RS-3 No. 8258 halts with a short train at Pittsfield, Massachusetts in August 1960. It was standard New York Central practice, with road switchers of all types, to run long hood forward. Notice also that the last car in this three-car consist is a Budd RDC car ("Beeliner," in NYC terminology). It shows up better in the black-and-white photo my brother took at the same time. The regular local passenger run between Boston and Albany was a Beeliner, so perhaps the train has been augmented with extra cars on this occasion. Or, perhaps, the local had two RDC cars and one was out of service, necessitating substitute coaches and locomotive.