EDPL, the Monday train for the Plainville, CT based PL-1 crew, is chasing Amtrak 55's markers as it blazes down the Conn River Mainline. The crew will spend the next three days in Connecticut, bef... (more)
"The Vernon Fields"
A pair of Guilford painted geeps struggle to make speed with a heavy train of LPG stretched out across the open fields of Vernon, VT. The train is run... (more)
"Scrap Tie Removal"
Both of Pan Am's heritage GP9s bracket four ex-Delaware & Hudson hoppers full of scrapped ties from Athol, MA.
"Pulling Down the Lead"
A pair of Guilford painted GP40-2s pull a heavy cut of propane gas down towards the signal at the west end of the yard. These two geeps will soon ... (more)
"The Connecticut Job"
A pair of ex-Conrail GP40s lead a southbound local from East Deerfield Yard to Plainville, CT. Shortly after the train starts its trip south they pa... (more)
A wreck crane sits on the siding at the entrance of hill yard hopefully not to be needed for a long time
Another set of power makes it way to the servicing area in Deerfield Yard.
After a quiet late morning/ early afternoon, traffic at East Deerfield started to pick up around 4 pm. Here train EDRJ departs just after a Guilford powered EDBF headed up the Conn River.
Pan Am local ED@ crosses one of the canals as it enters Holyoke, MA on the Conn River Main.
A Pan Am crew setts off cars at a dead end track for the making of a train later in the week. Photo credit to my grandfather John Pickett.
Heading over to Portland for WAPO which we heard over the scanner, screaming through Portland, engineer Leo gives the 3 EMD's all they got to get to trackside speed creating an awesome smoke show.
While on vacation in Maine with family, i got out on this thursday with a good friend of mine to railfan Pan Am, our first catch was Train POWA from Portland.
Pan Am local BF1 makes its way south to East Deerfield as it crosses over Caldwell Road on the Conn River Main.
Pan Am train PLED (Plainville, CT-East Deerfield, MA) trundles through Windsor at a restricted speed due to track work further south on the line.
Friday morning in Windsor on Amtrak's Springfield Line, Pan Am Railways train PLED (Plainville - East deerfield) throttles up in the morning sun.