Category: empire service

1968 Empire ServiceNew York City to BuffaloPCT…

1968 Empire Service
New York City to Buffalo
PC

The consist includes a NYC E7A, a NYC 56-seat coach, a NYC 64-seat coach, and a coach snack bar.

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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

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

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

5 New York Central Passenger Trains from Roge…

5 New York Central Passenger Trains from Roger Puta

5 New York Central Passenger Trains from Roger Puta by Marty Bernard

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NYC 4068 (E8A) with Empire Service Train 82 at Albany in August 1969. 

PC E8A 4075 with Empire Service Train 70 at B…

PC E8A 4075 with Empire Service Train 70 at Buffalo, NY on July 21, 1969

PC E8A 4075 with Empire Service Train 70 at Buffalo, NY on July 21, 1969 by Marty Bernard

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A Roger Puta Photograph

5 New York Central Passenger Trains from Roge…

5 New York Central Passenger Trains from Roger Puta

5 New York Central Passenger Trains from Roger Puta by Marty Bernard

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NYC 4055 (E8A) with Empire Service Train 70 at the Syracuse, NY station on July 21, 1969.

E7 4026 leads an Empire Service train north …

E7 4026 leads an Empire Service train north out of Croton Harmon, NY on November 29, 1968.

Two New York Central E8As at Hudson, NY by Ma…

Two New York Central E8As at Hudson, NY

Two New York Central E8As at Hudson, NY by Marty Bernard

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These are Roger Puta’s photos taken September 2, 1968.

Penn Central E8A 4041 with Empire Service Train 80.