Penn Central U33C's numbered 6540-6563. (3300hp)
Following the Penn Central merger, PC found a new use for some of its 25 ex-PRR RSD-12s by putting them to work as hump power in former NYC territory. A pair of the handsome six-axle Alcos slowly ... (more)
With a healthy burp of Alco smoke, an A-B-B-A set of former New Haven FAs and FBs accelerates past South Bay Tower in South Boston as they get underway with Penn Central train BL-1 for Lowell, MA,... (more)
Six-axle Alcos weren't especially common on Penn Central's former Boston & Albany line, but they did show up on occasion. Century 628 6304 paired with C630 6328 at Beacon Park in Boston on a sprin... (more)
Penn Central's black dip paint scheme is generally not remembered with fondness, but lots of classic locomotives wore it. Minimally decorated Century 630 6328, an ex-PRR unit, visited Boston in Ap... (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)
A grizzled veteran looking good in blue.
Photo by Mike Dolenski, from my collection.
In 1968, GE raised the horsepower on its models, this time to 3300hp. Like its B-B brother the U33B, the U33C is also characterized by large "wings" on the long hood. Penn Central numb... (more)
The symmetry of two back-to-back locomotives of the same model lends a pleasing element to any railroad photo. Here a pair of Conrail C425’s works the yard in Altoona, while ... (more)
The times, they are a-changin’ – South Bethlehem, Pennsylvania has undergone quite a bit of change since the late 1970’s, and this image captures the beginning of the change. The Bethlehem Steel c... (more)
A Roger Puta Photograph
Eastbound Penn Central freight with in the lead Alco FA-1 1330 ex-New Haven 0401.
The first Conrail EMD GP8 rebuilt by Paducah Shops leads an eclectic consist on a westbound train departing Conway Yard. This unit was later renumbered CR5800.
A Roger Puta photograph
Two friends and I took a long weekend trip to Mingo Junction, Ohio in search of six-axle Alco Centuries. We found a lot of our desired quarry was in the engine terminal, but very little on active ... (more)