One of CP Rail’s final runs to NYC

June 4th, 2012 by

In 1998, CP Rail was granted access to NYC as part of the split up of Conrail. For years their trains ran, ranging from zero to 40 cars, between queens and albany 3 days per week. In 2010 CP Rail and CSX came to an agreement where CSX would handle the freight cars for CP to NYC, while CP would handle some CSX cars bound for Canada. This eliminated the CP train to NYC...

The attached gallery shows photos from one of their final runs over Hell Gate Bridge in Queens. The usual rag tag collection of old rock hauling cars made up the majority of the train.

It was an end of an era... and so it goes.

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