Category: 1970

The roll sign at Back Bay, Boston announcing…

The roll sign at Back Bay, Boston announcing the departure of the Merchants Limited in December, 1970.

Penn Central train 72, a Buffalo-New York Em…

Penn Central train 72, a Buffalo-New York Empire Service run, gets underway for Grand Central out of the original Albany-Rensselaer station behind a pair of E-units. Tired-looking E7 4030 is an ex-NYC unit with both PC and NYC heralds on its nose, while ex-PRR E8 4251 at least has a fresh coat of paint.

September 11, 1970

Westbound “Patriot” Mamaronec…

Westbound “Patriot”

Mamaroneck, NY

August 04, 1970

At dusk, one of the original United Aircraft…

At dusk, one of the original United Aircraft TurboTrains running as Penn Central train 3002 between New York and Boston glides across the Mystic River swing bridge on the Connecticut coast. These pioneers of North American high speed rail were fun to ride but proved to be mechanically unreliable.

July 18, 1970

Empire Service trains under Penn Central wer…

Empire Service trains under Penn Central were rather modest affairs. Albany-New York train 80 consisted of an E8 and just two cars as it emerged from the short single track tunnel at Garrison, NY, on its way to Grand Central Terminal. Amtrak was less than a year away.

July, 1970

“Empire Service” proceeds up the…

“Empire Service” proceeds up the scenic Hudson Valley; note cast station name sign on the waiting shelter, at left.

June 13, 1970

An ex-Pennsylvania E8 leads the Patriot out …

An ex-Pennsylvania E8 leads the Patriot out of South Station, Boston on May 24, 1970.

19700308 05 PC Metroliner, Wilmington, DE by …

19700308 05 PC Metroliner, Wilmington, DE

19700308 05 PC Metroliner, Wilmington, DE by David Wilson

PC metroliner from the cab 3-70 by John W. Ba…

PC metroliner from the cab 3-70

PC metroliner from the cab 3-70 by John W. Barriger III National Railroad Library

Roger Puta caught Penn Central E8A 4036 with …

Roger Puta caught Penn Central E8A 4036 with Empire Service Train 71 arriving Albany-Rennsselear, NY on February 22, 1970

Roger Puta caught Penn Central E8A 4036 with Empire Service Train 71 arriving Albany-Rennsselear, NY on February 22, 1970 by Marty Bernard

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Note, the slide was quite faded with little color. But maybe that is reflective of February 1970.

A Roger Puta Photograph