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By:BandA Fan
Dates:2/1/1900 - 4/28/1999
Album Info:ConRail's Boston line is the former Boston & Albany RR. Completed in 1841 as two separate railroad's, the Boston & Worcester, and the Western Railroad, the B&A was the first true "mountain railroad" in North America. Starting in Boston at nearly sea level, it headed west, crossing two ranges of hills at elevations of 950 and 1,459 ft. before reaching Albany, NY. and back to nearly sea level, since the Hudson River is a tidal estuary all the way to Albany.
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1866 B&W annual pass
Title:  1866 B&W annual pass
Description:  One of the two predecessors of the Boston & Albany. Thanks to "Big Al" for sharing.
Photo Date:  1/1/1900  Upload Date: 9/30/2005 10:10:25 AM
Location:  Worcester, MA
Author:  A. Galanty
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1866 Western Railroad annual pass
Title:  1866 Western Railroad annual pass
Description:  The other half of the two Boston & Albany predecessors. Thanks to "Big Al"
Photo Date:  1/1/1900  Upload Date: 9/30/2005 10:14:10 AM
Location:  Worcester, MA
Author:  A. Galanty
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Views:  254   Comments: 0
1887 Boston & Albany annual pass
Title:  1887 Boston & Albany annual pass
Description:  The result of the merger of the WRR and B&W was 18 years old at the time. Thanks to "Big Al"
Photo Date:  1/1/1900  Upload Date: 9/30/2005 10:16:53 AM
Location:  Worcester, MA
Author:  A. Galanty
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Views:  196   Comments: 0
1900 Boston & Albany Annual pass
Title:  1900 Boston & Albany Annual pass
Description:  1900 annual pass from the ONLY B&A. This was the last year of independence for the B&A, as it was leased by the NYC&HRRR in 1900.
Photo Date:  1/1/1900  Upload Date: 9/28/2005 4:22:08 PM
Location:  Westfield, MA
Author:  Carl Weber
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Views:  212   Comments: 0
1904 Boston & Albany annual pass
Title:  1904 Boston & Albany annual pass
Description:  Note this one has the "NYC&HRRR Co-LESSEE" sublettering. Thanks to "Big Al"
Photo Date:  1/1/1900  Upload Date: 9/30/2005 10:17:08 AM
Location:  Worcester, MA
Author:  A. Galanty
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Views:  197   Comments: 0
1911 Boston & Albany annual pass
Title:  1911 Boston & Albany annual pass
Description:  The B&A used this style for several years, changing the color of the card stock each year. For those who may be wondering, the SPLA&SL is the San Pedro, Los Angeles & Salt Lake, which, today is the UP's line between Salt Lake City and Daggett, CA., where it joins the Santa Fe.
Photo Date:  1/1/1900  Upload Date: 9/30/2005 11:07:07 AM
Location:  Worcester, MA
Author:  Carl Weber
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Views:  208   Comments: 0
The "horseshoe", "new and old locations"
Title:  The "horseshoe", "new and old locations"
Description:  Since many of the photos contained in this and subsequent albums were taken in this area, this map can provide some idea of the locality. Milepost 128 is indicated at the right side of the map and the "famous" MP 129 is at center. The double stone arch is the first river crossing west of MP 128. At the top of the horseshoe, at Bench Mark 233.3 (elev in meters) is the location known as "the art colony". The origional R.O.W., known as the "old location", is traced by the dotted red line. Origional construction stone arch bridges still stand where it crosses the river. The heavy, black dotted lines show the boundaries between Chester in Hampden county (right side of map), Middlefield in Hampshire county occupying the upper left, and Becket in Berkshire county ocuppying the lower left. The Westfield River is the boundary between Becket and Middlefield from the point in the upper right to a spot between Milepost 133 and 134.
