@PRR Man posted:
Thanks for that info Tom.
I'm guessing the original poster rode the PRR mainline (NEC) from Trenton. I've spent my entire life living along the same line and do not recall ever seeing a PRR engine with a Mars or Gyralite. It would have been a rare event indeed for the Baldwin or EMD to transit the electrified main.
Whereas Amtrak's E60 did make stops in Trenton on its way to NYC.
It could well have been Amtrak. I was riding that line into the 70s.
But something came through Trenton to Penn and it had a nose light that gyrated. Those lines were electrified, so I suspect you're right PRR Man. Amtrak would have been the most likely. The local trains when I was a kid were almost Budd Car lines and so it wasn't those. I'll bet it was Amtrak E60s.