Friday, January 04, 2008

Cold day at Port Henry.


Taken from a window on Amtrak's Adirondack on December 22, this shot shows the Port Henry, New York railroad station, originally built by the Delaware & Hudson, now part of Canadian Pacific. Beyond the station is an Alco diesel locomotive, ore jenny and caboose of the Lake Champlain & Moriah, a short line that hauled iron ore from nearby mines to a dock at Port Henry where it was loaded on barges for transport to distant steel mills. (For a detailed description of the mining industry in the Moriah region in the late 19th century, see this 1873 article from the New York Times.) I've featured this loco and cars on the blog before, in photos taken during the summer.