Goodman Street Yard,
New York Central
Power Parade begins with a pair of GP-20's leading a westbound freight
out of the yard in July 1965. The lack of dynamics seems odd to me
now; it was the norm on The Water Level Route.
all Alco consist leads a freight out in August 1965. A lone RS-2
is sandwiched among FA-2's and an FB-2.
better side view of the FA-2 leading the train shown above.
DL-701 spliced between an FA-2 and an FB-2 spice up this Alco consist in
pair of EMD GP-35's on a eastbound, June 1966
EMD E-7's (an A and a B) lead this mail and express train past the yard
tower in August 1966.
E-8 leads this intermodal train in March 1967. Who would believe
it, that 30 years later, a very lucky person could still see E
Units pulling intermodal.
A rather clean, cigar banded F-7 leads, with
a GP-9 right behind on this freight in May 1967
GE U-25B trailing other GE's on a container train in May 1967.
EMD GP-30 leads a GE U-28B past the tower in September, 1967. Close
inspection of the skyline casing of the Geep reveals that the dynamic brake
blister has been blanked off since this engine does not have dynamics.
Also, it was fairly rare for the Central to mix power by different manufacturers.
EMD GP-40 brings up the rear of the above consist. Note the dynamic
brakes on this Geep -- perhaps in anticipation of the Penn Central merger.
Penn Central merger is evident here with the Pennsy caboose on the end
of a freight in September 1968. Note the open ice hatches on the
reefer just ahead of the caboose. That's an Alco S-2 switcher working
a cut of TOFC.
All photos on this page by Chuck Graham (thanks
Chuck). Copyright 1997, 2000
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