August 1987; with Rolleiflex in hand, I spent an evening at Port Chester, New York along the former New Haven Railroad four-track electrified main line.
Port Chester offered several attractions. The nearly north-south alignment of the track made it a great place to catch eastward trains in the evening light.
Metro-North was operating a variety of trains using its venerable FL9s (dual-mode diesel-electric/third-rail electrics), and these tended to face outbound (east) in the evening.
It was along the portion of the line still equipped with New Haven’s distinctive triangular catenary.
Although I focused my efforts on the FL9 powered trains, I also photographed Metro-North’s more common multiple units.
Among the images I made was this high-structured composition that frames a Grand Central bound multiple unit in the structure of the catenary and its supports. There’s a lot of angles here!
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