Sunday, September 1, 2019

4268 Pictures and Paintwork

Here are some recent pictures and paintwork on 4268, thanks to Allen Small

On the Turntable

On the Nose

Side Panel painting with Eric Grover, Corey Fothergill,
and Francis Small

25th Anniversary 470 Railroad Club

This  48 page brochure was published for the club's 25th Anniversary. It is about the end of an era in Maine railroading in 1957, told by William F. Gale of Hillside, Illinois,  who traveled the railroads that summer. It includes a number of pictures and train schedules.

This brochure was part of Mr. Stevenson's recently scanned collection of 470 Newsletters

25th Anniversary 470 Railroad Club 1979

Brochure Cover Page
Train 57 departs Union Station for Rockland

Thursday, July 18, 2019

New Jersey Transit Rolls Out Heritage Coaches

New Jersey Transit is marking its 40th anniversary this month, and among other activities is rolling out six MultiLevel “Heritage Coaches” decorated with the logos of several predecessor railroads —Pennsylvania Railroad, Central Railroad of New Jersey, Erie-Lackawanna, Conrail, Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines. From Railway Age, July 16, 2019



Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Pan Am Executive Train at Pittsfield Bicentennial on June 19

Station and Entrance to Train Tour

Locomotives PAR1 and PAR2

Sleeper, Dome and Passenger Cars

Maine Central Caboose and Speeder at Station

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

The sheep sure know how to hitch a ride

Thanks to Doug Johnson, John Joy and Sherward Farnsworth for sending along this picture taken at the South Portal of Roger's Pass.

The sheep sure know how to hitch a ride!

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

A Dozen More Covered Wagons by Douglas Kydd from the B&M Bulletin

This article was originally published in  Volume XXVIII, Number 3 of the B&M Bulletin, a publication of the B&M Historical Society. Photos from the author’s collection.

It appears here in three parts, along with a short article "4268A: The Oddball" about the conversion of EMD test unit #930 into B&M 4268.

Part 1 of A Dozen More Covered Wagons

Part 2 of A Dozen More Covered Wagons

Part 3 of A Dozen More Covered Wagons

4268A The Oddball

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Pittsfield Bicentennial and Depot Pictures

Pittsfield bicentennial - The bicentennial of Pittsfield will be celebrated this year, and the Pittsfield Railroad Station (built in 1888 by Maine Central Railroad) is being restored with financial support from Cianbro. The station is now a museum, and the town library is across the tracks from it. The town is hosting various events in June 2019.  Below are two photographs of the train station at different times (from the Pittsfield Historical Society). The Depot, Railway Express building, and a Grain Elevator, from a postcard circa 1920.
The Depot, REA Building and Grain Elevator circa 1920

Pittsfield Depot 1955

For more photos and information please see the Pittsfield Historical Society Depot Web Page

Article courtesy of Mark David, Secretary of the Maine 3Railers