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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: 774741

Snow is falling fast as the California Zephyr runs through Tunnel 29 on the Moffat Tunnel Sub.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Pinecliffe, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 23
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 21, 2021


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By: BUFFIE

Added: Jun 18, 2021

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Photo ID: 766361

A conductor holds on to CSX locomotive #6460 as the engineer moves it from the siding to the main. After moving some cars around, this crew is finish for today and will tie this train down.

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Roanoke, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: CSXT 6460
Train ID: CSX W061
Photo Date: March 17, 2021


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By: Brandon Kirk

Added: Mar 17, 2021

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Photo ID: 766335

Ge 4/4 I # 610 and # 605 of the Rhaetian Railway in multiple control, are pulling the freight train from Pontresina over the Albula line to Landquart, between Bever and Spinas. Both locomotives we... (more)

Railroad: RhB - Rhätische Bahn
Locomotive: Ge 4/4 I
Location: Bever, Switzerland
Locomotive #: 610, 605
Train ID: 5140
Photo Date: March 17, 2021


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By: Georg Trüb

Added: Mar 17, 2021

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Photo ID: 765638

A westbound Amtrak Regional Express trudges through a Winter squall captured here on track four running through Croydon, PA, bound for Philadelphia. I had left my 400 mm lens at home knowing the ... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: Siemens ACS-64
Location: Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 655
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 07, 2021


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By: Mitch Goldman

Added: Mar 09, 2021

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Photo ID: 759359

The lower quadrant semaphores that guarded the approach to Boston's South Station from 1899 to the mid-1980s frame a departing MBTA commuter train led by an FP-10.

Railroad: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Locomotive: EMD/Paducah FP-10
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: MBTA 1151
Train ID: commuter
Photo Date: September 04, 1980


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Jan 08, 2021

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Photo ID: 758619

An MBTA commuter train consisting of depowered RDCs behind an FP-10 has just left the station at Gardner, MA, on its way to Boston. Two months later this trackage would become freight only as the ... (more)

Railroad: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Locomotive: EMD/Paducah FP-10
Location: Gardner, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: MBTA 1105
Train ID: commuter
Photo Date: October, 1986


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Dec 31, 2020

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Photo ID: 754768

Boston & Maine train CPSP (Newport, VT, to Springfield, MA, via CP and B&M) rumbles south through Brattleboro, VT, behind two B&M GP9s and a Canadian Pacific Century 424. Pooled power was the norm... (more)

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Brattleboro, Vermont, USA
Locomotive #: BM 1720
Train ID: CPSP
Photo Date: June, 1984


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Nov 20, 2020

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Photo ID: 752229

On a summer evening, a short northbound MBTA local out of Providence approaches the station at Canton Jct., MA, to pick up a couple waiting passengers for South Station. GP9 7555 is a former New H... (more)

Railroad: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Canton Junction, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: MBTA 7555
Train ID: commuter
Photo Date: August, 1977


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Oct 27, 2020

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Photo ID: 751196

On a snowless January morning, a pair of Boston & Maine GP40-2s roll west through Shirley, MA, with train LAME (Lawrence, MA, to Mechanicville, NY).

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Shirley, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: BM 309
Train ID: LAME
Photo Date: January 13, 1980


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Oct 17, 2020

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Photo ID: 742180

In the early 1980s the Amherst Railway Society sponsored the repainting of Boston & Maine SW9 1223 into its original brown and yellow scheme. Here the sharp-looking switcher was working the East F... (more)

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: EMD SW9
Location: Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: BM 1223
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January, 1986


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Jul 13, 2020

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Photo ID: 742179

Early snow is on the ground as a trio of Boston & Maine GP40-2s lead train POME (Portland, ME, to Mechanicville, NY) through Fitchburg, MA. The track at lower right is the now-abandoned ex-NH bran... (more)

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: BM 309
Train ID: POME
Photo Date: December 13, 1981


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Jul 13, 2020

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Photo ID: 740288

With the impressive clock tower of a 19th century mill as a backdrop, an MBTA Haverhill-Boston commuter run pauses at the Lawrence, MA, station. A sharp-looking Paducah FP-10 leads a string of lea... (more)

Railroad: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Locomotive: EMD FP-10
Location: Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: MBTA 1113
Train ID: comuter
Photo Date: December 15, 1979


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Jun 24, 2020

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Photo ID: 740101

The end was approaching for the last remnant of the Boston & Maine's Manchester & Lawrence Branch as SW1 1129 returned to Lawrence, MA, with a short local freight. At this point only a few miles o... (more)

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: EMD SW1
Location: Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: BM 1129
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September, 1984


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Jun 22, 2020

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Photo ID: 740093

On a splendid fall afternoon a trio of Boston & Maine GP40-2s climb up the Millers River valley at Erving, MA, on the point of train MERU (Mechanicville, NY, to Rumford, ME, via B&M/MEC).

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Erving, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: BM 308
Train ID: MERU
Photo Date: October, 1983


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Jun 22, 2020

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Photo ID: 736654

With Boston's landmark Hancock Building in the background, an Amtrak E8/F40 team is about to depart the open air platforms at Back Bay with a corridor train for Washington. Tracks in this area are... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 495
Train ID: corridor
Photo Date: August 11, 1978


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: May 19, 2020

Views: 1,826
Comments: 0

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