Penn Central GP9 7549, a former New Haven unit, was assigned to local freight duty out of Middletown, CT, when photographed in April 1971. This boiler-equipped Geep was later among the GP9s sold t... (more)
The yellow number on the cab marks Penn Central S3 9477 as a former Pennsylvania RR unit. It awaited its next job at PC's Beacon Park engine terminal in Boston.
Waning days of the P-motors
An impressive A-B-B-A lashup of former New Haven Alco cab units leads Penn Central train BL-1 past Norwood Central station in suburban Boston. Operating between Boston and Lowell, this job was the... (more)
The crew takes an opportunity to confer as Penn Central train BL-1 waits for the signal to proceed onto the Midland line at Readville, MA. Train BL-1, running between Boston and Lowell, MA, via Wa... (more)
After getting dropped off from my cab ride, I continued with my father for one last shot of this PC local before returning to Geneva for activity on the Lehigh Valley. This is my shot of the loca... (more)
Penn Central power is gathered between runs at their Chicago 56th St. Yard on a cool January day a few months prior to the birth of Conrail. GP40 no. 3250 was of New York Central origins, while SD... (more)
Penn Central GG1 4887 blows through Odenton, Maryland with a southbound Amtrak train. In just over four months, the big motor will have pulled its last intercity passenger train, ending up on Conr... (more)
A TOFC train descends the eastern slope of the Alleghenies behind a U33C/C-636/GP-35 lashup.
A PC passenger train drifts downgrade around Horseshoe Curve on a hot and hazy summer day.
An original 35mm negative from my collection; the photographer was not specified.
In the endless parade of trains around Horseshoe Curve another westbound freight grinds up the eastern slope of the Alleghenies with an SD-45 and SD-40 shoving hard on the cabin car.
The SD-45 and C-636 are in notch 8 as they shove a freight up the eastern slope of the Alleghenies. The open cab windows and doors provide little relief for the pusher crew from the cloud of exhau... (more)