Photo Date:  4/1/1976  Upload Date: 3/19/2007 3:29:20 PM
Location:  Becket, MA
Author:  (c) Maptech
Categories:  Track
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Views:  282   Comments: 3
Summit and Muddy Pond
Title:  Summit and Muddy Pond
Description:  Another area heavily represented photographically in this and other CR Boston line albums is the summit of Washington hill, marked by the red "X" just below Bullards Crossing. Above Bullards is MP 139 and the mile and a half long tangent across the Hinsdale flats. Cutting diagonally across the map and Muddy Pond is the boundary between Washington (lower half) and Hinsdale (upper half). About halfway between MP 138, at the lower end of Muddy Pond, and the bottom edge of the map is the former location of Washington depot, the west end of Washington cut, and the top of the grade, all marked by a red "D". Summit Hill Rd. runs across the mid-point of the cut. For you younger "B&A freaks", (and you know who you are), the house atop Earnes Hill to the east of Muddy Pond is rumored to be Arlo Guthrie's. The structure across the road from the red "D" is the "Cat Lady's" house, which no longer exists.
Photo Date:  4/2/1976  Upload Date: 3/21/2007 8:00:30 PM
Location:  Washington, MA
Author:  (c) Maptech
Categories:  Track
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(1) The LAST U-Boat
Title:  (1) The LAST U-Boat
Description:  U23-B 2798 leads a gaggle of assorted 4 axle GE's on a westbound coming around the horseshoe between MP 128 and MP 129.
Photo Date:  6/6/1979  Upload Date: 11/16/2005 5:57:21 PM
Location:  Middlefield, MA
Author:  Carl Weber
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Locomotives:  CR 2798(U23B)
Views:  544   Comments: 0
(2) The LAST U-Boat
Title:  (2) The LAST U-Boat
Description:  2798 is the last "Universal series" locomotive built by GE for domestic service, before commencing production of the "new' or Dash-7 series.
Photo Date:  6/6/1979  Upload Date: 11/16/2005 5:58:10 PM
Location:  Middlefield, MA
Author:  Carl Weber
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Locomotives:  CR 2798(U23B)
Views:  473   Comments: 0
(3) The LAST U-Boat
Title:  (3) The LAST U-Boat
Description:  The 2798 subsequently became P&W 2203, and then was acquired by the Railroad Museum of New England, where it now operates as Naugatuck 2203.
Photo Date:  6/6/1979  Upload Date: 11/16/2005 5:58:57 PM
Location:  Middlefield, MA
Author:  Carl Weber
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Locomotives:  CR 2798(U23B)
Views:  1022   Comments: 0
The "Last U-boat"
Title:  The "Last U-boat"
Description:  To see where the 2798 has been since this photo, and is now, check out "PW 2203" and "NAUG 2203" with the locomotive search feature.
Photo Date:  6/6/1979  Upload Date: 10/16/2006 8:13:43 PM
Location:  Middlefield, MA
Author:  Carl Weber
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  CR 2798(U23B) CR 2752(U23B)
Views:  477   Comments: 0
Extra 2798 west
Title:  Extra 2798 west
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Photo Date:  6/6/1979  Upload Date: 10/17/2006 3:50:43 PM
Location:  Middlefield, MA
Author:  Carl Weber
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CR 2948(U33B)
Views:  202   Comments: 0
Extra 2798 west
Title:  Extra 2798 west
Description:  Pusher on the extra 2798 west.
Photo Date:  6/6/1979  Upload Date: 10/17/2006 3:52:34 PM
Location:  Middlefield, MA
Author:  Carl Weber
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CR 6409(SD40-2)
Views:  235   Comments: 0
Extra 2798 west
Title:  Extra 2798 west
Description:  Pusher on the extra 2798 west.
Photo Date:  6/6/1979  Upload Date: 10/17/2006 3:54:03 PM
Location:  Middlefield, MA
Author:  Carl Weber
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  CR 6409(SD40-2)
Views:  228   Comments: 0
CR 6370 west
Title:  CR 6370 west
Description:  ConRail extra 6370 west just west of MP 130 in Middlefield.
Photo Date:  10/17/1980  Upload Date: 10/26/2005 11:39:51 AM
Location:  Middlefield, MA
Author:  Carl Weber
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Locomotives:  CR 6370(SD40-2) CR 6839(U30C)
Views:  590   Comments: 0
CR 6370 West
Title:  CR 6370 West
Description:  Rear of ConRail extra 6370 west with an ex New Haven NE-6 caboose.
