There was a water shortage in the New York City area in 1965, and a ban on washing cars...apparently it didn't apply to observation cars!
In a timeless scene except for the modernized board, train 643 waits to depart for Dover.
Called the "bubble car" because there was a plastic dome in the roof for catenary inspection.
Our beloved MU's pose in Hoboken the summer before the end. Canon F-1, K-64.
A pleasant find. Phoebe Snow had been killed off in 1966, but the observations occasionally ventured out of storage. The next summer they would go the LIRR. Honeywell Pentax H1a; Kodachrome
This was next to the last westbound Lake Cities. Honeywell Pentax H1a, Agfachrome.
Erie Stillwell in commuter service. Honeywell Pentax H1a; Plus-X
Classic old Terminal tower with the coach yard crammed with Lackawanna "Boonton" open platform cars and Erie Stillwells. Honeywell Pentax H1a; Plus-X
Threading the maze to the west. RS-3 and E-8 race their commuters out of Hoboken Terminal. Note the two-tone Erie paint on the Stillwells to the right. Honeywell Pentax H1a; Plus-X
Eastbound Boonton line train emerges for last lap into Hoboken Terminal. Honeywell Pentax H1a; Plus-X
NJT 4153 leads #1601 West from the E-route to track three leaving Hoboken. 24JUN83
NJT switcher at Hoboken terminal
NJT 4160 heads West past former DL&W MUs on their last day of service. 24AUG84
It's early 1992 and the U34 fleet is still at it during the brief silver nose era. But 4172 didn't have one yet. 12MAR92