Pennsylvania [Penn Central]
Buffalo, New York (Buffalo Central Terminal)
January 26, 1970

It was for some reason a personal challenge for the photographer to try get a usable shot of the Pennsylvania's line to the New York Central west of Buffalo Central Terminal, which for practical reasons was only possible from the long-distance Penn Central train to or from Chicago. The challenges were triple: the time of day (it was usually getting dark), the weather (usually winter) and the windows (always dirty). This was the first of two attempts, and over the years almost all of the color has faded from the slide leaving only magenta. Incidentally, Buffalo Central Terminal is to the left, which meant that the few Pennsy trains in and out of BCT had to perform a reverse move to access the station.

This page posted 6/1/2018. Text and photo ©2018 Lamont Downs.