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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: 665355

The Pinsly organization, like many shortline holding companies, frequently swapped locomotives between its railroads. That's how Frankfort & Cincinnati S4 106 moved from its home in Kentucky to Ma... (more)

Railroad: Frankfort & Cincinnati
Locomotive: Alco S4
Location: Westfield, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: 106
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: March 25, 1983


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Jul 24, 2018

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Photo ID: 664913

Having departed from the Arborway terminal and ducked under the New Haven RR mainline, a pair of MBTA PCCs venture out onto South Street in Jamaica Plain on their way downtown via Huntington Avenu... (more)

Railroad: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Locomotive: PCC streetcar
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: MBTA 3215
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: March 28, 1969


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Jul 20, 2018

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Photo ID: 663538

With the usual GP9 up front, Boston & Maine train WA-1 parallels the Naugatuck River in Naugatuck, CT, southbound on Metro North's Waterbury branch. At the time this Waterbury-based local served c... (more)

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Naugatuck, Connecticut, USA
Locomotive #: BM 1707
Train ID: WA-1
Photo Date: July 05, 1984


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Jul 08, 2018

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Photo ID: 663537

A quartet of Boston & Maine GP9s lead train EDSA (east Deerfield to Salem, MA) past the Tufts University campus in Medford, MA. Most of the cars will be set out in the B&M's Boston freight yard in... (more)

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Medford, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: BM 1736
Train ID: EDSA
Photo Date: March, 1984


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Jul 08, 2018

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Photo ID: 662039

Between 1984 and 1988 the Cape Cod & Hyannis Railroad operated seasonal excursion service between Hyannis and a Boston transit connection at Braintree. During the first season, CC&H GP9 1210 led a... (more)

Railroad: Cape Cod & Hyannis Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Bourne, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: 1210
Train ID: excursion
Photo Date: August 17, 1984


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Jun 22, 2018

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Photo ID: 662037

During the summer of 1983, the Cape Cod & Hyannis tourist railroad operated with borrowed Bay Colony Railroad Alco switchers, before it had locomotives of its own. Bay Colony S4 1061 with a CC&H t... (more)

Railroad: Bay Colony
Locomotive: Alco S4
Location: Bourne, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: BCLR 1061
Train ID: excursion
Photo Date: August 19, 1983


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Jun 22, 2018

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Photo ID: 661151

On a perfect fall day, a pair of Boston & Maine GP9s ease train EDCO (East Deerfield, MA, to Concord, NH) through the double-to-single track transition at Willows East interlocking in Littleton, M... (more)

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Littleton, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: BM 1727
Train ID: EDCO
Photo Date: October, 1982


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Jun 14, 2018

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Photo ID: 661150

Chopped-nose Maine Central GP7 590 leads a pair of Boston & Maine GP9s on train CPSP (Newport, VT, to Springfield, MA, via CP/B&M) southbound at Brattleboro, VT. The B&M Connecticut River Line tra... (more)

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


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Jun 14, 2018

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Photo ID: 660076

As the sun drops low, an evening MBTA rush hour train of ex-New Haven coaches behind an F40PH passes the former NH Dover Street coach yard in South Boston, now used for rapid transit (Red Line) ca... (more)

Railroad: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: MBTA 1007
Train ID: commuter
Photo Date: October, 1982


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Jun 04, 2018

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Photo ID: 660075

Departing Boston, an MBTA commuter train led by an F40PH crosses the Fort Point Channel drawbridge just outside South Station. This classic bascule bridge has since been replaced by a fixed span a... (more)

Railroad: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: MBTA 1003
Train ID: commuter
Photo Date: October, 1982


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Jun 04, 2018

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Photo ID: 657931

The late afternoon sun flashes off the nose of Boston & Maine GP9 1709 as it and a partner lead train CPSP (Newport, VT, to Springfield, MA, via CP/B&M) down the Connecticut Valley at South Deerfi... (more)

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: South Deerfield, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: BM 1709
Train ID: CPSP
Photo Date: October, 1983


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: May 14, 2018

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Photo ID: 657930

On an fall morning, Boston & Maine GP18s 1754 and 1850 and two GP9s roll west through Shirley, MA, with train BASE (Bangor, ME, to Rotterdam Jct., NY, via MEC/B&M). It was unusual by this time to ... (more)

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: EMD GP18
Location: Shirley, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: BM 1754
Train ID: BASE
Photo Date: October 06, 1984


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: May 14, 2018

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Photo ID: 656948

Late on a summer afternoon, MBTA E8 4254 and its outbound rush hour train pause at Auburndale station in Newton, MA, on a Boston-Framingham run. The locomotive is ex-PRR, the coaches ex-NH, and th... (more)

Railroad: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Newton, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: MBTA 4254
Train ID: commuter
Photo Date: August, 1978


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: May 04, 2018

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Photo ID: 656856

As dusk approaches, the setting sun casts a red glow over downtown Boston while an outbound Amtrak train behind a pair of F40s makes its way towards Back Bay Station, the first stop for all Amtra... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 207
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October, 1987


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: May 03, 2018

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Photo ID: 656444

Railroad: Seaboard System
Locomotive: GE U36B
Location: Winston, Florida, USA
Locomotive #: SBD 1849
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1982


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Apr 29, 2018

Views: 1,885
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