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» New Haven, Connecticut, USA (more..)
» August 29, 1990
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Just Trying It Out. In response to substantial construction on Interstate 95 in 1990, the Connecticut Department of Transportation decided to institute temporary local service along the Northeast Corridor Line. A long lineage of servicing stations outside of the main cities in this area operated by the New Haven Railroad, Penn Central, and Amtrak had ended in 1981. On May 29, 1990, Shore Line East service, which had even carried the NYNH&H “Clamdigger” name during the planning phase, began with 4 round trips a day between New Haven and Old Saybrook, CT. Initially using equipment that had been purchased from PATrain service in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania which had been discontinued in 1985, the two F units were painted in a New Haven Railroad’s McGinnis tribute paint scheme, while ten Pullman Standard coaches were also spruced up with a new look in white with black and red stripes. On Wednesday, August 29, 1990, a two car Shore Line East train was preparing to leave the New Haven, Connecticut yard with CTDX 6691 (née-TNO 365, F7A, 5/1953) as the conductor is ready to throw the switch. The height disadvantage of the photographer is evident from the angle, but the continuation of service in the antecedent 32 years have provided more opportunities to shoot this service, which starting on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 will be exclusively served by 4-car trains of Kawasaki built MTA Metro-North Railroad M8s ending the diesel era.
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