John Poray's Adirondack Division of the New York Central
This HO layout models parts of the New York Central Railroad in Upstate New York, including Albany, a portion of the Adirondack Division from Childwold Park Station to Malone, and on to Ogdensburg on the St. Lawrence River. The branch line from Lake Clear Junction to Saranac Lake and Lake Placid is also modeled. There are staging yards at both ends of the layout. Set in 1955, freight and passengers trains wind their way through the Adirondack Mountains, led by a variety of diesels including F7s, E units and the last vestige of steam, including Hudsons and a Niagara.
Albany NY Union Station
Albany Union Station is still a busy one, with six tracks that pass under the elevated concourse. In the foreground, a local freight moves slowly southbound under the station, while Train 50, the Empire State Express, makes its seven minute stop on the way to Buffalo.
Dusk descends and traffic on Albany’s downtown, streets thin as commuters head for the suburbs.
East bound Train 21, The North Star, led by E-8 #2036, has left Lake Clear Junction, headed for Saranac Lake.
Having left Saranac Lake, The North Star crosses this impressive, high trestle and is just minutes away from its terminus at Lake Placid, NY.