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By:Tom Beckett
Dates:1/1/1978 - 1/1/2013
Album Info:B&M from the late 70's through the Guilford era.
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Putting them together
Title:  Putting them together
Description:  A hostler assists in coupling B&M 201 to three other units at the Mechanicville engine facility
Photo Date:  2/17/1981  Upload Date: 9/14/2012 3:17:32 AM
Location:  Mechanicville, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  BM 201(GP38-2) BM 309(GP40-2)
Views:  548   Comments: 1
Riding the turntable
Title:  Riding the turntable
Description:  B&M 201 takes a spin on the Mechanicville turntable. All of the facilities seen in this photo are now gone.
Photo Date:  2/17/1981  Upload Date: 9/14/2012 3:19:10 AM
Location:  Mechanicville, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  BM 201(GP38-2) BM 1229(SW9)
Views:  483   Comments: 2
Interesting power mix
Title:  Interesting power mix
Description:  B&M 201, on the ready tracks, overlooks an SW and a derelict RS 3 at the Mechanicville engine house
Photo Date:  2/17/1981  Upload Date: 9/14/2012 3:21:57 AM
Location:  Mechanicville, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  BM 201(GP38-2) BM 1229(SW9) BM 1508(RS3)
Views:  656   Comments: 1
Ready to go
Title:  Ready to go
Description:  B&M 201 has been added to the consist, and will soon lead a train east toward Deerfield. The third unit, 300, would join 301 to become the power for the road slug set.
Photo Date:  2/17/1981  Upload Date: 9/14/2012 3:20:21 AM
Location:  Mechanicville, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  BM 201(GP38-2) BM 309(GP40-2) BM 300(GP40-2) BM 205(GP38-2)
Views:  556   Comments: 0
Getting sanded
Title:  Getting sanded
Description:  A B&M GP 38-2 gets sanded at the Mechanicville engine facility
Photo Date:  2/17/1981  Upload Date: 9/14/2012 3:23:03 AM
Location:  Mechanicville, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  BM 205(GP38-2)
Views:  278   Comments: 2
Ready power
Title:  Ready power
Description:  B&Ms last new power was 17 GP40-2s in 1978. They sported the road name spelled out on the long hoods, and looked good even a few years into their service.
Photo Date:  2/17/1981  Upload Date: 9/14/2012 3:24:58 AM
Location:  Mechanicville, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  BM 309(GP40-2) BM 300(GP40-2) BM 205(GP38-2)
Views:  715   Comments: 2
South Station
Title:  South Station
Description:  A B&M SW 1 has the switching duties at South Station. Good to see one of these 40 year old beasts still running.
Photo Date:  2/23/1981  Upload Date: 1/13/2013 2:40:55 AM
Location:  Boston South Station, MA
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  BM 1122(SW1)
Views:  297   Comments: 1
Fading away
Title:  Fading away
Description:  By 1981, the RS 3 on the Boston & Maine was on the way out. I was lucky to find this one at Mechanicville.
Photo Date:  7/4/1981  Upload Date: 2/17/2013 3:42:20 AM
Location:  Mechanicville, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  BM 1547(RS3)
Views:  293   Comments: 0
Business end
Title:  Business end
Description:  The generator end of a GP7P showing the squared off section of the long hood where the steam generator was installed. This one has not heated a passenger train for a long time by this date.
Photo Date:  7/4/1981  Upload Date: 6/4/2014 2:06:41 AM
Location:  Mechanicville, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  BM 1577(GP7) BM 202(GP38-2)
Views:  407   Comments: 0
White stripe
Title:  White stripe
Description:  B&M had several variations on their basic blue paint scheme. Some had a white stripe on the ends, some had the white stripe with the silhouette of a Minuteman. Heres one with the plain stripe at the Mechanicville yard.
Photo Date:  7/4/1981  Upload Date: 1/26/2013 2:57:03 AM
Location:  Mechanicville, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  BM 1747(GP9)
Views:  148   Comments: 0
Lone GP 40-2
Title:  Lone GP 40-2
Description:  A single GP40-2 sits at the Mechanicville engine terminal. These were B&Ms last new units.
