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Pan Am Railways (more..)
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North Station (more..)
Boston, Massachusetts, USA (more..)
September 15, 2011
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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 with my sister who lives in Cambridge. While she was at work during the day I thought I'd do a little railfanning around what's left on the north side in former B&M territory. One thing I wanted to see while back east was the Pan Am executive F units. These are special to me, because my annual trip home every year is timed to coincide with Railfans' Weekend on the Conway Scenic Railroad which I've attended all but one year since 1994. I saw these Fs when they were delivered in VIA blue and yellow, chased them up and down the Notch dozen of times and had the pleasure of riding in the fireman's seat next to engineer Rudy Hood. Well, this was the first Railfans' weekend that they wouldn't be in the north country. The odds of seeing them seemed slim, though, since a trip to main where they normally reside just wasn't in the offing. But....lo and behold....on the ONE day I had in Beantown the F's were leading a two car OCS on a very rare trip in to the city for a quick drop and go at North Station. Fortunately for me, my good friend, fellow RP.net contributor, and MBCR dispatcher hooked me up with their schedule and graciously escorted me to some otherwise off limits areas. And here are the results. The "sisters" shove out the throat of North Station, over the Charles River drawbridge, and through Tower A interlocking in preparation to wye their train and then make a speedy run up the New Hampshire Route mainline to the Wildcat Branch and then up the Western Route to the Freight Main and then home rails. to the Pine Tree state. The twin FP9s were built by GMDD and carried numbers 6505 and 6516 on the CN, VIA, and Conway Scenic.
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