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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 #40 on: Feb 11th, 2013, 5:59pm »
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Trenton, 1976.
 
E60 #967 hauling a string of new AMFLEET cars indeed makes for a classic "old school" AMTRAK portrait.......
 
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?40063


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #41 on: Feb 11th, 2013, 6:05pm »
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This classic scene from 1975 at North Elizabeth recalls a time when double-headed, juice-hauled tonnage was still commonplace on "The Corridor"......
 
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?49761


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #42 on: Feb 11th, 2013, 10:01pm »
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"GENERATION GAP" (Trenton, 1996)
 
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?22238


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #43 on: Feb 11th, 2013, 10:08pm »
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Man!
 
Talk about a "mixed consist"
 
This P-C conglomeration is obviously a work train........attention modelers.....this train has it ALL!
 
(Rahway, 1970)
 
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?22243


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Charlie Ricker
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« Reply #44 on: Feb 12th, 2013, 4:54pm »
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The people that painted the old electrics in to those Amtrak colors (ESPECIALLY the GG-1s!) should really have been arrested for vandalism!  
 
Charlie


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #45 on: Feb 12th, 2013, 5:30pm »
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on Feb 12th, 2013, 4:54pm, Charlie Ricker wrote:       (Click here for original message)
The people that painted the old electrics in to those Amtrak colors (ESPECIALLY the GG-1s!) should really have been arrested for vandalism!  
 
Charlie

 
Charlie:
 
Actually, the desecration of the late, great GG-1 began with the P-C in 1968, when that horrendous black "dip" scheme arrived on the rails.
 
I could have tolerated the "mating worms" had the old paint schemes on the "G's" had been left alone.
 
They looked exactly like someone had dipped an HO scale body shell into black paint, and simply apploed P-C decals!
 
Growing up when I did, and being old enough to recall "G's" in PRR paint, you can imagine how I felt with P-C black......(!!)


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #46 on: Feb 12th, 2013, 5:38pm »
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on Feb 12th, 2013, 4:54pm, Charlie Ricker wrote:       (Click here for original message)
The people that painted the old electrics in to those Amtrak colors (ESPECIALLY the GG-1s!) should really have been arrested for vandalism!  
 
Charlie

 
Charlie:
 
HERE Is how a GG-1 SHOULD look!!
 
When I was growing up, we lived right up on top of the hill in the background (Union City); from in back of the old TWO GUYS parking lot, I could watch the GG-1's and MP-54's dash in and out of the Bergen Portals whenever I wished!
 
Aaaahh, the good ol' days on the NEC!
 
"H.F.M."
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/prr/prr4868.jpg
 
(photo courtesy of FallenFlags.org)


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #47 on: Feb 12th, 2013, 5:43pm »
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Trenton, NJ (1964)
 
This is how I remember the G's......yeah, I know I'm showing my age, now......
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/prr/prr4850.jpg
 
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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #48 on: Feb 12th, 2013, 6:33pm »
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Trenton, 1976.
 
When this photo was taken, both the E60's and the AMFLEET coaches were the "new kids on the block"......
 
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?45608


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on Feb 10th, 2013, 11:15pm, HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ wrote:       (Click here for original message)
1967.......four years before AMTRAK......and the Great Spirits Of The Past were still amongst us......
 
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?72535

 
Ah, now that is a reminder of what things looked like in my first (April, 1966) encounter with the NEC.  Big-time passenger railroading as it was supposed to be. Even if the Santa Fe did it better....


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #50 on: Feb 12th, 2013, 8:19pm »
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on Feb 12th, 2013, 7:51pm, ClydeDET wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
Ah, now that is a reminder of what things looked like in my first (April, 1966) encounter with the NEC.  Big-time passenger railroading as it was supposed to be. Even if the Santa Fe did it better....

 
Clyde:
 
Yep, that is how I grew up with the PRR; the "G's" wore various schemes, all handsome (IMHO), and that huge PRR keystone decorating the flanks left NO doubt whatsoever as to WHO was running THIS show!
 
Most of my "up close and personal" encounters with these legendary machines was at Penn Station, Newark, back in the pre-PC 60's.
 
