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.
It was a cool but sunny fall morning as we gathered at Hartsdale, NY, the starting point for the day's trip.
Class S electric motor #110 provided the power for the first leg of the trip - from Hartsdale north to Harmon.
Spuyten Duyvil, NY
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.
E8 #4055, GP7 #5917
A line-up of electric motors
The front of the massive Harmon Shop
S2 #9372 and S3 #9350
Two electric motors
Motor #241 inside the shop
E8 # 4055 and GP7 #5917
E8 #4036 - GP7 #7510
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.
At the George Washington Bridge, the train stopped to let us off for a photo runby.
Our trip ended at the 30th Street Yard on the West Side.