|NJ DOT; Bay Head Junction, N.J.; July 26, 1981|
The ex-Pennsy trains were powered by E8 diesels, most of which came out of the PRR merger into Penn Central pained solid black. NJDOT adopted a nice blue scheme with a silver cigar band (see No. 4320 in the photo above), which was a not bad scheme (certainly better than the solid black). But when NJDOT turned that cigar band into a bow wave (the other two locomotives above), then they really had a nice scheme. A later variation of the bow wave had a state outline in a circle added. Bay Head Junction was the end point of the railroad, where a turning loop and yard were located. The evening and weekend lineup of trains there was always worth shooting.
Further up the line at Red Bank we see a southbound train led by a pair of E8s. Note the lack of the state outline on the nose.
|NJ DOT; Red Bank, N.J.; August 30, 1980|
|NJ DOT; South Amboy, N.J.; July 1981|
|NJ DOT; South Amboy, N.J.; March 23, 1980|
|New Jersey Transit; South Amboy, N.J.; May 13, 1983|
|New Jersey Transit; Perth Amboy, N.J.; October 29, 1983|
|NJ DOT and Amtrak; Rahway, N.J.|