RailPictures.Net Photo: NKP 514 Nickel Plate Road EMD GP9 at Carbondale, Pennsylvania by Dennis A. Livesey
 
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Nickel Plate Road (more..)
EMD GP9 (more..)
Steamtown (more..)
Carbondale, Pennsylvania, USA (more..)
April 12, 2013
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NKP 514 (more..)
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Dennis A. Livesey (more..)
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This does not look like much does it? A piece of secondary track on a grey day with a conductor heading back to his engine during a workday. Ah, but if these rails could talk! For this is Carbondale, PA one of the crucibles of railroading. The Delaware & Hudson Canal Company was chartered in 1823, five years before the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. The D&H first started running trains here in 1828 and the town grew with the railroad. By the 1940's Carbondale railroading was at it's height with a near full circle roundhouse and dozens of quadruple headed 2-8-0's handing their coal trains to the road's magnificent 4-6-6-4 Alco Challengers for the slog up Mt. Ararat and the dash to Oneonta NY. Those were the days! Now is just a time for NKP No. 514 to contemplate what once was.
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