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The vintage galleries are in chronological order, starting with the oldest first.
Newer 2010-2011 and later sets will also be added at the bottom of the page.
Along the New Haven Line Photos from May, 2009 in New Haven, CT and Port Chester, NY
Spring Valley, NY / Suffern, NY Along NJ Transit in May, 2009
Mahwah to Waldwick, NJ Along NJ Transit in May, 2009
Paterson, the NYS&W, and Ridgewood areas Along NJ rails in May, 2009
Newark and Montclair area Along NJ Transit in May, 2009
Brief Tribute to the NYO&W Railway
Includes some vintage steam/diesel shots by William S. Wilcox of Hamilton, NY
as well as a few of my own along the West Shore line in 1970,
and a scan of a 1947 West Shore (New York Central) Timetable.
Erie-Lackawanna freight led by a pair of SD-45 units, comes into view,
crossing the Delaware River at the Delaware Water Gap (NJ/PA) in July, 1973.
Vintage galleries added in 2009:
Nickel Plate 759 Steam engine being prepared for a fantrip at Hoboken, NJ in August, 1971
Erie-Lackawanna 1969-71 B&W set of vintage E-L operations in northern NJ
Erie-Lackawanna 1970-71 Color set of vintage E-L operations in northern NJ
Erie-Lackawanna 1970-71 Color set of vintage E-L operations at Waldwick, NJ
Erie-Lackawanna 1971 B&W set of vintage E-L operations on the Gladstone Branch
Erie-Lackawanna 1971 B&W set: more Gladstone Branch / Morris & Essex photos
Erie-Lackawanna 1970-71 B&W set of vintage E-L sights in Hoboken, NJ
Erie-Lackawanna 1970 B&W set of the end of "Lake Cities" Chicago service at Hoboken, NJ
Erie-Lackawanna 1969 B&W set: Memories of the ex-DL&W electrified Montclair, NJ station
Erie-Lackawanna 1970-71 B&W set of vintage E-L MU trainsets at Hoboken, NJ
Erie-Lackawanna 1969-71 B&W set of vintage E-L operations at Waldwick, NJ
Erie-Lackawanna 1969-71 B&W set of vintage E-L Waldwick, NJ pix, featuring E8 engines
NJ Stations & misc, 1969-71 B&W set of stations, towers, etc. (mostly E-L) in northern NJ
NY Stations/misc, 1969-71 B&W set - stations, towers, etc. (mostly E-L) in NY border area
Erie-Lackawanna push-pull sets Mostly B&W set of the "new" passenger equipment of 1971.
Newark Penn Station Mixed set taken at Newark Penn Station, February, 1971
Rich Oppenheim set Color photos (circa mid-late 60's) - scanned from prints:
The Phoebe Snow in Binghamton, NY, Morris & Essex division photos, the last Sussex branch
Erie-Lackawanna passenger train at Branchville, NJ, the steam engine #127 (ex-CP)
on a fantrip on the CNJ, and a few UP passenger train pix from out west.
Robert Fischer set Lackawanna B&W photos from Paterson, NJ - collection of Robert Fischer. **NEW**
California SP B&W shots (Summer, 1974) Four stray shots scanned from low-quality prints
Around this time, I acquired a new 35mm rangefinder camera (Fall, 1974):
Los Angeles, November 1974 Los Angeles Union Station, Thanksgiving weekend, 1974
Portland / Seattle 1975 Portland, OR & Seattle, WA rail photos from April, 1975
Northwest rail Various photos from 1974-76
Southwest rail Various photos from 1975-76
British Columbia 1975 / 1976 CN & CP photos from BC, Canada
British Columbia Railway, 1975 / 1976 North Vancouver shops & the Royal Hudson steam train
D&RGW Durango & Silverton Photos from April, 1975
Southern Pacific - San Francisco SP shots in San Francisco, 1975 -1982
SP Daylight #4449 - American Freedom Train Several shots of this train in San Francisco, December, 1975
Mexico border areas Rail photos from 1975-1976
Mexico rail trip 1975-6 Rail trip throughout Mexico, New Year's week 1975-76
WP Feather River Canyon Western Pacific in northern CA, April, 1976
Amtrak Journey - Part 1 Photos taken during an Amtrak trip during February-March 1977
Amtrak Journey - Part 2 Photos taken during an Amtrak trip during February-March 1977
Amtrak Journey - Part 3 Photos taken during an Amtrak trip during February-March 1977
Amtrak Journey - Part 4 Photos taken during an Amtrak trip during February-March 1977
Boston/New Haven 1977-79 Rail pix from Boston, MA & New Haven, CT (color/B&W)
Hudson River Line - 1982-4 Trackage shots along the Hudson River (Metro North Hudson line)
Ontario, Canada, August 1987 A few Ontario photos from 1987, see the "transit" page for a few more from Toronto.
Western NY + PA - 1978+88 Salamanca NY along the ex-Erie line & others
Central NY / Susquehanna - 1978-94 Central NY & some shots from Norwich, NY & the Southern Tier
Pennsylvania & the South - 1983-88 A few Philadelphia & southeastern U.S. photos
Western Rail photos 1991 (+2 later) Several western rail views from various locations
SP Daylight #4449 Eugene, OR - May 1991 Classic SP steam run in full original orange scheme in Eugene
Amtrak (mostly Texas) - April, 1993 Several shots from a Marshall, TX to Eugene, OR trip
Southern Rail, 1993 Miscellaneous rail shots from the south, with a focus on Shreveport, LA
Binghamton, NY - September, 1996 Scenes at Binghamton, with vintage equipment on display
Alaska - April, 2004 Scenes along the Alaska RR, trackage & scenery shots
Amtrak - Northeast - July, 2007 Photos from an Amtrak trip (Charlotte-NYC), mainly in Washington, DC
Hoboken Lackawanna Station - July, 2007 Scenes from this 1907 vintage terminal
Grand Central Terminal - July, 2007 Scenes from this huge classic terminal in Manhattan, NYC
Kenosha, Wisconsin - January 10, 2010 - Photos taken around the ex-C&NW commuter rail station
Wilkes-Barre, PA, October 31 and November 20, 2010 - Photos taken around the Wilkes-Barre, PA area of rail lines
Pittston area, PA, May, 2011 - More rail shots, north of Wilkes-Barre
Port Jervis, NY, July, 2011 - Part I - Commuter equipment, the Erie turntable/vintage equipment collection, and the historic station
Port Jervis, NY, July, 2011 - Part II - Commuter equipment, the Erie turntable/vintage equipment collection, and the historic station
Middletown, NY, July, 2011 - The old and new Erie/Metro North stations, including a commuter run
Middletown, NY, July, 2011 - Around the old NYO&W Middletown station, prior to any restoration
Middletown, NY, July, 2011 - Around the Middletown & New Jersey station, after some track work has progressed
Northeastern Pennsylvania, October 2013 - Abandoned DL&W old grade tunnels, Tunhannock Viaduct - Nicholson, PA area
Northeastern Pennsylvania, October 2013 - Alford, PA tower & station, Hallstead, PA & Susquehanna, PA (incuding Erie station & Starrucca Viaduct)
Southern Tier (NY), October 2013 - Owego, CP Afton area, NYO&W/DL&W remnants (Norwich, NY), Greene, NY & (CP) Harpursville, NY
That's all for now...
I hope to post newer sets in the future & possibly more vintage sets if more are discovered...
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