I've found that the hardest part of railfanning in central Massachusetts is finding a decent spot that's not overshot, where you're not elbow-to-elbow with photographers with poor etiquette gettin... (more)
A pleasant change from the usual mundane NS ponies, a trio of BNSF locomotives lead the 23K westward through Shirley.
The obligatory shot at the signals at Shirley. The 23K chugs westward with a former Conrail GE at the helm. Nice to see the marker lights still intact after 24 years and 3 owners.
The 23K has an extra Canadian visitor tucked in it's consist as it leans into the curve at Shirley.
For the second time in a week, the 23K featured the ex-Indiana Railroad SD90MAC, making it a popular tourist attraction in Massachusetts on a beautiful Sunday afternoon.
The 23K awaits its departure west, with a foreign visitor in tow. Today one couldn't throw a stone without hitting another railfan in Ayer.
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.
The 23K waits for a couple of MBTA commuter trains before beginning it's long journey west to Chicago.
23K with the Erie Heritage Unit is seen here going under a old B&M signal bridge in Greenfield, Mass.
23K approaches CPF 345 in Pan Am Southern District 3 with two CP AC4400CW's leading the charge.
Roughly 10 minuets after a CSX powered EDRJ rushed through Eagle Bridge,NY. NS 23K came following suit slower through an approach signal. Unfortunately, my plans to chase 88 car loaded coal train ... (more)
Early fireworks in Williamstown on Pan Am appears in the form of the Norfolk Southern Heritage Engine leading a long 23k container train past the station and a smiling night photographer at 04:26.
NS intermodal westbound passes a parked empty coal train waiting for a crew to resume it's trip west also.