Everyday power, 1963. Elizabeth, New Jersey was a great train-watching spot, with the Pennsylvania Railroad main above, and the Jersey Central main below. The Jersey Central had 13 Trainmasters, a... (more)
I'm not sure if I ever found the legendary DD1, but nearly 50 years later, settling for a well-worn B1 doesn't seem like bad luck at all!
Fifty years ago, the meandering "Ma and Pa" could be described as "legendary". Abandonment of segments had reduced the line by half, yet enough remained to sustain passenger extras. Here, in Augus... (more)
A New York Central E8 being serviced after bringing a southbound passenger train to the diesel to electric power-change point of Croton-Harmon.
Going my way! This day's quest was New Haven Alcos and F-Ms in the South Bronx. After a bus ride, train ride, and subway ride to get here, I found the 0610 making setouts and pickups. I asked the ... (more)
Baldwin "Babyface" freight units are abundant at Communipaw on this November afternoon. The CNJ had ten A units and five B units of this uncommon model. Unit "K" at the left is a B unit. If the Ba... (more)
The gingerbread-laden former Erie depot sits abandoned during one of the many snowfalls it has seen over the years.
A Western Maryland eastbound slows for a stop at Williamsport to allow a pusher set to cut in ahead of the caboose.
Who says Penn Central wasn't colorful? Actually, this herald variation was quite rare. A post elsewhere states that only 17 units got this. Reportedly, the New York Central "green team" felt that ... (more)
Three GG-1's run light northbound through Adams Station on the Penn Central mainline. Was there any train these motors could not handle?
A southbound Flexi-van train pauses at the Albany-Rensselaer passenger station.
One of the former Monon C628's catches the last rays of afternoon sun.
A southbound Amtrak train pauses at the Poughkeepsie passenger station. (For a color version, click the flickr link on my profile page.)
Erie Lackawanna 912 sits out of service in Port Jervis, in need of a new windshield.
Two former New York Central Alcos idle at Penn Central's Weehawken Terminal. The dwellings atop the Palisades here command a spectacular view of the Hudson River and Manhattan.