May 1974 was a very good month and this is one of the few shots I ever got before we took yet another giant leap backward and electric freight became a side show.
Number 175 The Patriot passing Mansfield tower the day after an unexpected nor'easter dumped a little snow.
Westbound headed for Selkirk is still plowing snow yet slowing for the switch to take the Framingham branch. I took the shot then quickly hid my camera under my coat. I knew what was coming next.
Train wreck at nightfall on the Penn-Central Shoreline at Attleboro Tower. The big hook, top of image, will be droped after man with cutting torch frees ACFX 48934 from tangled trackage. 15 cars o... (more)
Still in New Haven colors
The old layover yard at Bay Head Junction looked quite different in 1971 than it does today under NJ Transit. On a lazy Sunday afternoon nearly 37 years ago, PC and Jersey Central EMDs wait for Mo... (more)
Former EL/Erie facility, now Conrail
Now Conrail, but no visible evidence on this unit...however, likely wouldn't have been at Croxton in EL days!
Ready to head east
Units on HB-3 have pulled up to talk with NY74's crew
A Richard Beal photo, a PC U33B goes for a spin on the turntable at Livernois Yard, looks ratty at the end of the PC days. Almsot as beat up as that old roundhouse!
A Richard Beal photo, a PC alco snorts around the yard on this 1976 day