An Ayer Relief Crew takes an ED-9 extra as they switch in Gardner, MA
On September 14th, 2016, Providence & Worcester Dash 8-39BE 3908 and Dash 8-40BW 4005 lead train GRWO-14 (Gardner to Worcester) through Gardner, Massachusetts. This local arrived in Gardner with ... (more)
In the mid-1980s the MBTA purchased six GP9s from the Burlington Northern for use on trains of depowered RDCs that did not require locomotive HEP. Still wearing GN green, MBTA 1921, a onetime NP u... (more)
An abandoned mill building looms over the tracks at Gardner, MA, as Maine Central GP38 260 leads a Boston & Maine GP38-2 and a B&M GP40-2 on the point of train BASE, a Bangor, ME, to Rotterdam Jun... (more)
Three Maine Central U-Boats, all acquired secondhand, will be working uphill as they depart Gardner, MA, with Boston & Maine train MERU (Mechanicville, NY, to Rumford, ME, via B&M/MEC). Lead unit ... (more)
Having swapped out cars with the Boston & Maine, the Providence & Worcester's daily Worcester-Gardner turnaround job departs Gardner, MA, with former Penn Central GP38 2011 and a mate on the point... (more)
A bitter cold New Year's Eve is making work miserable for tonight's crew. Leaks in the air line and frozen wheels prevent the crew from getting the pick-ups out of the siding.
Seven assorted Boston & Maine and Conrail diesels led by B&M GP38-2 206 head up a loaded unit coal train at Gardner, MA, headed from western Pennsylvania to a generating station at Bow, NH. Pooled... (more)
Pan Am Southern local train ED-8 is seen arriving at Gardner, Massachusetts on March 23, where they will set out a block of Norfolk Southern traffic for the Providence & Worcester Railroad interch... (more)
As Providence & Worcester train WOGR heads into the yard in Gardner to switch cars dropped off by Pan Am, a brief snow squall passes through. This will soon be a scene of the past, as the Providen... (more)
Power for the previous day's 28N rolls back onto their train, after making a set off for the P&W. The small snow squall that began moments before, is quickly moving out to make way for some sun!
Power for the previous day's 28N rolls off of the cut the crew has just made for the P&W, and prepares to back onto their train. In the middle of moving forward however, a small snow squall has p... (more)
Empty Grain Train comes west on Pan Am with Union Pacific, CSX, Union Pacific lashup.
After sitting for a day without a crew we were treated with a nice daylight run. The southern belle scheme really stands out against the regular UP yellow
LGT leaves Gardner Yard, heading towards it's final destination of Ayer, MA with excellent power.