My son’s travel hockey team visited the Groton School for a hockey game in 1999. A little railfanning of Ayer was in order. Also see Railpictures Photo ID 437197 PODH Guilford Rail System.
Boston & Maine GP18 1850 heads up a four-unit lashup on the point of train EDSA (East Deerfield to Salem, MA) eastbound near Ayer, MA, on a summer morning.
Wearing a fresh coat of Guilford gray, the Boston & Maine's road slug set consisting of slug 100 and GP40-2 parents 301 and 300 heads up train POPY (Portland, ME, to Potomac Yard) westbound at Aye... (more)
A Guilford-era EMD trio leads Boston & Maine train MELA (Mechanicville, NY, to Lawrence, MA) eastbound at Ayer, MA. B&M GP39-2 351 works with ex-PC/CR GP40 328 and D&H GP39-2 7409.
Obligatory shot at the Willows. The BFPO passes CPF-WL and starts it's trek up the "Stony Brook Line" en route to Portland, ME. I hope to see the old SD40-2's around for awhile longer, a... (more)
The Empty Grain Train waits for his conductor just before Walker Road in Ayer.
Sometimes it’s not always about what you see trackside, sometimes it’s about what you hear. While waiting for thi... (more)
The crew of the POSE (Portland - Selkirk) has the AC cranked up as they approach the east wye a few minutes before some thunderstorms settle in.
The POSE (Portland - Selkirk) crosses over as it heads for the yard after a brief wait for an eastbound to exit the east wye. Meanwhile, a Loram rail grinder waits out the weekend on a siding just... (more)
An MBTA commuter train hustles across Sandy Pond Road in Ayer en route to Boston. The 1052 bears a decal on its nose commemorating the opening of the Greenbush Station in Scituate, MA. The decal h... (more)
The POSE (Portland - Selkirk) makes it's way into Ayer as it crosses Sandy Pond Road.
One of Pan Am's two painted ex-CSX C40-8's shoves its train into the yard in Ayer.
Wearing the blue dip paint job that replaced its original maroon and yellow, Boston & Maine RS3 1511 heads up a short local freight westbound on the mainline at Ayer, MA, on a fall afternoon.
A Boston & Maine GP9 trio charges through downtown Ayer, MA, with a westbound freight en route to Mechanicville, NY. Three to five unit sets of GP9s and GP18s were the usual road power on the Fitc... (more)
One of Pan Am's "new" GE's shove the water train back down the west wye into the yard.