in Big Moose on Sept 7th:

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This video features a few scenes from the Sept 11th Utica-Thendara run as well as a look around the Thendara station. In Forestport, the train appears to be traveling at or near the line's top speed of 50 mph.