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By:Ron Chouinard
Dates:10/24/1973 - 12/16/2012
Album Info:Photos from the Providence and Worcester collection of the late Philip M. Paradis compliments of Mr. Robert J. Grubinskas
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Providence and Worcester Invitation
Title:  Providence and Worcester Invitation
Description:  You are cordially invited to enjoy the official collection of Philip M. Paradis
Photo Date:  1/3/1973  Upload Date: 1/19/2006 6:13:47 PM
Location:  Woonsocket, RI
Author:  Philip M. Paradis
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PW 161
Title:  PW 161
Description:  Here's all 5 Providence and Worcester RS3's leased from the Delaware and Hudson for $85 a day getting ready at the Colonie Shops for their trip on the Boston and Maine to Worcester
Photo Date:  1/31/1973  Upload Date: 1/23/2006 5:43:34 PM
Location:  Colonie, NY
Author:  Jim Shaughnessy
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Locomotives:  PW 162(RS3) PW 161(RS3)
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PW 165
Title:  PW 165
Description:  5 Providence and Worcester RS3's on the Boston and Maine mainline at Charlemont, Massachusetts, heading down to their new home in Worcester. Note only the numbers were applied by the Delaware and Hudson, with names applied by Providence and Worcester shop personnel
Photo Date:  2/1/1973  Upload Date: 1/21/2006 1:39:08 PM
Location:  Charlemont, MA
Author:  William G. Dulmaine, Jr.
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Locomotives:  PW 165(RS3)
Views:  2188   Comments: 2
Providence and Worcester RS3's
Title:  Providence and Worcester RS3's
Description:  The 5 Providence and Worcester RS3's near Jackson Street, waiting for midnight to go on Providence and Worcester property
Photo Date:  2/2/1973  Upload Date: 1/21/2006 1:42:38 PM
Location:  Worcester, MA
Author:  William G. Dulmaine, Jr.
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PW 161
Title:  PW 161
Description:  Providence and Worcester RS3 161 and caboose No 3 are ready at the Worcester engine house for the maiden run to Woonsocket, Rhode Island for the inauguration ceremonies
Photo Date:  2/2/1973  Upload Date: 1/23/2006 5:48:36 PM
Location:  Worcester, MA
Author:  Jim Shaughnessy
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Locomotives:  PW 161(RS3)
Views:  1192   Comments: 0
Operations schedule for 1st day
Title:  Operations schedule for 1st day
Description:  Providence and Worcester operations schedule and assignments for the first day of resuming independent operations
Photo Date:  2/3/1973  Upload Date: 1/21/2006 10:55:17 AM
Location:  Worcester, MA
Author:  Philip M. Paradis
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Assignments for the 1st day
Title:  Assignments for the 1st day
Description:  Providence and Worcester crew assignments for the first day of resuming independent operations
Photo Date:  2/3/1973  Upload Date: 1/21/2006 11:24:36 AM
Location:  Worcester, MA
Author:  Philip M. Paradis
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PW 161
Title:  PW 161
Description:  Inaugural run at Greenwood Avenue, leaving Worcester, Massachusetts. Outside of 2 reporters Phil was allowed to ride down to the ceremony at Woonsocket, Rhode Island
Photo Date:  2/3/1973  Upload Date: 1/23/2006 12:35:24 PM
Location:  Worcester, MA
Author:  William G. Dulmaine, Jr.
