The front porches along Scull Street in Lebanon have a front-row seat for action on the old Reading Lines. In this view, an ex-Reading SW1001 is headed for the Bethlehem Steel plant, passing by n... (more)
Six months into Conrail, an unpatched Penn Central (ex-NH) Alco RS-11, a couple boxcars, and a caboose make up a compact local freight preparing to depart Hopewell Jct., NY, on the former NH Maybr... (more)
Sporting white flags as appropriate for an extra, the Central Vermont's daily Brattleboro (VT)-Palmer (MA) local freight cruises south near Vernon, VT, behind one of the CV's classic "torpedo... (more)
When delivered by MLW in 1974, Providence & Worcester M420Ws 2000 and 2001 represented the first US examples of the wide cab design (known then as a "Canadian cab") that is now universal... (more)
Conrail was a few months old as this Penn Central RS11/GP9 pair led a southbound local freight through the station at Elizabeth, NJ. Both locomotives are ex-PRR, still working in home territory.
New York Central RS3 5258 and the local freight that covered the Pittsfield-North Adams branch approach a cut that still holds traces of the winter's last snow on the northbound run. This part of ... (more)
Penn Central GP9 7549, a former New Haven unit, was assigned to local freight duty out of Middletown, CT, when photographed in April 1971. This boiler-equipped Geep was later among the GP9s sold t... (more)
From 1970 onward, a feed mill at Manchester, CT, marked the end of trackage on the former New Haven RR Midland line between Hartford and Willimantic. A Penn Central RS-3m now working for Conrail s... (more)
During Conrail's first summer, the local freight out of Plainville on the ex-New Haven Canal Line passes the former station at Milldale, CT, behind EMD-engined Penn Central RS-3m 9973. The tracks ... (more)
Boston & Maine SW9 rumbles through the woods and across a country road in Groton, MA, with the Hollis (NH) branch local out of Ayer, MA. This 11-mile branch was abandoned in 1982 and is now a rail... (more)
Wearing the blue dip paint job that replaced its original maroon and yellow, Boston & Maine RS3 1511 heads up a short local freight westbound on the mainline at Ayer, MA, on a fall afternoon.
Never to be repeated- a Conrail local heads out the Cornwall Secondary with a carload of newsprint for the "Lebanon Daily News." This line is now a rail-trail.
An ex-Reading MP15 (RDG 2774) switches the old San Giorgio spaghetti factory on what old-timers in Lebanon called the "Belt Line." This line has been removed; the tracks headed north on... (more)
Two Conrail GP10s lead a load of coil cars bound for Alcoa Aluminum, passing the old mill at Midway, as seen from the Rocherty Road overpass. The train is crossing over from the old Cornwall Rail... (more)
Where's the rails? The double-tracked electrified Columbia Branch has almost sunk into the ground by the late 70s, as a short local heads upgrade through the weeds to Lancaster.