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A former New Haven RDC working for Conrail crosses the substantial Naugatuck River trestle at Derby, CT, on its way from Waterbury to Bridgeport. Conrail was the contract operator of this service, with Metro North still in the future.

Photographed by Tom Nelligan, December, 1977.
Added to the photo archive by Tom Nelligan, March 24, 2018.
Railroad: Conrail.

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Interesting that this RDC has no pilot - was that typical? Also headlight doesn't appear to be on - is this a going away capture?

Posted by John Barlow on 2018-03-26 08:03:52

The Budd was southbound from Waterbury as indicated in the caption. Note the engineer in the cab and the exhaust blowing back. As for the missing pilot, I assume that was the result of some sort of mishap. It probably wasn't a great idea to run the car without it, but things were less formal in those days.

Posted by Tom Nelligan on 2018-03-26 09:27:45

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