Categories:  Bridge
Locomotives:  PW 161(RS3)
Views:  2727   Comments: 4
PW 161
Title:  PW 161
Description:  Are you here? Inauguration ceremonies after gaining they're independence from Penn Central at River Street, Woonsocket, Rhode Island
Photo Date:  2/3/1973  Upload Date: 1/23/2006 5:59:07 PM
Location:  Woonsocket, RI
Author:  Jim Shaughnessy
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Locomotives:  PW 161(RS3)
Views:  1615   Comments: 0
PW 161
Title:  PW 161
Description:  Inauguration ceremonies after gaining they're independence from Penn Central at River Street, Woonsocket, Rhode Island. Robert H. Eder at the microphone and Herbert Bixler, a consultant on the left
Photo Date:  2/3/1973  Upload Date: 1/23/2006 6:02:28 PM
Location:  Woonsocket, RI
Author:  Jim Shaughnessy
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Locomotives:  PW 161(RS3)
Views:  1076   Comments: 0
PW 161
Title:  PW 161
Description:  Providence and Worcester train PW-5 at the Church Street bridge, getting ready to leave the Valley Falls yard with the first northbound train
Photo Date:  2/3/1973  Upload Date: 1/23/2006 6:05:54 PM
Location:  Cumberland, RI
Author:  Jim Shaughnessy
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Locomotives:  PW 165(RS3) PW 161(RS3)
Views:  1805   Comments: 0
First Official Train
Title:  First Official Train
Description:  Actual first Providence and Worcester train running thru Woonsocket Station at 7:30 am --- reason to have equipment in Valley Falls. Locomotives 165, 162 and caboose, with Engineer Barry Casey at the controls
Photo Date:  2/3/1973  Upload Date: 7/4/2006 10:29:41 AM
Location:  Woonsocket, RI
Author:  Jim Shaughnessy
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Locomotives:  PW 165(RS3)
Views:  870   Comments: 0
FORM 19 issued
Title:  FORM 19 issued
Description:  Providence and Worcester FORM 19 - No 1 - for May 19, 1973
Photo Date:  5/19/1973  Upload Date: 1/21/2006 11:35:11 AM
Location:  Worcester, MA
Author:  Philip M. Paradis
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Views:  500   Comments: 0
A Thank You
Title:  A Thank You
Description:  A thank you to Phil from Bob Eder
Photo Date:  5/19/1973  Upload Date: 1/31/2006 4:46:47 PM
Location:  Worcester, MA
Author:  Philip M. Paradis
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Views:  885   Comments: 0
BM 6129
Title:  BM 6129
Description:  First passenger train on the Providence and Worcester since the road regained its independence! Seen at the Valley Falls office with its old hand crank gates. The crossing then a stop and protect crossing. Boston and Maine Budd cars 6120, 6924, 6204 and 6129 were chartered by the Mass Bay Railroad Enthusiasts on Sunday, June 24, 1973. The train was called the Seekonk River Seagull Flyer and operated from Worcester to Boston Switch, then down the East Providence Branch, and back to Worcester. The 6129 was built in May, 1955 with serial number 6124. Sold to the MBTA in December, 1976. Later rebuilt by Morrison Knudson to a Boise Budd in 1982 and renumbered 407
Photo Date:  6/24/1973  Upload Date: 1/27/2006 5:24:16 PM
Location:  Cumberland, RI
Author:  Philip M. Paradis
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Locomotives:  BM 6129(RDC1)
Views:  1005   Comments: 1
BM 6129
Title:  BM 6129
Description:  First passenger train on the Providence and Worcester since the road regained its independence! Seen at the Valley Falls office with its old hand crank gates. The crossing then a stop and protect crossing. Boston and Maine Budd cars 6120, 6924, 6204 and 6129 were chartered by the Mass Bay Railroad Enthusiasts on Sunday, June 24, 1973. The train was called the Seekonk River Seagull Flyer and operated from Worcester to Boston Switch, then down the East Providence Branch, and back to Worcester
Photo Date:  6/24/1973  Upload Date: 1/27/2006 5:26:27 PM
Location:  Cumberland, RI
Author:  Philip M. Paradis
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Locomotives:  BM 6129(RDC1)
Views:  916   Comments: 0
Phil and his gates
Title:  Phil and his gates
Description:  Phil, and his penchant for hand cranked gates. Somehow he knew he'd get these. They would go to Phil, at his home in Millbury when Mill Street crossing was upgraded!
