On December 26, 1955, we drove down to the Englewood New York Central roundhouse, figuring that we would see at least a few in service steam locomotives. It was another cold and cloudy day, typica... (more)
New York Central U2b 0-8-0 7478 sits over the ashpit at the engine facility at Englewood. On the left is NYC S1b 4-8-4 6001. This locomotive was built in 1946 and it looked like it hadn't been mai... (more)
Clifton Avenue crossing during the construction of the direct connection to the CH&D; looks like the crossing is out of service (and Winton Place station is closed).
The former (1967) "jet powered" RDC, now back to more mundane duties
From left to right, PRR + NYC = Conrail!
By this time the great recession of the 60's along with the Vietnam War had torn a hole in the auto industry. Yet we were still watching solid auto trains coming into New England. The widening wa... (more)
The Mail train heading toward Boston. In several years NYC will become PC and all mail service will be taken off the trains. At the time of this shot it was hard to comprehend future vintage. To ... (more)
New York Central LS-1 heads west. The GP 40s are feeling the strain of the first major westbound grade on the old Boston and Abany line.
The observation car Hickory Creek brings up the rear of New York Central's renowned 20th CENTURY LIMITED as it pauses in Englewood. Passengers are already being served their drinks in the lounge.
One of NYC's first E7 units is paired with an E7B on the MICHIGAN inbound to Chicago. This unit and 4003 were delivered new in black with simple white striping which didn't last. The two units als... (more)
New York Central's last E8 unit is paired with another, black one on the front of the combined PACEMAKER-NEW ENGLAND STATES as it slows for Englewood station.
New York Central E7 A-B units exit Breakneck Tunnel with THE PACEMAKER from Chicago. The four track mainline along the Hudson River has recently become double-tracked.
One of the last Boston and Albany buildings left standing in the 60's. More than 25 years after the New York Central fully absorbed the B&A.
When RS3's were not available, the big E units were assigned to commuter trains. This E7 seems to be leaking. I hope the crew makes it to Framingham before they run out.