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
There's a wye at the north end to turn trains around as needed
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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