A hefty hunk of power with none of those "tennis shoes" and "porches".
Note to young railfans, this was about as boring as it got in those days and, by the way, this was yesterday.
The operator personally hands up Form 19 orders to the fireman on head end of the Patriot Special.
The Gulf tank cars fill a sixty thousand gallon tank. Enough diesel fuel to feed 15 E8 units. In 2008 prices that would be around $200,000.00 worth of Diesel.
It looks like this E8 ran through a gravel storm. The engineering advisory requested that the shop switch from poster paint to real enamel coating when painting locomotives in the future. For anot... (more)
By 1972 the roundhouse was gone and soon the truntable would go. These RS3's, SW and E unit would find a new home in the middle of the classification yard near the old hump at a new facility.
Shot at sundown on the curved lead out of Mansfield Yard. Two GP30s pride of the Middleboro fleet.
Old box cars that were used in interplant movements prior to 1968. The box cars and yard were unused and left like this until the early 80's. In fact the connecting Wrentham branch was torn up bef... (more)
Patriots Football Special headed to Boston after a loss to Buffalo at Foxboro. This train has been running since the mid 60's from Boston and from Providence. The 60's trains were powered by two a... (more)
Optical Illusion! Did a monster take a bite out of the end of the long hood, or is that a well-worn "PC" decal blending into the background?
Silverliner IV S/E renumbered into the 417-460 series when the PCB transformers was replaced.
Penn Central freights kept running in the open as if a successful reorganization were possible. In the closed rooms on Wall Street and the Federal Courts on Main Street, word was spreading that th... (more)
WB freight, the gons hold steel. Remember steel?