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Boston Commuter Rail and Transit - past and present
Many of the MBTA services date back to the Boston & Maine, New Haven, New York Central and Penn Central.
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Photo ID: 722717

The passengers waiting in the snow will soon welcome the warmth inside the cars as an MBTA Fitchburg-Boston local pulls into the station at Lincoln, MA. An F40PH is pushing on the rear of the shor... (more)

Railroad: MBTA
Locomotive: cab car
Location: Lincoln, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: MBTA 1302
Train ID: commuter
Photo Date: January 14, 1984


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Jan 15, 2020

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Photo ID: 722554

With a puff of smoke, MBTA GP9 7539 accelerates its train out of Boston's South Station at rush hour. Both the Geep and the coaches trailing it are of New Haven heritage. The locomotive would soon... (more)

Railroad: MBTA
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: MBTA 7539
Train ID: commuter
Photo Date: July 05, 1979


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Jan 13, 2020

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Photo ID: 722054

An inbound MBTA Commuter Rail service starts its journey to Boston, as it departs Reading Depot on a brisk but sun-filled morning on the 2nd day of 2020.

Railroad: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Locomotive: Cab Car
Location: Reading, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: MBTA 1636
Train ID: MBTA 290
Photo Date: January 02, 2020


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By: Chris Henchey

Added: Jan 07, 2020

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Photo ID: 715460

In Boston's Back Bay neighborhood, Penn Central's CHICK Tower, formerly New Haven RR tower SS185, stood behind Northeastern University in what is now the general area of the MBTA's Ruggles station... (more)

Railroad: Penn Central
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: PC 7549
Train ID: commuter
Photo Date: May, 1972


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Nov 06, 2019

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Photo ID: 713963

A Westbound Fitchburg commuter rail train pulls into the station in Ayer on a beautiful Columbus Day afternoon. ... (more)

Railroad: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Locomotive: MPI HSP-46
Location: Ayer, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: MBTA 2008
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 14, 2019


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By: Doug Boudrow

Added: Oct 22, 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: 712462

During the year that Conrail was the contract operator of the MBTA's South Side commuter service, a couple Conrail-owned ex-NYC E8s usually supplemented the MBTA's own ex-PRR Es. On the final week... (more)

Railroad: Conrail
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: CR 4039
Train ID: commuter
Photo Date: March, 1977


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Oct 09, 2019

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Photo ID: 712248

At Park Street Station, one of the many thousands of users of T system - Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority - expect to board your train in green line, the oldest subway line of the MBTA. ... (more)

Railroad: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Locomotive: Kinki-Sharyo Type 7
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: MBTA 3700
Train ID: -
Photo Date: November 15, 2017


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By: Entre Durmientes (Mauro C.)

Added: Oct 07, 2019

Views: 1,355
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Photo ID: 712245

Outbound train 411 slowing for its station stop at Ayer.

Railroad: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Locomotive: MPI HSP-46
Location: Ayer, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: MBTA 2017
Train ID: MBTA 411
Photo Date: July 08, 2019


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By: William J. Skeats

Added: Oct 07, 2019

Views: 642
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Favorited: 6

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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

Views: 1,573
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Photo ID: 710069

The crossing watchman has lowered the manual gates for former New York Central RS-3 5527 and its rush hour train at Needham Center, MA, on an August 1971 evening, Because the ex-New Haven Needham ... (more)

Railroad: Penn Central
Locomotive: Alco RS-3
Location: Needham, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: PC 5527
Train ID: commuter
Photo Date: August, 1971


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Sep 16, 2019

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Photo ID: 710068

The setting could be the Adirondack branch in upstate New York, but it's the Needham line in suburban Boston, where a former New York Central RS-3 burbles towards Needham Junction with an evening ... (more)

Railroad: Penn Central
Locomotive: Alco RS-3
Location: Needham, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: PC 5527
Train ID: commuter
Photo Date: August, 1971


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Sep 16, 2019

Views: 1,682
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Photo ID: 709525

Train 417 passing thru the Phoenix Street RR Crossing about stop for the Shirley Station.

Railroad: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Locomotive: MPI HSP-46
Location: Shirley, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: MBTA 2022
Train ID: 417
Photo Date: July 08, 2019


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By: William J. Skeats

Added: Sep 10, 2019

Views: 677
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Photo ID: 708284

A Boston-Providence commuter train operated by Penn Central for the MBTA passes the old wooden tower at Mansfield, MA, as it slows for a station stop. The engineer's window of ex-PRR E8 4264 shows... (more)

Railroad: Penn Central
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Mansfield, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: PC 4264
Train ID: commuter
Photo Date: June, 1974


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Aug 29, 2019

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