Treading New Ground
One of the first changes that the new Amtrak organization made when it came into existence back in 1971 was to reroute all the New York - Boston trains from Grand Central Terminal to Penn Station and make most runs into extended Washington DC - Boston schedules. This had the effect of making it routine for the classic GG-1's to be seen along the old New Haven. Here we are standing just north of the sharp curve in Port Chester, NY as GG-1 4927 brings a long Boston-bound consist north. She'll be entering the State of Connecticut in a moment.
A couple of intriguing aspects of this shot - note the transition from the unique New Haven triangular caternary to the more conventional single wire arrangement that takes place above the first coach. Also, maybe it's the light but it sure looks like they were trying to save on black paint by just painting the sides and not the nose of the 4927?
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