The scrapping of a classic. A scrapper torches the primer mover from an ALCO/MLW unit that met its fate just prior to this former Amtrak FL9... You're next, buddy.
The scrapping of a classic. I had the privilege of taking the last cab photo from this streamliner that made thousands of trips up and down the Hudson between Albany and New York City in its heyd... (more)
The scrapping of a classic. With the cab door having been removed (foreground), workers have easier access and more room to perform their scrapping operation making many cuts to the body and fram... (more)
The scrapping of a classic. At the Morristown & Erie facility amid a pile of trucks and wheel sets, the former Amtrak 486 was backed into position to let the scrappers finish their work.
The scrapping of a classic. Having been off the Amtrak roster for about 2003, the Morristown & Erie decided it was time to let this one go for good.
Today, the Morristown & Erie retrieved three Maine Eastern locomotives from the Conrail/CSX interchange in Harrison. The train is shown arriving back in Morristown. After ceasing operations on De... (more)
Maine Eastern FL9s and a GP9 head eastbound on the Whippany Branch to be placed onto a storage track.
At the time of this photograph this was a Conrail commuter train. It was steam heated and used old streamliner coaches. The FL9 was painted in New York MTA's blue and white scheme.
Here is the prime mover of FL9 2006, originally New Haven 2026. This prime mover was the powerhouse of many trains bringing thousands of tired commuters to and from work for decades. 2006 currentl... (more)
Maine Eastern crosses the bridge at Nequasset while the sun struggles to poke through; a little less cloud cover would have been nice since I was basically risking my life for the shot by standing... (more)
FL9 on the Whippany Line
While normally relegated as a "trail only" unit, Maine Eastern 489 led the Westbound Santa Train for one day in December 2011. This was due t... (more)
Amtrak FL9 486 leads westbound train #63, the "Maple Leaf," along the Hudson River past Pollepel Island and Bannerman's Castle.
After recent rebuild and repaint into the New Haven McGinnis scheme, two CDOT FL9s lead a fan trip on the Danbury Branch (I think).