The final stop on my June 1959 visit to Canada was CPR's Lambton engine terminal where steam was still active. One of the railroad's many D10 ten-wheelers is serviced after having arrived in the a... (more)
This railfan special ran from Jersey City to Reading to see stored Reading steam power including 4-8-4s 2100 and 2124 as well as 0-6-0T 1251.
The solitary GM&O commuter train from Chicago has made its last stop at Joliet and pulls away from the station.
The refurbished driving wheel sets for FLYING SCOTSMAN arrived at the York workshop during my visit. The leading set has already been installed and it is interesting to see the cranked middle axle... (more)
Reading T-1 2124 crosses a bridge just south of Palm, Pa. with an Iron Horse Ramble.
Canadian Pacific H1b Hudson 2811 has been downgraded to local freight service as it switches near Angus Shops. The three standard Hudsons in steam at this time around Montreal were 2811, 2816 and ... (more)
PHOEBE SNOW is stopped at the Blairstown station behind Lackawanna's first E8 unit. This engine and 811 had been EMD demonstrators in the DL&W color scheme with the GM shield on the nose.
Canadian Pacific P1d 5114 pulls hard upgrade with stock cars under the Sherbrooke St. bridge in the late afternoon.
The ERIE LIMITED is stopped at Ridgewood on the first day of partial Erie operation into Lackawanna's Hoboken terminal.
Reading T-1 2102 is being turned at Gettysburg having pulled an Iron Horse Ramble from Philadelphia. The 2102 relieved 2100 at Rutherford. The Reading had planned to end the Rambles in 1963 but fa... (more)
Rock Island RS-3 486 departs Joliet with three cars for Chicago on a flawless, sunny June day.
A Lackawnna RS-3 heads down the Boonton Line with a local freight that includes a milk refrigerator right behind the engine.
CNR U-2-g 6218 and U-2-e 6167 blast out of Washago for Huntsville, Ont.. The weekend doubleheaded trips were run to salute the retirement of 6167 and inauguration of 6218 in excursion service.
A Lima-Hamilton 1200 h.p. road switcher has a short local freight eastbound at Teaneck on the West Shore. New York Central was the only customer for this model and this is the first of the group.
Canadian Pacific P2j 2-8-2 5449 shares some of the styling with the passenger 4-6-2s. The engine is pulling upgrade with new freight cars from the Hochelaga yard in a spot adjacent to the railway'... (more)