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Connecticut River Line (1975-1989)
The Connecticut River Line (between Springfield, MA and St. Johnsbury, VT) during the era of pooled power while it was still a busy mainline.
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Photo ID: 758006

At sunset on a summer evening, a Boston & Maine SW9 works the largely empty yard at White River Junction, VT. Milepost 14 gives the distance to Windsor, where ownership of the Connecticut River Li... (more)

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: EMD SW9
Location: White River Junction, Vermont, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: switch job
Photo Date: June, 1977


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Dec 24, 2020

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Photo ID: 754768

Boston & Maine train CPSP (Newport, VT, to Springfield, MA, via CP and B&M) rumbles south through Brattleboro, VT, behind two B&M GP9s and a Canadian Pacific Century 424. Pooled power was the norm... (more)

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


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Nov 20, 2020

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Photo ID: 754767

In October 1982 the Central Vermont and Boston & Maine ran a promotional version of their Rocket overnight piggyback service between St. Albans, VT, and New Haven, CT. Headed up by CV and B&M GP9s... (more)

Railroad: Central Vermont Railway
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: White River Junction, Vermont, USA
Locomotive #: CV 4924
Train ID: Rocket special
Photo Date: October 27, 1982


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Nov 20, 2020

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Photo ID: 747488

As seen from a hillside, Boston & Maine train WJCP (White River Jct. to Newport, VT) rolls up the Connecticut River Valley near Fairlee, VT, behind a B&M GP9 and a Canadian Pacific Century 424. Th... (more)

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Fairlee, Vermont, USA
Locomotive #: BM 1714
Train ID: WJCP
Photo Date: August, 1980


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Sep 08, 2020

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Photo ID: 740476

In the predawn quiet at White River Junction, VT, Boston & Maine GP7 waits out the night on the service track behind the station. In the morning it go to work with Connecticut River Line local fre... (more)

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: EMD GP7
Location: White River Junction, Vermont, USA
Locomotive #: BM 1574
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 21, 1980


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Jun 26, 2020

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Photo ID: 732938

It's late October and most of the trees in this part of the Connecticut Valley have lost their leaves as Boston & Maine train CPSP (Newport, VT, to Springfield, MA runthrough) makes its way south ... (more)

Railroad: Maine Central
Locomotive: EMD GP7
Location: Windsor, Vermont, USA
Locomotive #: MEC 590
Train ID: CPSP
Photo Date: October 28, 1983


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Apr 16, 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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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Apr 16, 2020

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Photo ID: 726141

A Maine Central U18B that has arrived from Portland on Mountain Division train RY-2 rests outside the station at St. Johnsbury, VT. In the morning it will be on its way back to Rigby Yard.

Railroad: Maine Central
Locomotive: GE U18B
Location: St. Johnsbury, Vermont, USA
Locomotive #: MEC 405
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: June, 1977


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Feb 19, 2020

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Photo ID: 724446

Amid splendid October foliage, a pair of Boston & Maine GP9s lead a southbound train off the Connecticut River Line into the yard at East Deerfield, MA.

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: Feb 03, 2020

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Photo ID: 723316

Blue diesels make blue smoke as Boston & Maine train EDSP (East Deerfield to Springfield, MA) gets underway out of the East Deerfield yard behind a GP18/GP9 duo.

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: EMD GP18
Location: East Deerfield, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: BM 1753
Train ID: EDSP
Photo Date: June 14, 1985


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Jan 21, 2020

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Photo ID: 721897

Sporting white flags as appropriate for an extra, the Central Vermont's daily Brattleboro (VT)-Palmer (MA) local freight cruises south near Vernon, VT, behind one of the CV's classic "torpedo... (more)

Railroad: Central Vermont Railway
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Vernon, Vermont, USA
Locomotive #: CV 4924
Train ID: local freight
Photo Date: August, 1976


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Jan 06, 2020

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Photo ID: 709757

This train posing at the White River Junction station before dawn looks like the southbound Montrealer, but it's actually a deadhead equipment move. A derailment a day or two earlier had stranded... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: White River Junction, Vermont, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: deadhead move
Photo Date: August 21, 1980


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Sep 13, 2019

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Photo ID: 708081

Boston & Mine train SJ-1 (Springfield, MA, to White River Jct., VT), northbound on the Connecticut River Line behind a set of GP9s, meets the GP7-powered local out of White River Junction at North... (more)

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: North Walpole, New Hampshire, USA
Locomotive #: BM 1731
Train ID: SJ-1
Photo Date: October, 1976


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Aug 27, 2019

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Photo ID: 707262

On a splendid fall day, Boston & Maine GP18 1754 and friends lead train EDSP (East Deerfield to Springfield, MA) south on the Connecticut River Line at Mount Tom, MA.

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: EMD GP18
Location: Mount Tom, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: BM 1754
Train ID: EDSP
Photo Date: October, 1986


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Aug 19, 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

Views: 1,921
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