Photo Date:  7/4/1981  Upload Date: 1/26/2013 2:52:30 AM
Location:  Mechanicville, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  BM 308(GP40-2)
Views:  240   Comments: 0
What were they saying??
Title:  What were they saying??
Description:  B&M and Conrail units compare notes on the engine tracks on the B&M side of Mechanicville yard.
Photo Date:  7/4/1981  Upload Date: 6/4/2014 2:04:17 AM
Location:  Mechanicville, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  BM 311(GP40-2) CR 8137(GP38-2)
Views:  209   Comments: 1
Milk car
Title:  Milk car
Description:  Its a slightly fuzzy shot, taken from a distance with a hand held telephoto, but this is a one time millk car now used as storage in the B&M yard
Photo Date:  7/4/1981  Upload Date: 1/26/2013 3:00:10 AM
Location:  Mechanicville, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  RollingStock,Yard
Locomotives: 
Views:  145   Comments: 1
GP 7
Title:  GP 7
Description:  B&M first generation power held on well into the 1980s, with some making it into Guilford. Heres a GP 7 at White River Jct in one of the many variatons of the blue scheme.
Photo Date:  8/8/1981  Upload Date: 2/17/2013 3:45:37 AM
Location:  White River Junction, VT
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  BM 1559(GP7)
Views:  346   Comments: 0
Ready power
Title:  Ready power
Description:  A set of first generation units is ready to couple onto its train and head south.
Photo Date:  8/8/1981  Upload Date: 2/17/2013 3:50:32 AM
Location:  White River Junction, VT
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  BM 1729(GP9)
Views:  266   Comments: 0
Minuteman service
Title:  Minuteman service
Description:  This Minuteman unit was leading a train to Wells River at White River Jct early in the morning. There were not too many of these left by this time.
Photo Date:  8/8/1981  Upload Date: 12/3/2014 3:36:34 AM
Location:  White River Junction, VT
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  BM 1738(GP9)
Views:  182   Comments: 1
Headed for Wells River
Title:  Headed for Wells River
Description:  A northbound train leaves White River headed north on the Conn River line behind a typical set of power.
Photo Date:  8/8/1981  Upload Date: 2/17/2013 3:56:22 AM
Location:  White River Junction, VT
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  BM 1850(GP18)
Views:  301   Comments: 0
Minuteman
Title:  Minuteman
Description:  A B&M geep with the Minuteman on the nose prepares to head north from the station at White River Jct
Photo Date:  9/5/1981  Upload Date: 6/19/2011 1:52:49 AM
Location:  White River Jct., VT
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Action
Locomotives:  BM 1738(GP9) BM 1712(GP9) BM 1555(GP7)
Views:  717   Comments: 0
Heritage unit
Title:  Heritage unit
Description:  B&M repainted this switcher into its original scheme in its last days.
Photo Date:  3/29/1983  Upload Date: 11/1/2013 12:54:13 AM
Location:  East Deerfield, MA
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  BM 1223(SW9)
Views:  318   Comments: 0
Rolling in
Title:  Rolling in
Description:  An eastbound rolls into the yard from Mechanicville behind what was then standard power.
Photo Date:  3/29/1983  Upload Date: 11/1/2013 12:58:17 AM
Location:  East Deerfield, MA
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BM 1709(GP9) BM 1744(GP9)
Views:  265   Comments: 0
Headed west
Title:  Headed west
Description:  A pair of GP 9s roll out of E Deerfield yard. This shot gives a good overview of the yards appearance 30 years ago.
Photo Date:  3/29/1983  Upload Date: 11/1/2013 1:00:39 AM
Location:  East Deerfield, MA
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Yard,Action
Locomotives:  BM 1715(GP9) BM 1749(GP9)
Views:  328   Comments: 1
Local returns
Title:  Local returns
Description:  A GP 9 power local returns to the yard, passing the inbound road freight on the right.
