Two weeks ago, Reading & Northern’s Class T-1 4-8-4 2102 was the star attraction that captured most of the pixels that day.
I think back to the photos my dad made of a Reading Iron Horse Ramble led by a T-1 back in 1959. This was assisted by a pair of Reading Company Baldwin diesels. The T-1 is still with us. The Baldwins have been gone for a half century.
So, in another 60 years, I’ll bet 2102 is still around, but how about the GP38-2s that were also in excursion service that day.
There was a time when a GP38-2 was just about as common as diesels get. I hardly paid them any notice at all. But these days, some of those GP38-2s are now a half century old.
I made a fair few photos of Reading & Northern’s GP38-2s in between bursts of pixels of T-1 2102. Here are a few for your consideration.
On our drive back from Pennsylvania last month we stopped in to Port Jervis, New York.
This town was once synonymous with the Erie Railroad which maintained significant facilities and yards here.
Today, little is left of the sprawling freight yards, and relatively little freight passes over the former Erie route, but Port Jervis is the western extent of NJ Transit/Metro North commuter service from Hoboken, NJ.
On this dull Saturday morning, Metro North’s weekday commuter fleet was tied up in the small yard west of the present passenger station, near the site of the old Erie engine facilities.
I thought that this collection of diesels made for interesting subjects. Photos exposed using my Nikon Z6 with 70-200mm lens.
If had been clear and bright, I’d have been looking directly into the mid-morning sun.
This is a variation on the program I gave in Cork last October.
I’ll will present grand selection of REAL 35mm colour slides detailing General Motors Electro-Motive Division diesels at work and will cover numerous models on many different railroads, and feature some dramatic locomotive photography.
There’s to be some surprises! (Different photos not previously presented)