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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: 693238

As the winter sun drops low, the Amtrak yard crew aboard RS-3 103 pushes the equipment for an outbound corridor train from Southampton Street yard into South Station. Amtrak 103 was built as NYC 8... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: Alco RS-3
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 103
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: February 18, 1977


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Apr 05, 2019

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Photo ID: 693237

As the afternoon rush hour approaches, half of the MBTA's fleet of 8 ex-PRR E8s have moved from the service tracks into Boston's South Station, where they will split into two pairs and couple onto... (more)

Railroad: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: MBTA 4266
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: February 18, 1977


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Apr 05, 2019

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Photo ID: 691602

On a quiet Sunday afternoon, Boston & Maine RDCs pass the weekend inside the B&M's Boston Engine Terminal roundhouse.

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: Budd RDC-2
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: BM 6214
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: April, 1971


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Mar 22, 2019

Views: 1,419
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Photo ID: 688072

F40's ruled South Station back in 1993. A newer F40PH-2C is joined by "class unit" F40PH 1000 on a quiet, cloudy morning in Boston. The construction work that is visible here is a sign... (more)

Railroad: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Locomotive: EMD F40PH-2C
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: MBTA 1058
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April, 1993


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By: Robert Pisani

Added: Feb 19, 2019

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Photo ID: 685509

Working as a South Station switcher, Amtrak RS-3 137 pulls the recently arrived consist of the Lake Shore Limited across the Fort Point Channel bridge on its way to Southampton Street coach yard i... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: Alco RS-3
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 137
Train ID: switcher
Photo Date: May, 1981


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Jan 27, 2019

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Photo ID: 685274

One of Amtrak's five HEP-equipped E8s pulls into the classic 1887 station at Hartford, CT, on its way from New Haven to Springfield with a two-car shuttle run. Amtrak 495 was an ex-PRR unit rebuil... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 495
Train ID: shuttle
Photo Date: February 16, 1981


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Jan 25, 2019

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Photo ID: 685083

As the sun drops low, a trio of Boston & Maine GP9s power train SAED (Salem to East Deerfield, MA) through West Medford, MA. At the time this train handled much of the B&M's freight business in an... (more)

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Medford, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: BM 1803
Train ID: SAED
Photo Date: October 30, 1982


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Jan 23, 2019

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Photo ID: 685082

This was once a common sight across the country, now rare: a classic EMD switcher working an urban yard. Boston & Maine SW9 1231 shuttled cars at Mystic Junction in East Somerville, MA, on a sprin... (more)

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: EMD SW9
Location: Somerville, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: BM 1231
Train ID: yard job
Photo Date: April, 1982


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Jan 23, 2019

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Photo ID: 683600

In the early and mid 1980s, the MBTA relied on a lot of secondhand equipment to keep things moving. Former BN/NP GP9 1921 headed up a train of RDC equipment that includes an ex-CP car at the East ... (more)

Railroad: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: MBTA 1921
Train ID: commuter
Photo Date: January 15, 1984


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Jan 10, 2019

Views: 2,185
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Photo ID: 683599

An MBTA commuter train behind an F40PH en route from Boston to Fitchburg, MA, accelerates west through East Somerville on a summer afternoon. Today the B&M freight bridge in the background is gone... (more)

Railroad: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Somerville, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: MBTA 1005
Train ID: commuter
Photo Date: August, 1983


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Jan 10, 2019

Views: 1,714
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Photo ID: 682801

A summer shower is pouring down as Amtrak train 448, the Boston section of the eastbound Lake Shore Limited, storms through Ashland, MA, with a mix of Heritage and Amfleet equipment behind the usu... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Ashland, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 216
Train ID: #448, Lake Shore Ltd
Photo Date: August, 1986


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Jan 03, 2019

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Photo ID: 682293

Sometimes you have to get out and dig! MBTA trolley snowplow 5138 and its crew work to clear the Beacon Street line (now the MBTA C Line) in Brookline, MA, during a February 1969 blizzard that dep... (more)

Railroad: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Locomotive: trolley snowplow
Location: Brookline, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: MBTA 5138
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 07, 1969


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Dec 29, 2018

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Photo ID: 682076

Working west on Boston & Maine rails with train POPY, a trio of Delaware & Hudson GP39-2s swing through North Leominster, MA, on a snowy winter morning. POPY was the Guilford organization's long d... (more)

Railroad: Delaware & Hudson
Locomotive: EMD GP39-2
Location: North Leominster, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: DH 7407
Train ID: POPY
Photo Date: January 15, 1984


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Dec 27, 2018

Views: 1,311
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Photo ID: 682075

The calendar has just turned to April but there's still snow on the ground in Otter River, MA, as Boston & Maine train MERU (Mechanicville, NY, to Rumford, ME, via B&M/MEC) smokes things up on its... (more)

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Otter River, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: BM 311
Train ID: MERU
Photo Date: April 01, 1984


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Dec 27, 2018

Views: 1,721
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Photo ID: 681778

A stretch of subzero weather in January 1984 left Amtrak's trouble-prone SPV-2000 railcars unable to propel themselves, so diesels including veteran RS-3s were drafted to keep things moving. Amtra... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: Alco RS-3
Location: Berlin, Connecticut, USA
Locomotive #: 138
Train ID: Springfield shuttle
Photo Date: January 21, 1984


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Dec 24, 2018

Views: 5,202
Comments: 3

Favorited: 24
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