Sunday, July 24, 2022

Santa Fe Lines in the BNSF Era Presented by Richmond Bates at the 470 Railroad Club meeting on July 20, 2022

 The program covers BNSF freight operations as well as Amtrak and other operators on former Santa Fe routes in the years since the 1996 BNSF merger. It includes behind-the-scenes photos taken on tours of yards and other facilities. Please click on the link below to start the video recording

Santa Fe Lines in the BNSF Era

Thursday, June 30, 2022

4266 and 4268 on the cover of Heritage Rail Alliance Magazine

 This picture of 4266 and 4268 is on the cover of the July 2022 issue of Heritage Rail Journal. The photo was taken by Alan Small, and Richmond Bates provided this update.

Thanks to the Fort Wayne Historical Society for F7 Parts


Special thanks to the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society, for their donation of a F7 start station and some relays we needed to keep 4268 and 4266 operational. The start station has allowed us to reconnect the factory air operated fuel gauges as well as correct an issue with our isolation switch on 4268. When multiple groups work together we can all help each other preserve history for years to come! Check out the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society Facebook page to see some of their accomplishments and latest projects! 

From Cory Fothergill

Saturday, May 28, 2022

 Mass Bay Railroad Enthusiasts (RRE) President Dave Brown will present “RRE excursions of the early 1970s - Images from the Art Bliss collection.” Longtime Railroad Enthusiast and former Mass Bay RRE Treasurer Art Bliss rode and photographed numerous RRE excursions in the early 1970s. Mass Bay RRE President Dave Brown will present a selection of Art’s photos as we travel back in time to revisit several of these excursions, along with additional material and photos from other excursions on the same lines. Among the railroads featured are the Claremont & Concord, Central Vermont, and several trips on the Boston & Maine. Time permitting, we’ll jump forward a couple of decades for some of Dave’s own photos from the 470 Railroad Club’s excursion on the Canadian Atlantic Railway from Brownville Junction, Maine to Saint Andrews, New Brunswick in June 1990.

Thursday, May 26, 2022

Maine Central Locomotive #470 Preservation and Restoration by Peter Violette

 Here is the recording of the May 2022 Membership Meeting of the 470 Railroad Club.  Peter Violette of the New England Steam Corporation (NESCO) talked about the preservation and restoration of Maine Central Locomotive #470.

470 Locomotive Restoration by Peter Violette

Monday, April 25, 2022

Club Member Ed Galvin program on 4/23/2022


This is from the person who videoed the program.

Apologies - the quality of this video is not great – the viewfinder on my phone had the whole screen in it, but the video cuts off part of the screen. You will also need to tur the volume up fairly high, to hear Ed

This is a program that Ed Galvin did at a Brunswick library on 4/23/2022. If I remember correctly, it was on Maine Central Railroad in the Brunswick area. He did it for the club just before the covid-19 came. I'll look back in the newsletters to get the name of the program.

Friday, April 8, 2022

Recording of 470 Railroad Club membership Meetings

The presenters have approved the postings of these meetings.  More will appear once they happen and are approved

Bill Willis’ presentation featured some of Dwight Smith Photo Collection along with a few shots of  the 50th Anniversary Amtrak Heritage Units. March 16, 2022

Forty Years of Photo Images by Brian Solomon February 16, 2022

Gettysburg Railroad #1278 Boiler Explosion by Eric Grover and Jack Small, Oct 20, 2021

Matt Betzner Railroad Images of Pennsylvania, Florida, New England and Strasburg, Oct 21, 2020