Rail fans at Empire City were treated to an all reefer meat products train this past week that featured 40', 50' and 57' refrigerator cars. Listed in the timetable as NY-44 this train was en route from the Union Stockyards in Chicago to New York City. The train boasts Alco FA-FB-FA units for power.
Rail fans had a pleasant surprise when a freight train going in the opposite direction came into view just after NY-44s caboose exited the camera lens. Led by an EMD SD35 and EMD GP40 the train consisted of 40' boxcars, 40' hi cube boxcars and a 50 footer thrown in for good measure.