Running with foreign power on a sunny Saturday, this edition of AYMO attracted quite the crowd of railfans to Ayer. Seen here at West Main Street with the rear end and conductor still in the yard... (more)
Framed by trees and a fence along the edge of one of John Helmstetter's fields, 734 makes a run up the hill towards Frostburg as she rounds the curve that bears the name of the farm it surrounds.
Small, Yet Important. Somehow, we as photographers get so caught up with the trains that we forget to notice "the other stuff." This switch stand only reaches about two feet off the groun... (more)
Heading For Home Rails, literally and figuratively. Having just left the former Central Vermont main line, the southbound Vermonter picks up speed crossing over the Quaboag River. ... (more)
Snake Eyes. As Q370 departs Cumberland and another eastbound waits to go in the distance, the ever-present CPL signals stand their silent watch. How many departures have these signals wit... (more)
Generation Gap. Three generations of power spend a sunny October afternoon at East Deerfield. ST 72 is one of few remaining locomotives purchased new by predecessor Boston & Maine. 309, ... (more)
Crying For A Paint Job. Not long after it arrived on the G&U, heavily-tagged CF7 #2443 idles with the S4 that had been the line's sole power for over 15 years. Both units are in their for... (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)
Dashing Through The Snow. 264 rolls east through Ludlow, headed for Chester and a meet with the Bellows Falls switcher. What appears to be a highway overpass in the background is actually... (more)
Under gloomy skies, NKP 765 rolls towards Alma. The light drizzle wasn't enough to keep about 60 photographers, a few Carland residents, and a sheriff's deputy from assembling at the crossing
Come In From The Cold. During the winter months, MBTA moves unneeded locomotives inside the shop to avoid adding freeze damage to the backlog of work needed to keep the aging fleet running... (more)
Out With A Bang. In 2009 it became clear that the future for steam was bleak on Mount Washington, but Waumbek and the other two survivors were determined to go down in one last blaz... (more)
Vermont Icons. Dropping downhill behind two brightly-painted VRS units, the Bellows Falls local rolls by the covered bridge as a motorist waits to pass.
Luck. Great weather coincided with an unexpected day off. When VRS obliged by running all three GMRC units as a matching set for the first time, it made for a great day of railfanning.
Tower A watches another trainload of commuters from the affluent towns on the North Shore leave for home. Even moving through the interlocking limits at restricted speed, they're making better pr... (more)