Photo Date:  3/29/1983  Upload Date: 11/1/2013 1:02:53 AM
Location:  East Deerfield, MA
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Signal,Action
Locomotives:  BM 1730(GP9)
Views:  206   Comments: 0
Conn River line local
Title:  Conn River line local
Description:  I was headed north on US 5 toward Greenfield and lucked onto this train.
Photo Date:  3/29/1983  Upload Date: 11/1/2013 1:20:32 AM
Location:  Northampton, MA
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BM 1732(GP9)
Views:  247   Comments: 1
Another outbound power set
Title:  Another outbound power set
Description:  To reach their trin from the engind tracks, power had to run out to the west end of the yard, cross over, and back down into the bowl. It made for good watching when there was not much otehr action. Here are a pair of GP 9s making their move.
Photo Date:  3/29/1983  Upload Date: 11/1/2013 1:06:09 AM
Location:  East Deerfield, MA
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  BM 1749(GP9) BM 1715(GP9)
Views:  260   Comments: 0
Headed west
Title:  Headed west
Description:  A westbound led by a GP18 heads for the west end of E Deerfield yard. Note the single pane windshield on the lead unit, a rarity by this time.
Photo Date:  3/29/1983  Upload Date: 11/5/2013 12:58:39 AM
Location:  East Deerfield, MA
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Yard,Action
Locomotives:  BM 1753(GP18) BM 1707(GP9)
Views:  263   Comments: 1
Westbound in tight
Title:  Westbound in tight
Description:  A longer lens catches a westbound behind a pair of first generation Geeps leaving East Deerfield
Photo Date:  3/29/1983  Upload Date: 11/9/2013 12:47:41 AM
Location:  East Deerfield, MA
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Signal,Action
Locomotives:  BM 1753(GP18) BM 1707(GP9)
Views:  201   Comments: 0
Backing into the yard.
Title:  Backing into the yard.
Description:  A set of road power backs into the yard to get onto its rain to head west.
Photo Date:  3/29/1983  Upload Date: 11/1/2013 1:09:15 AM
Location:  East Deerfield, MA
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Yard,Action
Locomotives:  BM 1753(GP18) BM 1707(GP9)
Views:  261   Comments: 1
Class unit
Title:  Class unit
Description:  B&M 300, class unit of the 17 GP40-2s on 1978, sits at East Deerfield yard. It was by this time mated with B&M 100 their road slug, and B&M 301. and would go out later that afternoon on a westbound.
Photo Date:  3/29/1983  Upload Date: 11/1/2013 12:50:23 AM
Location:  East Deerfield, MA
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  BM 300(GP40-2)
Views:  250   Comments: 0
Ex Rock unit
Title:  Ex Rock unit
Description:  The "class" unit iof the ex Rock Island U25s got Guilford paint early on, and may have been the only unit to get it.
Photo Date:  5/17/1983  Upload Date: 11/1/2013 1:49:22 AM
Location:  Springfield, MA
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  MEC 225(U25B)
Views:  343   Comments: 0
RDC
Title:  RDC
Description:  On a trip to Boston I found this sitting at North Station. I dont think it had been in service for several years at this point. It was an RPO too.
Photo Date:  7/12/1983  Upload Date: 11/1/2013 1:14:24 AM
Location:  Boston North Station, MA
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Passenger
Locomotives:  CO 9081(RDC4)
Views:  514   Comments: 0
RDC RPO
Title:  RDC RPO
Description:  This car was at North Station in Boston. Appeared to be stored, but still had the lettering for Railway Post Office.
Photo Date:  7/12/1983  Upload Date: 11/1/2013 1:18:58 AM
Location:  Boston North Station, MA
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Station,Passenger
Locomotives:  CO 9081(RDC4)
Views:  370   Comments: 0
Road slug
Title:  Road slug
Description:  B&M had a road slug set consisiting of GP40-2s 300 and 301 sandwiching slug 100. Heres a shot of the slug as it departs E Deerfield yard.