Photo Date:  7/3/1973  Upload Date: 2/6/2006 2:45:22 PM
Location:  Cumberland, RI
Author:  Philip M. Paradis
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Locomotives:  BM 6129(RDC1)
Views:  758   Comments: 0
PW 165 at the derailment
Title:  PW 165 at the derailment
Description:  The 165 waiting to pull the Union Pacific box car back on the rails after a minor derailment. The Millbury Senior Center has a passenger car on this siding now
Photo Date:  8/1/1973  Upload Date: 1/26/2006 4:34:34 PM
Location:  Millbury, MA
Author:  Philip M. Paradis
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Locomotives:  PW 165(RS3)
Views:  1062   Comments: 0
PW 165 at the derailment
Title:  PW 165 at the derailment
Description:  The late Orville Harrold at the throttle of RS3 165, pulling the derailed box car back onto the rails
Photo Date:  8/1/1973  Upload Date: 1/26/2006 5:39:23 PM
Location:  Millbury, MA
Author:  Philip M. Paradis
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Locomotives:  PW 165(RS3)
Views:  650   Comments: 0
Derailment
Title:  Derailment
Description:  The late Orville Harrold and Bob Ossene, assess getting the Union Pacific box car back on the rails
Photo Date:  8/1/1973  Upload Date: 1/26/2006 4:35:31 PM
Location:  Millbury, MA
Author:  Philip M. Paradis
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Views:  491   Comments: 1
Derailment
Title:  Derailment
Description:  Bob Ossene with some extra blocking ... take a look at that Providence and Worcester truck!
Photo Date:  8/1/1973  Upload Date: 1/26/2006 4:36:23 PM
Location:  Millbury, MA
Author:  Philip M. Paradis
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Views:  425   Comments: 0
PW 162
Title:  PW 162
Description:  Providence and Worcester freight crossing the Blackstone River - I understand the author had to stand in the cold Blackstone for this photo
Photo Date:  11/1/1973  Upload Date: 5/15/2006 1:40:53 PM
Location:  Millbury, MA
Author:  William G. Dulmaine, Jr
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Locomotives:  PW 162(RS3) PW 4094(RS3)
Views:  1651   Comments: 2
Valley Falls Freight Station
Title:  Valley Falls Freight Station
Description:  After being boarded up under Penn Central, the Providence and Worcester gave it some class with the company colors. The gates no longer being used!
Photo Date:  2/1/1974  Upload Date: 1/28/2006 6:11:19 PM
Location:  Cumberland, RI
Author:  Philip M. Paradis
Categories:  Station
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Views:  609   Comments: 1
PW 163
Title:  PW 163
Description:  The 163 in the snow by the Valley office. Interesting photo - over by them distant poles is the old green New Haven maintenance of way building that would latter burn down on Titus Street
Photo Date:  2/1/1974  Upload Date: 1/28/2006 6:14:08 PM
Location:  Cumberland, RI
Author:  Philip M. Paradis
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Locomotives:  PW 163(RS3)
Views:  669   Comments: 1
PW 165
Title:  PW 165
Description:  3 classic RS3's resting on what is now called the House Track. Phil's standing on the mainline taking this photo. The signal for the approach to Boston Switch for the mainline. Over the 165's horn is the dummy mast for the house track.
Photo Date:  2/1/1974  Upload Date: 1/28/2006 6:16:27 PM
Location:  Cumberland, RI
Author:  Philip M. Paradis
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Locomotives:  PW 165(RS3)
Views:  837   Comments: 0
PW 163
Title:  PW 163
Description:  Its cold with them icicles hanging from the office roof. When clean it's a handsome color scheme, but the white was a bear to keep clean! There's a train on the East Providence
Photo Date:  2/1/1974  Upload Date: 1/28/2006 6:17:40 PM
Location:  Cumberland, RI
Author:  Philip M. Paradis
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Locomotives:  PW 163(RS3)
Views:  600   Comments: 0
PW 2 wood caboose
Title:  PW 2 wood caboose
Description:  Providence and Worcester's cabooses No 2 and No 4 at Valley Falls in the company of a Deleware and Hudson box car on the Valley team track
Photo Date:  2/2/1974  Upload Date: 1/27/2006 7:31:24 PM
Location:  Cumberland, RI
Author:  Philip M. Paradis
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  995   Comments: 0
PW 2002
Title:  PW 2002
Description:  The almost new 2002 suffered a slight derailment by the Church Street bridge in the Valley Yard
Photo Date:  4/14/1974  Upload Date: 1/31/2006 5:41:52 PM
Location:  Cumberland, RI
Author:  Philip M. Paradis
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Locomotives:  PW 2002(M420R)
