On an fall morning, Boston & Maine GP18s 1754 and 1850 and two GP9s roll west through Shirley, MA, with train BASE (Bangor, ME, to Rotterdam Jct., NY, via MEC/B&M). It was unusual by this time to ... (more)
The sound of horns shatter the silence as 28N with a couple colorful leaders rolls through the small town of Shirley. PRLX 9555 started as BN 9555 before becoming part of BNSF. It is now owned by ... (more)
28N blasts passed the Shirley station shack with the Penn Central heritage unit in the lead. The unit is starting to resemble its heritage paint with a heavy coating of dirt and several large pain... (more)
Boston & Maine train EDSA (East Deerfield to Salem, MA), with one of the B&M's six GP18s on the point, has a Delaware & Hudson RS11 joining the B&M Geeps that were the usual power on this job at t... (more)
POED charges through snowy Shirley Center with a 4x EMD lashup - Pan Am EMDs, once ubiquitous, are now a rare breed!
The 23K has an extra Canadian visitor tucked in it's consist as it leans into the curve at Shirley.
A pair of Maine Central GP38s bracket a Delaware & Hudson U23B on Guilford system train POPY (Portland, ME, to Potomac Yard, VA, via B&M/D&H) westbound on the B&M mainline at Shirley, MA. The fron... (more)
A trio of matching EMDs, led by a snoot nose SD40-2, puts on a smoke show as they climb the slight grade out of Shirley. Consists like this are becoming rare as the GE invasion continues on this p... (more)
NS 23K begins to slowly depart from Ayer, seen crawling through Patterson Road crossing in Shirley behind a shiny new Tier IV GEVO, a dash 9, and the bumblebee.
I was finally able to catch the 23K in decent sunlight, after a long Seattle-like stretch of weather in Massachusetts. There was a gentleman behind me who had much the same idea as I did this day.
Commuter Rail train 1405 accelerates out of Shirley Station after making a flag stop.
Pan AM Southern 287 heads West through Shirley with 5 loaded and 12 empty autoracks. The train has just departed Ayer bound for Mechanicsville, New York.