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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: 447898

Railroad: Florida East Coast Railroad (FEC)
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Miami, Florida, USA
Locomotive #: FEC 660
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May, 1985


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By: Bob Edmonson

Added: Aug 19, 2013

Views: 1,760
Comments: 0

Favorited: 7
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Photo ID: 444291

Boston & Maine GP7 #1567 was built February 1951

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: EMD GP7
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: BM 1567
Train ID: BM 1567
Photo Date: June 21, 1982


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By: Bernie Feltman

Added: Jul 22, 2013

Views: 3,104
Comments: 1

Favorited: 16
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Photo ID: 442496

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority FP10 No. 1104 leads a northbound commuter train out of North Station in Boston, Massachusetts, on July 25, 1986. The train is passing over the drawbridge... (more)

Railroad: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Locomotive: EMD FP10
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: MBTA 1104
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 25, 1986


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Jul 07, 2013

Views: 2,477
Comments: 2

Favorited: 17

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Photo ID: 442464

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority RDC-1 No. 6143 leads a northbound train out of North Station in Boston, Massachusetts, on July 25, 1986. MBTA’s de-engined RDCs were used as coaches and ... (more)

Railroad: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Locomotive: Budd RDC-1
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: MBTA 6143
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 25, 1986


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By: Mike Danneman

Added: Jul 07, 2013

Views: 2,544
Comments: 1

Favorited: 18

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Photo ID: 430854

There was no one around so we went for it and the sum even cooperated a little bit. Nice looking units.

Railroad: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: MBTA 1002
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 25, 1979


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By: TC Caughman

Added: Apr 02, 2013

Views: 1,906
Comments: 0

Favorited: 11


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Photo ID: 424549

MBTA trains wait in the Boston Station.

Railroad: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Locomotive: FP10
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: MBTA 1110, MBTA 1111
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July, 1986


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By: John Doughty

Added: Feb 10, 2013

Views: 2,592
Comments: 3

Favorited: 29

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Photo ID: 422528

In the late 1970s, railroads were experimenting with alternatives to having locals with cabooses, as on some runs the caboose was problematic – it would need to be switched to the other end of the... (more)

Railroad: Seaboard System
Locomotive: GE BQ23-7
Location: Orlando, Florida, USA
Locomotive #: SBD 5138
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 16, 1985


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By: Craig Walker

Added: Jan 25, 2013

Views: 11,725
Comments: 9

Favorited: 51

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Photo ID: 420178

#388 on #88 On April 16, 1985, Amtrak train 88, the northbound Silver Meteor (Miami FL to New York NY), arrives at the old Atlantic Coast Line passenger station (built in 1926) in O... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Orlando, Florida, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 388
Train ID: AMTK 88
Photo Date: April 16, 1985


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By: Craig Walker

Added: Jan 05, 2013

Views: 2,877
Comments: 1

Favorited: 21

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Photo ID: 419189

Evening at Boston's South station area with ex D&H PA1 19 (PA4u,ex ATSF PA1) leading an MBTA regional.

Railroad: Delaware & Hudson (D&H)
Locomotive: Alco PA-1
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: DH 19
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1978


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By: John Wiesmann

Added: Dec 29, 2012

Views: 3,849
Comments: 1

Favorited: 19

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Photo ID: 403229

Local freight with no traffic heads to Worcester on one of the tightest curves and steepest grades on the East end of the B&A. So far today it's been heavy switching, notice the breather pipe on t... (more)

Railroad: Penn Central
Locomotive: Alco RS-3
Location: Grafton, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August, 1972


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By: Donald Haskel

Added: Jul 12, 2012

Views: 6,820
Comments: 0

Favorited: 24


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Photo ID: 394801

Ex-CRI&P 1137 has traded the midwest for the west coast of the Sunshine State...

Railroad: Florida West Coast
Locomotive: EMD GP18
Location: Cross City, Florida, USA
Locomotive #: FWC 1337
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 01, 1988


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By: David Harris

Added: Apr 10, 2012

Views: 2,385
Comments: 1

Favorited: 12

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Photo ID: 390862

This Amtrak E8 eventually became the PRR 5898 on the Blue Mountain and Reading. It was one of the last active Amtrak E units on the old New Haven Shoreline Route.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Canton Junction, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 497
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November, 1979


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By: Donald Haskel

Added: Feb 28, 2012

Views: 5,314
Comments: 0

Favorited: 27

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Photo ID: 390247

This shot shows that the track structure still needs attention. During the time of this photo, Conrail was installing continuous welded ribbon rail from Boston to Selkirk. You can see the ribbonou... (more)

Railroad: Conrail
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Chester, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: CR 6302
Train ID: CR Helper
Photo Date: July, 1981


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By: Donald Haskel

Added: Feb 22, 2012

Views: 4,106
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Favorited: 16
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Photo ID: 387746

Penn Central BX29 power is waiting for a signal at the junction with the Middleboro Secondary. The engineer and brakeman seem to be talking to each other through the open cab windows. There must ... (more)

Railroad: Penn Central
Locomotive: GE U25B
Location: Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: PC 2677
Train ID: BX29
Photo Date: April 27, 1975


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By: Donald Haskel

Added: Jan 24, 2012

Views: 4,909
Comments: 1

Favorited: 17
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Photo ID: 385307

HEP equipped Es were not very common in our area so we were happy to find one. My roster shows this as ex-PRR but the pilot makes me question that.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: AMT 496
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 25, 1979


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By: Sid Vaught

Added: Dec 29, 2011

Views: 4,872
Comments: 5

Favorited: 36
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