Don and Group,
Your fantrip question sent me digging and I found a flyer and trip description from an October 10, 1965 WS trip sponsored by the Capital District RR Club. It left Albany, went west on the Mohawk Division to South Schenectady, where it reversed onto the West Shore, passing through Fullers, Guilderland Center, Voorheesville, etc. and Selkirk Yard, then onto the River Division, down to West Point, then back up to Albany. There was a two-hour layover at WP. I recall riding part of the trip in an open NYC gondola. The fare was $8.00!!! There was a snack car AND a NYC dining car.
While I'm at it, I have papers from three other WS fantrips that I was fortunate enough to ride:
November 17,1962, GCT-over the A.E. Smith Bridge-Selkirk Yard- Weehawken (Guess who was selling the tickets for that one?)
September 22, 1963, Hoboken-Newburgh on the WS, then the E-L Newburgh Branch, then back to Hoboken via the Erie's Northern Branch!!! My recollection is that trip used E-L through train equipment.
Summer 1988- Trip to Selkirk via the WS as part of the NRHS convention.
If anyone's interested, I can post more details.
(Don, you and I corresponded about the WS in the 1960's and 1970's. Hope you are well. Write off-line if you want.)
Canton, MA 02021