Freight and passenger power share this sprawling engine terminal with a handful of RDCs.
When the MBTA started running trains to Providence, the Boston and Maine was managing the operation.. That explains the B&M SW. Conrail was still running freight service to Rhode Island but would ... (more)
GP9 B uints were rare in most parts of the country. On the Penn Central in Providence they would show up at several times a month. The GP30 on the left now resides at the Pennsylvania Railroad Mus... (more)
A P&W local crew cruises up the Amtrak mainline past some rickety ex New Haven industrial spurs at Atwells Interlocking in the capital of the great state of Rhode Island. With one empty gon as a ... (more)
The hostler is getting this little gem ready for the Cranston local freight. Before the day is done this way freight will have covered many miles of light rail branchs.
I noticed through readi... (more)
Late afternoon sun is striking.
K-638's three P&W GE locomotives blast some visible heat into the brisk air on a cold December afternoon.
GP9 GP30 and SW1500 wait their turn to go out on line and haul revenue tonnage. SW airline has been tapped for blowing sand. The whole terminal has a temporary feel to it.
There is a lot to see in this image. Blue and Black Conrail diesels, MBTA E units, MBTA GP9, Old New Haven and NYC coaches and autos from the 70's.
It almost looks like a railroad museum or ralif... (more)
You can see where the old Penn Central logo has been sanded off this venerable switcher.
Providence and Worcester's ethanol extra, running on the South Providence Running Track by Roger Williams Park - running down to South Providence yard and Motiva Enterprises with the ethanol
Yankee Clipper running through the new tunnel that takes trains under the city.
Penn Central diesel power was running out of steam at the time of this photo. GP30 2230 was one of the more memorable Providence freight units. For images of 2230 as Conrail unit go to William Kla... (more)