Address: 20 Albany Street Phone: 315-823-4954
Location/ Directions: FROM NEW YORK THRUWAY: Take exit 29A, Route 169 North to Route 5 West. The Knights Inn is located on the corner of Route 5 and South and off Interstate 90.
Average Price (Checked Feb 2011): $59.00 AAA Rated: YES Stars: (n/a)
About Hotel: 2-Stories, 56-Rooms, Interior Corridors, 25 Inch Television with Cable, Clock, Coffeemaker, Hairdryer, High Speed Internet, Iron and Ironing Board,
Pets Accepted (fee), Restaurant (on-site), Twin Movie Theater (on-site).
Railroad View: Excellent View. Any room on the south side of the building will offer a railroad view. A scanner can be useful to catch nearby Hot-Box detector chat.
Railroads past Hotel: CSX / Amtrak. About 60-trains a day use this line. Its the former Conrail Chicago Line. Its the mainline of CSX that moves traffic between Boston / New Jersey (NY) and Chicago. Train's pass Little Falls at 60 mph. Its a busy line.
Notes: This motel is a former Best Western.
Comments: I've stayed at this motel twice, spread over a couple years. Both times, an empty auto-rack train was parked (stored) on the siding in front of the motel. I was unable to catch movement on the mainline because of these stored rail cars. A friend of mine has stayed here numerous times, and has never come across cars stored on the siding.
Picture Comments: Center Photo: Looks northeast from the Overhead Street bridge. The auto-rack cars in the picture were stored on the north siding. This prevented my view of mainline train's from the motel. I had to walk out to this bridge to photograph passing train's. To the right of the parked train are the two main tracks. The Knights Inn is the brown 2-Story building in the back round.
Bottom Photo: A view looking out of a 2nd floor window at the mainline. As you can see, I've been here in both the summer & winter, both times, an auto-rack train was stored on the north siding in Little Falls.