The final switcher model offered by Alco was the 1000 hp T-6. Only 55 were built, six of which went to the Pennsylvania RR and on to Penn Central. As the sun came up on a late winter morning, PC 9... (more)
On a long summer evening, a former New Haven EP-5 class electric, now a Penn Central E40, races through Milford, CT, with a Grand Central-New Haven rush hour commuter train. These big GE motors we... (more)
The Penn-Central years were bleak years in many ways, from the appearance of locomotives to the state of decline that so epitomized the plight of northeastern railroading in that time. Nevertheles... (more)
Penn Central GP30 2208 switches the former Reading yard in Rutherford, Pennsylvania. Within a few years, the yard would be closed as part of Conrail’s operational streamlining, and all Harrisburg-... (more)
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)
The operator at Penn Central's Mansfield (MA) tower is no doubt recording on his train sheet the passage of this Boston-Providence commuter train headed up by an ex-PRR E8. The wooden tower of New... (more)
Engine change at South Amboy; 4872 is pulling away from the train after pulling it from Penn Station in New York City. A pair of EMD E units will power PC 1159 from here south.
Conductor conferring with the engineer prior to departing for points along the Jersey Shore
Penn Central's U33Cs were the first locomotives to be delivered from the factory in PC black, ordered by the PRR but arriving during PC's first month. On a winter afternoon, one-year-old 6553 and ... (more)
In the mid-1970’s, a weekend visit to the small engine facility in Phillipsburg, New Jersey usually yielded one or two pairs of RS11’s, RSD12’s sandwiching a GP9B, and a T6. On this visit, the Bel... (more)
An early Penn Central version of the "South Wind", as it approaches Louisville. Note the red/white "worms" on the PC emblem on the second unit
The Washington section of Amtrak's "Broadway Limited", almost to its destination
LENOX TOWER IL Aug 3 1976 -- A Penn Central (Conrail?) GP40 passes Lenox Tower southbound.
Westbound PC train South Bend
The Broadway Limited heads into the morning sun, with one of the GG-1s not picked up by Amtrak- No. 4894, built by PRR/GE in April 1940. I'm sure the passengers in the sleeper right behind the ba... (more)