Views:  1000   Comments: 0
Valley Falls Yard
Title:  Valley Falls Yard
Description:  On the ground waiting for a rescue from the Mechanical Department -- the almost new 2002 idling under the Church Street bridge in the Valley yard
Photo Date:  4/14/1974  Upload Date: 6/25/2006 12:54:55 PM
Location:  Cumberland, RI
Author:  Philip M. Paradis
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Locomotives:  PW 2002(M420R)
Views:  638   Comments: 0
Here's Phil
Title:  Here's Phil
Description:  Obviously a crew member took this photo of Phil hamming it up in the 2002
Photo Date:  4/14/1974  Upload Date: 1/31/2006 6:29:26 PM
Location:  Cumberland, RI
Author:  Philip M. Paradis
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Locomotives:  PW 2002(M420R)
Views:  827   Comments: 1
PW 165
Title:  PW 165
Description:  The 165 working Denman and Davis (the old Edgecomb Steel) on the Slatersville branch. They're pulling an empty flat from the warehouse
Photo Date:  4/14/1974  Upload Date: 1/31/2006 6:59:11 PM
Location:  Slatersville, RI
Author:  Philip M. Paradis
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Locomotives:  PW 165(RS3)
Views:  792   Comments: 0
PW 2 wood caboose
Title:  PW 2 wood caboose
Description:  Lots of activity in the Slatersville yard - there are box cars being worked by the freight dock, hoppers on the yard tracks, caboose No. 2 looking on
Photo Date:  4/14/1974  Upload Date: 1/31/2006 7:01:27 PM
Location:  Slatersville, RI
Author:  Philip M. Paradis
Categories:  RollingStock
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PW 165
Title:  PW 165
Description:  The end of the line for the Woonsocket end of the Slatersville Branch - Winter Street yard
Photo Date:  4/14/1974  Upload Date: 2/2/2006 5:24:14 PM
Location:  Woonsocket, RI
Author:  Philip M. Paradis
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Locomotives:  PW 165(RS3)
Views:  734   Comments: 0
Woonsocket Yards
Title:  Woonsocket Yards
Description:  Woonsocket yard at River Street. About midway on the Providence to Worcester main
Photo Date:  4/14/1974  Upload Date: 2/2/2006 6:47:07 PM
Location:  Woonsocket, RI
Author:  Philip M. Paradis
Categories:  RollingStock
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PW 165 and its time for lunch
Title:  PW 165 and its time for lunch
Description:  crew gone to beans at the Winter Street yard in Woonsocket - looks like a flat car of steel plate for Denman and Davis on the end of the Slatersville branch
Photo Date:  4/14/1974  Upload Date: 2/2/2006 6:47:59 PM
Location:  Woonsocket, RI
Author:  Philip M. Paradis
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Locomotives:  PW 165(RS3)
Views:  728   Comments: 0
PW 2002
Title:  PW 2002
Description:  Phil caught up with the 2002 somewhere on the Southbridge Branch with a few cars today
Photo Date:  4/14/1974  Upload Date: 6/25/2006 12:57:21 PM
Location:  Southbridge, MA
Author:  Philip M. Paradis
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Locomotives:  PW 2002(M420R)
Views:  819   Comments: 1
PW 3 wood caboose
Title:  PW 3 wood caboose
Description:  Providence and Worcester wood caboose No 3, and a couple old Norton box cars in back of the Worcester engine house - could be ex New Haven cars
Photo Date:  6/3/1974  Upload Date: 2/6/2006 1:21:02 PM
Location:  Worcester, MA
Author:  Philip M. Paradis
Categories:  RollingStock
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Illinois Northern 29
Title:  Illinois Northern 29
Description:  Illinois Northern #29 was a Santa Fe subsidiary before being sold to Crosshans-Peterson, and stored at the Worcester engine house during 1974 and 1975. The 29 never turned a wheel for the Providence and Worcester, or the construction company and was sold to Neosho Construction in Parsons Kansas
Photo Date:  3/14/1975  Upload Date: 2/12/2006 10:24:18 AM
Location:  Worcester, MA
Author:  Philip M. Paradis
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  INR 29(S4)
Views:  1072   Comments: 0
PW 3 wood caboose
Title:  PW 3 wood caboose
Description:  Providence and Worcester's, end cupola, wood caboose No 3, showing off its classic Delaware and Hudson heritage at the Worcester engine house
Photo Date:  3/14/1975  Upload Date: 2/6/2006 3:00:06 PM
Location:  Worcester, MA
Author:  Philip M. Paradis
Categories:  RollingStock
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PW 165
Title:  PW 165
Description:  the 165 ready to head out of the Worcester Yard to service DelMonte at the old US Steel Works in Worcester, while a couple unused cabooses look on.
