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Trains of my Younger Years
Pictures of trains from the Boston area and Florida when I was younger, things that I remember but did not have a good camera to capture.
Photo Album By: Bob Pickering (BP)
 
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Photo ID: 828325

I like the "big tractor" sound and the compactness of these little guys. Photo by Tony Vanier.

Railroad: Seaboard System
Locomotive: GE U18B
Location: Mulberry, Florida, USA
Locomotive #: SBD 351
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 24, 1985


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By: Sid Vaught

Added: Mar 31, 2023

Views: 1,862
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Photo ID: 814311

Former New Haven FA1's originally numbered 0428, 0467 and 0401 were quickly renumbered to PC 1330, 3395 and 1333 and remained at work for several years in freight service, in the Boston area. ... (more)

Railroad: Penn Central
Locomotive: Alco FA1
Location: South Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: PC 1333
Train ID:
Photo Date: June 06, 1969


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By: Roger Lalonde

Added: Oct 11, 2022

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Photo ID: 795805

Two Boston & Maine EMD veterans stand by the tower in Delaware & Hudson’s East Binghamton Yard. GP9 1724 still works for its original owner, while GP18 1753 has been rebranded by GTI as Springfi... (more)

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Conklin, New York, USA
Locomotive #: BM 1724
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 07, 1987


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Feb 17, 2022

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Photo ID: 759360

An ice-encrusted MBTA FP-10 has completed its run from the suburbs and lays over at Boston's North Station awaiting the next trip. The cars behind it are ex-New Haven mainline coaches.

Railroad: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Locomotive: EMD/Paducah FP-10
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: MBTA 1152
Train ID: commuter
Photo Date: March, 1982


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Jan 08, 2021

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Photo ID: 759359

The lower quadrant semaphores that guarded the approach to Boston's South Station from 1899 to the mid-1980s frame a departing MBTA commuter train led by an FP-10.

Railroad: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Locomotive: EMD/Paducah FP-10
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: MBTA 1151
Train ID: commuter
Photo Date: September 04, 1980


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Jan 08, 2021

Views: 2,266
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Photo ID: 758619

An MBTA commuter train consisting of depowered RDCs behind an FP-10 has just left the station at Gardner, MA, on its way to Boston. Two months later this trackage would become freight only as the ... (more)

Railroad: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Locomotive: EMD/Paducah FP-10
Location: Gardner, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: MBTA 1105
Train ID: commuter
Photo Date: October, 1986


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Dec 31, 2020

Views: 2,864
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Photo ID: 754768

Boston & Maine train CPSP (Newport, VT, to Springfield, MA, via CP and B&M) rumbles south through Brattleboro, VT, behind two B&M GP9s and a Canadian Pacific Century 424. Pooled power was the norm... (more)

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Brattleboro, Vermont, USA
Locomotive #: BM 1720
Train ID: CPSP
Photo Date: June, 1984


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Nov 20, 2020

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Photo ID: 752229

On a summer evening, a short northbound MBTA local out of Providence approaches the station at Canton Jct., MA, to pick up a couple waiting passengers for South Station. GP9 7555 is a former New H... (more)

Railroad: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Canton Junction, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: MBTA 7555
Train ID: commuter
Photo Date: August, 1977


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Oct 27, 2020

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Photo ID: 751196

On a snowless January morning, a pair of Boston & Maine GP40-2s roll west through Shirley, MA, with train LAME (Lawrence, MA, to Mechanicville, NY).

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: EMD GP9
Location: Shirley, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: BM 309
Train ID: LAME
Photo Date: January 13, 1980


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Oct 17, 2020

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Photo ID: 742180

In the early 1980s the Amherst Railway Society sponsored the repainting of Boston & Maine SW9 1223 into its original brown and yellow scheme. Here the sharp-looking switcher was working the East F... (more)

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: EMD SW9
Location: Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: BM 1223
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January, 1986


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Jul 13, 2020

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Photo ID: 742179

Early snow is on the ground as a trio of Boston & Maine GP40-2s lead train POME (Portland, ME, to Mechanicville, NY) through Fitchburg, MA. The track at lower right is the now-abandoned ex-NH bran... (more)

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: BM 309
Train ID: POME
Photo Date: December 13, 1981


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Jul 13, 2020

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Photo ID: 740288

With the impressive clock tower of a 19th century mill as a backdrop, an MBTA Haverhill-Boston commuter run pauses at the Lawrence, MA, station. A sharp-looking Paducah FP-10 leads a string of lea... (more)

Railroad: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
Locomotive: EMD FP-10
Location: Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: MBTA 1113
Train ID: comuter
Photo Date: December 15, 1979


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Jun 24, 2020

Views: 2,642
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Photo ID: 740101

The end was approaching for the last remnant of the Boston & Maine's Manchester & Lawrence Branch as SW1 1129 returned to Lawrence, MA, with a short local freight. At this point only a few miles o... (more)

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: EMD SW1
Location: Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: BM 1129
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September, 1984


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Jun 22, 2020

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Photo ID: 740093

On a splendid fall afternoon a trio of Boston & Maine GP40-2s climb up the Millers River valley at Erving, MA, on the point of train MERU (Mechanicville, NY, to Rumford, ME, via B&M/MEC).

Railroad: Boston & Maine
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: Erving, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: BM 308
Train ID: MERU
Photo Date: October, 1983


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Jun 22, 2020

Views: 1,989
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Photo ID: 736654

With Boston's landmark Hancock Building in the background, an Amtrak E8/F40 team is about to depart the open air platforms at Back Bay with a corridor train for Washington. Tracks in this area are... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 495
Train ID: corridor
Photo Date: August 11, 1978


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: May 19, 2020

Views: 2,780
Comments: 0

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