|Conrail; Selkirk Yard, N.Y.; May 18, 1997|
|Conrail; Hudson, N.Y.; Feb. 22, 1999|
One of the coolest places to shoot Conrail was on the street running in Hudson. A local freight would diverge from the NYC main line and head up a steep hill to serve a grain mill. The return trip would find the train passing the Iron Horse Bar (left) as it made its way back down to the main.
The day I shot the train in Hudson (February 22, 1999) turned out to be a pretty good one. I set up at the big bridge in Catskill and was rewarded with a southbound train using a pair of Conrail's SD80MAC diesels. The '80MACs used alternating current to power the traction motors (most diesels of the era were direct current) and couldn't be mixed in consists with d.c. diesels. Thus, to make sure they ran only with other a.c. engines, they were made visually different by adding a white bow wave to the nose.
|Conrail; Catskill, N.Y.; February 22, 1999|
|Conrail; Alsen, N.Y.; February 22, 1999|
|Conrail; Syracuse, N.Y.; July 21, 1998|
|Conrail; Marlboro, N.Y.; March 27, 1998|
|Conrail; Fort Montgomery, N.Y.; October 1988|