HSP46 #2033 departs Boston North Station near Cambridge, Mass. Fresh snow from the night before is dusted on the tracks
An extra move pulls into Tower A interlocking with 11 retired F40PH locomotives headed for storage in Middleboro, MA. The southbound train is traveling down the "high line" which is part... (more)
Limping In. DOBO finally makes its appearance into 3rd Avenue in Somerville. They had been sitting a few blocks away for quite a while after losing their air near Walnut Street. B... (more)
Urban railroading is dirty and no-nonsense, part of the overlooked infrastructure that keeps a city running. The Zakim Bridge may be the prettiest part of Boston's transportation system, but don't... (more)
Many a railfan dreams of an elevated vantage point near the throat over a major terminal. For Boston-area fans, the North Bank Bridge near North Station fulfills that dream. Between revenue trains... (more)
Night Mover. Bob Seger's tune Night Moves came to mind more than once when I spent several weeknights seeking out Pan Am's nocturnal DOBO. Many New England railfans have cha... (more)
All I can say about this shot is the Railfan Gods must like me! I live in Alaska and only make it "home" to New England once a year. I had two nights and one full day to spend in Boston wi... (more)
Homeward Bound. On a warm spring afternoon, a trainload of commuters leaves Boston in their wake en route to Lowell.
Squeaky Clean. After discharging its passengers at nearby North Station, 694's consist ran west to MBTA's Boston Engine Terminal to make a sorely-needed trip through the wash rack. Now ni... (more)
Leavin' Town. Leaving Boston in its wake on a holiday Friday, MBTA 333 accelerates through Somerville with a trainload of commuters headed toward their homes in the northern suburbs.
Come In From The Cold. During the winter months, MBTA moves unneeded locomotives inside the shop to avoid adding freeze damage to the backlog of work needed to keep the aging fleet running... (more)
Boston is not a city normally associated with carload freight operations. But just across the Mystic River, a spur in Everett features tight curves, warehouses, 18-wheelers, cars parked close to ... (more)