After a group of people had gathered for their annual celebration in Cheboygan there were so many folks wanting to go home that an extra coach was required to handle all the passengers. Since the... (more)
When NYC night trains #202 and #207 between Detroit and Mackinaw City were discontinued they were replaced by Budd RDC 3 cars which ran in the daytime. Here we see the morning Bee Liner about to ... (more)
The night train from Detroit is ending its run in Mackinaw City behind a Lima Mohawk. As you can tell by the cars visible in the photo, train 207 carried a large amount of Mail and Express to the ... (more)
This shows the TIMBERLINER, a summer weekend train which would leave Detroit late on Friday afternoon, arriving at Mackinaw City around midnight. It would return to Detroit late Sunday afternoon.... (more)
I was a California boy, and I had seen stuff like this only in pictures. When Uncle Sam gave me an all expenses paid trip to the East Coast, it was like a whole different world. The GG-1's were ... (more)
The 20th Century Limited A Roger Puta Photograph
One of the most famous trains in the USA during its heyday, New York Central Train 26, The Twentieth Century Limited, behind two E8As and an E7B prepares to depart LaSalle Street Station Chicago o... (more)
Leaving Albany for New York; bridge was removed when station relocated to Rensselaer.
This was either the first or second picture on the first roll of film I shot as a rail photographer.
I rode this Empire Service westbound from Albany to shoot around Dewitt Yard. It is the highest number E7 on the NYC.
The Mail train heading toward Boston. In several years NYC will become PC and all mail service will be taken off the trains. At the time of this shot it was hard to comprehend future vintage. To ... (more)
The observation car Hickory Creek brings up the rear of New York Central's renowned 20th CENTURY LIMITED as it pauses in Englewood. Passengers are already being served their drinks in the lounge.
New York Central's last E8 unit is paired with another, black one on the front of the combined PACEMAKER-NEW ENGLAND STATES as it slows for Englewood station.
New York Central E7 A-B units exit Breakneck Tunnel with THE PACEMAKER from Chicago. The four track mainline along the Hudson River has recently become double-tracked.
When RS3's were not available, the big E units were assigned to commuter trains. This E7 seems to be leaking. I hope the crew makes it to Framingham before they run out.