Over time I have come to realize how much this blog is a documentary of progress on the Onondaga Cutoff, and it is interesting to see on certain dates how much has changed, and what is still the same.
In that light, here's a photo seven years ago today of trackwork progress at CP 282:
Mainline track at that point was in place, but the yard track and turnouts were not yet finalized. This seems a lifetime ago! While this trackwork is still in place and obviously visible, the view is totally different with scenery, signals, and now with the M&E in the background which in September 2010 was not even yet constructed.
Several people have requested a comparison shot - here it is! This is the same location today, from a slightly different angle since a big 4-track signal bridge stands exactly where the original image was taken from:
On occasion it is important to reflect on change, and in this case, on progress. I hope that in the next seven years the layout can come as far as it did in the previous seven years!