Housatonic train NX12 creeps ahead to clear the second street switch and drop their cars for CSX's Q425 to pick up, with a classic brick building in the background.
NX12 gets the signal at CP150 and passes the Pittsfield Amtrak station after waiting for an extremely late Q022 to clear.
NX12 brings a healthy 44 car train out of the Pittsfield yard on a beautiful yet crisp November afternoon
On a winter morning, New Haven RS-3 533 makes up daily local freight NX-12 in the NH's small yard in Pittsfield, MA, adjacent to ther former Boston & Albany. It will shortly head south on the NH's... (more)
Industrial Ghost Town After picking up their train in Pittsfield Yard, NX-13 heads west on the CSX Berkshire Subdivision before entering their own trackage at CP150. NX-13 is seen passing... (more)
The Sunday job departs past the former old GE transformer plant with 26 loads with a nice matched trio of consecutively numbered GP36Ms HRRC 3600 3601 & 3604 on a beautiful Sunday afternoon.
How Tomorrow Moves...Snow. Or so says this CSX flanger. Flangers like this one have been the primary means for snow fighting on this ex Conrail line between Boston and Selkirk since this series of... (more)
CSX had this Gradall excavator working one of the tracks between CP150 and the Pittsfield Yard spreading stone. The Gradall machines are perfect for railroads, due to the telescoping boom and its ... (more)
There were few locomotive heroes during the Penn Central era. SD45s continued to perform on a daily basis amidst threats of bankruptcy and shutdown. This quartet is headed back to Selkirik to mak... (more)
Local Job working the small yard at Pittsfield Mass back in 1994.
There is very little doubt where the serious climb up Washington Hill begins in Pittsfield, MA. The first train of the day, on June 11, 1987, was eastbound Conrail TV6X powered by two C30-7As and... (more)
Waiting by the yard office on a frigid afternoon for the Q424-23 to arrive for their pickup.
The Penn Central version of hustle muscle is getting a crew change in preparation for the next push up the hill to Hillsdale
Brakeman is ready to scoop train orders for the run to Selkirk.