In the early years of rail building, a series of lines grew up between New York City, Albany, Schenectady, Utica, Syracuse, Rochester, and Buffalo, linking the Great Lakes and the Midwest to the Hudson River and the world. Brought together in 1853 as the New York Central Railroad, the line eventually served half of America’s population, moving passengers in the northeast between New York, Chicago, and Detroit, or from Boston to St. Louis.
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Locomotives and trains featured in this edition include:
• New York Central 2538, a General Electric Model U-25B and two U30B’s, are heading for New York City, seen here at Spuyten Duyvil, New York on January I, 1968.
• New York Central owned a multitude of switch engines. They also had eight rather obscure seventy ton “critters” built from 1940 to 1942.
• New York Central 5934 and 5791, a GP-9 and a GP7, road switchers built by EMD, are on a passenger train at Granite City, Illinois on October 16, 1963.
• Brand new New York Central 6000, the first of 25 Class S-1a Niagara (4-8-4) engines, is being serviced at the Englewood, Illinois roundhouse in mid-April 1945.
• New York Central 3140, a Class L-4b Mohawk (4-8-2) built in 1943 by the Lima Locomotive Works, is leading a westbound freight out of Poughkeepsie, New York on August 8, 1946.
• New York Central 4020 and 4025 are backing Train #315, a mail and express train, into St. Louis, Missouri Union Station on June 21, 1966. 4020 is an E-7A in an E-8A body.
• New York Central 8276, a 1,600 horsepower Alco/General Electric Model RS-3 Road Switcher, is on the Harlem Division with eastbound commuter train #960 arriving at Chatham, New York on June 20, 1965.
• New York Central 4052, an E-8A with an E-7B second unit (both are EMD locomotives) leads Train #51, the westbound Empire State Express as it passes under the Bear Mountain Bridge on August 3, 1963.
• New York Central 1600, the first of only four EMD Model FTA’s owned by NYC, is leading a freight at Cleveland, Ohio on August 15, 1964.
• New York Central 5451, one of fifty Class J-3a Hudsons (4-6-4), built by the American Locomotive Company in 1937, is hitting the track pans at Chesterton, Indiana with a westbound mail train in October 1945.
• New York Central 3817, a matched A-B-A set of Baldwin “sharknoses,” so named because of their appearance, are waiting a call at the Detroit, Michigan engine terminal in August 1962.
• Here Niagara 4015 is rolling a westbound passenger train through Buffington, Indiana in the winter of 1947. 4015 and its train are about one-half hour east of Chicago’s La Salle Street Station.
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