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.