Now back to your regularly scheduled programming:
|The program of events :)|
|Historically inaccurate? Yes.|
Still a nice display, and it did used to run to GCT
Overall, I think that the Pennsylvania Railroad post office car provided by the Danbury Rail Museum was probably my favorite of everything featured though.
Another nice touch was that New York City transit ran a train of old cars on the 42nd Street shuttle in conjunction with the event. As I posted back in December, I thoroughly enjoyed my first nostalgia train ride, so the shuttle was definitely a huge bonus in my book. The consist was an R-12, an R-15, and an R-33 from the New York Transit Museum. Again, it was a lot of fun to zip between Grand Central and Times Square (multiple times, because all the cool kids have to ride in each individual car) in the old cars compared to the relatively sterile experience of the modern-day stuff.
Below is a video of the view out the front of the R33 between Grand Central and Times Square - watch closely and you might see a cameo from a certain Railroad.net forum admin ;) Also, excuse the auto-focus issue. Phone does better quality video than still camera, but phone likes to auto-focus on things it shouldn't...
Here is a slide show of the pictures I took, again, like last year I'm angry at how they came out. My camera lacks in the "performing well under low light" department.
Did you go to the Grand Centennial Parade of Trains? What was your favorite of the equiment displayed?