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Many of the MBTA services date back to the Boston & Maine, New Haven, New York Central and Penn Central.
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Photo ID: 752425

MassDOT/MBTA GP40MC 1136 races through CP-11 in Weston, MA with Worcester-bound train 517 from South Station. The train is rushing through one of only two interlocking left on the former Boston & ... (more)

Railroad: MBTA
Locomotive: GP40MC
Location: Weston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: MBTX 1136
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 15, 2020


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By: John Kittredge

Added: Oct 29, 2020

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Photo ID: 746391

During the MBTA's short-lived service extension to Gardner, MA, GP9 1925 (ex-BN/NP) leads a train of depowered RDCs making the turn back to Boston. Note that the first two Budds are ex-CP cars al... (more)

Railroad: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Gardner, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: MBTA 1925
Train ID: commuter
Photo Date: December 07, 1984


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Aug 27, 2020

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Photo ID: 746390

In 1984 the MBTA acquired six GP9s of NP and GN heritage from the Burlington Northern to pull neutered RDCs in Boston commuter service. Ex-BN 1921 headed up an inbound train of Budds on a summer m... (more)

Railroad: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Ayer, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: MBTA 1921
Train ID: commuter
Photo Date: August 25, 1984


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Aug 27, 2020

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Photo ID: 744130

MBTA 1054 (F40PH-3C) leads the southbound Cape Flyer through weedy West Barnstable on a hot and humid Saturday on Cape Cod.

Railroad: MBTA
Locomotive: EMD F40PH-3C
Location: Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: MBTA 1054
Train ID: Keolis 9101
Photo Date: July 25, 2020


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By: Vincent Colombo

Added: Aug 03, 2020

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Photo ID: 744127

MBTA GP40MC 1136 (ex-CN) leads the northbound Cape Flyer at Cohasset Narrows on the Wareham/Bourne town line. A very soft sunlight illuminates the scene just before sunset and right after moon-ris... (more)

Railroad: MBTA
Locomotive: EMD GP40MC
Location: Wareham, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: MBTA 1136
Train ID: Keolis 9102
Photo Date: August 01, 2020


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By: Vincent Colombo

Added: Aug 03, 2020

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Photo ID: 742000

Pan Am Railways "BODO: spent all day Tuesday in Boston, canned on Mainline 2 between Tower A and FX interlockings. Usually, this is a nocturnal run consisting of power and cars interchanged i... (more)

Railroad: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Locomotive: GP40MC
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: MBTX 1129
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 07, 2020


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By: Wayne Johnson

Added: Jul 11, 2020

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Photo ID: 741729

Mass Coastal 2026 (ex-NH FL9M) is in the hole at Sagamore as MBTA 2013 (HSP-46) rolls by with the southbound Cape Flyer. Meets like this aren't common, but with the Cape Flyer running on a holiday... (more)

Railroad: MBTA
Locomotive: MPI HSP-46
Location: Bourne, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: MBTA 2013
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 03, 2020


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By: Vincent Colombo

Added: Jul 08, 2020

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Photo ID: 741439

Two generations of rebuilt MBTA F40s heading north from Boston under the iconic I-93 Zakim Bridge.

Railroad: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Locomotive: EMD F40PHM-2C
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: MBTX 1036
Train ID: MBTA 415
Photo Date: June 24, 2019


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By: Sam Dwyer

Added: Jul 05, 2020

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Photo ID: 741406

MBTA/MassDOT GP40MC 1136 leads the northbound Cape Flyer at Sagamore, MA on its return trip to Boston. The 1136 was painted into this special blue scheme, and entered service earlier this year, to... (more)

Railroad: MBTA
Locomotive: EMD GP40MC
Location: Sagamore, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: MBTA 1136
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 04, 2020


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By: John Kittredge

Added: Jul 05, 2020

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Photo ID: 740802

Inbound to North Station; the quaint Pride's Crossing is a weekday-only stop.

Railroad: MBTA
Locomotive: EMD GP40MC
Location: Beverly, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: MBTA 1121
Train ID: MBTA 2102
Photo Date: June 28, 2020


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By: Oliver P.

Added: Jun 28, 2020

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Photo ID: 740792

Crossing Beach Street and Allie's Cafe outbound from North Station, about to stop in Manchester

Railroad: MBTA
Locomotive: EMD GP40MC
Location: Manchester by the Sea, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: MBTA 1133
Train ID: MBTA 2103
Photo Date: June 28, 2020


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By: Oliver P.

Added: Jun 28, 2020

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Photo ID: 740450

7619 arrives at the Junction before turning north to the Heights.

Railroad: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Locomotive: EMD F40PH-2C
Location: Needham, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: MDTX 1062
Train ID: MBTA 7619
Photo Date: June 25, 2020


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By: Sam Dwyer

Added: Jun 26, 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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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Jun 24, 2020

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Photo ID: 740104

Inbound Fitchburg Line train to Boston's North Station makes a station stop at Brandeis/Roberts Train Station. MBTA 1075 (F40PH-2C) is on the rear.

Railroad: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Locomotive: CTC-1B Cab Car
Location: Waltham, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: MBTA 1651
Train ID: MBTA 2402
Photo Date: August 14, 2016


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By: Nicholas O Sullivan

Added: Jun 22, 2020

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Photo ID: 739658

After dropping rail over the weekend on the Franklin Line, an MBTA Welded Rail train is seen heading east towards the Grand Junction to drop rail up north.

Railroad: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Locomotive: EMD F40PH-2C
Location: Wellesley, MA, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: MDTX 1062
Train ID: MBTA Extra 1062
Photo Date: June 08, 2020


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By: Sam Dwyer

Added: Jun 18, 2020

Views: 604
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