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Northeast Corridor Before Amtrak
The Pennsylvania, New Haven and, later, Penn Central put on quite a show.
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Photo ID: 752485

A pair of Penn Central E8s, the first still in PRR paint, speed the Washington-Boston Colonial through Canton Junction, MA. Following the PC takeover of the New Haven, ex-PRR E8s quickly took over... (more)

Railroad: Penn Central
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Canton Junction, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: PC 4263
Train ID: #170, the Colonial
Photo Date: August, 1969


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Oct 30, 2020

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Photo ID: 752484

A pair of ex-PRR E8s still in Pennsy colors lead a Penn Central Boston-New York train through Readville, MA, on a summer afternoon. The massive two-level ex-NH station here was destroyed by fire a... (more)

Railroad: Penn Central
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Readville, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: PC 4264
Train ID: corridor
Photo Date: August, 1969


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Oct 30, 2020

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Photo ID: 733442

New Haven EP-5 class electric 376 leads train 173, the Boston-Washington Senator, as it is framed by the Stratford, CT, station on a bleak spring day. This building, which still stands in 2020, is... (more)

Railroad: New Haven
Locomotive: GE eletric
Location: Stratford, Connecticut, USA
Locomotive #: NH 376
Train ID: #173, the Senator
Photo Date: March, 1968


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Apr 20, 2020

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Photo ID: 733071

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)

Railroad: Penn Central
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Groton, Connecticut, USA
Locomotive #: PC 4253
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June, 1969


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Apr 17, 2020

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Photo ID: 728645

One of the shortest assignments a GG-1 could get was the short trip forwarding Lehigh Valley passenger trains between the Lehigh Valley connection at Newark, NJ and New York Penn Station. Here, t... (more)

Railroad: Pennsylvania Railroad
Locomotive: GG-1
Location: Newark, New Jersey, USA
Locomotive #: PRR 4800
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: Unknown


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By: Ted Steinbrenner

Added: Mar 13, 2020

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Photo ID: 724041

A year and a half ago, I posted my father's photo of the rear of the RFK funeral train. I finally located the photo of the front of the train. My mother recalled that she and my father went to s... (more)

Railroad: Penn Central
Locomotive: GG-1
Location: North Brunswick, New Jersey, USA
Locomotive #: PC 4901
Train ID: RFK Funeral Train
Photo Date: June 08, 1968


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By: Ted Steinbrenner

Added: Jan 29, 2020

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Photo ID: 714022

An Allan H. Roberts original Kodachrome slide from my collection.

Railroad: Penn Central
Locomotive: GG-1
Location: Connecticut, USA
Locomotive #: PC 4908
Train ID: #175, the Patriot
Photo Date: January 02, 1971


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By: Nate Murry

Added: Oct 23, 2019

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Photo ID: 713768

At dusk, a United Aircraft TurboTrain races through Milford, CT, as it makes its way from Grand Central Terminal to Boston as Penn Central train 3002. This was the original three-car configuration... (more)

Railroad: Penn Central
Locomotive: UA TurboTrain
Location: Milford, Connecticut, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: #3002
Photo Date: July, 1970


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Oct 21, 2019

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Photo ID: 707650

A consist of mostly ex-PRR equipment follows ex-PRR E8 4261 to make up Penn Central Boston-Washington train 175, the Patriot, westbound at Mystic, CT, on a summer afternoon.

Railroad: Penn Central
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Mystic, Connecticut, USA
Locomotive #: PC 4261
Train ID: #175, the Patriot
Photo Date: July 18, 1970


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Aug 23, 2019

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Photo ID: 705621

In the summer before Amtrak, a westbound Penn Central train out of Boston approaches the station at Mystic, CT. All three PC components are represented in the consist of an ex-PRR E8, and ex-NYC b... (more)

Railroad: Penn Central
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Mystic, Connecticut, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: corridor
Photo Date: July 18, 1970


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Aug 03, 2019

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Photo ID: 688944

A Penn Central GG1 glides into the old station at Bridgeport, CT, with a Boston-Washington train. This NH-era station was a quarter mile east of the current Metro North platforms.

Railroad: Penn Central
Locomotive: GG-1
Location: Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA
Locomotive #: 4924
Train ID: corridor
Photo Date: February, 1970


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Feb 26, 2019

Views: 2,119
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Photo ID: 686505

Trailing a mix of former New Haven and Pennsylvania equipment, a Penn Central GG1 speeds through a tunnel of catenary bridges as it leads a Washington-Boston train through Stratford, CT.

Railroad: Penn Central
Locomotive: GG-1
Location: Stratford, Connecticut, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: corridor
Photo Date: July 05, 1970


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Feb 05, 2019

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Photo ID: 673199

In its first weeks of revenue service for Penn Central, a United Aircraft TurboTrain that still wears its original DOT colors speeds through the station at Stratford, CT, bound for Grand Central T... (more)

Railroad: Penn Central
Locomotive: UA TurboTrain
Location: Stratford, Connecticut, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: 3001
Photo Date: April, 1969


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Oct 08, 2018

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Photo ID: 640939

Two months before the Penn Central takeover, New Haven train 71 between Springfield, MA, and Grand Central Terminal pauses under the catenary at Milford, CT, behind a pair of FL9s. Note the two RP... (more)

Railroad: New Haven
Locomotive: EMD FL9
Location: Milford, Connecticut, USA
Locomotive #: NH 2041
Train ID: 71
Photo Date: November 01, 1968


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Dec 13, 2017

Views: 4,490
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Photo ID: 635866

Following Penn Central's takeover of the New Haven, classic GG1 electrics quickly took over all passenger trains between Penn Station and New Haven. Now at home in former NH territory, GG1 4901 sw... (more)

Railroad: Penn Central
Locomotive: GG-1
Location: Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA
Locomotive #: PC 4901
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February, 1970


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Oct 27, 2017

Views: 2,281
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