Posts Tagged ‘NYC F units’

Stored at Collinwood

February 15, 2023

New York Central 4106, 4017, and two other E7 passenger diesels form an E7B/E7A/E7B/E7B lash-up of stored units at Collinwood Yard in Cleveland. The image was made somewhere between 1967-1969. Behind them appears to be a damaged EMD Geep.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Coming and Going in Painesville

April 15, 2020

It is early 1968 soon after the creation of Penn Central. A westbound train headed by four ex-New York Central locomotives, Nos. 1700 (EMD F7A), 3451 (EMD F7B), 3331 (Alco FB-2), and 1746 (EMD F7A), are on the point as they head through Painesville in a coming and going sequence.

Photographs by Robert Farkas


Railroading as it Once Was: Black & White Image for a Black & White Railroad

February 15, 2017


Penn Central locomotives were not known for their flashy livery. They had a minimalist black and white appearance with the PC herald affixed to the nose and the flanks.

Yet many photographers would love to be able to go back in time to see Penn Central again, if for one day.

We can’t do that, but we do have multiple images from the Penn Central era to remind us of another time.

PC F7A No. 1865 leads a train through Akron over tracks that have received minimal maintenance in recent years. The unit was built in October 1952 for the New York Central.

Photograph by Roger Durfee