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In September 1968, just under 3 years prior to Amtrak, Penn Central midday train No.50 was traversing the Canada Division between Detroit and Buffalo. E8’s 4065 (exNYC) and 4248 (exPRR ) have an assorted consist on their drawbar. The containerized cars are NYC-designed FlexiVans and many of them had steam trainlines so they could be expedited on the faster trains. There are three such flatcars today, in between the 4 baggage cars. And there appears to have been a heavy brake application coming up to the diamond, as the brake shoe smoke is kicking out from beneath the train. Train No.50 will make a scheduled stop at Welland in under 20 minutes, immediately after crossing the Welland Canal drawbridge which is still in use today by Trillium Rail.
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Caption: In September 1968, just under 3 years prior to Amtrak, Penn Central midday train No.50 was traversing the Canada Division between Detroit and Buffalo. E8’s 4065 (exNYC) and 4248 (exPRR ) have an assorted consist on their drawbar. The containerized cars are NYC-designed FlexiVans and many of them had steam trainlines so they could be expedited on the faster trains. There are three such flatcars today, in between the 4 baggage cars. And there appears to have been a heavy brake application coming up to the diamond, as the brake shoe smoke is kicking out from beneath the train. Train No.50 will make a scheduled stop at Welland in under 20 minutes, immediately after crossing the Welland Canal drawbridge which is still in use today by Trillium Rail.

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Doug Page, Bryce Lee collection [40] (more) (contact)
Date: 09/1968 (search)
Railway: Penn Central (search)
Reporting Marks: PC 4065, PRR 4248 (search)
Train Symbol: 50 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Canfield Junction (search)
City/Town: Canfield (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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