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By:John Hepp
Dates:1/1/1973 - 12/31/1980
Album Info:Although a lot of rail buffs hated the PC, as a teen I thought the PC was not all bad. A clean, fully-lettered locomotive in black looked OK and the lines were no better under the late-PRR or NYC.
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Penn Central 8303
Title:  Penn Central 8303
Description:  In June 1973, a friend of my parents who worked for the Penn Central took me on a behind the scenes tour of Thirtieth Street Station. At Race Street Engine Terminal, I used my Kodak Instamatic camera to photograph this BLW DRS4-4-1000.
Photo Date:  6/16/1973  Upload Date: 8/24/2013 9:43:10 AM
Location:  Philadelphia, PA
Author:  John Hepp
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  PC 8303(DRS4-4-1000)
Views:  511   Comments: 4
Penn Central 4930
Title:  Penn Central 4930
Description:  A clean PC GG1 heads the National Limited at Merion in November 1974. Taken with my trusty Kodak Instamatic.
Photo Date:  11/16/1974  Upload Date: 8/27/2013 7:30:03 PM
Location:  Merion Station, PA
Author:  John Hepp
Categories:  Station,Action
Locomotives:  PC 4930(GG1)
Views:  91   Comments: 0
Penn Central 4925
Title:  Penn Central 4925
Description:  A clean PC GG1 leads the westbound Amtrak National Limited through Ardmore in September 1975.
Photo Date:  9/13/1975  Upload Date: 8/27/2013 7:36:47 PM
Location:  Ardmore, PA
Author:  John Hepp
Categories:  Signal,Action
Locomotives:  PC 4925(GG1)
Views:  204   Comments: 0
Penn Central 6037
Title:  Penn Central 6037
Description:  Two helpers rush eastward through Ardmore, PA, in September 1975.
Photo Date:  9/15/1975  Upload Date: 8/24/2013 9:51:23 AM
Location:  Ardmore, PA
Author:  John Hepp
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  PC 6037(SD35)
Views:  220   Comments: 0
Penn Central 4254
Title:  Penn Central 4254
Description:  An EMD E8A between assignments at South Station in Boston in November 1975.
Photo Date:  11/15/1975  Upload Date: 8/24/2013 9:43:28 PM
Location:  Boston South Station, MA
Author:  John Hepp
Categories:  Station,Passenger
Locomotives:  PC 4254(E8A) PC 4261(E8A)
Views:  415   Comments: 1
Penn Central 4261
Title:  Penn Central 4261
Description:  This ex-PRR EMD E8A was in passenger service when I photographed it in Bostons South Station in December 1975
Photo Date:  12/10/1975  Upload Date: 8/27/2013 7:49:18 PM
Location:  Boston South Station, MA
Author:  John Hepp
Categories:  Station,Passenger
Locomotives:  PC 4261(E8A)
Views:  223   Comments: 0
Penn Central 7652
Title:  Penn Central 7652
Description:  Toward the end of the Penn Central, dead and dying locomotives tended to pile up in certain areas and one of these was Kearny Yard, Newark, NJ. January 1976.
Photo Date:  1/10/1976  Upload Date: 8/24/2013 9:59:22 AM
Location:  Kearny, NJ
Author:  John Hepp
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  PC 7652(RS11)
Views:  189   Comments: 0
Penn Central 8113
Title:  Penn Central 8113
Description:  A fairly new EMD GP38-2 (built in 1973) on an eastbound freight at Ardmore in January 1976.
Photo Date:  1/17/1976  Upload Date: 8/27/2013 7:34:34 PM
Location:  Ardmore, PA
Author:  John Hepp
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  PC 8113(GP38-2)
Views:  197   Comments: 0
Penn Central 4433
Title:  Penn Central 4433
Description:  Two GE E44s led an eastbound freight past the Ardmore West Shopping Center in January 1976.
