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Trains of my Younger Years
Pictures of trains from the Boston area and Florida when I was younger, things that I remember but did not have a good camera to capture.
Photo Album By: Bob Pickering (BP)
 
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Photo ID: 702912

The former Boston & Maine roundhouse and service tracks comprising the Boston Engine Terminal stretch out behind an MBTA commuter train incoming from Lowell behind an FP-10. All of the railroad bu... (more)

Railroad: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Locomotive: EMD FP-10
Location: East Cambeidge, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: MBTA 1105
Train ID: commuter
Photo Date: April, 1985


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Jul 11, 2019

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Photo ID: 702911

In the mid-1980s the MBTA purchased six GP9s from the Burlington Northern for use on trains of depowered RDCs that did not require locomotive HEP. Still wearing GN green, MBTA 1921, a onetime NP u... (more)

Railroad: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Gardner, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: MBTA 1921
Train ID: commuter
Photo Date: October, 1985


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Jul 11, 2019

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Photo ID: 702119

After working the yard at Ayer, a westbound Boston & Maine freight behind a four-unit EMD lashup accelerates through Shirley, MA.

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Shirley, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: BM 201
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September, 1984


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Jul 04, 2019

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Photo ID: 702118

An eastbound Boston & Maine freight rolls through the station at Lowell, MA, behind a GP40-2/D&H GP38-2/U33B lashup. In the background an FP10-powered MBTA commuter train prepares to depart for Bo... (more)

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Lowell, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: BM 304
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September, 1984


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Jul 04, 2019

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Photo ID: 701614

MBTA FP10 1150 leads a trio of former New Haven coaches on a Boston-Framingham commuter train rolling through Weston, MA, on the former Boston & Albany. The wisps of steam coming from the cars sho... (more)

Railroad: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Locomotive: EMD FP10
Location: Weston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: MBTA 1150
Train ID: commuter
Photo Date: March, 1979


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Jun 29, 2019

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Photo ID: 700012

On a bright summer morning, Boston & Maine train CPSP crosses the Connecticut River from Windsor, VT, into Cornish, NH, behind a three-unit lashup of two B&M GP9s and a CP C424. CPSP was a Newport... (more)

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Windsor, Vermont, USA
Locomotive #: BM 1720
Train ID: CPSP
Photo Date: June, 1984


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Jun 13, 2019

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Photo ID: 700011

As the sun drops low on a fall afternoon, a westbound Boston & Maine freight led by GP40-2 315 grinds through Shirley, MA, with a cloud of sand indicating that the engineer is looking for better t... (more)

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Shirley, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: BM 315
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: October, 1983


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Jun 13, 2019

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Photo ID: 699956

A hefty Boston section of the Lake Shore Limited is heading for Beantown, approaching State Line Tunnel.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Canaan, New York, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 359
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August, 1990


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By: Steve Barry / www.railroadphotographer.com

Added: Jun 12, 2019

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Photo ID: 697727

On a long summer evening, an MBTA Boston-Framingham (MA) commuter train rolls west through Weston, MA, on the former Boston & Albany line, powered by one of the T's six ex-PRR/PC E8s.

Railroad: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Weston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: MBTA 4254
Train ID: commuter
Photo Date: August, 1977


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: May 21, 2019

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Photo ID: 696684

A GP9/GP7 duo leads Boston & Maine train WO-1 past the Wachusett Reservoir near Clinton, MA, on the B&M's Worcester-Ayer branch. This train was the B&M's connection between the main line and the s... (more)

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Clinton, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: BM 1744
Train ID: WO-1
Photo Date: June 10, 1984


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: May 10, 2019

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Photo ID: 696683

On a bright fall day, a pair of Boston & Maine GP9s approach the major yard at East Deerfield, MA, with a southbound train off the Connecticut River line.

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: East Deerfield, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: BM 1803
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 18, 1985


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: May 10, 2019

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Photo ID: 695442

Boston & Maine train CPED (Newport, VT, to East Deerfield, MA) is just a couple miles from its final destination as it rolls through Greenfield, MA, behind a pair of GP9s. That dispatcher's phone ... (more)

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Greenfield, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: BM 1821
Train ID: CPED
Photo Date: June 14, 1985


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Apr 28, 2019

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Photo ID: 695441

Boston & Maine GP18 1850 heads up a four-unit lashup on the point of train EDSA (East Deerfield to Salem, MA) eastbound near Ayer, MA, on a summer morning.

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: EMD GP18
Location: Ayer, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: BM 1850
Train ID: EDSA
Photo Date: August 25, 1984


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Apr 28, 2019

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Photo ID: 694204

Boston & Maine road slug 100 and parent GP40-2 300 team up with a pair of GP38-2s on train MERU (Mechanicville, NY, to Rumford, ME) at Lowell, MA. The home made slug was built at the B&M's Billeri... (more)

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Lowell, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: BM 300
Train ID: MERU
Photo Date: October 10, 1983


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Apr 15, 2019

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Photo ID: 693238

As the winter sun drops low, the Amtrak yard crew aboard RS-3 103 pushes the equipment for an outbound corridor train from Southampton Street yard into South Station. Amtrak 103 was built as NYC 8... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: Alco RS-3
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 103
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: February 18, 1977


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Apr 05, 2019

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