An MBTA Fitchburg-Boston local comprised of an FP-10 cab unit and depowered RDC coaches accelerates away from the station stop on Boston & Maine trackage at Ayer, MA, on a summer morning.
After dropping off GATX lease units, 28N's power returns light back to their train, temporarily putting 8103 in the "lead".
Having just wyed their power, the crew of the 287 prepares to depart for Mechanicville, NY and beyond.
A local shoves some tankers up the wye onto the mainline before it heads west. Unfortunately this was the only shot I could get before chasing away some guy peeing on my truck. The freak show at t... (more)
A pair of Boston & Maine GP39-2s in Guilford gray and orange are in charge of train MELA (Mechanicville, NY, to Lawrence, MA), eastbound at Ayer, MA, on a spring afternoon
A few cars from the loaded grain train came off the tracks in Ayer. Luckily there were no injuries or significant damage.
The EDPO with the 606 "snoot nose" leading, backs down the wye in Ayer to pick up some cars before it proceeds to Portland.
Three units, three railroads: Maine Central GP38 261 teams up with a D&H GP39-2 and a B&M GP9 on B&M/MEC runthrough train MEBA (Mechanicville, NY, to Bangor, ME), seen eastbound at Ayer, MA. Color... (more)
The 23K awaits its departure west, with a foreign visitor in tow. Today one couldn't throw a stone without hitting another railfan in Ayer.
The POSE (Portland - Selkirk) is on it's way into Ayer, during some of the only sunlight of the day before the thunderstorms settle into the area.
The POSE (Portland - Selkirk) enters the wye in Ayer on it's way into the Hill Yard. The second unit on this train brought the railfans out of the woodwork.
The 415 waits for the 422 to clear before it approaches the Ayer station to drop off it's commuters from Boston.