Today we'll be sending PC Train LS-1 from Terminal Yard representing New York City yards to it's terminus, Elkhart Indiana. Prior to the PC merger New York Central train LS-1 ran from New York City to Chicago, terminating at the Cicero Ave Yard.
LS-1s first stop after leaving New York City is Selkirk Yard. This is where the cars for the Kings Port Division and Atlantic Pacific RR will be dropped off. The K.P.D. and A.P.R.R will continue the action from that point. Let's take a look at the virtual ops dispatch of train LS-1
To: West Mill
From: Terminal Yard
Dispatch of Train LS-1
Engines: 7675, 8024, 6018
Total cars: 18
Block 1: Rock Ridge NJ; 7 cars
Block 2: West Mill NY proper; 3 cars
Block 3: Kings Port NY; 3 cars
Block 4: Mayfield NY; 3 cars
Block 5: Marion NY: 2 cars
Penn Central GP38 7675 is fresh out of the paint shop. Nicknamed Sir Larry after 1:1 Sir Larry of Flemington who graciously donated this engine to the N.Y.C.T.L. fleet. That's 1/87th scale Larry D riding the front porch showing off his engine to the guys.
PC 7675 was the first GP38 bought by the PC arriving June of 1969.
A trio of EMDs with 7675 in the lead are the power for LS-1
7675 leads the train out of Terminal Yard past the local still and doesn't merit a look from the proprietor. 1/87th scale Sir Larry has fallen over at the sight of the still so close to the right of way.
LS-1 rolls thru Bedford NY past a string of empty hoppers getting ready to be switched into Hudson Coal
Rolling thru Bedford Station with 1/87th scale Larry D back on his feet and waving to the waiting passengers.
7675 stops at Bedford Tower and both 1/87th scale Larry D and John B give the crew a wave as they head off to Selkirk.
The Rock Ridge block passing Bedford Tower
Here comes the West Mill block
LS-1 Crosses the Cornelius Vanderbilt Memorial Bridge in the background. A NYC passenger train crosses over Water Street while another NYC passenger train heads towards Empire city Station. Market Street is to the lower left and it looks like the Market Street Mob is out enjoying the weather. More on that in an upcoming blog entry.
LS-1 rolling across the High Line
Train LS-1 in profile on the High Line
Next stop Selkirk
Don't forget to follow up with the action on the Kings Port Division! http://kingsportdivision.blogspot.com/