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NYC - ERA Fan Trip 1966


My railfanning pal The Q and I signed up for a fan trip on the New York Central's Hudson River line, sponsored by the Electric Railroaders' Association (ERA), 13 Nov 1966.

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It was a cool but sunny fall morning as we gathered at Hartsdale, NY, the starting point for the day's trip.

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Class S electric motor #110 provided the power for the first leg of the trip - from Hartsdale north to Harmon.

Spuyten Duyvil, NY

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The Harmon Yard and Shops was a tremendous facility. It was the point north of New York City where electric locomotives were replaced with Diesels for the runs north to Albany and beyond.

S3 #9374

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E8 #4055, GP7 #5917

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Crane #X28

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A line-up of electric motors

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The front of the massive Harmon Shop

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SW1's #8493-8492

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S2 #9372 and S3 #9350

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Two electric motors

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Motor #241 inside the shop

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E8 # 4055 and GP7 #5917

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E8's #4055-4025

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E8 #4036 - GP7 #7510

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TAfter a couple of hours at Harmon, we headed back south, pulled by GP7 #5927. Our route took us down the west side of Manhattan on the freight-only West Side line.

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At the George Washington Bridge, the train stopped to let us off for a photo runby.

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Our trip ended at the 30th Street Yard on the West Side.