RailPictures.Net Photo: PC 4678 Penn Central ALCO/GE T3a at Wilmington, Delaware by Charles Freericks
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» Penn Central (more..)
» ALCO/GE T3a (more..)
» Wilmington Yard 
» Wilmington, Delaware, USA (more..)
» July 08, 1978
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» PC 4678 (more..)
» Unknown
» Charles Freericks (more..)
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Suffering through the last months before I got a driver's license, I traveled by train as much as possible. On this particular day I took Amtrak from my home in New Jersey to my uncle's house in Delaware. As we slowed to a stop in Wilmington, I saw a patch of New York Central grey, and realized it was my first (and only) T3a sighting of my life. As soon as I got into my uncle's car, I begged him (and my cousin) to drive me back to the yard. I explained how rare the motor I had seen was. This was the closest my very trespassing adverse uncle was willing to take me in his Volvo station wagon. PC 4678 last served in wire train service, but was sidelined around 1974. Amazingly, this motor, which was built in 1926, survives, although perilously, and is awaiting movement to the Danbury Railroad Museum.
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