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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: 610126

A westbound Boston & Maine freight out of Portland headed by GP38-2 204 steps across the Merrimack River at Haverhill, MA. The photo was taken from a parallel highway bridge.

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Haverhill, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: 204
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October, 1984


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Mar 16, 2017

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Photo ID: 610125

Boston & Maine GP40-2 304 heads up train MERU (Mechanicville, NY, to Rumford, ME, via B&M/MEC) as it accelerates east after making a setout at Lowell, MA.

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Lowell, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: 304
Train ID: MERU
Photo Date: October, 1983


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Mar 16, 2017

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Photo ID: 610021

A 1941-built car from Boston's first order of PCCs leads a pair outbound on the Riverside Line past the landmark Chestnut Hill Waterworks building.

Railroad: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Locomotive: PCC
Location: Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: 3006
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 28, 1969


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Mar 15, 2017

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Photo ID: 610020

The end of PCC operation was near on the MBTA's C Line (Cleveland Circle/Beacon Street) as this pair departed the Coolidge Corner stop in Brookline on an inbound run.

Railroad: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Locomotive: PCC
Location: Brookline, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: 3233
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August, 1981


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Mar 15, 2017

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Photo ID: 609773

Canton Viaduct was built by the Boston & Providence Rail Road in 1835 to support the tiny locomotives of the day, and now, well past its 175th birthday, it carries Acelas. Back in 1980 one of the ... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Canton, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: 209
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June, 1980


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Mar 13, 2017

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Photo ID: 609639

A pair of MBTA PCC cars hum along Centre Street in Jamaica Plain on their way from downtown Boston to the Arborway terminal. This route, the surviving part of which is now the MBTA E Line, was cut... (more)

Railroad: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Locomotive: PCC
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: 3061
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 28, 1969


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Mar 12, 2017

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Photo ID: 609636

An MBTA PCC car has just departed Cedar Grove station on its way to Mattapan via the Mattapan-Ashmont "High Speed Trolley Line". Elderly PCCs still run here in 2017, but now they're rebu... (more)

Railroad: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Locomotive: PCC
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: 3237
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October, 1987


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Mar 12, 2017

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Photo ID: 609526

MBTA FP-10 1101, which began life as a GM&O F3, propels a Boston-Fitchburg commuter train through Waltham, MA. At this point in its life the 1101 was a little faded, but nine years earlier when th... (more)

Railroad: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Locomotive: EMD FP-10 (rebuild)
Location: Waltham, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: 1101
Train ID: commuter
Photo Date: October, 1987


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Mar 11, 2017

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Photo ID: 609432

MBTA FP-10 1100, which began life as a GM&O F3, heads up a set of leased GO Transit coaches on a morning rush hour Framingham-Boston train. These smart little cab units brightened the Boston commu... (more)

Railroad: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Locomotive: EMD FP-10 (rebuild)
Location: Weston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: 1100
Train ID: 442
Photo Date: March 13, 1979


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Mar 10, 2017

Views: 1,560
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Photo ID: 609308

A handsome set of Boston & Maine second generation power (two GP38-2s sandwiching a GP40-2) ties back onto train MEPO (Mechanicville, NY, to Portland, ME) after making its Lowell setout on an earl... (more)

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Lowell, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: BM 207
Train ID: BM MEPO
Photo Date: December, 1985


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Mar 09, 2017

Views: 1,598
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Photo ID: 609307

It's a busy morning on the Boston & Maine at Ayer, MA. From right to left are train MERU (Mechanicville, NY, to Rumford, ME, B&M/MEC runthrough) behind second generation power, train EDCO (East De... (more)

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Ayer, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: BM 302
Train ID: BM MERU
Photo Date: November, 1983


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Mar 09, 2017

Views: 1,692
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Favorited: 12
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Photo ID: 609011

Light snow is falling as an EMD quartet swings through East Fitchburg, MA, with train MERU (a Mechanicville, NY, to Rumford, ME, B&M/MEC runthrough). Three GP40-2s front a trailing GP7 that was pr... (more)

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: East Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: 302
Train ID: MERU
Photo Date: January 15, 1984


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Mar 06, 2017

Views: 1,713
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Photo ID: 609010

Boston & Maine GP38-2 204, joined by a second GP38-2 and a GP40-2, leads an eastbound freight out of Mechanicville, NY through Shirley, MA, on a bright late summer morning.

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Shirley, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: 204
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August, 1985


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Mar 06, 2017

Views: 1,261
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Favorited: 8
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Photo ID: 608771

One of the five ex-PRR E8s that Amtrak rebuilt with HEP capability for use on Northeast Corridor Amfleet consists leads two-car train 153, the Beacon Hill, out of South Station. This was a Boston-... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: 496
Train ID: 153
Photo Date: June, 1984


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Mar 04, 2017

Views: 2,599
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Photo ID: 608770

A Boston & Maine freight with pooled Maine Central and B&M Geeps glides south along the Connecticut River outside Brattleboro, VT. The lead unit, MEC 590, is a former L&N GP7 rebuilt with a choppe... (more)

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: EMD GP7
Location: Brattleboro, Vermont, USA
Locomotive #: MEC 590
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October, 1983


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Mar 04, 2017

Views: 2,072
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