1999 Club Trips

Selkirk Yard 1999 600X377 | 875X550
Diesels receive service at the engine facility in Selkirk Yard, just outside of Albany, New York.

Selkirk Yard 1999 600X387 | 878X566
Another view of the engine terminal at Selkirk.

Boston & Albany Bridge over the Hudson River 600X349 | 859X500
This is the Alfred Smith bridge. It is named in honor of the New York Central president who was responsible for the construction of the Castleton Cutoff. It is among the largest railroad bridges east of the Mississippi. The Castleton Cutoff was built to connect the Boston & Albany and the NYC's Hudson Division to Selkirk Yard and was completed in 1924. The project cost $25 million and allowed freights to bypass the steep 1.63% grade west of Albany. This bridge was designed for four tracks, but never carried more than two.
Catskill Mountain Railway Bridge 600X369 | 791X486
This bridge once carried the narrow gauge Catskill Mountain Railway over the Catskill Creek in Catskill, New York. Today it serves as a foot bridge and also carries several water pipes across the creek.
New York, West Shore, & Buffalo Depot in Saugerties, NY 1999 600X301 | 839X421
This old wooden freight station along CSX's River Line in Saugerties, New York, dates back to the late 1800s as you can see by the abbreviation for New York, West Shore, and Buffalo Railway Company. Today it houses a propane dealer.
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