Posts Tagged ‘FL9 locomotives’

FL9s Along the Hudson River

September 23, 2020

Marty Surdy and I spent three days along the Hudson River in New York from June 29-July 1, 1993. We focused on photographing Amtrak and Metro North FL9s.

The top photograph was made of a northbound Metro North train at Cold Spring.

In the first image below, Bannerman Castle on Pollepel Island looms in the background in a view of a southbound at Cold Spring.

The next two images were also made at Cold Spring with one going north and one going south.

Next up is an FL9 painted in the livery of the New Haven and shown at Croton-Harmon. Photo six is features a northbound Amtrak Empire Service train at Garrison.

That is followed by Amtrak FL9 No. 484 leading a northbound train at Peekskill. This unit would later run on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad between late 2009 and early 2012.

The series ends with an image of a northbound Metro North train coming out of the station at Peekskill.

Photographs by Edward Ribinskas

An FL9 in the Valley

June 26, 2020

FLNX FL9 No. 484 is on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad where it crosses the abandoned Ohio & Erie Canal in downtown Akron on Sept. 24, 2011.

This FL9 once worked for the New Haven and Amtrak, and at last report was in Canada.

The CVSR operated No. 484 for a few years and it even was assigned to the north end of some trips pulled by Nickel Plate Road 2-8-4 No. 765.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Remember When an FL9 Prowled the CVSR?

July 3, 2018

It is September 2011 and Nickel Plate Road No. 765 is making a guest appearance on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad pulling a series of excursions, including a total track tour to Canton.

Also part of those excursions was FL9 No. 484. The 765 was only around for a few weeks, but No. 484 stayed around for a few years.

It arrived on the CVSR in late 2009 and remained their until February 2012.

During the 2011 visit of the 765 the FL9 was the motive power assigned to the north end of the steam excursions.

Built in November 1957 for the New Haven, No. 484 also pulled Amtrak trains through the mid-1990s.

At the time of its CVSR appearance, it was owned by F.P. Flynn. No. 484 also saw spot duty helping to pull excursions sponsored by the Orrville Railroad Heritage Society on the Wheeling & Lake Erie.

The photograph above shows No. 484 at Bath Road facing north. The 765 is on the other end of this train facing south.

The image was made almost seven years ago so it you won’t find it in a wayback machine. Still, seven years was several years ago and the 484 hasn’t been around for a while.