Photo Date:  1/21/1976  Upload Date: 8/27/2013 5:59:15 PM
Location:  Ardmore, PA
Author:  John Hepp
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  PC 4433(E44)
Views:  159   Comments: 0
Penn Central 8324
Title:  Penn Central 8324
Description:  An elderly Baldwin at Wilmington, DE, in February 1976. This was another of PCs dead and dying Baldwin locomotives that migrated to Wilmington. It was an ex-PRR BLW S12 built in 1952.
Photo Date:  2/14/1976  Upload Date: 8/24/2013 9:36:45 AM
Location:  Wilmington, DE
Author:  John Hepp
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  PC 8324(S12)
Views:  169   Comments: 0
Penn Central 4977
Title:  Penn Central 4977
Description:  An ex-New Haven GE EP5 with its pantograph down at Morrisville, PA, in February 1976.
Photo Date:  2/14/1976  Upload Date: 8/24/2013 9:49:23 AM
Location:  Morrisville, PA
Author:  John Hepp
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  PC 4977(E40)
Views:  205   Comments: 0
Penn Central 7654
Title:  Penn Central 7654
Description:  An ALCO RS11 still hard at work at Kearny, Newark, NJ, February 1976.
Photo Date:  2/14/1976  Upload Date: 8/24/2013 10:00:58 AM
Location:  Kearny, NJ
Author:  John Hepp
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  PC 7654(RS11)
Views:  197   Comments: 0
Penn Central 9833
Title:  Penn Central 9833
Description:  An out-of-service ALCO S1 at Kearny, Newark, NJ, in February 1976.
Photo Date:  2/14/1976  Upload Date: 8/24/2013 11:37:38 AM
Location:  Kearny, NJ
Author:  John Hepp
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  PC 9833(S4)
Views:  170   Comments: 0
Penn Central 8330
Title:  Penn Central 8330
Description:  A Baldwin S12 at Wilmington, DE, in February 1976. In the final days of the Penn Central, old locomotives were stored in a variety of locations and Wilmington became the home to a variety of Baldwins.
Photo Date:  2/14/1976  Upload Date: 8/24/2013 4:19:44 PM
Location:  Wilmington, DE
Author:  John Hepp
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  PC 8330(S12)
Views:  169   Comments: 0
Penn Central 6556
Title:  Penn Central 6556
Description:  A GE U33C at Wilmington, DE, in February 1976.
Photo Date:  2/14/1976  Upload Date: 8/24/2013 4:21:15 PM
Location:  Wilmington, DE
Author:  John Hepp
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  PC 6556(U33C)
Views:  201   Comments: 0
Penn Central 9954
Title:  Penn Central 9954
Description:  This is an old ALCO RS3 that was rebuilt with an EMD prime mover (hence the hump) at Wilmington, DE, in February 1976.
Photo Date:  2/14/1976  Upload Date: 8/24/2013 7:21:33 PM
Location:  Wilmington, DE
Author:  John Hepp
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  PC 9954(RS3M)
Views:  308   Comments: 0
Penn Central 9976
Title:  Penn Central 9976
Description:  An ALCO RS3 with a new EMD prime mover at Wilmington, DE, in February 1976.
Photo Date:  2/14/1976  Upload Date: 8/24/2013 7:23:07 PM
Location:  Wilmington, DE
Author:  John Hepp
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  PC 9976(RS3M)
Views:  254   Comments: 0
Penn Central 8369
Title:  Penn Central 8369
Description:  A Baldwin at Edgemore in Wilmington in February 1976.
Photo Date:  2/14/1976  Upload Date: 8/27/2013 4:01:23 PM
Location:  Wilmington, DE
Author:  John Hepp
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  PC 8369(DS44-660)
Views:  205   Comments: 0
Penn Central 9976
Title:  Penn Central 9976
Description:  An ALCO RS3 that was rebuilt with an EMD engine in Wilmington in February 1976.
Photo Date:  2/14/1976  Upload Date: 8/27/2013 4:04:52 PM
Location:  Wilmington, DE
Author:  John Hepp
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  PC 9976(RS3M)
Views:  333   Comments: 0
Penn Central 7626
Title:  Penn Central 7626
Description:  An ALCO RS11 in Newark, NJ, in February 1976.
