PC Reflections

I was visiting Delaware & Hudson’s Colonie (NY) Shops in June 1989 where I found this old Penn Central E8A.

It appeared to be long out of service and was stored with a variety of other locomotives behind the old backshop.

I made the photo using my Leica M2 on Kodachrome 25 film.

What was the story with this rather tired looking EMD diesel? I wonder why it was at the D&H shops, and what ultimately became of it. Today E8As are very rare. They weren’t exactly common in 1989 either!

By the time of this photograph, Penn Central was 13 years gone.

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