It was great to explore and photograph Waverley Station. It is nearly impossible to capture the entire complex from ground level. Hopefully the weather will cooperate and I can do some outside shots. This series is of the main terminal area showing tracks 14 – 18.
The two previous photos explain a little about the GG1. I thought it would be nice sort of in viewing order to show the entire engine – distorted as it is by a fisheye lens.
Leaving on the train to NYC from Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
The diesel electric engine that pulled the PPR commuter train out of Bay Head, NJ that I used infrequently to NYC would be replaced by a GG1 electric engine at South Amboy to make the run into Penn Station. The GG1 was in service for nearly 50 years, and was retired years after the PPR ceased to exist. Read the previous post for more info.
I know I am again behind a couple of days, but crazy schedule…
On Tuesday I stopped and took some photos at the Virginia Museum Of Transportation in Roanoke, VA. Wonderful!!! They have a GG1 sitting on a siding in their railroad collection. This locomotive, built for primarily passenger service on the Pennsylvania Railroad was a revolutionary design, both mechanically and aesthetically. The basic design was by Donald Roscoe Dohner, with the finishing aesthetics done by Raymond Loewy. This is an infrared photo to give better contrast on a gray day.
Should have waited to post this another two days.
Craig Angle took me to see the East Broad Top Railroad for the first time around 1970, and returned again with my friend Suz in 1973. Craig and I had returned there a couple of times in recent years to photograph it again.
This is a railroad bridge over the Potomac River at Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.
I could not resist posting another view of the Enola Yard.
The Rockville Railroad Bridge, spanning the Susquehanna River above Harrisburg, was completed in 1902, and was and still is the longest stone masonry arch railroad viaduct in the world. In other words, it is big and pretty neat to go and look at.
I do like to take railroad photos! Most are not particularly interesting to the general public, but there is a lot of joy just being there and taking them. This is of the Enola Yard on the Susquehanna River across from Harrisburg, PA.