Photo Date:  2/14/1976  Upload Date: 8/27/2013 4:36:11 PM
Location:  Newark, NJ
Author:  John Hepp
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  PC 7626(RS11)
Views:  195   Comments: 0
Penn Central 4326
Title:  Penn Central 4326
Description:  An EMD E8A in Newark, NJ, in February 1976. This was likely one of the North Jersey Coast units that was in Newark for the weekend.
Photo Date:  2/14/1976  Upload Date: 8/27/2013 5:53:46 PM
Location:  Newark, NJ
Author:  John Hepp
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  PC 4326(E8A)
Views:  199   Comments: 0
Penn Central 9455
Title:  Penn Central 9455
Description:  An ALCO S1 in Newark, NJ, in February 1976.
Photo Date:  2/14/1976  Upload Date: 8/27/2013 6:01:11 PM
Location:  Newark, NJ
Author:  John Hepp
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  PC 9455(S1)
Views:  165   Comments: 0
Penn Central 9817
Title:  Penn Central 9817
Description:  An ALCO S2 in Newark in February 1976.
Photo Date:  2/14/1976  Upload Date: 8/27/2013 6:13:12 PM
Location:  Newark, NJ
Author:  John Hepp
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  PC 9817(S4)
Views:  222   Comments: 0
Penn Central 8268
Title:  Penn Central 8268
Description:  A Baldwin DS44-1000 in storage at Wilmington in February 1976.
Photo Date:  2/14/1976  Upload Date: 8/27/2013 7:39:17 PM
Location:  Wilmington, DE
Author:  John Hepp
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  PC 8268(DS44-1000)
Views:  145   Comments: 0
Penn Central 3254
Title:  Penn Central 3254
Description:  A freight train on the Trenton Cutoff in Morrisville, PA, in February 1976.
Photo Date:  2/15/1976  Upload Date: 8/24/2013 7:16:42 PM
Location:  Morrisville, PA
Author:  John Hepp
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  PC 3254(GP40)
Views:  187   Comments: 0
Penn Central 4930
Title:  Penn Central 4930
Description:  A basic black GG1 with a large PC logo ahead a line of GG1s at Race Street Engine Terminal in Philadelphia, February 1976.
Photo Date:  2/16/1976  Upload Date: 8/24/2013 11:39:34 AM
Location:  Philadelphia, PA
Author:  John Hepp
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  PC 4930(GG1)
Views:  135   Comments: 0
Penn Central 8300
Title:  Penn Central 8300
Description:  As the Penn Central wound down, many of the remaining Baldwins migrated to Wilmington, DE, where this DRS-44-1000, built for the PRR, was found in February 1976.
Photo Date:  2/21/1976  Upload Date: 8/24/2013 10:02:37 AM
Location:  Wilmington, DE
Author:  John Hepp
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  PC 8300(DRS4-4-1000)
Views:  567   Comments: 0
Penn Central 4973
Title:  Penn Central 4973
Description:  An ex-New Haven GE EP5 at Morrisville, PA, in February 1976. I seldom saw the EP5s in service, so I was happy to see this one with its pantograph up, waiting for its next assignment.
Photo Date:  2/21/1976  Upload Date: 8/24/2013 11:46:24 AM
Location:  Morrisville, PA
Author:  John Hepp
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  PC 4973(E40)
Views:  196   Comments: 0
Penn Central 3270
Title:  Penn Central 3270
Description:  An EMD GP40 at Kearny in Newark, NJ, February 1976.
Photo Date:  2/21/1976  Upload Date: 8/24/2013 4:12:16 PM
Location:  Kearny, NJ
Author:  John Hepp
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  PC 3270(GP40)
Views:  110   Comments: 0
Penn Central 7237
Title:  Penn Central 7237
Description:  An EMD GP9 at Kearny yard in Newark in February 1976.
