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
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.
Roger Puta caught Penn Central E8A 4036 with Empire Service Train 71 arriving Albany-Rennsselear, NY on February 22, 1970 by Marty Bernard
Note, the slide was quite faded with little color. But maybe that is reflective of February 1970.
A Roger Puta Photograph
5 New York Central Passenger Trains from Roger Puta by Marty Bernard
NYC 4068 (E8A) with Empire Service Train 82 at Albany in August 1969.
Two New York Central E8As at Hudson, NY by Marty Bernard
These are Roger Puta’s photos taken September 2, 1968.
Penn Central E8A 4041 with Empire Service Train 80.
UP train, engine number 535, engine type 2-8-0
Rocky Mountain Railroad Club excursion, distant view; 6 cars. Photographed: near Albany, Wyo., August 4, 1956.
2015 Empire Service
New York City to Albany
The consist includes a P32, four amfleet I coaches, and an amfleet I cafe.
The gifs used were made by Ken. They can be found at the link below.