CNJ 3676 posted:
For those who like to run their O gauge EP-5 models on freight trains, here's one for you. While of course best known for their passenger duties, the New Haven employed its fleet of EP-5 locomotives in priority TOFC freight service operating between Cedar Hill and The Bronx during the overnight hours. I had the opportunity to correspond with a New Haven engineman who spoke very highly of the performance of the EP-5 class in this role. The railroad also tried FL9 units on these trains but a pair of them could not equal the ability of an EP-5 to maintain the schedule. Pictured below is the 378 at Oak Point Yard in The South Bronx. Photographs of EP-5s in freight service are very rare as these operations generally occurred under the cover of darkness. (Photo: Collection of Mr. Michael Robbins)
July 30, 2019 MELGAR removed photo
A lot of steam emanating from that electric locomotive!