Photo Date:  2/21/1976  Upload Date: 8/24/2013 7:19:41 PM
Location:  Kearny, NJ
Author:  John Hepp
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  PC 7237(GP9)
Views:  185   Comments: 0
Penn Central 7103
Title:  Penn Central 7103
Description:  An EMD GP9 at Edgemore Yard, Wilmington, DE, February 1976.
Photo Date:  2/21/1976  Upload Date: 8/24/2013 9:40:42 PM
Location:  Wilmington, DE
Author:  John Hepp
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  PC 7103(GP9)
Views:  198   Comments: 0
Penn Central 8325
Title:  Penn Central 8325
Description:  A Baldwin S12 at Edgemore in Wilmington in February 1976.
Photo Date:  2/21/1976  Upload Date: 8/27/2013 6:15:29 PM
Location:  Wilmington, DE
Author:  John Hepp
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  PC 8325(S12)
Views:  160   Comments: 0
Penn Central 8303
Title:  Penn Central 8303
Description:  A Baldwin at Wilmington in February 1976.
Photo Date:  2/21/1976  Upload Date: 8/27/2013 6:16:58 PM
Location:  Wilmington, DE
Author:  John Hepp
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  PC 8303(DRS4-4-1000)
Views:  447   Comments: 0
Penn Central 4977
Title:  Penn Central 4977
Description:  An ex-NH EP5 at Morrisville in February 1976.
Photo Date:  2/21/1976  Upload Date: 8/27/2013 7:41:28 PM
Location:  Morrisville, PA
Author:  John Hepp
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  PC 4977(E40)
Views:  157   Comments: 0
Penn Central 8567
Title:  Penn Central 8567
Description:  An EMD SW1 switches freight cars at Enola Yard in February 1976.
Photo Date:  2/22/1976  Upload Date: 8/24/2013 10:04:15 AM
Location:  Enola, PA
Author:  John Hepp
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  PC 8567(SW1)
Views:  160   Comments: 0
Penn Central 3822
Title:  Penn Central 3822
Description:  An EMD GP9B at South Philadelphia Yard in February 1976. These cabless B units were rare in Philadelphia so I was thrilled to see one.
Photo Date:  2/22/1976  Upload Date: 8/24/2013 4:14:23 PM
Location:  Philadelphia, PA
Author:  John Hepp
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  PC 3822(GP9B)
Views:  210   Comments: 0
Penn Central 2235
Title:  Penn Central 2235
Description:  One of my favorite diesel locomotives were the EMD GP30s because they just looked different. Heres one in South Philadelphia in March 1976.
Photo Date:  3/13/1976  Upload Date: 8/24/2013 9:44:33 AM
Location:  Philadelphia, PA
Author:  John Hepp
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  PC 2235(GP30)
Views:  240   Comments: 0
Penn Central 4886
Title:  Penn Central 4886
Description:  An ex-PRR GG1 at South Philadelphia Yard in March 1976 painted in the best looking of the Penn Central liveries: basic black plus large worms in love logo. Note, howver, that the numbers are still in a PRR typeface.
Photo Date:  3/13/1976  Upload Date: 8/24/2013 9:46:30 AM
Location:  Philadelphia, PA
Author:  John Hepp
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  PC 4886(GG1)
Views:  165   Comments: 0
Penn Central 7185
Title:  Penn Central 7185
Description:  An EMD GP9 switches some freight cars in Philadelphia weeks before Conrail in March 1976.
Photo Date:  3/13/1976  Upload Date: 8/24/2013 9:57:07 AM
Location:  Philadelphia, PA
Author:  John Hepp
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  PC 7185(GP9)
Views:  259   Comments: 0
Penn Central 2239
Title:  Penn Central 2239
Description:  An EMD GP30 at South Philadelphia Yard in March 1976.
Photo Date:  3/13/1976  Upload Date: 8/24/2013 11:44:21 AM
Location:  Philadelphia, PA
Author:  John Hepp
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  PC 2239(GP30)
Views:  147   Comments: 0
Penn Central 7617
Title:  Penn Central 7617
Description:  An ALCO RS11 at Morrisville on the eve of Conrail in March 1976.
