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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: 625867

A pair of Boston & Maine GP39-2s in Guilford gray and orange are in charge of train MELA (Mechanicville, NY, to Lawrence, MA), eastbound at Ayer, MA, on a spring afternoon

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: EMD GP39-2
Location: Ayer, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: 363
Train ID: MELA
Photo Date: May, 1985


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Added: Aug 07, 2017

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Photo ID: 625866

An early Guilford era mix of Boston & Maine and Maine Central diesels heads up an eastbound freight at Littleton, MA, on the B&M's Stony Brook branch. The lashup is comprised of a B&M GP38-2, a ME... (more)

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Littleton, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: 200
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July, 1984


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Added: Aug 07, 2017

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Photo ID: 625023

On a perfect fall afternoon, a pair of Boston & Maine GP39-2s in clean Guilford paint lead train CPED (Newport, VT, to East Deerfield, MA, via CP/B&M) through Greenfield, MA. This runthrough job o... (more)

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: EMD GP39-2
Location: Grrenfield, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: BM 363
Train ID: CPED
Photo Date: October, 1985


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Jul 31, 2017

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Photo ID: 624667

A pair of Maine Central GP38s bracket a Delaware & Hudson U23B on Guilford system train POPY (Portland, ME, to Potomac Yard, VA, via B&M/D&H) westbound on the B&M mainline at Shirley, MA. The fron... (more)

Railroad: Maine Central
Locomotive: EMD GP38
Location: Shirley, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: MEC 259
Train ID: POPY
Photo Date: October, 1984


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Jul 28, 2017

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Photo ID: 623561

Boston & Maine GP9s 1720-1701 work south on train CPSP (Newport, VT, to Springfield, MA, via CP/B&M) crossing the Deerfield River bridge south of Greenfield, MA. The detailed-oriented will note th... (more)

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Grrenfield, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: 1720
Train ID: CPSP
Photo Date: May, 1982


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Added: Jul 18, 2017

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Photo ID: 622745

A pair of MBTA FP-10s enjoy their weekend layover at the Lowell, MA, station. The 1114 still wears its original "Easter egg" colors while the 1108 has received the newer maroon and silver scheme. ... (more)

Railroad: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Locomotive: EMD FP-10
Location: Lowell, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: MBTA 1114
Train ID: commuter
Photo Date: July, 1986


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Jul 10, 2017

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Photo ID: 622743

An evening rush hour MBTA commuter train just out of Boston's South Station crosses the massive triple bascule bridge over Fort Point Channel behind F40PH 1015. The bridge was constructed along wi... (more)

Railroad: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: MBTA 1015
Train ID: commuter
Photo Date: October, 1982


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Added: Jul 10, 2017

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Photo ID: 622268

Three units, three railroads: Maine Central GP38 261 teams up with a D&H GP39-2 and a B&M GP9 on B&M/MEC runthrough train MEBA (Mechanicville, NY, to Bangor, ME), seen eastbound at Ayer, MA. Color... (more)

Railroad: Maine Central
Locomotive: EMD GP38
Location: Ayer, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: MEC 261
Train ID: MEBA
Photo Date: September, 1983


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Added: Jul 06, 2017

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Photo ID: 622267

Maine Central GP38 255 leads a D&H U23B and two B&M GP40-2s on B&M train LASE (Lawrence, MA, to Selkirk, NY) as it approaches Lowell, MA, during the early days of power pooling among the Guilford ... (more)

Railroad: Maine Central
Locomotive: EMD GP38
Location: Lowell, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: MEC 255
Train ID: LASE
Photo Date: October, 1983


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Added: Jul 06, 2017

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Photo ID: 621543

The setting sun is turning the sky pink as Boston & Maine SW1 1123 works the yard lead at Mystic Junction in Somerville, MA. Fresh paint belied the fact that the neat little EMD was 29 years old.

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: EMD SW1
Location: Somerville, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: 1123
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July, 1982


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Added: Jun 30, 2017

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Photo ID: 621542

Boston & Maine GP9 1707 leads the way with Hillsboro Branch local freight NA-1 out of Nashua, NH, as it heads west through South Merrimack, NH, on a perfect late summer morning.

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: South Merrimack, New Hampshire, USA
Locomotive #: 1707
Train ID: NA-1
Photo Date: September 07, 1984


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Added: Jun 30, 2017

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Photo ID: 621102

Conrail TV-6 is on the last lap into Boston as it paces traffic on the Massachusetts Turnpike at the Auburndale commuter station in the western suburbs. B23-7 2015 leads a five-unit lashup of four... (more)

Railroad: Conrail
Locomotive: GE B23-7
Location: Auburndale, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: CR 2015
Train ID: CR TV-6
Photo Date: July, 1984


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Added: Jun 26, 2017

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Photo ID: 620258

Perhaps symbolizing the state of US rail commuter service before the publicly funded revival that began in the late 1970s, the collapsing building in this photo was an active station! It's Silver ... (more)

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: Budd RDC-1
Location: Weston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: BM 6154
Train ID: commuter
Photo Date: August, 1971


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Added: Jun 17, 2017

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Photo ID: 620257

An impressive lashup of five GP9s and a GP18 lifts Boston & Maine train RM-1 (Portland, ME, to Mechanicville, NY) up the hill at Shelburne, MA, as it climbs out of the Connecticut Valley and into ... (more)

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Shelburne, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: BM 1736
Train ID: RM-1
Photo Date: May 31, 1968


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Added: Jun 17, 2017

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Photo ID: 619353

Brightly painted Bay Colony RR Alco S2 1052 leads a fan trip out of Braintree, MA, on the shortline's Plymouth branch, which was freight-only at the time (the MBTA later restored commuter service)... (more)

Railroad: Bay Colony
Locomotive: Alco S2
Location: South Braintree, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: 1052
Train ID: fan trip
Photo Date: July, 1986


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Added: Jun 08, 2017

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