Penn Central On the Boston & Albany Line
One territory on the former NYC that fit six
axle diesel well was on the mountainous Boston & Albany.
Since the big GE's were based out of Selkirk,NY.(outside of
Albany,NY),they freguently could be found on the head ends
of a B&A freights. Here, for example,a U33C-U30C-SD45-U25C
combination headed by the 6552 climbs the grade outside
Pittsfield,Massachusetts in May 1976. You can actually see the "bow"
in the train about 25 cars back.
Photo by Jack Armstrong, Herbert H.Harwood Collection
GP38-2#8107 Leads an eastbound TOFC train through
West Brookfield,Ma on the one time Boston & Albany Main line.
Photo by Herbert H.Harwood
U33C heads a seven unit llashup of GE and GM low
nose products with a westbound freight around the humpyard at
Photo by R.J.Yanosey
RS2 #5229,former NYC #8229,works a Pittsfield
and Canaan way freight at Canaan,CT.,in October 1974.
Photo by Jack Armstrong ,Herbert H.Harwood Collection.