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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: 656165

An eastbound Conrail piggyback train that is about to terminate at the Beacon Park Yard intermodal terminal in the Allston section of Boston makes its way along yard lead adjacent to the Massachus... (more)

Railroad: Conrail
Locomotive: GE C30-7A
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: CR 6597
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September, 1986


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Apr 27, 2018

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Photo ID: 656164

The crew of a Conrail GP38 makes a switching move at Nevins Yard in Framingham, MA, while an eastbound freight led by a B23-7 that is terminating here waits for them to clear in order to yard the ... (more)

Railroad: Conrail
Locomotive: EMD GP38
Location: Framingham, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: CR 7739
Train ID: yard job
Photo Date: September, 1986


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Apr 27, 2018

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Photo ID: 654947

Amid the fall foliage, the crew of a Boston & Maine SW9 wait for the signal to enter the East Deerfield, MA, yard off the "loop" connection to the Connecticut River line.

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: EMD SW9
Location: East Deerfield, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: October, 1982


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Apr 15, 2018

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Photo ID: 654946

As a track crew attends to a switch frog on splendid fall day, Boston & Maine train SPCP (Springfield, MA, to Newport, VT, via B&M/CP) departs the B&M's major yard at East Deerfield, MA, to contin... (more)

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: EMD GP18
Location: East Deerfield, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: BM 1754
Train ID: SPCP
Photo Date: October, 1982


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Apr 15, 2018

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Photo ID: 654533

The Boston section of Amtrak's Lake Shore Limited gets underway out of South Station. It's headed for Albany and its Chicago connection beneath the semaphores that were a distinctive part of South... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 267
Train ID: 449, Lake Shore Ltd.
Photo Date: September 11, 1980


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Apr 11, 2018

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Photo ID: 651265

Light snow is falling as an MBTA FP-10 and its train of depowered RDCs await the next departure from Boston's South Station.

Railroad: MBTA
Locomotive: EMD FP-10
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: MBTA 1152
Train ID: commuter
Photo Date: January, 1982


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Mar 12, 2018

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Photo ID: 651264

An MBTA commuter train that has just departed the station at Haverhill, MA, steps across the Merrimack River on its way to Boston's North Station on ancestral Boston & Maine trackage. An FP-10 fro... (more)

Railroad: MBTA
Locomotive: EMD FP-10
Location: Haverhill, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: MBTA 1108
Train ID: commuter
Photo Date: October, 1984


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Mar 12, 2018

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Photo ID: 648522

Between 1981 and 1984 the Boston & Maine joined with the Central Vermont to provide expedited overnight piggyback service between Boston and St. Albans, VT (as a transfer point for Montreal). Mark... (more)

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: EMD GP18
Location: Somerville, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: BM 1752
Train ID: the Rocket
Photo Date: June, 1983


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Feb 16, 2018

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Photo ID: 648039

Wearing a fresh coat of bright Imron blue paint, Boston & Maine GP9 1702 and the buggy assigned to local freight AY-1 swing around the wye at Ayer, MA, during a switching move.

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Ayer, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: BM 1702
Train ID: AY-1
Photo Date: September, 1981


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Feb 12, 2018

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Photo ID: 648038

Against a background of 19th century mill buildings, Boston & Maine train CPSP (Newport, VT, to Springfield, MA, via CP/B&M) crosses the Connecticut River from Holyoke into Chicopee, MA, late on a... (more)

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: BM 206
Train ID: CPSP
Photo Date: October, 1983


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Feb 12, 2018

Views: 1,990
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Photo ID: 647392

In March, 1983, the Boston and Maine rebuilt former Union Pacific GP9 134 into a road slug, numbered it 100, and put it to work between GP40-2s 300 and 301. Less than two years later the trio los... (more)

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Conklin, New York, USA
Locomotive #: BM 301
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 30, 1985


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Feb 06, 2018

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Photo ID: 647221

Their corridor trips up from New Haven completed, leased Bombardier LRC locomotive 39 and Amtrak F40PH 208 compare profiles at Boston's South Station. The F40s had a long life with Amtrak, the LRC... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: Bombardier LRC
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 39
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February, 1982


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Feb 05, 2018

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Photo ID: 646591

One of the MBTA's double-ended PCCs (acquired secondhand from Dallas) glides along South Street in the Jamaica Plain section of Boston on its way from downtown to the Arborway terminal. In old Bos... (more)

Railroad: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Locomotive: PCC streetcar
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: MBTA 3329
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 28, 1969


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Jan 31, 2018

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Photo ID: 646326

Passengers line up on the platform of Amtrak's Route 128 station in suburban Westwood, MA, as their Washington-bound train enters behind F40PH 208 while a northbound discharges on the adjacent tra... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Westwood, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 208
Train ID: corridor
Photo Date: August, 1981


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Jan 29, 2018

Views: 2,444
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Photo ID: 645949

Boston Terminal Tower 1 and ranks of semaphores dating to 1899 glow in the night at Boston's South Station. A major reconstruction of the station and its approaches beginning two years after this ... (more)

Railroad: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Locomotive: n/a
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: n/a
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: February, 1982


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Jan 26, 2018

Views: 1,865
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