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Our 2024 AAPRCO convention special train will depart from Albany, New York, under Amtrak power. For the next 100 miles, we journey through the scenic and historic Mohawk River Valley. This valley is the only waterway between Maine and Georgia passing entirely through the Appalachian mountain range at essentially sea level. It was, and is, the route for the eastern portion of the Erie Canal, completed in 1825.

Leaving the Mohawk Valley, our special travels through the upstate New York cities of Utica, with its restored granite and marble train station; Rome, the original home of Revere cookware; Oneida, original home of Oneida Silver; and Syracuse, meeting place of the tribes of the Iroquois Confederacy. At Solvay, just west of Syracuse, we drop Amtrak power and transfer onto the Finger Lakes Railway.

Mark your calendars for this enticing trip, and check back to our website for updates and more details about our convention special, off-train excursions, annual meeting, and keynote speakers.

Finger Lakes Railroad

Finger Lakes Waterfall

Downtown Canandaigua

2024 AAPRCO CONVENTION AND

DEWITT CHAPPLE MEMORIAL

FINGER LAKES EXPRESS

SPECIAL TRAIN

CANANDAIGUA, NY

 

PROPOSED OPERATING SCHEDULE  

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 9th, 2024

 

Last day for PV's arrive to in Albany-Rennselaer

Parking in Amtrak yard  

 

MONDAY, JUNE 10th, 2024

 

Mechanical inspections, Service, provision, and assemble train

Passengers can explore Albany, NY

Possible off train activity

 

 

       

         Miles                 Notes and Highlights


 (Day 1) TUESDAY, JUNE 11, 2024   

 

TOP OFF WATER FOR CARS AT AMTRAK YARD PRIOR TO DEPARTURE
0     0800  D. Albany-Rennselaer, NY      VIA Amtrak CSX line west

18    0830     Schenectady, NY             passing only

96    0945      Utica, NY                          passing only        

150 1100    A. Syracuse, NY                  Solvay yard

 

Interchange with Finger Lakes Railway drop Amtrak Power

pick up Finger Lakes power

 

152 1230    D. Solvay yard, NY            Finger Lakes Railway special train

200 1615    A. Geneva, NY                  Possible stop for passengers

       1630   D. Geneva, NY

217  1715  A  Shortsville, NY             Switch to Canandaigua spur

223  1800  A. Canandaigua, NY        Tie up

                        Tie up: Service Train: water, Ice, and Trash.

                                     Passengers attend convention reception

 

 

(Day 2) WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 2024

 

PARKED IN CANANANDAIGUA, NY

LAYOVER FOR CONVENTION EVENTS

Transportation for tours of Finger Lakes Sites

Service train: Water, septic, ice delivery, trash removal

 

 

 

(Day 3) THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 2024

 

PARKED IN CANANANDAIGUA, NY

LAYOVER FOR CONVENTION EVENTS

Transportation for tours of Finger Lakes Sites

Service train: Water, ice delivery, trash removal

 

 

(Day 4) FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 2024

 

0          0800   D. Canandaigua, NY 

6          0830   A. Shortsville, NY     
23        0915   A. Geneva, NY                            

                         Tie up for night.

                         Transportation for tours of Finger Lakes Sites

                         Service train: Water, septic, ice delivery, trash removal

 

 

(Day 5) SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 2024

 

               0915  D.  Geneva, NY

160        1215   A.  Martisco, NY                    Station tour of Central Railway Historical Society

               1345  D. Martisco, NY

50          1400   A. Solvay Yard Syracuse

 

               Drop Finger Lakes power pick up Amtrak power 

 

              1530  D Syracuse as Amtrak special

200        1830  A. Albany-Rennselaer, NY 

                            Tie up service train  

 

NOTE POSSIBLE ADDITIONAL DAY FOR LAKE BOAT EXCURSION AND OR WINE TOUR FROM GENEVA, NY

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 16, 2024

 

PV's depart on Amtrak trains 

TOTAL AMTRAK MILEAGE = 300

TOTAL FINGER LAKES MILEAGE = 199

TOTAL MILEAGE = 499

 

VERSION 2.2

JANUARY 30, 2024

ROGER SCHMORR

TAYLOR JOHNSON                                 .

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