Photo Date:  10/17/1980  Upload Date: 10/26/2005 11:41:20 AM
Location:  Middlefield, MA
Author:  Carl Weber
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Views:  150   Comments: 0
(1) SENH
Title:  (1) SENH
Description:  Since there was a caboose at each end of the train, this is PROBABLY SENH. That made for a smoother reverse move through Springfield station to get on the ex NH line to New Haven from the B&A.
Photo Date:  10/17/1980  Upload Date: 10/26/2005 11:42:11 AM
Location:  Middlefield, MA
Author:  Carl Weber
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Locomotives:  CR 2812(B23-7)
Views:  275   Comments: 0
(2) SENH
Title:  (2) SENH
Description:  Look at all those friction bearing trucks!.....and you wonder why there's "Brake shoe smoke". The friction bearing trucks leaked journal oil onto the wheels, which heated up and smoked during prolonged brake applications, NOT the brakes themselves.
Photo Date:  10/17/1980  Upload Date: 10/26/2005 11:42:57 AM
Location:  Middlefield, MA
Author:  Carl Weber
Categories:  RollingStock
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(3) SENH
Title:  (3) SENH
Description:  Helper SD45 bringing up the rear of SENH at Bancroft.
Photo Date:  10/17/1980  Upload Date: 10/26/2005 11:43:38 AM
Location:  Middlefield, MA
Author:  Carl Weber
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Locomotives:  CR 6150(SD45)
Views:  271   Comments: 0
(4) SENH
Title:  (4) SENH
Description:  Helper SD45 6150 on the rear of SENH at Bancroft.
Photo Date:  10/17/1980  Upload Date: 10/26/2005 11:44:04 AM
Location:  Middlefield, MA
Author:  Carl Weber
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Locomotives:  CR 6150(SD45)
Views:  426   Comments: 0
SPSE
Title:  SPSE
Description:  Westbound SPSE nears MP 129. Second unit is ex RDG GP35 3624.
Photo Date:  5/30/1981  Upload Date: 4/14/2005 9:48:20 AM
Location:  Becket, MA
Author:  Carl Weber
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Locomotives:  CR 2635(U25B) CR 3624(GP35)
Views:  700   Comments: 0
SPSE
Title:  SPSE
Description:  SD45 shoving on the rear of SPSE and a "fugitive from the CR paint shop".
Photo Date:  5/30/1981  Upload Date: 3/19/2007 3:28:22 PM
Location:  Becket, MA
Author:  Carl Weber
Categories:  Scenic,Action
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Views:  605   Comments: 0
Snow BLOWER
Title:  Snow BLOWER
Description:  Jet snow-blower clearing out W. Springfield yard.
Photo Date:  2/13/1983  Upload Date: 8/1/2005 8:00:52 PM
Location:  West Springfield, MA
Author:  Carl Weber
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  424   Comments: 1
CR SL
Title:  CR SL
Description:  Jet snow blower at West Springfield yard.
Photo Date:  2/13/1983  Upload Date: 8/1/2005 8:01:14 PM
Location:  West Springfield, MA
Author:  Carl Weber
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  294   Comments: 0
AMTK 202
Title:  AMTK 202
Description:  Amtrak 448, the "Lake Shore Ltd." rolls through Huntington, MA.
Photo Date:  5/7/1983  Upload Date: 4/10/2005 5:12:38 PM
Location:  Huntington, MA
Author:  Carl Weber
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Locomotives:  AMTK 202(F40PH)
Views:  2489   Comments: 1
CR 3235
Title:  CR 3235
Description:  Westbound BOEL hauling upgrade past MP 129.
Photo Date:  5/7/1983  Upload Date: 4/10/2005 5:27:15 PM
Location:  Becket, MA
Author:  Carl Weber
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Locomotives:  CR 3235(GP40)
Views:  557   Comments: 1
CR 23158
Title:  CR 23158
Description:  Rear of BOEL west of MP 129.
