Getting ready to turn. Return trip to Hoboken, departing from the end of the line, Gladstone Station. It’s a super local, 24 station stops. We depart at 10:46pm and arrive in Hoboken Terminal at 12:19am. My train is a 3 car electric set, no locomotive. My tools…gloves, throttle controller, coach key, brake handle.
Turning in Suffern NY. My first trip is a semi-express Hoboken to Suffern. The return trip is a local back to Hoboken via the Bergen County Line. Suffern Station is on the original Erie RR 4 track Main Line. It ran from Jersey City to Chicago. The Locomotive is a Metro North EMD GP-40, probably built in the 70’s. When I get back, I have a short break before my round trip to Happy Rock (Gladstone). I’ll be under the wire using electric equipment.
A New Clan At Surbiton - 35028 by Barry Lewis Via Flickr: ‘Merchant Navy’ pacific No. 35028 “Clan Line” taking a down West Country express through Surbiton station in the winter of 1958/9. 35028 had not long been transferred from Stewarts Lane shed to its new home on the South Western section of the Southern Region, but was already showing signs of neglect from her spotless days on the South Eastern.
Camera: Russian 35mm Fed II Leica Copy.
My neighbor Joe taking a selfie. He takes my 9:33pm Train out of Penn Station NY. I was in the process of doing my brake tests. I’m running from the Cab Car. The train was over an hour late leaving due to signal problems in PSNY.
Late on a winter’s evening finds an interesting loco mix, with an old ex GWR Pannier accelerating past one of the more numerous Hunslet Austerity ‘Buckets’, with engines and crews exchanging winter pleasantries. After being made redundant on their home lines, many ex Great Western locomotives found new use in Eastern region territory, albeit on the 'other nationalised system’, the NCB.
Yesterday, making a station stop at Morristown NJ, heading east to Hoboken. Who’s that friendly Engineer? I shouted out my phone number to the gentleman taking the video and asked him if he could send it to me. funnynrandom
Mile Post 02.50 by Carlton Holls Via Flickr: Metra’s Tower A2 interchange on Chicago’s Near West Side is one of the busiest and most complex intersections in American railroading. Commuter trains from three different Metra lines (Union Pacific West, Milwaukee District North and North Central Services) cross and converge on their final approach to Chicago’s Ogilvie Transportation Center. This photo, taken from a moving train, isn’t the clearest or cleanest I’ve taken, but catching so many trains in one frame at A2 was, for me, an A1 experience :) Enjoy your weekend friends!