SMS Rail Service final delivery to CP at Delanson
A very clean ex-Santa Fe B23-7 owned by SMS Rail Service per the SLRS reporting mark stenciled under the cab window brings the final 3 cars from the Northeastern Industrial Park at Guilderland for CP interchange at Delanson. Tomorrow NS will takeover ownership of this part of the ex-D&H track from CP. The short SMS train is coming off the rustic D&H Albany Main that it now leases from NS. Assuming the CSX acquisition of Pan Am happens, NS will upgrade the Albany Main including re-establishing a connection to CSX Selkirk branch to permit NS double stack/Auto rack trains to use CSX trackage rights to Ayer, avoiding the low clearance Hoosac Tunnel route. And SMS will continue to service NEIP via trackage rights.
Photographed by John Barlow, September 18, 2015.
Added to the photo archive by John Barlow, April 6, 2021.
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