Photos at: http://acm.jhu.edu/~sthurmovik/Railpics/06-01-15_BOSTON_LINE_LSL/-Thumbnails.html
At Albany, the 448 shuttle meets train 48 accross the platform for the convienance of passengers. However track 1 does not connect to the old B&A Post Road branch so 448 must pull forward through CP-142, then reverse onto the main track then pull out again onto the post road. Here are train gets a MEDIUM APPROACH signal to reverse.
Here the Lake Shore's power has been replaced with Dual-Mode engine 711 for the run to Pig station. Interesting how the intruduction of Dual Modes have only moved the power change from Croton to Albany.
4 inches of snow the night before makes things pretty.
The "shuffle" at CP-109 is a common move due to the mostly single track nature of the line and poor CSX dispatching. A train was blocking the main track and there was already a train passing it on the siding. We had to pull in, stop, wait for the opposing train to pass, reverse and then proceed forward again.
My train's engine, P42DC #166, at Springfield.
Pretty sky at CP-64. Note the new Darth Vader type signals with the Rule 562 'C' boards. This interlocking was re-signaled in conjunction with a siding extension project that also involved CP-60 to the east.
Night falls at Warchester's CP-45.