Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Scans of some old slides

Hi, I got to thinking about how to share some of my older slides, and there only a few, when I remembered scans made by good friend Dave Oroszi. Here are the New Haven and New York Central photos I like best.

The first 4 photos were taken in June 1957 at the New Central's Woodlawn Station in the Bronx on NYC's Harlem Division. The photo below was taken north of the station and shows an EP-4 passenger locomotive inbound to Grand Central Terminal.

The next 2 photos also are of inbound trains. I believe the locomotives are EP-3s, the first being in a scheme introduced during the McGinnis era. About a 1/2 mile north of this location New Haven trackage begins as it heads east to New Rochelle to join up with their route out of Penn Station.

The New York Central commuter train is running express on its way to North White Plains, NY. This was very new equipment at this time.

A couple of black & white photos scanned from prints will finish the material taken in the Bronx. The photo below shows an oil electric box cab on the New York Central freight line that served the west side of Manhattan. The caboose hop is crossing Spuyten Duyvil which connects the Harlem River on the left with the Hudson River on the right. This is now part of Amtrak's Empire Route into Penn Station.

About a mile east of the previous photograph is the Marble Hill section of the Bronx. The train, behind a former Cleveland Union Terminal Electric, is on the Hudson Division headed for Harmon, NY and an engine change. The former Putnam Division runs along the wall in the background.

Exiting the tunnel under the Detroit River, this CP train is approaching Michigan Central Station in Detroit. The photo was taken in June, probably 1959, when I was a student at the University of Michigan.

The following three slides had developed a magenta cast when I sent them to Dave. I was amazed at his ability to restore them to as shot condition.

On the same day passenger power awaited assignment out side the station. Below is an E8A/E7B combo.

Behind the E units was a pair of Fairbanks-Morse C-Liners. I believe these are the only example of these locomotives I have ever seen.

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

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