Photo Date:  3/13/1976  Upload Date: 8/27/2013 2:22:57 PM
Location:  Morrisville, PA
Author:  John Hepp
Categories:  Night,Yard,Action
Locomotives:  PC 7617(RS11)
Views:  139   Comments: 0
Penn Central 6878
Title:  Penn Central 6878
Description:  An ALCO RSD12 on the eve of Conrail in March 1976 in Morrisville.
Photo Date:  3/13/1976  Upload Date: 8/27/2013 2:30:28 PM
Location:  Morrisville, PA
Author:  John Hepp
Categories:  Night,Yard,Action
Locomotives:  PC 6878(RSD12)
Views:  212   Comments: 0
Penn Central 9081
Title:  Penn Central 9081
Description:  An EMD SW7 at South Philadelphia Yard in March 1976.
Photo Date:  3/13/1976  Upload Date: 8/27/2013 4:03:18 PM
Location:  Philadelphia, PA
Author:  John Hepp
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  PC 9081(SW7)
Views:  222   Comments: 0
Penn Central 4932
Title:  Penn Central 4932
Description:  A shiny black GG1 awaits its next duty at Race Street engine terminal in Philadelphia, in March 1976. When clean, which was rare, the PC black scheme didnt look too bad.
Photo Date:  3/15/1976  Upload Date: 8/24/2013 9:47:45 PM
Location:  Philadelphia, PA
Author:  John Hepp
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  PC 4932(GG1)
Views:  155   Comments: 0
Penn Central 9915
Title:  Penn Central 9915
Description:  An ALCO RS1 on the wire train at Newark in March 1976. Photographed from the Readings Crusader.
Photo Date:  3/15/1976  Upload Date: 8/27/2013 8:22:04 AM
Location:  Newark, NJ
Author:  John Hepp
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  PC 9915(RS1)
Views:  479   Comments: 0
Penn Central 2542
Title:  Penn Central 2542
Description:  The photo was taken from the Reading Crusader as it went down the ramp from the Lehigh Valley to the Pennsy. It was very rare to find a freight train sitting there but in March 1976 there was one led by a GE U25B.
Photo Date:  3/15/1976  Upload Date: 8/27/2013 8:25:34 AM
Location:  Newark, NJ
Author:  John Hepp
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  PC 2542(U25B) PC 2525(U25B)
Views:  270   Comments: 0
Penn Central 7651
Title:  Penn Central 7651
Description:  An ALCO RS11 in Newark in March 1976. Photographed from the Reading Crusader.
Photo Date:  3/15/1976  Upload Date: 8/27/2013 9:57:20 AM
Location:  Newark, NJ
Author:  John Hepp
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  PC 7651(RS11)
Views:  182   Comments: 0
Penn Central 4828
Title:  Penn Central 4828
Description:  An ex-PRR GG1 in an interesting livery: a small PC worms in love logo on an otherwise standard late PRR paint scheme at South Philadelphia Yard in March 1976. This locomotive was in PRR green not black.
Photo Date:  3/20/1976  Upload Date: 8/24/2013 11:50:04 AM
Location:  Philadelphia, PA
Author:  John Hepp
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  PC 4828(GG1)
Views:  121   Comments: 0
Penn Central 6913
Title:  Penn Central 6913
Description:  An EMD SD9 switches the yard at Morrisville in March 1976.
Photo Date:  3/20/1976  Upload Date: 8/26/2013 9:02:30 PM
Location:  Morrisville, PA
Author:  John Hepp
Categories:  Night,Yard,Action
Locomotives:  PC 6913(SD9)
Views:  119   Comments: 0
Penn Central 4801
Title:  Penn Central 4801
Description:  Waiting its next assignment in South Philadelphia Yard in the first non-rivetted GG1 in March 1976.
Photo Date:  3/20/1976  Upload Date: 8/27/2013 4:41:22 PM
Location:  Philadelphia, PA
Author:  John Hepp
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  PC 4801(GG1)
Views:  215   Comments: 0


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