A Spuyten Duyvil Summer Day Train-Scape
On this summer day, a northbound Metro-North Railroad Hudson Line train of Bombardier M-7 EMU (Electric Multiple Unit) railcars calls at Spuyten Duyvil Station in the Bronx on its journey to Croton-Harmon along the Hudson Line.
The train has been following Spuyten Duyvil Creek, but after departing this station it will curve north
to follow the Hudson River all the way up to Croton-Harmon, the northern limit of third rail electrification.
The third rail carries 750 volt direct current (DC) which the cars convert for AC propulsion by the traction motors.
In this tele-compressed view, the more distant trees, seen above the
passage over the tracks, are on the New Jersey Palisades, across the Hudson.
©2020 Steve Ember