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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: 645749

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 the last... (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: Jan 24, 2018

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Photo ID: 645528

A long string of piggybacks follows the GE trio (U33C/C32-8/C32-8) up front as Conrail train TV-6 rattles the center of Ashland, MA, on the former Boston & Albany line. The building in the backgro... (more)

Railroad: Conrail
Locomotive: GE C30-7A
Location: Ashland, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: CR 6551
Train ID: TV-6
Photo Date: August, 1986


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Jan 22, 2018

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Photo ID: 644633

The evening rush hour is over as an MBTA Stoughton-Boston local coils off the Stoughton Branch onto the Northeast Corridor mainline at Canton Jct., MA. An FP-10 cab unit that began life as a GM&O... (more)

Railroad: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Locomotive: EMD FP-10
Location: Canton Junction, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: MBTA 1105
Train ID: commuter
Photo Date: July, 1984


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Jan 15, 2018

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Photo ID: 644632

An MBTA Fitchburg-Boston local comprised of an FP-10 cab unit and depowered RDC coaches accelerates away from the station stop on Boston & Maine trackage at Ayer, MA, on a summer morning.

Railroad: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Locomotive: EMD FP-10
Location: Ayer, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: MBTA 1114
Train ID: commuter
Photo Date: August, 1985


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Jan 15, 2018

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Photo ID: 643999

On a winter afternoon, Boston & Maine GP40-2 311 is on the point of a three-unit EMD lashup on northbound train SPPO (Springfield, MA, to Portland, ME) as it approaches the B&M's East Deerfield, M... (more)

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Deerfield, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: BM 311
Train ID: SPPO
Photo Date: January, 1982


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Jan 09, 2018

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Photo ID: 643998

A trio of bright blue GP9s lead Boston & Maine train EDSA (East Deerfield to Salem, MA) past a frozen pond at Westford, MA, on the B&M's Stony Brook Branch.

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Westford, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: BM 1803
Train ID: EDSA
Photo Date: February, 1984


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Jan 09, 2018

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Photo ID: 643490

On a cold winter day, Amtrak F40 208 is ready to depart Boston's South Station with a Washington-bound corridor train. A complete reconstruction of the station was imminent, and today high level p... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 208
Train ID: Northeast Corridor
Photo Date: February, 1983


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Jan 05, 2018

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Photo ID: 643153

A New England rail tradition for many years was the February snow train excursion over the Boston & Maine between Boston and North Conway, NH, that was sponsored by the Boston chapter of the Railr... (more)

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: Budd RDC-2
Location: Mount Whittier, New Hampshire, USA
Locomotive #: BM 6208
Train ID: fan trip
Photo Date: February, 1969


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Jan 02, 2018

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Photo ID: 642896

On a nasty winter day, MBTA F40 1008 and its inbound Eastern Route commuter train cross the B&M Charles River drawbridge and enter Boston's North Station.

Railroad: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: MBTA 1008
Train ID: commuter
Photo Date: February, 1980


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Dec 31, 2017

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Photo ID: 642895

Windblown snow adds to the general meteorological unpleasantness as a pair of ice-encrusted MBTA commuter trains behind an FP-10 and an F40 await their departures from Boston's old North Station. ... (more)

Railroad: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Locomotive: EMD FP-10
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: MBTA 1114
Train ID: commuter
Photo Date: March, 1982


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Dec 31, 2017

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Photo ID: 642071

An MBTA Lowell-Boston commuter train behind FP-10 1102 passes stopped Boston & Maine freight EDSA (East Deerfield to Salem, MA) led by GP18 1755. The action occurred just outside the North Billeri... (more)

Railroad: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Locomotive: EMD FP-10
Location: North Billerica, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: MBTA 1102
Train ID: commuter
Photo Date: February, 1986


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Dec 23, 2017

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Photo ID: 642070

As heavy snow falls, an outbound MBTA commuter run from Boston to Fitchburg, MA, slows to pick up the well-insulated passengers waiting at the Waltham station. Former Boston & Maine RDC-1 6155 is ... (more)

Railroad: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Locomotive: Budd RDC-1
Location: Waltham, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: MBTA 6155
Train ID: commuter
Photo Date: January, 1984


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Dec 23, 2017

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Photo ID: 641527

Boston & Maine GP9 1808 and local freight BO-1 out of Boston make their way through a late season snowfall, westbound outside Waltham, MA, on the former Fitchburg Division. The snow-covered track ... (more)

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Waltham, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: BM 1808
Train ID: BO-1
Photo Date: March, 1987


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Dec 18, 2017

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Photo ID: 641526

Boston & Maine train EDSA (East Deerfield to Salem, MA), with one of the B&M's six GP18s on the point, has a Delaware & Hudson RS11 joining the B&M Geeps that were the usual power on this job at t... (more)

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: EMD GP18
Location: Shirley, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: BM 1755
Train ID: EDSA
Photo Date: December, 1984


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Dec 18, 2017

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Photo ID: 640528

Railroad: Seaboard Coast Line
Locomotive: GE U18B
Location: Brandon, Florida, USA
Locomotive #: SCL 381
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1977


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Dec 09, 2017

Views: 1,922
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