Posts Tagged ‘Penn Central motive power’

Early in the PC Era at Collinwood

September 19, 2021

You can’t tell from this angle but that is a former Pennsylvania Railroad FP7 sitting at the locomotive service rack at Collinwood Yard in Cleveland in either 1968 or 1969. That would make it a Penn Central locomotive although not but too long.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Penn Central Geep in Akron

August 26, 2021

Penn Central GP7 No. 5673 is sitting just geographically northeast of the former Pennsylvania Railroad yard in Akron on Jan. 14, 1973. The long-removed walk bridge installed to make it easy for Firestone Tire employees to get to the streetcars and buses on the other side of the tracks is visible in this photo.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Cold Day to be Working in Canton

August 25, 2021

Penn Central Alco C628 No. 6301 is in Canton on a cold day somewhere between 1968 and 1972. This motive power consist also has an EMD SD45 and another C628. The 6301 was built for the Pennsylvania Railroad in March 1965 as the 6301. It also carried that roster number during its brief time working for Conrail where it never patched with CR markings.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

For Sale or Lease at the Time

August 12, 2021

Equipment dealer George Silcott in Worthington, Ohio, had this Plymouth critter for sale or lease on Jan. 17, 1973. We don’t know if he found a taker. Note that it is coupled to a Penn Central RS1 that had been built in May 1941 for the New York Central.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

F Units in Alliance

July 29, 2021

PC F7A No. 1703 leads a train bound for Conway Yard near Pittsburgh down the Bayard Branch in Alliance in July 1972. The 1703 was built for the New York Central in May 1951. Although the scene depicts former Pennsylvania Railroad territory, the NYC had a line that passed through Alliance.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Two for Tuesday: Mail 9 in the Penn Central Era

June 8, 2021

Mail 9 was an intermodal train that ran well into the Conrail era under that symbol. But the history of the train dates to at least the Penn Central era.

In the top photo PC 4294, 4025, 4024, 4022, and 2287 are on the point of westbound Mail 9 in Canton in later 1972.

In the bottom photo, PC 4284, New York Central 4071, PC 4063, PC 4092, PC 2355, and PC 2839 have teamed up to pull the Mail 9 through Canton in September 1972.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

One Day in Conway

June 3, 2021

Penn Central Alco C425 No. 2429 must feel at home in Conway Yard near Pittsburgh. The unit was built for the Pennsylvania Railroad in March 1965. Conway was, of course, built by the PRR. This image was made in early 1973. No. 2429 would later join the Conrail motive power roster.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Friendly Wave at Alliance

May 30, 2021

It’s July 1972 in Alliance. The fireman of Penn Central Alco C628 No. 6314 is giving a friendly wave as the train enters the Bayard Branch on its way to Conway Yard near Pittsburgh. Also in the motive power consist are PC 6314, 6300, and 6317. The track under the rear trucks of No. 6314 is the Fort Wayne Line to Canton and Chicago.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

At the Fueling Rack in Sharonville

May 13, 2021

Louisville & Nashville F9B No. 578 is at Penn Central’s Sharonville Yard’s fueling facility in Sharonville, Ohio, on Aug. 25, 1972. It appears to be surrounded by PC units.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Quite a Penn Central Collection

May 7, 2021

Let’s see what we’ve got here. There is E8A No. 4294, E8A No. 4070, E7B No. 4104, E7B No. 4107 and GE U25B No. 2658. They are teamed up to the westbound westbound Penn Central train Mail 9″in Canton on Sept. 10, 1972.

Photograph by Robert Farkas