Photo Date:  9/6/1983  Upload Date: 11/22/2013 1:12:26 AM
Location:  East Deerfield, MA
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  BM 100(Road Slug) BM 300(GP40-2)
Views:  622   Comments: 0
Yard job
Title:  Yard job
Description:  GP 7s could still be found hard at work on the B&M in the 1980s, such as this one at East Deerfield.
Photo Date:  9/6/1983  Upload Date: 11/12/2013 1:01:52 AM
Location:  East Deerfield, MA
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  BM 1560(GP7)
Views:  165   Comments: 0
First generation fiesta
Title:  First generation fiesta
Description:  B&M had many first generation units; there are still a few on Guilfords roster today. In 1983 they were all over. Here area several at E Deerfield ayrd.
Photo Date:  9/6/1983  Upload Date: 11/22/2013 1:19:04 AM
Location:  East Deerfield, MA
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  BM 1562(GP7) BM 1747(GP9) BM 1560(GP7)
Views:  395   Comments: 0
B&M slug set
Title:  B&M slug set
Description:  B&M slug set 301/100/300 heads west from E Deerfield yard
Photo Date:  9/6/1983  Upload Date: 2/27/2011 6:33:07 PM
Location:  East Deerfield, MA
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  BM 301(GP40-2) BM 100(Road Slug) BM 300(GP40-2)
Views:  875   Comments: 1
Hot load
Title:  Hot load
Description:  For a short time. B&M tried to build intermodal business out of Springfield. It did not go well. Heres the days train arriving off the Conn River line with one car, one trailer.
Photo Date:  9/6/1983  Upload Date: 11/22/2013 1:14:42 AM
Location:  East Deerfield, MA
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Signal,Action
Locomotives:  BM 311(GP40-2)
Views:  153   Comments: 0
D&H Alcos on the B&M
Title:  D&H Alcos on the B&M
Description:  A trio of D&H Alcos crosses over the Deerfield River and enters B&Ms East Deerfield yard.
Photo Date:  9/6/1983  Upload Date: 10/29/2011 3:18:33 AM
Location:  East Deerfield, MA
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Bridge,Signal,Action
Locomotives:  DH 405(C420) DH 461(C424) DH 454(C424)
Views:  795   Comments: 0
Run through
Title:  Run through
Description:  B&M and D&H had been running power through for some time, and it was not uncommon to see solid sets of the other roads power deep into the home roads territory. Heresa three unit set of Alcos heading into E Deerfield on a D&H train.
Photo Date:  9/6/1983  Upload Date: 11/22/2013 1:29:03 AM
Location:  East Deerfield, MA
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Yard,Action
Locomotives:  DH 405(C420) DH 461(C424) DH 454(C424)
Views:  457   Comments: 0
Local unit from far off
Title:  Local unit from far off
Description:  A D&H GP 39 was working in the East Deerfield yard
Photo Date:  9/6/1983  Upload Date: 11/22/2013 1:30:32 AM
Location:  East Deerfield, MA
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  DH 7407(GP39-2)
Views:  291   Comments: 0
Coal train power
Title:  Coal train power
Description:  Conrail units mix into a set of power off a Bow coal train sits at Concord NH waiting for the power plant to unload. The other end of this lashup had a pair of Maine Central ex Rock U25B's
Photo Date:  10/22/1983  Upload Date: 12/1/2013 1:27:13 AM
Location:  Concord, NH
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  CR 8280(GP38-2) CR 3372(GP40-2) CR 8071(GP38-2) CR 2747(U23B)
Views:  452   Comments: 0
Bow power
Title:  Bow power
Description:  A pair of Maine Central, ex Rock Island U25Bs are part of the power set that brought a Bow coal train to Concord, seen here laying over til the train is empty.
