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This blog highlights some of my adventures with the focus on railroad history. Originally intended as a blog of my rail trail rides, it now also includes hikes, railroad trips and even stop-and-go car trips if they are railroad history related...

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Amtrak Repair Shop

A relative works at the Amtrak Repair Shop in Rensselaer and I was fortunate to get an inside look at the operations.
Approaching the shop, you get a nice view of Albany across the river
The repair facilities are just north of the Albany-Rensselaer station
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  There's a wye at the north end to turn trains around as needed
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 Street view...
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Inside...

Full trains are moved in and inspected/worked on as a unit.
Locomotives in need of repair reside on a different set of tracks

This is the hook that is clamped on when raised by the overhead crane 

Under the train (this was a thrill!)
In the cab
This is the bit used to cut (smooth) a wheel

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