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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: 674764

A pair of MBTA "all electric" PCCs prepare to depart from the Arborway loop for a trip to downtown Boston via Huntington Avenue. Twenty-five of Boston's 346 PCCs were of this design, in ... (more)

Railroad: MBTA
Locomotive: PCC streetcar
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: MBTA 3200
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: March 28, 1969


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Oct 22, 2018

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Photo ID: 674027

Boston & Maine train BASE (Bangor, ME, to Rotterdam Jct., NY, via MEC/B&M) rattles the old station and freight house at Rockingham Junction, NH, on a fine fall day. A B&M GP38-2 and a GP7 are team... (more)

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Rockingham Junction, New Hampshire, USA
Locomotive #: BM 202
Train ID: BASE
Photo Date: October 05, 1984


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Oct 15, 2018

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Photo ID: 671102

In the early 1980s the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority purchased six Burlington Northern GP9s for commuter service hauling depowered RDCs. Here MBTA 1925 enters Boston's North Station w... (more)

Railroad: MBTA
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: MBTA 1925
Train ID: commuter
Photo Date: October, 1986


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Sep 19, 2018

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Photo ID: 670718

Amtrak train 449, the Boston section of the Lake Shore Limited, gets underway out of South Station for points west beneath a row of semaphores that have beein in service since 1899. The twin F40s ... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 374
Train ID: #449, Lake Shore Ltd
Photo Date: July, 1983


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Sep 16, 2018

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Photo ID: 669033

MBTA 4261 was the only one of the system's eight ex-PRR E8s to receive this solid gray paint job, earning it the nickname "Gray Ghost". It posed at Boston's South Station while awaiting ... (more)

Railroad: MBTA
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: MBTA 4261
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: March, 1980


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Aug 31, 2018

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Photo ID: 669032

As the sun drops low on a long summer evening, MBTA E8 4261 hustles a short Providence-Boston commuter local through Central Falls, RI. The 4261 was the only one of the MBTA's eight ex-PRR E-units... (more)

Railroad: MBTA
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Central Falls, Rhode Island, USA
Locomotive #: MBTA 4261
Train ID: commuter
Photo Date: July, 1980


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Aug 31, 2018

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Photo ID: 668640

Bay Colony S4 1058 was the only one of the railroad's five Alco switchers to receive a dark red "cranberry" paint scheme. Working here for the Cape Cod & Hyannis Railroad, it leads a Hya... (more)

Railroad: Bay Colony
Locomotive: Alco S4
Location: Bourne, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: BCLR 1058
Train ID: excursion
Photo Date: July 04, 1982


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Aug 27, 2018

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Photo ID: 668639

Late on a summer afternoon, Bay Colony S4 1061 eases a Cape Cod & Hyannis Railroad excursion train off the Cape Cod Canal lift bridge at Canal Junction in Bourne, MA,, where the former New Haven l... (more)

Railroad: Bay Colony
Locomotive: Alco S4
Location: Bourne, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: BCLR 1061
Train ID: excursion
Photo Date: August 19, 1983


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Aug 27, 2018

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Photo ID: 667838

MBTA 7538 was the only one of the agency's 14 ex-New Haven/Penn Central GP9s to receive the yellow/purple/gray "Easter egg" paint scheme. It awaited the evening rush hour at Boston's Sou... (more)

Railroad: MBTA
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: MBTA 7538
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: July, 1978


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Aug 19, 2018

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Photo ID: 667837

The power for the Maine Central's Rockland Branch train lays over at Rockland, ME, yard on a summer afternoon. MEC 332 is an SW7 and mate 334 is an SW9. Later in the day they will power train NJ-2... (more)

Railroad: Maine Central
Locomotive: EMD SW7
Location: Rockland, Maine, USA
Locomotive #: MEC 332
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: August, 1966


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Aug 19, 2018

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Photo ID: 667647

Boston & Maine SW1 11120 pauses in its duties in the B&M's Boston freight terminal in East Cambridge, MA.

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: EMD SW1
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: BM 1120
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: January, 1986


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Aug 17, 2018

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Photo ID: 667646

On a bright fall afternoon, a trio of Boston & Maine GP9s lead train SPCP (Springfield, MA, to Newport, VT, via B&M/CP) north through Greenfield, MA. This train commonly ran with pooled B&M and CP... (more)

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Greenfield, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: 1806
Train ID: BM SPCP
Photo Date: October, 1983


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Added: Aug 17, 2018

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Photo ID: 667278

An inbound MBTA commuter train consisting of a set of depowered RDCs behind an FP-10 cab unit crosses the Charles River drawbridge and enters Boston's North Station. The MBTA's 19 FP-10s were form... (more)

Railroad: MBTA
Locomotive: EMD FP-10
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: MBTA 1105
Train ID: commuter
Photo Date: September, 1986


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Aug 13, 2018

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Photo ID: 667277

Amtrak's Fast Mail was the mail and package express train that operated overnight between Boston and Washington. With a string of baggage cars and a single Amcoach behind its F40, southbound #13 p... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 350
Train ID: #13, the Fast Mail
Photo Date: December, 1984


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Aug 13, 2018

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Photo ID: 666316

The setting sun reflects off the string of Boston & Maine Geeps -- three GP9s and a GP7 -- that lead train EDSA (East Deerfield-Salem, MA) as its awaits a new crew in the B&M yard in East Cambridg... (more)

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: BM 1838
Train ID: EDSA
Photo Date: September, 1985


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Aug 03, 2018

Views: 1,532
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