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With the fireman putting on a show for her fans, B&M P-4-a Pacific 3713 "The Constitution" leads the April 22, 1956 Steam "Safari" over the bridge at Dover during the only scheduled photo stop on what was effectively the last non-commuter run of a Boston & Maine steam locomotive. The Boston to Portland round trip fare was $4.75. During the layover at Portland the Grand Trunk displayed a still active 4-8-2, 2-8-2 and 0-6-0 at its station across town from the B&M/MEC Union Station. The run back to Boston was scheduled for 2 hours and 25 minutes with three stops, about the same timing as the present Amtrak schedule. I can't remember if we arrived on time but I think we did since I had enough light to take a few pictures of 3713 being coaled for the last time at the East Sommerville coaling tower.

Photographed by EDWARD OZOG, April 22, 1956.
Added to the photo archive by Edward Ozog, March 2, 2010.
Railroad: Boston & Maine.

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