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Charles Street Engine terminal: L to R; GP-9, RDC-2, GP-9, E-8, GP-30

Photographed by Bruce Nelson, January 9, 1972.
Added to the photo archive by Bruce Nelson, May 26, 2023.
Railroad: Penn Central.

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This photo is a brilliant slide of history! Both the RDC and the GP9 behind it are ex-NH (Hancock air whistle) - love the Gulf Oil tank car lurking in the background! I suppose that the rest of the locos are ex-PRR?

I've never seen a photo of the Charles St. engine terminal or its turntable. I don't imagine that it looks anything like this now.

Thanks for posting, and also thanks as always to Jeff Morris for hosting this website - it has provided me with untold hours of enjoyment and education.

Posted by Brian Gilleran on 2023-05-27 10:59:14

Upon further review, the ruling on the field is that RDC has regular bell-type air horns (painted black?), and not the NHRR's trademark Hancock air whistles.

I guess that means I lose my challenge....

Posted by Brian Gilleran on 2023-05-27 11:02:02

The two GP-9's are X-NH, RDC-2 is X-NYC (no pilots, just bar attached to trucks in front of lead set of wheels) and E-8 and GP-30 are X-PRR.

Posted by Bruce Nelson on 2023-05-27 19:37:39

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