Wednesday, October 3, 2012

East Coast Rail

Seaboard Coast Line EMD E8(A) - Broad Street Station, Richmond, Virginia, January, 1969 - SCL #584 with the "Everglades" consist awaiting departure.

New York Central EMD E8(A) - Yard, Croton, New York, July 31, 1967 - NYC #4020 with the "Ohio State Limited" accelerates west on the Hudson Division after the change from electric to diesel at Croton-Harmon.

Penn Central EMD FL9 - Yard, Stamford, Connecticut, June 02, 1973 - Something to suit a variety of tastes: in addition to the FL9 pair, two then-new M-2 MUs; older MUs in both "Washboard" and "Mutt" varieties; and an Alco switcher.

Penn Central EMD E8(A) - Station, Peekskill, New York, May 06, 1973 - All the equipment is former New York Central, and the locomotive is lettered Penn Central, but Amtrak is over two years old now.

Chesapeake and Ohio (C&O) EMD GP40 - Station, Staunton, Virginia, May 27, 1973 - The railfan at the right is getting married later on this day... but that doesn't prevent getting in a little railfanning in the morning!

LINK: For transportation information and more great pictures, visit George W. Hamlin's website.


Editor said...

Hi from Croton--thanks for the shot!

Anonymous said...

Richmond's Union station closed and was converted into the Science Museum of Virginia.

The current Amtrak station is a tiny, flat roofed, soul-less hole that Greyhound would be ashamed to use.