Photo Date:  5/7/1983  Upload Date: 4/10/2005 5:25:11 PM
Location:  Becket, MA
Author:  Carl Weber
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  287   Comments: 1
CR 3253
Title:  CR 3253
Description:  Westbound NHSE approaching MP 135, location aka "Ballou's"
Photo Date:  5/7/1983  Upload Date: 4/10/2005 5:34:59 PM
Location:  Washington, MA
Author:  Carl Weber
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Locomotives:  CR 3253(GP40)
Views:  375   Comments: 0
CR 23613
Title:  CR 23613
Description:  NHSE has, appropriately, an ex New Haven NE-5 caboose bringing up the markers.
Photo Date:  5/7/1983  Upload Date: 4/10/2005 5:31:15 PM
Location:  Washington, MA
Author:  Carl Weber
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  252   Comments: 1
CR 1959
Title:  CR 1959
Description:  Westbound SPSE climbing upgrade past MP 129.
Photo Date:  5/7/1983  Upload Date: 4/10/2005 5:21:15 PM
Location:  Becket, MA
Author:  Carl Weber
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Locomotives:  CR 1959(B23-7)
Views:  425   Comments: 1
CR 23219
Title:  CR 23219
Description:  Rear of SPSE swings around the curve west of MP 129.
Photo Date:  5/7/1983  Upload Date: 4/10/2005 5:18:16 PM
Location:  Becket, MA
Author:  Carl Weber
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  331   Comments: 1
CR 6435
Title:  CR 6435
Description:  Eastbound TV-6 past the signal bridge at MP 138, 2nd unit, 6692 is an ex E-L SDP-45.
Photo Date:  5/7/1983  Upload Date: 4/10/2005 5:38:37 PM
Location:  Washington, MA
Author:  Carl Weber
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Locomotives:  CR 6435(SD40-2)
Views:  308   Comments: 0
CR 3287
Title:  CR 3287
Description:  Westbound TV-9 has just topped the grade and slips beneath the signal bridge at MP 138.
Photo Date:  5/7/1983  Upload Date: 4/10/2005 5:41:34 PM
Location:  Washington, MA
Author:  Carl Weber
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Locomotives:  CR 3287(GP40-2)
Views:  345   Comments: 3
CR 1900
Title:  CR 1900
Description:  Westbound ballast train's 6 "baby boats" pour it on for the grades ahead at MP 127.
Photo Date:  6/15/1983  Upload Date: 4/11/2005 1:34:37 PM
Location:  Chester, MA
Author:  Carl Weber
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Locomotives:  CR 1900(B23-7)
Views:  702   Comments: 0
CR 8147
Title:  CR 8147
Description:  Westbound ballast train BTH-782 labors upgrade past MP 129.
Photo Date:  6/25/1983  Upload Date: 4/11/2005 1:39:05 PM
Location:  Becket, MA
Author:  Carl Weber
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Locomotives:  CR 8147(GP38-2)
Views:  393   Comments: 0
CR 8215
Title:  CR 8215
Description:  Westbound ballast train BKI-177 nears the Rt. 8 overpass in Hinsdale.
Photo Date:  7/23/1983  Upload Date: 4/11/2005 1:46:27 PM
Location:  Hinsdale, MA
Author:  Carl Weber
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Locomotives:  CR 8215(GP38-2)
Views:  352   Comments: 0
CR 3262
Title:  CR 3262
Description:  Westbound NHSE-X at the Hinsdale crossovers, now a remotely operated "Controlled Point"--CP 140.
Photo Date:  7/23/1983  Upload Date: 4/11/2005 1:57:41 PM
Location:  Hinsdale, MA
Author:  Carl Weber
Categories:  Roster,Signal
Locomotives:  CR 3262(GP40)
Views:  324   Comments: 0
CR 21206
Title:  CR 21206
Description:  Rear of westbound NHSE-X at the Hinsdale crossovers.
Photo Date:  7/23/1983  Upload Date: 4/11/2005 1:54:47 PM
Location:  Hinsdale, MA
Author:  Carl Weber
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  243   Comments: 0
CR 2792
Title:  CR 2792
Description:  Eastbound SENH passes GP15-1 1697 at the Hinsdale crossovers. 1697 had just pushed a westbound.
