Thursday, April 27, 2017

Last Run of Steam - 65 years ago today

The New Haven dieselized relatively early, but if its many "last" runs of steam were any indication, it still had a soft spot for the iron horse (or at least the business acumen to recognize that railfans did).

The last of the last runs of steam took place 65 years ago today - April 27, 1952. It was a gray, rainy day, fitting for the sad occasion. Fortunately, there were some who braved the weather and recorded the event for posterity . . .

All images courtesy NHRHTA, Inc. Photo Library

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