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Lightning Stripes and Cigar Bands - Trains of the New York Central
The Central's Great Steel Fleet fielded such famous trains as the Twentieth Century Limited and Empire State Express. The railroad also had extensive commuter service in New York and Boston and served travelers along numerous branch lines.
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Photo ID: 762960

New York Central E8(A) leads an E8(A) - PA - E7(A) consist on a passenger train in Chicago in the 1960s. My father surely wished the PA was in the lead at the time, but it was an interesting cons... (more)

Railroad: New York Central
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: NYC 4074
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: Unknown


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By: Ted Steinbrenner

Added: Feb 12, 2021

Views: 5,520
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Photo ID: 760002

A Harmon, a passenger train led by E8 4083 rolls into the station. This engine is wearing the railroad's new experimental "Century Green" livery.

Railroad: New York Central
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Harmon, New York, USA
Locomotive #: NYC 4083
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April, 1962


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By: Anthony Zinskie

Added: Jan 14, 2021

Views: 5,225
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Photo ID: 720734

The morning mist still hangs in the Hudson Valley as a quartet of Penn Central E8s hustle a southbound Flexi-Van mail train towards the ex-NYC yard on the west side of Manhattan.

Railroad: Penn Central
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Riverdale (Bronx), New York, USA
Locomotive #: PC 4062
Train ID: mail
Photo Date: August 02, 1969


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Dec 26, 2019

Views: 2,655
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Photo ID: 627529

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)

Railroad: New York Central
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Bay City, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: NYC 5538
Train ID: Beeliner
Photo Date: September, 1960


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By: Hartland Smith

Added: Aug 20, 2017

Views: 4,954
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Photo ID: 627472

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)

Railroad: New York Central
Locomotive: Budd RDC 3
Location: Mackinaw City, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: NYC M499
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July, 1960


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By: Hartland Smith

Added: Aug 19, 2017

Views: 5,697
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Photo ID: 627331

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)

Railroad: New York Central
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-2
Location: Mackinaw City, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: NYC 3121
Train ID: NYC 207
Photo Date: 1954


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By: Hartland Smith

Added: Aug 18, 2017

Views: 12,994
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Photo ID: 626813

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)

Railroad: New York Central
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Mackinaw City, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: NYC 5928
Train ID: TIMBERLINER
Photo Date: September 03, 1962


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By: Hartland Smith

Added: Aug 14, 2017

Views: 11,333
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Photo ID: 624582

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)

Railroad: New York Central
Locomotive: Electric P2a
Location: New York, New York, USA
Locomotive #: NYC 242
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March, 1962


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By: John West

Added: Jul 27, 2017

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Views: 14,125
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Photo ID: 562573

The 20th Century Limited A Roger Puta Photograph

Railroad: New York Central
Locomotive: EMD E7(A)
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: NYC 4022
Train ID: See Below
Photo Date: April 21, 1965


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By: Marty Bernard

Added: Jan 18, 2016

Views: 9,088
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Photo ID: 547968

The "Twentieth Century Limited" gets underway westbound behind diesel power at Harmon, after exchanging the P-motor electric that brought it out of Grand Central Terminal for a pair of E... (more)

Railroad: New York Central
Locomotive: EMD E7(A)
Location: Croton-Harmon, New York, USA
Locomotive #: NYC 4004
Train ID: NYC 25
Photo Date: July 19, 1967


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By: George W. Hamlin

Added: Sep 25, 2015

Views: 7,467
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Photo ID: 537427

Westbound "Empire State Express" passing the Tappan Zee Bridge in the background on a misty morning.

Railroad: New York Central
Locomotive: Electric T-Motor
Location: Tarrytown, New York, USA
Locomotive #: NYC
Train ID: NYC
Photo Date: August 10, 1965


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By: George W. Hamlin

Added: Jul 06, 2015

Views: 3,983
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Photo ID: 499905

The diesel-to-electric locomotive swap is about to begin, so that the train can proceed to Grand Central Terminal in New York City. Wonder how many passengers getting off here are connecting to t... (more)

Railroad: New York Central
Locomotive: EMD E7(A)
Location: Croton-Harmon, New York, USA
Locomotive #: NYC 4005
Train ID: NYC 40
Photo Date: June 26, 1967


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By: George W. Hamlin

Added: Sep 28, 2014

Views: 5,309
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Photo ID: 498401

The "Century" heads into the sunset

Railroad: New York Central
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Croton-Harmon, New York, USA
Locomotive #: NYC 4061
Train ID: NYC 25
Photo Date: June 26, 1967


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By: George W. Hamlin

Added: Sep 18, 2014

Views: 4,849
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Favorited: 31
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Photo ID: 408668

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)

Railroad: New York Central
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Locomotive #: NYC 4075
Train ID: NYC 26
Photo Date: August 10, 1964


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By: Steve Patterson

Added: Sep 09, 2012

Views: 14,793
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Photo ID: 364842

Leaving Albany for New York; bridge was removed when station relocated to Rensselaer.

Railroad: New York Central
Locomotive: EMD E7(A)
Location: Albany, New York, USA
Locomotive #: 4033
Train ID: Hendrick Hudson
Photo Date: June, 1967


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By: Jeremy Plant

Added: Jun 01, 2011

Views: 7,209
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