New York Central Steam Memories

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Depot Doings: Framingham, MA / Galion, OH / Mackinaw City, MI / Muncie, IN / Chatham, NY / Elkhart, IN / Bucyrus, OH / Sandusky, OH

Featured New York Central depots on the blog this month are those in Massachusetts, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, and New York:

  • NYC Depot – Framingham, MA – 2/29/00
  • NYC Depot – Galion, OH – 12/22/78
  • NYC Depot – Mackinaw City, MI – 9/1/78
  • NYC Depot – Muncie, IN – 5/8/88
  • NYC Depot – Chatham, NY – 8/96
  • NYC Depot – Elkhart, IN – 9/21/01
  • NYC Depot – Bucyrus, OH – 10/4/13
  • NYC Depot – Sandusky, OH – 10/4/13

All photos courtesy of Railroad Picture Archives.


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New York Central Steam Feature for December 2016

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Featured New York Central Railway steam features for this December post include various locations in Illinois, Missouri, and Ohio:

  • NYC #5452 – Chicago, IL – 9/7/55
  • NYC #5296 – Chicago, IL – 9/7/55
  • NYC #6019 – Chicago, IL – 9/8/55
  • NYC #1469 – St. Louis, MO – 9/11/55
  • NYC #6014 – Crestline, OH – 5/29/54

All photos courtesy of Mr. John Dziobko, Jr., GodFatherRails.com.


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Canadian Corner: New York Central Steam and Electric Locomotives

canadian-flag-smallFeatured subjects on February’s Canadian Corner post are New York Central Railway steam and Detroit River Tunnel electric locomotives in southwestern Ontario.

  • NYC #5367 – Hudson departing Windsor, Ontario
  • NYC #7539 – Switching @ Howard Ave. roundhouse – Windsor, Ontario
  • NYC #964 – Local @ Comber, Ontario
  • NYC #1198 – Local engine – Leamington, Ontario
  • NYC #165 & #170 Detroit River Tunnel Electrics – Windsor, Ontario
  • NYC #167 Detroit River Tunnel Electric – Windsor, Ontario
  • Hudson backing @ Tower No.1 – Windsor, Ontario
  • Hudson approaching Howard Ave. @ Tower No.4 – Windsor, Ontario

All images courtesy of Mr. Walter Taylor.


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Pride of the Central

Today’s blog entry offers a behind-the-scenes look at my 1989 painting of a New York Central Hudson locomotive, “Pride of the Central.”  The scene I chose to paint shows J3a “Super Hudson” No. 5405 exiting the twin tunnel bore on the 4 track mainline at Oscawanna, New York, at a full gallop. This thoroughbred’s main claim to fame was its speed, having pulled the 20th Century Limited between Chicago and New York City in 16 hours.

My childhood memories at Detroit’s Michigan Central Terminal inspired me to paint this beautiful locomotive. My mother worked here in the engineers’ payroll department for the Michigan Central; on occasion, my father would take me down to visit her. It was here that I got my first close look at these coal breathing giants. The vivid memory still exists to this day. It is really hard to believe that not one of these magnificent machines were ever saved, but their legacy will live on forever.

“Pride of the Central” at 12 hrs Development

“Pride of the Central” at 45 hrs Development

“Pride of the Central at 162 hrs development

“Pride of the Central” at 300 hrs Development

“Pride of the Central” Complete at 370 hrs Development

History of the New York Central Hudson Locomotive

Out of a veil of steam and coal dust, “Pride of the Central”, J3a, Extra 5405 West storms out of the twin tunnel bore at Oscawanna, New York in September 1937. Take this opportunity to own a print of Tom Rock’s classic railroad painting. Available in both Limited and Open Editions.  Click here to view/purchase this print at T.D.R. Productions.


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Canadian Corner: Ontario Steam, Part 3

Featured subjects on today’s Canadian Corner are a mixture of New York Central, Canadian National and Canadian Pacific Railway steam locomotives photographed at various locations across Ontario.

CNR No. 5701 - Kitchener, Ontario (Credit: Unknown)

CNR No. 6233 - Reclamation Yard, Stratford, Ontario (Credit: Unknown)

CPR No. 2398 - Johns St. Roundhouse, Toronto, Ontario (Credit: Unknown)

CPR No. 2818 - Departing Windsor, Ontario (Credit: Unknown)

CPR No. 3002 - Jubilee in the yard, Windsor, Ontario (Credit: Unknown)

NYC No. 5372 - Departing Windsor, Ontario (Credit: Unknown)


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