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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: 719152

Working the South Station switch job, the crew of Amtrak RS3 117 carefully pushes the equipment of an outbound Northeast Corridor train from the Southampton Street yard towards a platform at South... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: Alco RS-3
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 117
Train ID: South Station switch
Photo Date: April, 1981


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Dec 09, 2019

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Photo ID: 718925

A couple of U18Bs bracket a U36B/slug set as a crew switches at Mulberry.

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: GE U18B
Location: Mulberry, Florida, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 1973
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September, 1988


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By: David Harris

Added: Dec 06, 2019

Views: 8,320
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Photo ID: 717988

FEC GP9 670 and GP40 406 have just made a setoff at St. Augustine, Florida in 1971. The pair still had many years of faithful service for FEC ahead. Photo taken by my Father, George R. Stewart. Da... (more)

Railroad: Florida East Coast Railroad (FEC)
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: St. Augustine, Florida, USA
Locomotive #: FEC 670
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September, 1971


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By: David Stewart

Added: Nov 27, 2019

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Photo ID: 717288

As the sun drops low, Bay Colony S2 1052, assigned to the line's Plymouth branch, switches cars at Braintree, MA. The veteran Alco still wore the colors of its original owner, Maine's Portland Ter... (more)

Railroad: Bay Colony
Locomotive: Alco S2
Location: Braintree, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: BCLR 1052
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August, 1982


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Nov 22, 2019

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Photo ID: 716486

A Delaware & Hudson RS11 mixes with a Boston & Maine GP18 and two GP9s on the point of B&M train EDSA (East Deerfield-Salem, MA) at Ayer, MA. Looks like the snow is a little deeper out west.

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: EMD GP18
Location: Ayer, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: BM 1755
Train ID: EDSA
Photo Date: December 08, 1984


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Nov 16, 2019

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Photo ID: 715683

Fresh out of the paint shop, a Boston & Maine GP18 waits for an assignment at Lowell, Massachusetts.

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: EMD GP18
Location: Lowell, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: BM 1752
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October, 1981


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Nov 08, 2019

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Photo ID: 715628

The brakeman of Boston & Maine’s Groveton switcher looks down the track at the next cars to grab as his ride approaches.

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Groveton, New Hampshire, USA
Locomotive #: BM 1722
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 27, 1984


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Nov 07, 2019

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Photo ID: 712944

The rush hour is over, the sun is setting, and this Fitchburg-bound MBTA commuter train has to itself the platforms at Boston's North Station.

Railroad: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: 1005
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September, 1986


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Oct 14, 2019

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Photo ID: 712943

An outbound MBTA commuter train rolls through the Hyde Park section of Boston on the Fairmount line behind an F40. At the time all trains on the MBTA's ex-New Haven lines took this alternate route... (more)

Railroad: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Hyde Park, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: 1017
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September, 1986


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Oct 14, 2019

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Photo ID: 710175

A solo Boston & Maine RDC running as a midday Woburn-Boston local swings off the two-mile Woburn Branch and onto the mainline at Winchester, MA. The MBTA dropped service on the branch in 1981 and ... (more)

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: Budd RDC-1
Location: Winchester, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: BM 6112
Train ID: commuter
Photo Date: August, 1971


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Sep 17, 2019

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Photo ID: 707263

Boston & Maine GP38-2 200 leads a mixed set of B&M and Maine Central power past the east wye at Ayer, MA.

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Ayer, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: BM 200
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October, 1983


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Aug 19, 2019

Views: 1,377
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Photo ID: 707262

On a splendid fall day, Boston & Maine GP18 1754 and friends lead train EDSP (East Deerfield to Springfield, MA) south on the Connecticut River Line at Mount Tom, MA.

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: EMD GP18
Location: Mount Tom, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: BM 1754
Train ID: EDSP
Photo Date: October, 1986


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Aug 19, 2019

Views: 1,166
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Photo ID: 706425

Three days after Christmas, SCL 371 and L&N 2808 sit next to Union Pacific passenger car 4802 on a dreary morning in Sanford, Florida.

Railroad: Seaboard Coast Line
Locomotive: GE U18B
Location: Sanford, Florida, USA
Locomotive #: SCL 371
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 28, 1983


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By: James R Doughty

Added: Aug 10, 2019

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Photo ID: 706294

In the mid-1980s, Amtrak Northeast Corridor trains exited Boston via the MBTA Fairmount branch as the NEC mainline between Back Bay and Forest Hills was relocated from an embankment to an open cut... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 350
Train ID: corridor
Photo Date: September, 1985


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Aug 09, 2019

Views: 2,264
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Photo ID: 705323

In the early 1970s, Budd RDCs covered all Boston & Maine commuter runs out of North Station. This pair made up a South Acton local seen pulling into the Kendal Green station in the town of Weston.... (more)

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: Budd RDC-2
Location: Weston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: BM 6213
Train ID: commuter
Photo Date: April, 1971


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Jul 31, 2019

Views: 1,001
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