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Date: 02/25/24 08:42
"New Haven" in New Haven
Author: rbenko

Using my newly-purchased and first digital camera (Canon PowerShot G2), I lensed these two "New Haven" locomotives (Connecticut DOT) sitting out the weekend in New Haven, CT on Oct 27, 2002. (side note:  Hard to believe I've been taking digital photos for almost 22 years now!)   

These were (and are?  not sure) used by CT Rail, which ply the rails of the Northeast Corridor between Stamford, CT and New London, CT, extending NYC commuter service from New Haven (73 miles from Grand Central Terminal) out to New London (123 miles from GCT).  

These units are classified as GP40-2H - here's their pedigree:
  • 6694: ex-CSXT 6580/B&O 4005(GP40)
  • 6697: ex-CSXT 2090/C&O 3890(GP38)

Thanks for viewing.

Rob Benkovitz
West Palm Beach, Florida



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Date: 02/25/24 09:40
Re: "New Haven" in New Haven
Author: jp1822

Sorry - hope I am interpreting this right.....these pictures were taken in 2002. Thus, does anyone know if these units are still in use and do they have the same New Haven based livery on them? I remember seeing a number of diesels in the early 2000's with the New Haven RR livery on them - before any other railroad decided to honor their ancestral/historical past - and I thought it was pretty cool at the time! Still do! 



Date: 02/25/24 09:44
Re: "New Haven" in New Haven
Author: jgilmore

Nice image...

JG



Date: 02/25/24 10:14
Re: "New Haven" in New Haven
Author: swaool

jp1822 Wrote:
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Thus, does anyone know if these units are still in use and do they have the same New Haven based livery on them?

Yes, still in use, and no, not in the same New Haven based livery.  They now wear a mostly black modernistic CDOT scheme:
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=5534954

mike woodruff
anacortes wa



Date: 02/25/24 10:19
Re: "New Haven" in New Haven
Author: swaool

Excellent, Rob!  As you noted, the 6694 was originally B&O 4005.  Here she is headed eastbound at Fostoria (OH) in May of 1975.

mike woodruff
anacortes wa




Date: 02/25/24 10:37
Re: "New Haven" in New Haven
Author: rbenko

swaool Wrote:
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> Excellent, Rob!  As you noted, the 6694 was
> originally B&O 4005.  Here she is headed
> eastbound at Fostoria (OH) in May of 1975.
>
> mike woodruff
> anacortes wa

Jeez Mike - you must have a good tagging system to find something like this so fast!  Thanks for the contribution - not sure which I like better on her - the classic B&O scheme or the McGinnis New Haven scheme...



Date: 02/25/24 10:49
Re: "New Haven" in New Haven
Author: rbenko

To follow up, as Mike pointed out, they are still in use, but on the Hartford line (New Haven to Hartford).  If I'm not mistaken, the Shoreline East service that these two were working at the time of the photo (Oct 2002) now utilizes all electric multiple unit sets (M8s), and run from New Haven to New London.



Date: 02/25/24 12:09
Re: "New Haven" in New Haven
Author: atsf121

Awesome photo with the reflection.

Posted from iPhone



Date: 02/25/24 15:22
Re: "New Haven" in New Haven
Author: krm152

Here is my New Haven photo contribution.
ALLEN



Date: 02/25/24 19:32
Re: "New Haven" in New Haven
Author: rbenko

krm152 Wrote:
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> Here is my New Haven photo contribution.
> ALLEN

I like it!!  Never even heard of New Haven, KY!!



Date: 02/26/24 00:14
Re: "New Haven" in New Haven
Author: Seventyfive

Thanks for the outstanding photo of power in one of the best paint schemes of all time, in my opinion of course.
The NYNH&H was gone before I started fanning, much to my regret.  Photos like yours keep the road alive.
p.s. There is also a New Haven, Indiana !



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Date: 02/26/24 08:32
Re: "New Haven" in New Haven
Author: TCnR

Great composition, congrats on the IOTD.
t4p.



Date: 02/26/24 08:57
Re: "New Haven" in New Haven
Author: GPutz

Here are the Hew Haven, Indiana, Wabash station, just east of Fort Wayne, and one of it's more famous visitors on 7/28/84.  The station has been thoroughly renovated and is now a museum.  Gerry



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Date: 02/26/24 13:35
Re: "New Haven" in New Haven
Author: doge_of_pocopson

This thread is an example of TO at its best!

B



Date: 02/26/24 13:43
Re: "New Haven" in New Haven
Author: Ray_Murphy

There was a railroad "New Haven" in Vermont, too:

https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?11,3822173,3822173#msg-3822173

Ray



Date: 02/26/24 18:32
Re: "New Haven" in New Haven
Author: edbac333

It is fantastic to see the New Haven,  and the New Haven CT area represented here on Trainorders,  and  with an IOTD no less.   



Date: 02/28/24 16:24
Re: "New Haven" in New Haven
Author: cgbspender

Same place, same locos (rebuilt), about 20 years later




Date: 02/29/24 13:15
Re: "New Haven" in New Haven
Author: DWDebs/2472

Certainly not the most visible color scheme for passenger locomotives. An odd choice when considering grade crossing safety!

(After WW2, Southern Pacific painted steam locomotive smokeboxes "silver" [aluminum paint, actually] for imporved visibility at grade crossings.)

- Doug Debs



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