They Went Slow Then

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csx train passing a barge on the hudson river at night
Southbound at Mine Dock Road

They Went Slow Then

Sep 23, 2013

I came to Fort Montgomery, New York twice to photograph trains on the River Subdivision passing a scuttled barge. Originally built to carry bricks, its last job to was to protect a now defunct marina from the Hudson's winter ice flows. While the towns along the west shore of the Hudson are reliativly quiet, the River was busy. A constant stream of MetroNorth trains brought commuters north along the oposite bank. Tugs worked cement and oil barges in the channel and CSX kept the west shore busy with frieght. Mail, containers, and trash domonated and a few mixed freights did their best to stay out of the way.