Our first heritage unit on these trains in quite a while, the Wabash Cannonball leads westbound pig train 23K by RVJ in Leominster MA
In what would turn out to be the final time P&W no. 4301 will ever lead a train in her brown and red paint, NECR train 611 crawls over the Millers River Bridge right as the sun pokes out between r... (more)
After pausing briefly, the water train WAAY pulls out of CPF WL
WAAY leans into the steep curve before reaching its final destination of Hill Yard in Ayer, with the executives PAR 1 (seen here) and PAR 2 in tow.
With the circus coming to town it was nice of Pan Am to do something special to commemorate its final run by sending the pair of FP9's down on WAAY, which brought railfans from sea to shining sea ... (more)
On a February-like March afternoon G&W's Providence and Worcester northbound manifest WOGR trudges up the grade with one of their "Super 7's" in charge
After a bit of a wait, POED with a quintuplet of ex CSX C40-8's (now patched for Maine Central) leans into the curve just east of Shirley Station
Late afternoon at this pond is always nice, warm sunlight, flat ice, and trains. P&W train WOGR passes the fresh snowpack on their way to Gardner
A post christmas thunderstorm...of PAR EMD's hauls this heavy slurry train up the grade into Gardner MA
With the recent buyout of the Providence and Worcester Railroad by the Genesse and Wyoming Corperation, the interchanging of ethanol trains with the CP has become virtually seamless. With NECR (G&... (more)
After sitting for a day without a crew we were treated with a nice daylight run. The southern belle scheme really stands out against the regular UP yellow
Obviously one of the most popular trains on the entire PAR System, the Office Car Special lays over in the now retired auto facility in Ayer, MA; conveniently named the "Old Ford Yard"
This high hood, although you can't hardly tell has an easy trip back to its home in Fitchburg as it leans into the Shirley s-curve with nothing but sailboat fuel in tow
With the first rays of light just starting the creep over the mountains, westbound manifest 35A with an odd pair cruises down the grades of the famous Pittsburgh line
After having the leader die early on in the trip across the hilly B&A, CSX was forced to make a few changes. With the crew running on borrowed time a decision needed to be made quickly. The soluti... (more)