Even cut in half by the high level platforms, these engines seemed to dwarf everything in sight; I still have vivid memories of the platforms vibrating when a "G" pulled in, and feeling my rib cage been shaken as the huge keystoned mastadon drew near, with that big bell a-clangin'!
 
I had no idea at the time that I was witnessing the final years of a truly classic era in American railroading......
 
"H.F.M."


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #51 on: Feb 12th, 2013, 10:18pm »
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N. Philadelphia, 1969.......
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/prr/prr4902a.jpg


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #52 on: Feb 12th, 2013, 10:23pm »
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S. Elizabeth, 1980.
 
"SLUMBERCOACH" is second car in this consist.
 
Also, note "LEHIGH VALLEY FARMS" trailer alongside the ACME supermarket on the left.......
 
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?40058


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  HFM,
 
   I could'nt help myself. I had to post these frew pics of me back in 1978. In the Little Ferry GG1 service facility.
 
   (me at the control of GG1 #4857. getting ready to roll through the yard)
 


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Yup, thats me standing next to 4857, right after one of the thrills of a life time. Runing a GG1. I'm probably still shaking from the expierience in this pic.

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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #55 on: Feb 13th, 2013, 11:51am »
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Bruce:
 
THANKS for sharing these great pics!!!
 
You lucky old dog!!
 
Sure wish I had been lucky enough to experience what you were so fortunate to!
 
To me, NO engine defined the PRR....or the NEC....better than the "G"!
 
Last time I was "up close and personal" to one of these graceful behemoths while still in service was in the early 80's, at Newark, when the last of the breed were hauling Shore trains between New York and South Amboy.
 
BTW:
 
You mentioned the "GG-1 service facility at Little Ferry"; are you sure you didn't mean South Amboy [or some other ex-PRR facility] (there was a "motor yard" there, which serviced both the GG-1's and MP-54 MU's. Little Ferry was NYS&W territory, the good ol' "Susie-Q"!)
 
No matter, these pictures are SUPER......without a doubt, my friend, you sat upon the Throne Of Kings!
 
Thanka again for sharing these with us!
 
"H.F.M."


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #56 on: Feb 13th, 2013, 12:22pm »
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Here's a classic "G" image taken at Edison, in 1967.
 
Even at this late date, REA express traffic was still quite substantialm as can be seen here......
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/prr/prr4865akg.jpg
 
(photo courtesy of FallenFlags.org)


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #57 on: Feb 13th, 2013, 12:35pm »
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Baltimore, 1967.
 
A timeless portrait of "The Corridor" in the pre-PC era; the "G" and the complex ganglia of catenary almost seem to shout:
 
"THIS IS THE PENNSY!"
 
How we once took such classic scenes for granted......
 
http://rr-fallenflags.org/prr/prr4904jsa.jpg


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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It is interesting to note, that, until 1967, PRR-operated rapid transit trains ran over a short segment of the Corridor.
 
The PRR and the H&M (later PATH) operated a "joint service" between Hudson Terminal in lower Manhattan, and Newark.
 
The PRR-owned cars used on this line were equipped with cab signals, and motormen who operated trains on this route had to pass a PRR book of rules examination.
 
At the H&M/PATH station at Harrison, the platforms were bisected by the NEC tracks.
 
After 1967, this became solely a PATH operation.
 
The cars seen here were the "K"-Class of 1958, the first air-conditioned rapid transit cars in the country.
 
I knew these handsome cars well, back in my younger days.
 
Indeed, there was so much variety along the Corridor, once upon a time......
 
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?75666
 
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?93664
 
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?23818
 
(photos courtesy of nycsubway.org)


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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Penn Station, Newark, 1956.
 
A New York-bound PRR train is about to depart for the final leg of its journey; outside the station, we see an inbound H&M/PRR "joint service" train from Hudson Terminal, about to enter the upper level of the station.
 
These distinctive cars (known as "Red McAdoos) ran in this service from about 1911 until 1958, when the new "K" cars replaced them.
 
You are looking northeast in this view...........
 
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?75669
 
(photo courtesy of nycsubway.org)


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