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Author:  ParisHill [ Sun Aug 02, 2015 9:47 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Adirondack Scenic Railroad & Utica Branch NYS&W

Here are two short, new videos, the first on Adirondack Scenic's Aug 1 Utica-Thendara run, the second showing a railcar excursion, also videoed on Aug 1, of a railcar excursion on the Utica branch of the NYS&W:

https://youtu.be/8J5E9_3dXpw ("The Adirondacks, By Rail!!")

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neZOz_A9mqQ ("Putt-Putting Along")

Author:  ParisHill [ Sat Aug 15, 2015 8:17 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Adirondack Scenic Railroad & Utica Branch NYS&W

Here are two videos showing the Adirondack's Utica-Big Moose, NY "Big Moose Limited" (not its official name though I fancy it) polishing the rails.

This is a 128 mile round trip. The train departs Utica approx 9:30am, stops in Thendara approx 2 hours later where passengers may spend the day and others may board for the add'l 12 mile trip to Big Moose.

Once in Big Moose, passengers may eat lunch at the former New York Central passenger station (it is now a restaurant, the Big Moose Station Restaurant, http://www.bigmoosestation.com/ , before beginning the 64 mile return trip to Utica.

No regular passenger service exists between Big Moose and Saranac Lake although the line is used to handle equipment moves to sustain its Saranac Lake-Lake Placid service. Lake Placid is 77 miles north of Big Moose.

The first video, "Big Moose Limited" is long by my standards (16:01) but shows highlights of the entire first leg of the Utica-Big Moose run, including a passenger "meet" in Thendara, the public address announcement re arrival of the Big Moose train in Thendara and runaround action in Big Moose:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNHS0vBk0uE

The second video, "Return from Big Moose", is much shorter (2:39) and features a few scenes on the last 10 miles of the Adirondack's return run from Big Moose on Aug 13th.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvRQqw1OMXo

Finally, off topic though transportation-related, this video features a long-ago formidable railroad competitor in action, "Barging Along on the Erie Canal" (5:41):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmrMWhcBALI

Author:  ParisHill [ Sun Aug 23, 2015 8:12 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Adirondack Scenic Railroad & Utica Branch NYS&W

Featured here is the good work of the NYS&W track dep't yesterday in Utica, NY during a major crossing replacement project:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFedts40h_o

Author:  ParisHill [ Sat Oct 10, 2015 8:04 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Adirondack Scenic Railroad & Utica Branch NYS&W

Here are two recent videos showing Adirondack Scenic's trains with their 1947 F unit leading the way:

"Leading the Charge: An F Unit in Autumn" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljLuPz2BX8M

"Old Bridge, Classic Engines" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u37G3pex8XQ

Author:  ParisHill [ Sun Oct 25, 2015 7:56 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Adirondack Scenic Railroad & Utica Branch NYS&W

My latest:

"Hustling Through the Big Moose Rock Cut"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRbAdKmXjhs

Author:  ParisHill [ Sat Oct 31, 2015 7:31 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Adirondack Scenic Railroad & Utica Branch NYS&W

A NYS&W video from Oct 29th:

"Switching Utica Club Brewery: A Railfan's Oktoberfest" (4min 41sec)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_vwCf2AyJ8

Author:  ParisHill [ Sat Nov 07, 2015 6:23 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Adirondack Scenic Railroad & Utica Branch NYS&W

The NYS&W ran a test train over the 20 miles of track between Sangerfield-Sherburne yesterday. The line was embargoed in Nov 2009 making this the first run to Sherburne in 6 years.

Here's the video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34Md-HOBzOM

A few pics:

1. A family in tiny North Brookfield, NY watch the first train in a half-decade pass by their small business, Kling's Mill;

2. NYS&W GP40, North Brookfield, NY

3. Arrive Sherburne, NY.

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Author:  ParisHill [ Sat Nov 14, 2015 9:01 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Adirondack Scenic Railroad & Utica Branch NYS&W

This video features a shoving move by the NYS&W down street trackage in Utica, NY. Street moves will become more common here now that the siding/runaround just south of Schuyler St has been taken OOS.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ftqaL8uAws

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Author:  ParisHill [ Sun Nov 22, 2015 8:00 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Adirondack Scenic Railroad & Utica Branch NYS&W

Here are links to two recent videos:

"A Slow Climb: Frosty Rails & a 1.8% Grade" (1 min 41 sec, shows a short NYS&W freight toughing its way up Paris Hill): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRQ4SdEw42Q

"Night Train on Schuyler Street" (1 min 12 sec, shows a rare nighttime move by NYS&W down Schuyler Street 6/10th mile street trackage):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9f3KtCbHa7Q

Here's a pic showing the freight in the distance heading towards the old DL&W watchman's tower at the north end of Schuyler Street:

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Author:  ParisHill [ Tue Oct 25, 2016 5:23 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Adirondack Scenic Railroad & Utica Branch NYS&W

Here is a short video (one minute) showing Adirondack Scenic's 1502, a 1947 EMD product, leading its train northbound over Kayuta Lake trestle in Forestport, NY in the early afternoon of Oct 23rd:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oAUKflx4Hs

Author:  ParisHill [ Thu Nov 03, 2016 7:42 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Adirondack Scenic Railroad & Utica Branch NYS&W

This video features NYS&W's UT-1 rolling through farmland in Waterville, NY en route to Sangerfield on the railroad's Utica-Binghamton line:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7DyqOx5P-g

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