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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: 742180

In the early 1980s the Amherst Railway Society sponsored the repainting of Boston & Maine SW9 1223 into its original brown and yellow scheme. Here the sharp-looking switcher was working the East F... (more)

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: EMD SW9
Location: Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: BM 1223
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January, 1986


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Added: Jul 13, 2020

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Photo ID: 742179

Early snow is on the ground as a trio of Boston & Maine GP40-2s lead train POME (Portland, ME, to Mechanicville, NY) through Fitchburg, MA. The track at lower right is the now-abandoned ex-NH bran... (more)

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: BM 309
Train ID: POME
Photo Date: December 13, 1981


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Jul 13, 2020

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Photo ID: 740288

With the impressive clock tower of a 19th century mill as a backdrop, an MBTA Haverhill-Boston commuter run pauses at the Lawrence, MA, station. A sharp-looking Paducah FP-10 leads a string of lea... (more)

Railroad: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Locomotive: EMD FP-10
Location: Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: MBTA 1113
Train ID: comuter
Photo Date: December 15, 1979


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Added: Jun 24, 2020

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Photo ID: 740101

The end was approaching for the last remnant of the Boston & Maine's Manchester & Lawrence Branch as SW1 1129 returned to Lawrence, MA, with a short local freight. At this point only a few miles o... (more)

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: EMD SW1
Location: Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: BM 1129
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September, 1984


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Jun 22, 2020

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Photo ID: 740093

On a splendid fall afternoon a trio of Boston & Maine GP40-2s climb up the Millers River valley at Erving, MA, on the point of train MERU (Mechanicville, NY, to Rumford, ME, via B&M/MEC).

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Erving, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: BM 308
Train ID: MERU
Photo Date: October, 1983


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Jun 22, 2020

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Photo ID: 736654

With Boston's landmark Hancock Building in the background, an Amtrak E8/F40 team is about to depart the open air platforms at Back Bay with a corridor train for Washington. Tracks in this area are... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 495
Train ID: corridor
Photo Date: August 11, 1978


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: May 19, 2020

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Photo ID: 735803

MBTA trolley line car 3283, seen here at the Reservoir carhouse, was built in 1949 for the Boston Elevated Railway and lasted in MBTA service until 2007. It was built with a wooden body to help in... (more)

Railroad: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Locomotive: line car
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: MBTA 3283
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March, 1969


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: May 12, 2020

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Photo ID: 734941

With the Rhode Island state capitol in the background, the engineer of a southbound Amtrak train looks back over the platform during the stop at Providence, RI. In 1986 the tracks through downtown... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 200
Train ID: corridor
Photo Date: June, 1980


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: May 04, 2020

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Photo ID: 734354

The hard winter of 1977-78 knocked so many MBTA RDCs out of service with ice damage to their engines or transmissions that Boston & Maine GP7s were borrowed to provide propulsion and became a comm... (more)

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: EMD GP7
Location: Beverly, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: BM 1562
Train ID: commuter
Photo Date: September, 1978


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Apr 28, 2020

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Photo ID: 733910

Bound for Portland, ME, an eastbound Boston & Maine freight out of Mechanicville, NY,coils through North Chelmsford, MA, behind a pair of GP40-2s and a GP38-2.

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: North Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: BM 315
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April, 1982


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Apr 24, 2020

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Photo ID: 733909

Kicking up fresh January snow, Boston & Maine train MERU (Mechanicville, NY, to Rumford, ME, via B&M/MEC) rolls east through North Leominster, MA, behind three GP40-2s and a GP7. The B&M's GP7s we... (more)

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: North Leominster, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: BM 302
Train ID: MERU
Photo Date: January 15, 1984


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Added: Apr 24, 2020

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Photo ID: 732937

The conductor of Boston & Maine train EDSP (East Deerfield to Springfield, MA) rides the steps as his GP9/GP18 duo pulls a string of empty hoppers out of the Mount Tom power plant in Easthampton, ... (more)

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Easthampton, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: BM 1707
Train ID: EDSP
Photo Date: October 10, 1986


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Added: Apr 16, 2020

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Photo ID: 732843

A shortage of MBTA commuter power in early 1978 led to this combination of a Boston & Maine freight GP9 and a Canadian National steam generator car leading a train of former New Haven coaches on a... (more)

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Newton, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: BM 1741
Train ID: commuter
Photo Date: January 30, 1978


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Apr 15, 2020

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Photo ID: 732842

In the winter of 1978 the MBTA was perennially short of power for its commuter trains and sometimes borrowed Amtrak RS3s to help out. Amtrak 100 teamed up with an MBTA GP9 on this Needham Branch t... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: Alco RS-3
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 100
Train ID: commuter
Photo Date: January 31, 1978


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Added: Apr 15, 2020

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Photo ID: 732556

Its journey from Washington nearly complete, an Amtrak corridor train enters the old Back Bay Station in Boston. The smoke screen in the background was left by a just-departed MBTA local. The trac... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 202
Train ID: corridor
Photo Date: June, 1979


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Apr 13, 2020

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