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.
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.
The operator personally hands up Form 19 orders to the fireman on head end of the Patriot Special.
The Gulf tank cars fill a sixty thousand gallon tank. Enough diesel fuel to feed 15 E8 units. In 2008 prices that would be around $200,000.00 worth of Diesel.
It looks like this E8 ran through a gravel storm. The engineering advisory requested that the shop switch from poster paint to real enamel coating when painting locomotives in the future. For anot... (more)
By 1972 the roundhouse was gone and soon the truntable would go. These RS3's, SW and E unit would find a new home in the middle of the classification yard near the old hump at a new facility.
Shot at sundown on the curved lead out of Mansfield Yard. Two GP30s pride of the Middleboro fleet.