The largest steam locomotive in Massachusetts is the B&M 410, a G-11-a class switcher, built in 1911 by the Manchester Locomotive Works. She worked the B&M system for several decades befor... (more)
The Celebrity. Even though this old CN veteran is no longer dragging tourists over Crawford Notch in front of railfans' cameras, she's still a celebrity in her new life as Pan Am's ... (more)
Last Train Home. A late-night arrival from Boston's North Station pulls into Lowell as an outlawed edition of Pan Am's EDPO sits across from the tower, waiting for a fresh crew.
Meet The Smurfs. On one of only a handful of occasions that these two units were paired together, 511 and 505 sit under the School Street bridge in Lowell as the crew goes off duty.... (more)
Coffee Break? Now that the rested crew is aboard, NMED pulls out away from CPF-WA in Lowell, where the last crew left it when they outlawed. Trains outlaw here fairly often; I have... (more)
A former KCS unit now working as MEC 611 leads eastbound freight ED495 into Lowell to set some cars off. Also part of the consist is MEC 617 and MEC 316.
Westbound freight NMED (Northern Maine Jct. - East Deerfield, MA) notches up for a trip west with former Trona Railway SD45-2's up front. MEC 616, MEC 617, MEC 611
Pan Am's only snoot nose SD40-2 #606 (ex KCS 681) is pictured here passing under an old B&M signal bridge after dropping its train off.
An eastbound has pulled up to Lowell to make a set out with an interesting mix of power. MEC 310, NS 8852, MEC 321, HLCX 6318, HLCX 6200
MEC 377, MEC 608, HLCX 7182, MEC 376, MEC 507, MEC 506
HLCX 6404, HLCX 7182, MEC 609
An eastbound freight pulls up to park at the Lowell Tower. In the consist today are two GP9's enroute to the Waterville Shop for storage. 381, 320, 52, 77, 379
Motorman Tom brings one of the Lowell National Historical Park's two "breezer" cars out of the trolley barn and into the late afternoon sun. When the park first opened in the 1980s, the physical... (more)
Strangers In The Night. A pair of GP40s sits out a very cold night in front of the tower in Lowell, the crew having died on the law hours ago. Lead unit 309 is somewhat of a stranger here... (more)