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Lot of cool stuff going on with the Saratoga & North Creek Railway

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First of all, Gino’s Rail Page is covering the steam excursions. PLUS A LOT MORE

Newsday Travel listed the Saratoga & North Creek Railway as an “off road excursion” for a great way to take in the fall foliage while letting someone else do the driving. Or for a “bird’s eye view of it all ” they recommend the gondolas at Gore Mountain which you can access from our train stop in North Creek.
 Autumn has arrived in the Adirondacks‏

 

irondacks in Autumn
Mother Nature shows her true cols
n Autumn
Mother Nature shows her true colors
Don’t just take our word for it   
Newsday Travel listed the Saratoga & North Creek Railway as an “off road excursion” for a great way to take in the fall foliage while letting someone else do the driving. Or for a “bird’s eye view of it all ” they recommend the gondolas at Gore Mountain which you can access from our train stop in North Creek.
Adirondack Fall Foliage Report

Monitor the progress of the colors by contacting the official New York State tourism department at  800-CALLNYS or iloveny.com or try the following sites:

Pulling Steam Locomotives by Hand

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Recently we published a blog on New York Central Shops at Harmon, NY.

In another connection, we recently found the picture of the Niagara Steam Locomotive being pulled. Then David Keller posted this Timkin ad.

The idea being that Timken Roller Bearings were so good that a locomotive could move with ease.

The whole trick was getting it rolling from a dead stop.  THAT needed some mechanical help.  Once the locomotive began to roll, THEN the girls were able to pull the locomotive!

Don’t think the ad was filmed at Harmon. Probably wherever Timken was. Canton, Ohio???

Saratoga and North Creek Railroad will have visiting steam engine

Yes, the Saratoga & North Creek Railroad will have steam excursions.

No.63 steam engine “Leviathan”

Special Trips     Departs Corinth: September 7,8,14,15     2013

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Departs from Corinth at 9:00AM, arrives in North Creek at 12:00 noon.  Included in the fare is entrance to the 1871 Historic North Creek Depot Museum, admission to the D&H Railroad Fair, BBQ lunch in the park, photo ops while steam engine is turned on the turntable.  Depart NCK at 2:00PM arrive 5:00PM.  Beverages and snacks provided as part of the fare.

One round trip each day of operation. Departing from Corinth, NY to North Creek and return to Corinth (tickets will be issued to passengers at the Corinth Station). Photo runby’s along the route, highlight will be in Hadley for pictures on the Sacandaga Bridge.

Passengers will ride in a 1928 Canadian National, open window, day coach.

The Leviathan NO. 63

L1 ND7 3146This highly sought after reproduction STEAM ENGINE will make its first visit to New York and the northeast for this event.

This replica is faithfully reproduced from the original design of the steam engine constructed at the Schenectady Locomotive Works in 1868 that was one of four commissioned by the Central Pacific Railroad.

L1 ND7 3186This reproduction took 10 years to build and is full sized and standard gauge. It uses fuel oil rather than wood to power its engine.