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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: 731160

With a GP40-2 and two GP9s up front, Boston & Maine train EDSA (East Deerfield to Salem, MA) rolls past the shop lead at Billerica, MA, on its way to Boston via the MBTA Lowell line.

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Billerica, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: BM 307
Train ID: EDSA
Photo Date: December 01, 1984


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Apr 03, 2020

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Photo ID: 731159

Blue GP9s congregate at Ayer, MA, as Boston & Maine train EDSA (East Deerfield to Salem, MA) behind three of them passes the single unit assigned to local freight AY-1. By this time Ayer tower her... (more)

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Ayer, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: BM 1803
Train ID: EDSA
Photo Date: January 28, 1984


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Apr 03, 2020

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Photo ID: 727620

The last Boston & Maine through trains between Boston and Mechanicville, NY, once the railroad's most important freight haul, were Delaware & Hudson connections AP-3 and AP-4. On a rainy afternoon... (more)

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Somerville, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: BM 312
Train ID: AP-3
Photo Date: November, 1979


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Mar 04, 2020

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Photo ID: 727445

Before the current and much larger Amtrak/MBTA Route 128 station and parking garage were opened in 2000, this modest pseudo-Colonial structure built by the New Haven RR in 1965 served passengers t... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Westwood, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 213
Train ID: corridor
Photo Date: January 03, 1982


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Mar 02, 2020

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Photo ID: 726690

During the 1983 season, the Cape Cod & Hyannis tourist railroad utilized leased Bay Colony Alco switchers to power its trains. Here the last trip of the day on the Falmouth branch cruises past an ... (more)

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


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Feb 24, 2020

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Photo ID: 723850

Conrail piggyback train TV-6 has nearly completed its run from Indianapolis to Boston as it pulls down the lead into Beacon Park Yard behind a C30-7 and two EMDs.

Railroad: Conrail
Locomotive: GE C30-7
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: CR 6608
Train ID: TV-6
Photo Date: August 06, 1982


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Jan 27, 2020

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Photo ID: 722554

With a puff of smoke, MBTA GP9 7539 accelerates its train out of Boston's South Station at rush hour. Both the Geep and the coaches trailing it are of New Haven heritage. The locomotive would soon... (more)

Railroad: MBTA
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: MBTA 7539
Train ID: commuter
Photo Date: July 05, 1979


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Jan 13, 2020

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Photo ID: 722553

The quiet of a long summer evening in Hoocksett, NH, is momentarily disturbed by the evening MBTA train between Boston and Concord, NH, over the Boston & Maine. This service ran under a one-year g... (more)

Railroad: MBTA
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Hoocksett, New Hampshire, USA
Locomotive #: MBTA 1009
Train ID: commuter
Photo Date: June, 1980


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Jan 13, 2020

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Photo ID: 720465

I don't know whether there was a special group on board or the crew was just feeling festive, but this edition of the Boston section of Amtrak's Lake Shore Limited saluted the Christmas season as ... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 346
Train ID: 449, Lake Shore Ltd.
Photo Date: December 06, 1981


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Dec 23, 2019

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Photo ID: 719883

Following a February 1978 blizzard that dumped over two feet of snow in the Boston area, the Boston & Maine assigned locomotives to pilot lightweight RDC consists to prevent derailments at ice-pac... (more)

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: BM 1729
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 08, 1978


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Dec 17, 2019

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Photo ID: 719435

The MBTA's first F40PH seemed to be a fitting subject for my one thousandth photo on this site. MBTA 1000 was on its way out of Boston's South Station at rush hour with a string of ex-New Haven co... (more)

Railroad: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: MBTA 1000
Train ID: commuter
Photo Date: July 05, 1979


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Dec 12, 2019

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Photo ID: 719434

With the Fort Point Channel drawbridge in the background, a nearly new MBTA FP-10 and a string of leased GO Transit coaches depart South Station for the suburbs during the evening rush hour. The ... (more)

Railroad: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Locomotive: EMD FP-10
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: MBTA 1107
Train ID: commuter
Photo Date: July 05, 1979


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Dec 12, 2019

Views: 1,326
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Photo ID: 719322

Railroad: Seaboard Coast Line
Locomotive: GE U18B
Location: Orlando, Florida, USA
Locomotive #: SCL 370
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1975


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Dec 11, 2019

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Photo ID: 719152

Working the South Station switch job, the crew of Amtrak RS3 117 carefully pushes the equipment of an outbound Northeast Corridor train from the Southampton Street yard towards a platform at South... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: Alco RS-3
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 117
Train ID: South Station switch
Photo Date: April, 1981


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Dec 09, 2019

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Photo ID: 718925

A couple of U18Bs bracket a U36B/slug set as a crew switches at Mulberry.

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: GE U18B
Location: Mulberry, Florida, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 1973
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September, 1988


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By: David Harris

Added: Dec 06, 2019

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