A Penn Central Boston-Washington train rolls through the big cut at Groton, CT, behind a pair of ex-PRR E8s, which by the summer of 1969 had taken over the ex-NH Shore Line from FL9s. This cut was... (more)
This photo shows the east side of the derailment.
Looking north showing the Brighton Ave crossing and the rear of the derailed train.
Both tracks were damaged so all train service to and from Bay Head was stopped.
Note that pile of new ties. They just didn't repair that section of track before the rail gave way.
A South Amboy power move has just emerged out of the subway at Union Tower as the crew heads for Meadows where the units will be serviced prior to returning to South Amboy. Included in the consis... (more)
After Amtrak’s formation in 1971, South Amboy, New Jersey became the base for Penn Central’s largest concentration of E-units. Here a bunch of them spend the weekend at the engine terminal just a ... (more)
E8s and P70s - both nearing the end of long lives.
Penn Central E8A #4253 pulls past the manual crossing gates that protected Augusta Street. Because 3300 trains changed from E-units to GG1s (or reverse) here, the watchman had to bring these gates... (more)
After crossing the Manasquan River drawbridge this Bay Head bound train is about to cross another small bridge in Point Pleasant. In 1987 this was one of two trains that had E-8 power on rush hour... (more)