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MBTA Boston Commuter Rail 70's & 80's
The 70's and 80's were a transition period for the MBTA characterized by an eclectic mix of equipment including Budd RDC's, ex-New Haven stainless steel coaches, and a mix of motive power acquired from various railroads.
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Photo ID: 762023

Late evening, PA1 ex ATSF in D&H paint scheme working under MBTA flag arriving Bostons South station

Railroad: Delaware & Hudson
Locomotive: ALO PA1
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: 16
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1977


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By: John Wiesmann

Added: Feb 03, 2021

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Photo ID: 759360

An ice-encrusted MBTA FP-10 has completed its run from the suburbs and lays over at Boston's North Station awaiting the next trip. The cars behind it are ex-New Haven mainline coaches.

Railroad: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Locomotive: EMD/Paducah FP-10
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: MBTA 1152
Train ID: commuter
Photo Date: March, 1982


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Jan 08, 2021

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Photo ID: 759359

The lower quadrant semaphores that guarded the approach to Boston's South Station from 1899 to the mid-1980s frame a departing MBTA commuter train led by an FP-10.

Railroad: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Locomotive: EMD/Paducah FP-10
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: MBTA 1151
Train ID: commuter
Photo Date: September 04, 1980


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Jan 08, 2021

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Photo ID: 758619

An MBTA commuter train consisting of depowered RDCs behind an FP-10 has just left the station at Gardner, MA, on its way to Boston. Two months later this trackage would become freight only as the ... (more)

Railroad: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Locomotive: EMD/Paducah FP-10
Location: Gardner, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: MBTA 1105
Train ID: commuter
Photo Date: October, 1986


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Dec 31, 2020

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Photo ID: 752229

On a summer evening, a short northbound MBTA local out of Providence approaches the station at Canton Jct., MA, to pick up a couple waiting passengers for South Station. GP9 7555 is a former New H... (more)

Railroad: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Canton Junction, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: MBTA 7555
Train ID: commuter
Photo Date: August, 1977


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Oct 27, 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: 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: 736278

A Boston & Maine GP7 working in MBTA commuter service approaches Boston's North Station with a train of depowered RDCs. These GP7/RDC combinations were common for a couple years after 1978 as the ... (more)

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: EMD GP7
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: BM 1565
Train ID: commuter
Photo Date: March, 1979


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: May 16, 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: 734353

A Boston & Maine GP7 that has been drafted into MBTA commuter service leads a Rockport-Boston train of depowered RDCs past the boarded-up tower in Lynn, MA, on its way to North Station.

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: EMD GP7
Location: Lynn, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: BM 1571
Train ID: commuter
Photo Date: September, 1978


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Apr 28, 2020

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Photo ID: 733544

Delaware & Hudson PAs on lease to the MBTA for commuter service meet during rush hour at CP11 in Weston, MA. The approaching train is a Boston-Framingham local behind D&H 16, while an inbound dead... (more)

Railroad: Delaware & Hudson
Locomotive: Alco PA1
Location: Weston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: DH 19
Train ID: commuter
Photo Date: September, 1978


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Apr 21, 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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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Apr 15, 2020

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Photo ID: 722718

MBTA F40PH 1011 pauses at Lincoln, MA, while working a Fitchburg-Boston local in a January snowstorm.

Railroad: MBTA
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Lincoln, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: MBTA 1011
Train ID: commuter
Photo Date: January 14, 1984


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Jan 15, 2020

Views: 1,246
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