A Massachusetts Central intermodal train approaches the Main Street overpass at Palmer, Massachusetts, on May 20, 1993. Powering the short train is rare EMD NW5 No. 2011 and CF7 No. 2443. MCER No.... (more)
A Mass Central local arrives in Palmer after making its daily run to Ware. The GP38-2 is painted in a Boston & Maine inspired paint job.
Newly acquired Massachusetts Central NW5 still wore its Southern Railway colors as it worked for its new shortline owner out of Ware, MA, in the spring of 1982. EMD built only 13 of these 1000hp l... (more)
The Mass Central local enters the Palmer Yard Limits, crossing Route 181.
Massachusetts Central 1750 switches out the old mill in Barre, Mass. The train has come up from the CSX interchange in Palmer, and worked at Ware before heading up to the end of the line at Barre.
Mass Central heads south after switching at Ware, MA on the old Conrail Ware River Line.
Massachusetts Central's B&M-inspired GP38-2 #1750 leads its train south along the Burrow Brook as it departs Barre, MA for Palmer.
Ghost of the B&M: Though I was born too late to experience it in its heyday, the Boston and Maine became my favorite railroad through my visits to family who lived in B&M country and my exp... (more)
In a classic New England scene, Massachusetts Central's B&M-inspired GP38-2 #1750 leads its train north past a church in Ware, MA on Good Friday.
Southbound Mass Central pass Dunham Ave. in Ware, MA.
Mass Central GP38 #1751 heads out of South Barre, Mass after dropping cars at a customer
Massachusetts Central's fleet of GP38-2s spend a quiet Sunday at the MCER Yard in Palmer. Both units are reportedly ex-Penn Central and are painted in a very attractive Boston & Maine-inspired sc... (more)
The dreaded season of brown is upon us. Luckily, Mass Central's NW5 brings some color to the scene.
The Mass Central local switcher pulls between the mill buildings of F.W & Co in South Barre, MA as they head back to the mainline
Mass Central returning from the CSX interchange at Palmer yard. The GP38-2 is painted in a livery inspired by the classic Boston & Maine ‘Blue Bird’ scheme. It also wears the number of a B&M GP18.