Thursday, August 20, 2015

On the Valley Line Today

(Well... Tuesday...)

Yes, this was the scene this past Tuesday evening at "end of track" - Milepost 0 - just north of the north switch of the wye at Saybrook Junction.

New Haven Railroad EF-4 class electric locomotive (former Virginian Rwy EL-C class), ex-Conrail #4601. Certainly far from its former stomping grounds west of New Haven, CT (and even further from the mountains of Virginia).  Towed from the former museum yard and left here for pickup by P&W, it's now on its way to the Illinois Railway Museum for (hopefully, eventual) restoration.

I'm glad I was able to get these shots (thanks for the heads up, Lee!), but boy what I would've given to see this beast go past my house earlier that day!

For more about the EF-4, including a shot of this engine in action on the NHRR, check out the NHRHTA's discussion forum.

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