On Thursday, October 17, the Pan Am Railways office car special cruises through rural Shelburne, MA as the 4-car train, led by FP9s, PAR-1 and PAR-2, proceeds from Ayer, MA to Mechanicville, NY.
As the sun drops below the Berkshire hills, a westbound Boston & Maine freight climbs up the Deerfield River valley at Shelburne, MA. Up front, two B&M GP38-2s bracket a Maine Central U25B.
An impressive lashup of five GP9s and a GP18 lifts Boston & Maine train RM-1 (Portland, ME, to Mechanicville, NY) up the hill at Shelburne, MA, as it climbs out of the Connecticut Valley and into ... (more)
EDRJ passes under the powerlines, hugging the bank along the Deerfield River in the Bardwell's Ferry section of Shelburne.
Crewless unit coal train at 30mph+? No actually the crew was standing at the controls once they made the turn and started to make the ascent just west of Greenfield.
Mohawk yard to East Deerfield freight heads uphill just a few miles west of the yard with some colorful engines on the Guilford mainline.