Date: October 1960 Road #: PRR 4864
Location: Rahway, NJ more... Builder/Model:  GG1 more...  

PRR GG1 4864 backs to couple onto a New York bound consist on the Perth Amboy & Woodbridge Branch at Union Tower.


By: Robert Hess on 1/1/2014
From 'Pennsylvania Railroad Facilities Vol. 2': "Since March 11, 1936, both Perth Amboy Junction (Rahway) and South Amboy engaged in the practice of changing motive power for those locomotive-drawn PRR New York & Long Branch trains. Before the 1967 Aldene Plan, usually PRR rush hour trains changed locomotives at Rahway so they wouldn't block CNJ New York & Long Branch trains at South Amboy. Non-rush hour trains usually made the change at South Amboy."

By: Mike S. on 12/22/2013
Anyone know why the engine change was here instead of South Amboy? Found a clip on youtube with an engine change here or near here with GG1's and PRR sharks. Wonder if the catenary was being maintained south of here?

By: Robert Hess on 9/1/2012
The location is indeed Rahway, but this interesting photo shows an engine change with a NY&LB train on the Perth Amboy & Woodbridge branch. 4864 is just about to couple up to this eastbound train, which will then proceed up the incline to the main line and past "Union" tower.

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