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