Two freights still in full Pennsy colors meet on the north side of the curve. An SD45 grinds upgrade with 70 empty hoppers and a helper. While a U-25-B eases downgrade with a mixed freight. The ma... (more)
A geep and E unit combination. Each one doing his part fo AMTRAK.
E units for commuter service spending the night out in the open with the last glimmers of daylight anointing them.
Here is something to chew on. GP9s in high speed shorline passenger service to Hew York. These geeps are performing like E units. By this time AMTRAK had takenover PC passenger service but had not... (more)
With such a warm summer upon us I thought, why not think about winter and cool days and white snow.
GP 30s showed up in Providence 1971 and held up the short distance through freight service untill Conrail arrived.
The conductor and engineer of Extra PC 5888 compare watches and discuss the new merger. Engineer Joe Williams has his new PC timetable in his back pocket and Conductor Erik Landrum has a shiny ne... (more)
When the Penn Central moved their engine service tracks up the line a half mile or so they ended up with much debris strewn around until a new engine house was built. These GP30s took the move in ... (more)
Penn Central used a pair of RSD 15's for switching the Providence Freight Terminal up to the formation of Conrail. These units remained clean and new looking for a long period and had enough guts ... (more)
Penny wise entertainment for a family on a Friday night. The whole family is focused on the train. SD Pusher is at the middle of the curve near the old visitor's center.
Just sitting there on the ex-NYC main, they were, actually lettered, with huge sheet metal skin transplants and rags sealing the rust holes, looking anachronistic and living on borrowed time.
This is the front end of this late model ex-PRR GP-9. FTs may have killed the steamer but these put the nails in the coffin.
Just an ordinary soldier at the furthest extent of a vast disfunctional system.
A hefty hunk of power with none of those "tennis shoes" and "porches".
Note to young railfans, this was about as boring as it got in those days and, by the way, this was yesterday.