AMTK 46 leading Amtrak's Lake Shore Limited

I saw that AMTK 46, one of Amtrak's 50th anniversary commemorative locomotives, was leading the eastbound Lake Shore Limited today. I decided to load up the kids in the car and head out to try and catch it.

We went to what is fast becoming our usual spot at Pottery Road, along CSX's Rochester Subdivision. After waiting for about ten minutes I saw the headlight of AMTK 46, a few miles away as the train was passing through the heart of Warners, NY. Soon, the block signals to the west of Pottery Road came on and the crossing gates went down.

AMTK 46 & AMTK 90 lead the Lake Shore Limited at Pottery Road
Lake Shore Limited approach Pottery Road

I was hoping that the lettering on the side of the locomotive would turn out better, but the way the light reflected off of the side caused it to not be as readable as I had hoped.

A closer view of AMTK 46 and AMTK 90 leading the Lake Shore Limited
A tighter view of AMTK 46

The Lake Shore Limited was moving fast, making up some lost time on its scheduled arrival into Syracuse, NY. In addition to the photographs, here's a link to a video I captured with my phone as the train passed by.

Milepost Marker 298

Along the line, at least around the Warners, NY area, I've noticed a few of the old New York Central milepost markers. Below, is the milepost marker for mile 298, sitting on the south side of the tracks. It sits about 1,200 ft./366 m. Yesterday, I caught a train at Herman Rd., the next crossing west of Pottery Rd., and the milepost marker for mile 299 is also still there. It can be seen in the last photograph from yesterday's post.

A distant view of the old NYC mile maker for mile 298 along the Rochester Subdivision

Photographs taken August 17, 2021, at Warners, NY.

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