NYC ALCO FA / FB Units

NYC ALCO FA / FB Units
Custom Painted P-2000 units

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Empire City Subway Fan Trip

Greetings All,


During the Holidays the New York Central Train Layout Trainmen and Tower Operators got together for a subway rail fan trip. With the reduced schedule the Empire City Transit Authority took this time to make some interesting equipment moves which is what seems to have been one of the reason for the trip.

The guys have gathered at the Grand Central Station / 42nd Street subway station. Note this is not Grand Central Terminal which would be upstairs.
The first move is this cool looking set of Porter Hustlers with both NYC and PC reporting marks. The low roofs on these engines make them ideal for subway service
The guys admire the custom painted unit that came out of the N.Y.C.T.L. Paint Shop
A more traditional sighting, A subway train. The car is an R17 class that were purchased in the mid fifties to replace Interboro Rapid Transit cars. The IRT is a component of the NYC Transit Authority. The other two components making up the N.Y.C.T.A. subway system are the IND(Independent Subway System) and BMT (Brooklyn Manhattan Transit Corp)
Another work M.O.W. train heads thru the station behind a set of S12s
Meanwhile subway traffic heading North is running smoothly
Intercity upstairs, subway down stairs
For more check out this short video;

Thanks for reading!!!

8 comments:

  1. I think this is the first time in a while I've seen your subway line. Nice photos and, of course, the history that goes with it. Great change of pace!

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    1. Thanks Sir Neal! Glad you enjoyed the action!

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  2. Turning the Hustlers into M of W locos is brilliant!

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    1. Thanks John! That's high praise indeed. I may need to use you as a reference!

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  3. The subway is a terrific idea for a scene! I can hear the brakes squeal and feel the rush of air as trains enter Grand Central/ 12 Street station!

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  4. Ralph, on further inspection of the subway stop photo, it appears to be Grand Central/42nd st. Home of the 4,5,6, and 'S' trains.

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  5. Apparently 1/87th Sir Neal was blocking part of the sign! A little to the left please! :) The sign looks really good by the way!

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