It’s the night before Amtrak, and Penn Central train #8, the New York-Boston Merchants Limited, has completed its final run under private operation as it stands at the bumper in Boston’s South Station. This was once the New Haven Railroad’s premier train on the route, and its next run will be under Amtrak. The locomotive is an ex-PRR E8.
April 30, 1971
Amtrak’s “Merchants Limited” approaching its New Haven station stop
August 13, 1972
1949 Merchants Limited
New York City to Boston
The consist includes a baggage lounge, three parlor cars, two dining cars, three parlor cars, and a lounge observation.
The gifs used were made by Ken. They can be found at the link below.
The roll sign at Back Bay, Boston announcing the departure of the Merchants Limited in December, 1970.
The Merchant’s Limited leaves South Station, Boston on July 3, 1967.
The Merchant’s Limited accelerates out of Back Bay behind FL9 2042 on September 18, 1966.
5 More New Haven FL9 Photos from Roger Puta by Marty Bernard
NH Train 27, The Merchants Limited, led by FL9 2048 departing from South Station, Boston, MA on September 4, 1965.