The somewhat gloomy April sky was forecast for the future of electric operations and, indeed, freight operations over what was once the premier conduit for tonnage to and from the Northeast. Two p... (more)
Out of the great curve between Merion and Narberth stations on Pennsy's electrified Main Line west of Philadelphia, symbol freight P-9, a Camden, NJ to Enola, PA run, is led by E-44 electrics 4442... (more)
Note the Metroliner in the background. Sometimes Bruce got so 'lucky' with his compositions, it wouldn't surprise me if he staged them himself. A Bruce Van Sant original Kodachrome slide from my... (more)
This is a helper set, heading away from the photographer. The caboose makes it obvious, but even without it one could tell based on the orientation of the pantographs. According to the Conrail E... (more)
An Alan Miller original Kodachrome slide from my collection.
An original Kodachrome slide from my collection; the photographer was not specified.
A Bruce Van Sant original Kodachrome slide from my collection
I miss the electrified Port Road, perhaps my favorite piece of railroad. The electric motors and catenary were gone before I knew enough to go railfanning down here. Note the two E44 motors in t... (more)
A Bruce Van Sant original Kodachrome slide from my collection.
I have never seen the catenary support actually mounted to the rock in the tunnel. In any case, it must have been a thrill to hear the whine of traction motors and high-speed fans approaching, th... (more)
A Walter Schopp original Kodachrome slide from my collection.