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NEC NOSTALGIA: WHERE HAVE ALL THE YEARS GONE?
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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #20 on: Feb 10th, 2013, 11:03pm »
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Never thought that I could ever be nostalgic for 1980......
 
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?36697


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #21 on: Feb 10th, 2013, 11:15pm »
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1967.......four years before AMTRAK......and the Great Spirits Of The Past were still amongst us......
 
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?72535


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #22 on: Feb 10th, 2013, 11:20pm »
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Even this 1993 scene at Metropark seems wonderfully dated today; that "classic" Amtrak feel is still there......
 
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?37300


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #23 on: Feb 10th, 2013, 11:24pm »
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A proud and impressive portrait of E60 #953 at Jersey Avenue, 1976.........
 
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?45604


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #24 on: Feb 10th, 2013, 11:29pm »
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The "new order" just doesn't do a thing for me......
 
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?118921


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #25 on: Feb 10th, 2013, 11:36pm »
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Recalling the days when GG-1's were on AMTRAK's roster......
 
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?36706
 
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?36709


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #26 on: Feb 10th, 2013, 11:39pm »
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METROLINER memories......
 
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?22242
 
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?45593


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #27 on: Feb 11th, 2013, 12:38am »
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A fascinating, complex view from 1977 of AMTRAK equipment at Sunnyside Yards, Queens.....
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/amtk/amtk-sunyd-adl.jpg
 
(photo courtesy of FallenFlags.org)


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #28 on: Feb 11th, 2013, 12:49am »
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METROLINER action near Baltimore, 1978.......
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/amtk/amtk-ml881rla.jpg
 
(photo courtesy of FallenFlags.org)


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #29 on: Feb 11th, 2013, 1:01am »
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Trenton, NJ, 1975.
 
The "Big G" is still on the job.......
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/amtk/amtk901ags.jpg
 
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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #30 on: Feb 11th, 2013, 1:08am »
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AEM7 #914 is indeed "the new kid on the block" in this 1983 view, taken at Newark, NJ.
 
The massive, sinewy bridge girders indeed make for a dramatic, impressive backdrop......
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/amtk/amtk914aca.jpg
 
(photo courtesy of FallenFlags.org)


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #31 on: Feb 11th, 2013, 1:13am »
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Here is an interesting early AMTRAK scene at the busy Metropark (NJ) station.
 
The fashions, the rugged, heavy-duty luggage, the conductor's uniform, and the equipment itself, all serve to date this nostalgic view.
 
Note, too, the ex-NP sleeper, still lettered for its former owner (also note CB&Q marking)......
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/np/np-sleep-kga.jpg
 
(photo courtesy of FallenFlags.org)


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HwyHaulier
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« Reply #32 on: Feb 11th, 2013, 7:07am »
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on Feb 11th, 2013, 1:13am, HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ wrote:       (Click here for original message)
...Note, too, the ex-NP sleeper, still lettered for its former owner (also note CB&Q marking)......
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/np/np-sleep-kga.jpg
 
(photo courtesy of FallenFlags.org)...    

HFM -  
 
Minor Errata? The actual Owner Railroad status of the Car with C B & Q. The NORTHERN PACIFIC on the Car tells us that, pre-AMTK,  
it was in Pool assignments on N P RR "name" trains between Chicago and the West.
 
On another note? The AMTK E-60 types evidently had some basic engineering problems. There is a trail of documentation that AMTK    
experienced tracking problems at speeds with this power. Apparently, it had them a bit wary of the units...
 
.................Vern...........


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« Reply #33 on: Feb 11th, 2013, 7:32am »
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on Feb 10th, 2013, 11:03pm, HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Never thought that I could ever be nostalgic for 1980......
 
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?36697

HFM - Lodge Members - Et. Al. -  
 
BAH! Your correspondent has never gone misty and weepy about NEC developments post 1971 date! Another perspective that it a  
moral equivalent of the "no class" Barbarians taking Rome of the old days?
 
Still reeling over decisions and actions deeming the GG-1 power as killers! We were told it was all about the evil cooling oils used  
in the transformers on the units. Right! Right! Did they ever document and prove people were dying in the presence of the units?  
(I've personally been close to a great number of them, and I ain't dead yet! So, too, with a guy I know who actually ran the power!  
He is still with us, too!)
 
Metroliner project? SIGH! Material for a "pay to play" joke and comedy service? This was just a "...go along to get along..." move  
by the old P R R. It was not their ideas! In some correspondence and contacts with the line, ca. 1960, it was quite clear they did  
not want to put any more funding into passenger service! With Metroliner, which FED ideas in motion, the bureaucrats needed a  
place to play with their trains. (Same thinking yielded the RTS Bus designs, and pushed GM out of the building of more product.
Rather a wry "Thank You" to GM for all it did to help the US during WWII?))
 
.................Vern..........


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #34 on: Feb 11th, 2013, 10:26am »
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Vern:
 
When one gazes upon the mutated centipede-like ACELA trainsets, or, takes a glimpse at the newest NJT equipment...... for me anyway, it is VERY easy indeed to get a wee bit nostalgic for "The Old Days"!
 
God, the new stuff just leaves you cold!
 
In TOTALLY agreement with you over the "Big Bad G's"; think of all the many, many years they ran in service......can't say I recall anyone declaring them hazardous to one's health, back in a saner world!
 
Like yourself, of course,  the PRR days of the NEC was a perfect example of "leave well enough alone"; indeed, this was the "Electrified Boulevard Of Champions", back in the day!
 
 
"The Corridor" seemed to do pretty well throughout the years using G's and MP-54's!
 
IMHO, far too much of what runs on the NEC is far too sophisticated; too, why even bother tampering with PRR PL's?
 
Heck, they've done all right all these decades....why tamper with a winning system?
 
Oh, well.......
 
"H.F.M."


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #35 on: Feb 11th, 2013, 10:35am »
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Double-headed "G" consist at Trenton, 1972.
 
Looks like we are seeing a Slumbercoach ahead of the baggage car, in this scene.
 
At least, there was still much "heritage" equipment to be seen and savored......
 
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?36705


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #36 on: Feb 11th, 2013, 10:49am »
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Speaking of "Slumbercoaches"......
 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slumbercoach
 
Though I've long associated them with the B&O, several other roads also rostered the type.
 
AMTRAK utilized these cars into the 1990's......
 
"H.F.M."


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #37 on: Feb 11th, 2013, 11:06am »
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AMTRAK "G" #914 hauling a westbound out of Newark, 1976.
 
Abandoned trestle just above the train, until 1967, carried CNJ commuter runs to and from the old Broad Street Station..........
 
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?36708


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« Reply #38 on: Feb 11th, 2013, 12:55pm »
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E60 #604 leading a consist through Metuchen, NJ, 1986.
 
Wish this photo was a bit clearer; the third car in this train looks to be of interest.....
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/amtk/amtk604kga.jpg
 
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« Reply #39 on: Feb 11th, 2013, 1:55pm »
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Undated (1960's) GG-1 scene at Trenton......
 
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?43726


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