Wednesday, September 25, 2013

New York City - 3

Hi, I have reached the final post for my urban railroads images. This post will cover commuter trains on the CNJ and Long Island plus a couple of other Miscellaneous subjects.

The Aldene plan went into effect in 1967.  Under this plan CNJ commuter trains abandoned their Jersey City Terminal to run into the PRR's Newark, NJ station.  To accomplish this the trains ran a short distance on the former Lehigh Valley and then came down a ramp, shown above, onto the CNJ mainline (this is still the case today under NJT).  The Lehigh Valley line crossed over the former CNJ mainline on the truss bridge in the background.  A GP40P leads this short train in the late 1960s or early 1970s.

In the early 1970s a CNJ commuter train was sitting in Newark's Penn Station.  A Penn Central commuter MU is on the right.

The CNJ ran a shuttle from Jersey City to Roselle Park to connect with mainline trains.  It was headed west behind a geep in the new red baron paint scheme in the early 1970s at Elizabethport, location of the CNJ's main shops and a major junction for the railroad.

On the same date an RS3 was switching the nearby yard under the New Jersey Turnpike overpass.

On  trip in the late 1970s a Baldwin S-12 was switching in the same area.

In the late 1960s a GP40P lead a westbound commuter train into the station at Plainfield, NJ.

One of the Rahway Valley's GE 70 tonners was photographed in the late 1970s.

In the early 1970s I was home on a visit and made a trip to Jamaica.  This was shortly after the FA power cars went into service.  This train was westbound arriving at the station led by an Alco C420.

Here another C420 leads an eastbound out of the station.

At Mineola, NY a Long Island train headed out the Oyster Bay Branch with an with a power car made from an FA on the rear.

Another train bound for Oyster Bay was crossing Pratt Blvd. in Glen Cove.

That evening a pair of FA power cars sat on the westbound end of trains in the layup yard at Oyster Bay.

Finally, this black and white image of an Erie PA sitting at the Jersey City terminal in 1956 was left out of an earlier post. Thanks for looking.

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