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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: 639991

Springfield-New Haven shuttle train 407, with a pair of RDCs typical of consists on the route at the time, crosses the Farmington River at Windsor, CT, on a summer afternoon. The handsome stone vi... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: Budd RDC-1
Location: Windsor, Connecticut, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 20
Train ID: 407
Photo Date: July 14, 1979


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Dec 04, 2017

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Photo ID: 639990

Back when RDCs covered the bulk of service on Amtrak's Springfield-Hartford-New Haven line, the pair making up a late afternoon southbound run paused at Berlin, CT. The lead car in this set began ... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: Budd RDC-2
Location: Berlin, Connecticut, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 30
Train ID: Springfield shuttle
Photo Date: November, 1981


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Dec 04, 2017

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Photo ID: 638340

With downtown Boston in the background, an assortment of MBTA commuter sets led by F40PHs and FP-10s pass their weekend layover at the Southampton Street coach yard in South Boston.

Railroad: MBTA
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: 1014
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: September, 1981


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Nov 19, 2017

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Photo ID: 638339

The late afternoon sun illuminates the New England autumn foliage at Sharon, MA, as an MBTA Boston-Providence commuter train hurries by behind F40PH 1010.

Railroad: MBTA
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Sharon, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: 1010
Train ID: commuter
Photo Date: October, 1981


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Nov 19, 2017

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Photo ID: 637825

This was once one of the most common rail sights across the country, a plain-vanilla GP7 or GP9 heading up a local freight trailed by a caboose. Not any more! Boston & Maine GP7 eased local freigh... (more)

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: EMD GP7
Location: Wilmington, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: 1564
Train ID: WI-1
Photo Date: September, 1982


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Nov 13, 2017

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Photo ID: 637491

Simultaneous MBTA departures from Boston's North Station have just crossed the Charles River drawbridge and now pass terminal Tower A on their way out of town. FP-10 1104's train was headed for Lo... (more)

Railroad: MBTA
Locomotive: EMD FP-10
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: MBTX 1104
Train ID: commuter
Photo Date: July, 1982


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Nov 10, 2017

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Photo ID: 637391

Boston & Maine SW1 1128 and the crew of the Bemis Branch local freight run around a boxcar before easing it into an industrial spur in Waltham, MA. This short branch was a stub-end remnant of the ... (more)

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: EMD SW1
Location: Waltham, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: BM 1128
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August, 1971


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Nov 09, 2017

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Photo ID: 637390

Three months before the end of passenger service on the Boston & Maine's Central Massachusetts Branch, the single RDC that comprised the evening commuter run between Boston and South Sudbury plows... (more)

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: Budd RDC-1
Location: Waltham, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: BM 6156
Train ID: commuter
Photo Date: August, 1971


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Nov 09, 2017

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Photo ID: 637195

One of the last two wigwag crossing signals on the Boston & Maine was located at Sanbornville, NH, on the Conway branch. On this summer day it was activated by train DO-1, the Dover-Ossipee (NH) g... (more)

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Sanbornville, New Hampshire, USA
Locomotive #: BM 1712
Train ID: DO-1
Photo Date: June 21, 1985


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Nov 07, 2017

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Photo ID: 637194

A GP9 duo leads Boston & Maine train CPSP (Newport, VT, to Springfield, MA, via CP/B&M) south through Greenfield, MA, past an old lineside phone box from the pre-radio era. The 1800-series number ... (more)

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Greenfield, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: BM 1821
Train ID: CPSP
Photo Date: June, 1985


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Nov 07, 2017

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Photo ID: 636620

EMD's first F40, and the first of the more than 200 that Amtrak would own, pauses at New London, CT, with a Boston-bound corridor train. New London Union Station, in the background, was opened in ... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: New London, Connecticut, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 200
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December, 1980


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Nov 02, 2017

Views: 2,078
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Photo ID: 636619

The lead unit of this Northeast Corridor doubleheader is one of the five ex-PRR E8s that Amtrak modified with HEP generators to make them compatible with Amfleet. The Washington-bound train is les... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Sharon, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 498
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March, 1981


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Nov 02, 2017

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Photo ID: 636127

B&M powered Canadian Pacific freight 904 is heading for White River Junction. The lead unit 4266 has recently had an RDC logo applied to the nose By BMRHS Members. This F7 is long in the tooth an... (more)

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: Bradford, Vermont, USA
Locomotive #: BM 4266
Train ID: CP 904
Photo Date: July, 1976


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By: Donald Haskel (Collection)

Added: Oct 29, 2017

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Photo ID: 635601

On a late winter morning, a single passenger awaits an inbound MBTA Haverhill-Boston commuter train at the modest station at Ballardvale, MA. The combination of a Boston & Maine GP7 and depowered ... (more)

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: EMD GP7
Location: Ballardvale, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: BM 1573
Train ID: commuter
Photo Date: March, 1981


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Oct 25, 2017

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Photo ID: 635600

An MBTA commuter train from Boston consisting of an FP-10 and leased GO Transit coaches has arrived at the station at Providence, RI, on a long summer evening. During their time in Boston, the GO ... (more)

Railroad: MBTA
Locomotive: EMD FP-10
Location: Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Locomotive #: MBTX 1103
Train ID: commuter
Photo Date: June, 1980


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Oct 25, 2017

Views: 1,727
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