The Way It Was in the Late 1960s

By the late 1960s the intercity passenger trains that were still left were not much.

Many trains had shrunk to two or even one passenger car with a head end car or two.

Such was the case with the westbound Fort Pitt, a Pennsylvania Railroad passenger train operating through Canton to Chicago.

It was the late PRR or early Penn Central era at Alliance when the Fort Pitt was captured while waiting in the station on a cloudy afternoon.

There probably were not many passengers on board on this day and the railroad no longer cared what image a worn Keystone made.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

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