AMTK 717 leading the Maple Leaf on the Rochester Subdivision

A few Sundays back, I was over at Memphis, New York, waiting for a train or two. Shortly after arriving, I heard Amtrak's Maple Leaf (train P063) get the okay from the CSX defect detector at milepost 291.9 in Syracuse, New York. Memphis is at milepost 302.6, just under eleven miles away, so it wouldn't be long before the Maple Leaf showed up.

Led by AMTK 717, the Maple Leaf rolls west on the Rochester Subdivision at Memphis, NY.

Just under ten minutes later, I saw the headlight of AMTK 717, a General Electric P32AC-DM, appear over the tracks just beyond the Warners Road overpass (milepost 300.10) in the far distance. The Maple Leaf was heading west on Track 1 of the CSX Rochester Subdivision and was kicking up a bit of snow as it hustled through town at 77MPH/124KPH. Its next station stop would be Rochester, New York. Then on to the New York cites of DePew, Buffalo, and Niagara Falls.

Photograph taken on February 6, 2022, at Memphis, New York.


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