Sunday, July 27, 2014

Almost as good as actual electric locomotives . . .

. . . are a half electric locomotive and a model electric locomotive at the Danbury Railway Museum in Danbury, Connecticut, at the end of the Metro North commuter line.
Metro North/New Haven FL9, EMD's hybrid diesel-electric/electric locomotive. The third-rail collectors on the trucks and mini-pantographs seem to have been removed, but brackets and other hardware are nonetheless present.

Looking all diesel from this angle, the FL9's EMD lines and New Haven's modernist paint scheme reek of 'Mad Men'-era styling and cool.
A New Haven EP-3 in HO! Under catenary! in a diorama at the Danbury Railway museum.