The twin-cabbed locomotive was indeed a bit tight, and sort of submarine like inside. The massive bridge-girder like beams and long noses were just what you wanted for protection during the early NEC days when there were still grade crossings.
Standing at the west end of Penn Station's Track 11/12, under 'A' Tower, and watching their headlight go from dim to bright, along with the steady blong-blong-blong of their bell, as they easily pulled the long Florida and other long haul trains on their way, was something I never tired of. I rode behind them between New York and Washington, New York and Harrisburg, and late in their lives up to New Haven. I finally got the big thrill of a cab ride aboard NJT 4879 from New York to Newark, just before their retirement.
Thank goodness so many of them have been saved and preserved at various museum's all around the country.
Edited by railiner, 09 February 2017 - 05:41 AM.