Photo Date:  10/22/1983  Upload Date: 12/1/2013 1:53:49 AM
Location:  Concord, NH
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  MEC 231(U25B) MEC 232(U25B) BM 316(GP40-2) CR 2747(U23B) CR 8071(GP38-2)
Views:  488   Comments: 0
Ex Rock unit
Title:  Ex Rock unit
Description:  An ex Rock Island U25, one a group picked up by Maine Central, sits at Concord NH waiting on a coal train to unload.
Photo Date:  10/22/1983  Upload Date: 12/1/2013 1:55:21 AM
Location:  Concord, NH
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  MEC 232(U25B)
Views:  391   Comments: 0
B&M 1825
Title:  B&M 1825
Description:  The January 1984 "Budd and Branch" fantrip made its last stop in Waterbury Conn, where the B&M had taken over freight operations from Conrail. They showed the flag with this GP 9, seen with MN FL 9 5034, power for the fantrip
Photo Date:  1/21/1984  Upload Date: 12/1/2013 1:11:20 AM
Location:  Waterbury, CT
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Yard,Station
Locomotives:  BM 1825(GP9) MNCR 5034(FL9)
Views:  468   Comments: 0
Long hood view
Title:  Long hood view
Description:  The B&M power that was working the local freight out of Waterbury, parked at the ex New Haven station
Photo Date:  1/21/1984  Upload Date: 12/1/2013 1:13:50 AM
Location:  Waterbury, CT
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Winter,Yard,Station
Locomotives:  BM 1825(GP9)
Views:  299   Comments: 0
Waiting its turn
Title:  Waiting its turn
Description:  A westbound off the B&M waits at Hemstreet Park in Mechanicville. It will get a new crew and continue south on the D&H later this afternoon.
Photo Date:  10/23/1984  Upload Date: 7/11/2014 3:18:01 AM
Location:  Mechanicville, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BM 365(GP39-2) MEC 254(GP38) MEC 252(GP38)
Views:  376   Comments: 1
Detour on the bridge
Title:  Detour on the bridge
Description:  A CP detour train headed for East Deerfiedl has left Mechanicville and is now eastbound on the B&M. Here it is on the Hudson River bridge.
Photo Date:  10/23/1984  Upload Date: 8/1/2014 3:16:29 AM
Location:  Mechanicville, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  CP 8769(RS18) CP 1816(RS18u) CP 8752(RS18) DH 410(C420) BM 2920(U33B)
Views:  524   Comments: 0
Conrail transfer
Title:  Conrail transfer
Description:  A transfer run from Conrail at Rotterdam Jct passes Coons Crossing en route to Mechanicville as the light fades
Photo Date:  10/23/1984  Upload Date: 8/1/2014 3:17:23 AM
Location:  Mechanicville, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CR 8195(GP38-2) CR 7833(GP38) CR 8117(GP38-2) CR 7943(GP38-2)
Views:  302   Comments: 0
Arriving at the yard
Title:  Arriving at the yard
Description:  The Conrail train from Rotterdam Jct arrives at Mechanicville in view of one of the natives.
Photo Date:  10/23/1984  Upload Date: 8/1/2014 3:22:35 AM
Location:  Mechanicville, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  CR 8195(GP38-2) CR 7833(GP38) CR 8117(GP38-2) CR 7943(GP38-2) DH 5004(RS11)
Views:  322   Comments: 0
Rosterville
Title:  Rosterville
Description:  A roster shot of an ex D&H U23B that Guilford "transferred" to the Maine Central, along with a more traditional looking B&M unit.
Photo Date:  10/23/1984  Upload Date: 7/11/2014 3:20:40 AM
Location:  Mechanicville, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  MEC 281(U23B) BM 209(GP38-2)
Views:  478   Comments: 1
Vansihing breed
Title:  Vansihing breed
Description:  The B&M and MEC still had some end cab switchers, but by the 1980s, they were becoming hard to find. Heres an MEC unit working Mechanicville.
Photo Date:  10/23/1984  Upload Date: 7/11/2014 3:25:57 AM
Location:  Mechanicville, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  MEC 933(SW7) DH 5004(RS11)
Views:  281   Comments: 1


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