There was a water shortage in the New York City area in 1965, and a ban on washing cars...apparently it didn't apply to observation cars!
Fresh from La Grange 1966, but wait, isn't this 2004?
Four Erie Lackawanna E8 sit at the service facility on the west side of the EL shops - waiting for a trip westbound later in the day.
Along with a couple of E8 at the still busy shops.
A pleasant find. Phoebe Snow had been killed off in 1966, but the observations occasionally ventured out of storage. The next summer they would go the LIRR. Honeywell Pentax H1a; Kodachrome
This eastbound has obviously seen a little more snow than lingers on the ground here in New Jersey. Honeywell Pentax H1a; Kodachrome
E8s and Stillwells still graced the Port Jervice run. Honeywell Pentax H1a; Kodachrome
Gone out to shot the next to last Lake Cities eastbound. Missed her, but did get this shot. Honeywell Pentax H1a; Kodachrome
This was next to the last westbound Lake Cities. Honeywell Pentax H1a, Agfachrome.
Erie Stillwell in commuter service. Honeywell Pentax H1a; Plus-X
Classic old Terminal tower with the coach yard crammed with Lackawanna "Boonton" open platform cars and Erie Stillwells. Honeywell Pentax H1a; Plus-X
Threading the maze to the west. RS-3 and E-8 race their commuters out of Hoboken Terminal. Note the two-tone Erie paint on the Stillwells to the right. Honeywell Pentax H1a; Plus-X
Eastbound Boonton line train emerges for last lap into Hoboken Terminal. Honeywell Pentax H1a; Plus-X
Though the F unit has it's headlight on, it's the little NW2 at the other end doing all the work as it hostles road power on the Bison Yd engine tracks. Units are F7A-B-A (7124-7132-7134), GP7 (12... (more)
On Jan. 5, 1970 Train #5 would make it's last run.