End of a (Symbol) Era on the D&H

Effective Monday, March 28th, 2022, Familiar train symbols such as 252 and 650 will be no more. Upon hearing the news on Friday morning, I headed down to Ausable Beach to shoot the 3rd-to-last 252. My camera didn’t want to cooperate, but I was still able to capture an image… The full symbol change list is below: […]

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Erie-Lackawanna in Plattsburgh?

In this photograph, from Sharepoint and found by Ken May (posted via the Delaware & Hudson Facebook group) we see D&H train #34, the southbound Laurentian, rolling into Plattsburgh from one of my favorite vantage points. Here are a few things I’ve noticed about the picture: The photo was probably taken in April, and the pile […]

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D&H 7303

The following is an excerpt from the May 2021 Bulletin: The D&H received twelve GP38-2s from the Lehigh Valley in 1976 as part of the formation of Conrail. Formerly LV No. 314-325, these became D&H No. 7314-7325. Originally all of these units were painted in the famous “Lightning Stripe” scheme, although some were later repainted […]

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The Adirondack Scenic’s North End Dilemma, and Rails to Trails

As many of you may know, the Adirondack Scenic Railroad has been battling the various parties known as the “Rails to Trails” advocates. The location of conflict? Tupper Lake to Lake Placid, NY, easily the most popular (and populated) stretch on the Adirondack Scenic, formerly the NYC Adirondack Branch. The popular Lake Placid-Saranac Lake trains […]

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