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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: 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: 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: 697
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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

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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

Views: 1,391
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