In June of 2019, the TCS crew was invited to the Cooperstown and Charlotte Valley Railroad in Milford, NY to record their ALCO units. We spent two days there recording prime movers, horns, bells, and an abundance of other great material that might just find it's way to a WOWSound decoder near you. The weather was great, the scenery was beautiful, and the locomotives held up to the paces we put them through.
The Cooperstown and Charlotte Valley Railroad Company (reporting mark CACV) is a heritage railroad in New York operated by the Leatherstocking Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society (NRHS) since 1996. They operate 16 miles of track throughout the beautiful Susquehanna River valley, and run many themed excursions for holidays and special events all year. Regular trains run between June and August.
This year, the Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley Railroad is celebrating their 150th year of rail transportation! Steam power will return to the CACV for the first time in 30 years, and there are many exciting events, activities, equipment demonstrations, and more! Learn more about the festivities here: CACV 150th Anniversary Celebration and Railfan Day
TCS would like to extend special thanks to CACV Vice President Paul Sternitzke and CACV President Bruce Hodges for their hospitality and assistance on this recording adventure. We hope to return to the Cooperstown and Charlotte Valley Railroad again soon! Check out the video below for a behind-the-scenes look at our trip!