Photo Date:  3/14/1975  Upload Date: 3/14/2006 12:46:12 PM
Location:  Worcester, MA
Author:  Philip M. Paradis
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Locomotives:  PW 165(RS3)
Views:  659   Comments: 1
PW 165
Title:  PW 165
Description:  Switching DelMonte at the old US Steel Works in Worcester
Photo Date:  3/14/1975  Upload Date: 2/12/2006 11:06:46 AM
Location:  Worcester, MA
Author:  Philip M. Paradis
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Locomotives:  PW 165(RS3)
Views:  753   Comments: 0
PW 165
Title:  PW 165
Description:  Remember when almost every city had one of these gas tanks in their skyline? The o'l Alco switching the Worcester yard
Photo Date:  3/14/1975  Upload Date: 2/12/2006 11:07:54 AM
Location:  Worcester, MA
Author:  Philip M. Paradis
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Locomotives:  PW 165(RS3)
Views:  505   Comments: 0
PW 2003
Title:  PW 2003
Description:  Not many roads, come to mind, that used brown as company colors! Here is the 2003 showing off its as delivered brown under frame and running gear
Photo Date:  8/14/1975  Upload Date: 2/6/2006 2:59:05 PM
Location:  Worcester, MA
Author:  Philip M. Paradis
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Locomotives:  PW 2003(M420R)
Views:  705   Comments: 0
PW 2005
Title:  PW 2005
Description:  Well your in MLW (ALCO) heaven here in Worcester! First railroad to purchase wide cabs and MLW's here in the United States
Photo Date:  8/14/1975  Upload Date: 2/6/2006 2:58:08 PM
Location:  Worcester, MA
Author:  Philip M. Paradis
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Locomotives:  PW 2001(M420R) PW 2003(M420R) PW 2005(M420R)
Views:  1226   Comments: 0
First day of Service
Title:  First day of Service
Description:  First day of service to Willimantic, Connecticut with Robert Eder's signature
Photo Date:  4/1/1976  Upload Date: 3/7/2006 5:28:17 PM
Location:  Willimantic, CT
Author:  Philip M. Paradis
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Views:  597   Comments: 0
PW 1601
Title:  PW 1601
Description:  Part of Phil's collection. Slide from Jack's Trains, the 1601 showing off its new paint, when like so many cities, Worcester had these gas tanks
Photo Date:  9/19/1976  Upload Date: 4/19/2006 3:17:42 PM
Location:  Worcester, MA
Author:  Philip M. Paradis
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Locomotives:  PW 1601(RS3)
Views:  1135   Comments: 0
PW 2002
Title:  PW 2002
Description:  brrrrrrrrrr! The 2002 working Colfax at the Providence, Pawtucket city line on this winter day. Colfax, now Bunge is a processor of cooking oil. Sadly, Bunge now closed!
Photo Date:  1/14/1977  Upload Date: 2/4/2006 5:27:32 PM
Location:  Pawtucket, RI
Author:  Philip M. Paradis
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Locomotives:  PW 2002(M420R)
Views:  841   Comments: 0
PW 1963
Title:  PW 1963
Description:  Providence and Worcester caboose at the Worcester engine house, destined to become the 3002. Ex Bessemer and Lake Erie 1963
Photo Date:  1/14/1977  Upload Date: 2/4/2006 2:40:57 PM
Location:  Worcester, MA
Author:  Philip M. Paradis
Categories:  RollingStock
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PW 2201
Title:  PW 2201
Description:  Still in new condition, the 2201 and 1801 at the Plainfield diamond.
Photo Date:  6/18/1978  Upload Date: 2/4/2006 6:32:57 PM
Location:  Plainfield, CT
Author:  Philip M. Paradis
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Locomotives:  PW 2201(B23-7)
Views:  1211   Comments: 0
PW 3001 steel caboose
Title:  PW 3001 steel caboose
Description:  Caboose 3001 at the old Plainfield freight dock - note the heater oil fill pipes. The 3001 is ex Lehigh Valley 95025
Photo Date:  6/18/1978  Upload Date: 2/4/2006 6:30:13 PM
Location:  Plainfield, CT
Author:  Philip M. Paradis
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  707   Comments: 0


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