Photo Date:  7/23/1983  Upload Date: 4/11/2005 1:50:14 PM
Location:  Hinsdale, MA
Author:  Carl Weber
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Locomotives:  CR 2792(U23B)
Views:  449   Comments: 0
CR 2016
Title:  CR 2016
Description:  Eastbound TV-6 charges over the summit of Washington Hill in Hinsdale.
Photo Date:  7/23/1983  Upload Date: 4/11/2005 1:42:16 PM
Location:  Hinsdale, MA
Author:  Carl Weber
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Locomotives:  CR 2016(B23-7)
Views:  318   Comments: 0
Slug set at Selkirk
Title:  Slug set at Selkirk
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/14/1983  Upload Date: 4/11/2005 2:01:57 PM
Location:  Selkirk, NY
Author:  Carl Weber
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Locomotives:  CR 1118(MT6) CR 6939(SD38)
Views:  738   Comments: 1
CR 6038
Title:  CR 6038
Description:  Westbound NHSE rolls down off Washington Hill into North Adams Jct.
Photo Date:  11/19/1983  Upload Date: 4/14/2005 9:07:05 AM
Location:  Pittsfield, MA
Author:  Carl Weber
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Locomotives:  CR 6038(SD35)
Views:  651   Comments: 1
NHSE
Title:  NHSE
Description:  NHSE passing MP 157 in Richmond.
Photo Date:  12/17/1983  Upload Date: 4/14/2005 9:11:14 AM
Location:  Richmond, MA
Author:  Carl Weber
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Locomotives:  CR 2793(U23B)
Views:  394   Comments: 3
NHSE
Title:  NHSE
Description:  Rear of NHSE at MP 157, just west of Richmond summit.
Photo Date:  12/17/1983  Upload Date: 9/5/2006 7:22:44 PM
Location:  Richmond, MA
Author:  Carl Weber
Categories:  Scenic,Action
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Views:  119   Comments: 0
CR 3185
Title:  CR 3185
Description:  NHSE arrives at CP 148, North Adams Jct., in Pittsfield.
Photo Date:  12/30/1983  Upload Date: 4/14/2005 9:15:09 AM
Location:  Pittsfield, MA
Author:  Carl Weber
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Locomotives:  CR 3185(GP40)
Views:  401   Comments: 0
TV-14X
Title:  TV-14X
Description:  TV-14X rolls beneath the Rt. 8 Overhead in Hinsdale. B36-7's were fairly new at this point in time, these were the first ones I had seen on the old B&A.
Photo Date:  2/10/1984  Upload Date: 4/7/2006 9:37:52 AM
Location:  Hinsdale, MA
Author:  Carl Weber
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Locomotives:  CR 5045(B36-7)
Views:  470   Comments: 0
TV-14X
Title:  TV-14X
Description:  DS has TV-14X held at the Hinsdale crossovers for opposing traffic. This is still ABS, before the conversion to rule261/CSS, so the crossovers are still hand throws.
Photo Date:  2/10/1984  Upload Date: 4/7/2006 9:38:50 AM
Location:  Hinsdale, MA
Author:  Carl Weber
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Locomotives:  CR 5045(B36-7)
Views:  469   Comments: 0
BOEL
Title:  BOEL
Description:  Opposing traffic arrives in the form of Westbound BOEL, led by another B36-7.
Photo Date:  2/10/1984  Upload Date: 4/7/2006 9:39:45 AM
Location:  Hinsdale, MA
Author:  Carl Weber
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Locomotives:  CR 5047(B36-7) CR 8041(GP38-2)
Views:  530   Comments: 0
CR 6734
Title:  CR 6734
Description:  NHSE crossing the town line from Middlefield into Becket.
Photo Date:  4/28/1984  Upload Date: 4/14/2005 9:24:50 AM
Location:  Middlefield, MA
Author:  Carl Weber
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Locomotives:  CR 6734(SD50)
Views:  447   Comments: 3


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