A post relating to the Penn Central Transportation Company

 
 
  • Budd's siding (1976)

    Budd’s siding (1976)

    On an August afternoon in 1976, Edward Hodges photographed the equipment for the Clinton Local outside the Budd Company plant in Clinton, Michigan. Although this is the fifth month of Conrail’s existence, the equipment on this day remains completely in […]

     
  • A new series about the history of Tecumseh’s railroads

        Today marks the publishing of the first part of Edward Hodges’ history of the railroad of Tecumseh. The first part is a history of the Palmyra & Jacksonburgh Railroad, the north/south line which later became the New York […]

     
  • Adventures with the Penn Central in Clinton (1974)

    Adventures with the Penn Central in Clinton (1974)

    by Eric Reinert Here are my recollections of the Penn Central operations I have from the brief period that I lived in Clinton, Michigan. We moved to Clinton from Milan, Mich. in October 1974, 6-7 weeks after school had started, […]

     
  • Winter's End—Clinton, MI 1979

    Winter’s End—Clinton, MI 1979

    Spring was not far away when Edward Hodges photographed Conrail’s Clinton Local at Clinton, Mich. in March of 1979. It is likely a weekend day, as no crew is present and the train is tied down with locomotive idling on […]

     
  • The last winter of the Clinton Branch—40 years later

    The last winter of the Clinton Branch—40 years later

    by Jeffrey Dobek Photos—the author, except as noted A filing with the Interstate Commerce Commission on November 16, 1981 signaled the coming end of Conrail freight service on the Clinton Branch between Lenawee Junction and Clinton, Michigan: Although press reports […]

     
  • Photo day—Amtrak's "St. Clair" at Detroit (1973)

    Photo day—Amtrak’s “St. Clair” at Detroit (1973)

    Amtrak train #363, the westbound “St. Clair”, stirs up the dust as it crosses Central Ave. at the west end of Livernois Yard in Detroit on the afternoon of July 6, 1973. Classic cars spice up the scene, and in […]

     
  • Photo day—Westbound at Vickers

    Photo day—Westbound at Vickers

    Conrail caboose #21215 brings up the rear of a westbound freight train at Vickers Crossing at Toledo (Northwood), Ohio on March 3, 1984, finishing a crossover movement between main tracks. The train has just passed over the diamonds of the […]

     
  • Shades of red in downtown Tecumseh

    Shades of red in downtown Tecumseh

    It’s a sunny fall day as the Southern Michigan Railroad Society’s GE 44-ton switcher #75 leads a northbound Fall Color Tour train across Chicago Boulevard (M-50) in downtown Tecumseh, Michigan on 05 October 1996. Despite the green light, traffic on […]

     
  • Lumbering out of Lenawee

    Lumbering out of Lenawee

    Photos by Edward Hodges Grey skies portend the future of Conrail’s Clinton Branch at Lenawee Junction, Michigan on December 15, 1981. Ed Hodges was on-hand to capture the northbound departure of this short freight train. A carload of lumber for […]

     
  • Penn Central in Adrian (1974)

    Penn Central in Adrian (1974)

    Located at the end of the Erie & Kalamazoo, Michigan’s first railroad, Adrian, Michigan was long an important railroad town. Located on the “Old Road”, the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern’s original route between Toledo and Chicago, the town was […]

     
 

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