Worcester bound Conrail freight "SEPW"(Selkirk to Providence & Worcester) slogs up the 1.4% grade to the summit of Hinsdale deep in the Berkshires on a cold November day. The crew has adorned the... (more)
Living in the Berkshires in the early 90's was a great way to capitalize on the Conrail's "blue boats" on the former NYC B&A. Looking back I can still hear the brace of Dash 8s as they chuffed t... (more)
Snow squalls obscure the distant hills as a U30B leads a westbound manifest downgrade through a wetland area near Hinsdale, Massachusetts.
18,000 almost brand new horses pulling the grade to Washington. On the rear another 3,000 horses are helping. Whether or not we liked it that much in 1977, we all miss it now.
The finest Central of New Jersey power went to Conrail in 1976. CR 6050 Ex CNJ 2050 proudly leads a mingled freight eastbound over the western slopes of the Berkshires.
Westbound freight heads into darkness. Shadows fall from nearby hills and crowd out much needed light. Background sun burns away bright horizon. At this hour in the Berkshires we have daylight and... (more)
"Thanks for the push". SD40-2 is cutting off the caboose after a 15 mile push from Chester to Hnsdale. Now the engine crew will coast down hill to Pittsfield with full dynamic brakes.
Eastbound CSX 683 is still working hard as it reaches the summit of Washington Hill on the old Boston & Albany main.
Q116 kicks up snow as it makes a run off the Hinsdale Flats for the summit of the grade on the Berkshire Sub.
Q119 motors downgrade through the Hinsdale flats kicking up a dusting of snow that fell the previous night.
Q426 motors through the interlocking at CP-140 in the Hinsdale Flats.
Q264 struggles up the Washington hill grade past milepost QB 142 on CSX's Boston Line.
Lakeshore Limited heading east on the former Boston & Albany. Location is at the summit of the Boston Line at Bullards Crossing bridge. Shot is no longer possible as the bridge has been removed.