This was either the first or second picture on the first roll of film I shot as a rail photographer.
An unusual early PC lashup of NYC and PRR engines
The lead unit is an early E7 built in 1945 with small numberboards like an FT
I rode this Empire Service westbound from Albany to shoot around Dewitt Yard. It is the highest number E7 on the NYC.
I believe the 1302 was the last operating FA on Penn Central. The train is eastbound on the Boston and Maine on a Dewitt Yard-Mechanicville run.
The train is going in the hole for two westbounds.
This is a view inside one of the Creek series observation cars on the rear of NYC 25, 20th
Century Limited. I don't recall whether the train was stopped at this point but if so, my guess would b... (more)
Westbound leaves Dewitt Yard as an eastbound with EMDs enters
Power for tonight's NYC 16, the "Ohio State Limited"
Heading into the yard at Croton
Power for Winchendon and Ware local freights standing in front of the station.
Departing for West 30th Street on Manhattan's West Side with Flexi-Vans of mail off the "Wolverine"
Power off this morning's "20th Century Limited" backs through the washer
The sun setting on the westbound "Century" is more than a metaphor, as will be seen in less than six months...for now, however, enjoy the view.