Photos of the trip can be seen here.
I kicked off my journey catching Regional Train 162 hauled behind ACS-86 #622.
Hudson Line express service on the weekend is the province of diesel hauled trains and mine was no exception. Here is Shoreliner IV cab car #6313 in the trailing position as the train departs for points north.
M7 MU's #4093 and #4229 hanging out with friends in the Croton yard.
P32AC-DM #203 and #222 hanging out under the sanding tower at Croton.
Fromt of M7 #4209.
P32AC-DM #226 passing in front of HM tower.
CDoT owned Shoreliner I cab car #6223 in the trailing position as it heads into the ready service yard. Note the mis-matched lettering with one being in the new old Penn Central font.
The Walkway over the Hudson added a few historical touches like this old searchlight signal.
The bridge provided an excellent view of the stored MNRR P32AC-DM trainsets. In residence that day were #'s 224, 205, 209, 216 and NH painted 229.
View of the Mid-Hudson bridge from the walkway.
It's pretty amazing how well the bridge has held up over the years despite all the deferred maintenance. God bless 19th century over engineering.