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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: 680998

Well outside its home territory, an MBTA commuter set poses at White River Junction, VT, after arriving from Boston on a fan trip sponsored by the Massachusetts Bay Railroad Enthusiasts over the B... (more)

Railroad: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Locomotive: EMD F40PH-2
Location: White River Junction, Vermont, USA
Locomotive #: MBTA 1017
Train ID: fan trip
Photo Date: October 05, 1985


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Dec 17, 2018

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Photo ID: 680997

On a bright fall day, nearly new MBTA F40PH-2C pushes an inbound Fitchburg Line train through Littleton, MA, on its way to Boston's North Station.

Railroad: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Locomotive: EMD F40PH-2C
Location: Littleton, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: MBTA 1062
Train ID: commuter
Photo Date: October 17, 1987


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Dec 17, 2018

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Photo ID: 679746

A single passenger waited on the platform and a late season snow was falling as MBTA F40PH 1014 eased its Boston-Attleboro (MA) train to a stop at suburban Canton Junction. Five years after Penn C... (more)

Railroad: MBTA
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Canton Junction, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: MBTA 1014
Train ID: commuter
Photo Date: March, 1981


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Dec 05, 2018

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Photo ID: 679548

As the evening rush hour begins, a Providence-bound Penn Central commuter train departs Boston's South Station behind an ex-PRR E8. The empty space to the left had accommodated South Station's bag... (more)

Railroad: Penn Central
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: PC 4258
Train ID: commuter
Photo Date: May, 1971


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Dec 03, 2018

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Photo ID: 679547

Bound for Framingham, MA, a Penn Central commuter train departs Boston's South Station beneath a bank of semaphores that dated to the station's opening in 1899. An ex-PRR E8 leads former New Haven... (more)

Railroad: Penn Central
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: PC 4268
Train ID: commuter
Photo Date: May, 1971


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Dec 03, 2018

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Photo ID: 679118

The Sunday edition of Conrail train TV-9 usually ran across Massachusetts with extra locomotives to balance power between Boston and Selkirk. Here a six-unit set of six-axle GEs led by C32-8 6616 ... (more)

Railroad: Conrail
Locomotive: GE C32-8 (Dash 8-32C)
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: CR 6616
Train ID: TV-9
Photo Date: October, 1984


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Nov 29, 2018

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Photo ID: 679117

A trio of Conrail C30-7As roll west through Wellesley, MA, on the former Boston & Albany with piggybacker TV-9 out of Boston's Beacon Park Yard. This was once four-track territory.

Railroad: Conrail
Locomotive: GE C30-7A
Location: Wellesley, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: CR 6569
Train ID: TV-9
Photo Date: November, 1984


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Nov 29, 2018

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Photo ID: 678767

A splash of sunshine found its way through the overhead structures at Boston's North Station to illuminate MBTA FP-10 1107 standing at the bumper after its arrival with a commuter train. The MBTA'... (more)

Railroad: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Locomotive: EMD FP-10
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: MBTA 1107
Train ID: commuter
Photo Date: September, 1986


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Nov 26, 2018

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Photo ID: 678766

An abandoned mill building looms over the tracks at Gardner, MA, as Maine Central GP38 260 leads a Boston & Maine GP38-2 and a B&M GP40-2 on the point of train BASE, a Bangor, ME, to Rotterdam Jun... (more)

Railroad: Maine Central
Locomotive: EMD GP38
Location: Gardner, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: MEC 260
Train ID: BASE
Photo Date: October, 1984


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Nov 26, 2018

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Photo ID: 678201

With downtown Boston in the background, Amtrak train 67, the Night Owl, prepared to depart South Station for Washington behind F40PH 209. This view is now history as a parking garage and bus termi... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 209
Train ID: 67, the Night Owl
Photo Date: November 30, 1984


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Nov 21, 2018

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Photo ID: 676544

A trio of bright blue Boston & Maine GP9s head up train EDSA (East Deerfield to Salem, MA), eastbound on the Stony Brook branch approaching Forge Village, MA, on a nice summer day. This was one of... (more)

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Forge Village, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: BM 1723
Train ID: EDSA
Photo Date: June 23, 1984


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Nov 06, 2018

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Photo ID: 675782

It looks as if Penn Central must have used water-based paint for the logo on E8 4084, which could definitely use a touch-up. The ex-NYC E-unit was assigned to Boston-Framingham commuter service wh... (more)

Railroad: Penn Central
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: PC 4084
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: March, 1971


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Oct 31, 2018

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Photo ID: 675218

Amid fall foliage, Boston & Maine GP18 1751 rolls south on the Connecticut River Line at Bernardston, MA, with local freight ED-4 out of East Deerfield. The B&M's six GP18s were the road's first l... (more)

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: EMD GP18
Location: Bernardston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: BM 1751
Train ID: ED-4
Photo Date: October 11, 1982


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Oct 26, 2018

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Photo ID: 675217

One of the three ex-Illinois Terminal SD39s purchased by the Guilford organization from the N&W for the Boston & Maine heads up an ex-Conrail GP40 and a native B&M GP40 on train POPY (Portland-Pot... (more)

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: EMD SD39
Location: East Deerfield, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: BM 690
Train ID: POPY
Photo Date: October 18, 1985


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Oct 26, 2018

Views: 1,189
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Photo ID: 675071

On a warm fall day shortly after the Boston & Maine and Maine Central began pooling road diesels, B&M train POME (Portland, ME, to Mechanicville, NY) rolls west through Shirley, MA, behind two MEC... (more)

Railroad: Maine Central
Locomotive: GE U25B
Location: Shirley, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: MEC 229
Train ID: POME
Photo Date: October 16, 1982


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Oct 25, 2018

Views: 1,483
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