Four GP-7s pulling through 'Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania'

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Identifier

NG504093

Title

Four GP-7s pulling through 'Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania'

Subject

Diesel Freight train

Description

The most rugged terrain traversed by the NYC in Pennsylvania (and perhaps anywhere) lies between Jersey Shore and Lawrenceville, This is a segment of the main line between Lyons and Newberry Junction referred to locally as the 'Fallbrook' because of its origin as the Fallbrook Railroad. Between Tiadaghton and Ansonia, the right of way runs through Pine Creek gorge, known as the 'Grand Canyon' of Pennsylvania. This line carries the highest density of any in ex-Pennsylvania Division territory, with coal drags sharing the single track with three manifest trains each way to and from the Reading connection at Newberry Junction. In this scene, four GP-7s wrestle 110 loads of coal through Slate Run, 27 miles up Pine Creek from Jersey Shore.

Creator

Jeremy Taylor

Contributor

Jeremy Taylor

Format

5x7 glossy photo

Date Created

9/1957

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Sub-Subject

solid coal,GP7

Negative Number

174

Builder

EMD

Location

Slate Run, PA

Notes

See NG504093a

Citation

Jeremy Taylor, “Four GP-7s pulling through 'Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania',” New York Central System Historical Society, accessed July 15, 2024, https://nycshs.omeka.net/items/show/87989.

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