Eastern Region - Harrisburg Division
Another view of the same power set, parked under an overpass which leads from the Rockville Bridge to the westbound main. Note the unusual signal head on the bridge. Photo by Dennis Bydash. (134 K, 1/30/02)
Main Line and Columbia Branch
The following group of photos were taken by Bengt Muten in April 1973. He took the Washington section of the National Limited from Washington to Harrisburg and took pictures from a vestible of the train. The train consisted of two black E8's and one coach. Due to Hurricane Agnes the year before, the usual route between Baltimore and Harrisburg on the Northern Central Branch via York was washed out (and has not been restored to this day).
Passenger service from Baltimore to Harrisburg, during this time, was routed off the Northeast Corridor at Perryville, Md, north on the Columbia & Port Deposit (Port Road) Branch, then onto the Columbia Branch from Columbia to Royalton, and finally onto the Harrisburg-Philadelphia main line at Royalton, just east of Middletown. The following photos show some of this trip. (Thanks to Jerry Britton and Joe Kachnoskie for the background information.)
These two photos were taken along the Harrisburg-Philadelphia Main Line between Steelton and Harrisburg. The photo on the far left was taken at the north end of Steelton. Photos by Bengt Muten. (99 K, 83 K)