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At the time a 1961 B&M symbol book, (condensed freight schedules) was our prime railfanning tool. It gave departure times. But eventually we learned there were too many variables in running trains over the Fitchburg Division, for it to be something to lean on. This Blue Bird powered eastbound had seven possible symbols; MB-2, 4, 6 or 8. It might have been MR-2 or 4. It might have even been MW-2. We never quite figured which.

Photographed by Ken Patton, November, 1962.
Added to the photo archive by Ken Patton, February 12, 2021.
Railroad: Boston & Maine.

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But wherever it was going, it was intensely thrilling to watch

Posted by Stephen Demboske on 2021-02-13 03:45:13

Appears this crew "got a knuckle" somewhere between Central Shaft and Greenfield judging by knuckle missing on the lead unit.

Posted by Bruce Nelson on 2021-02-13 04:01:10


Posted by Lost Kodachrome on 2021-02-13 08:11:02

Looks like the location is East Deerfield Yard.

Posted by Derek Oliviera on 2021-02-13 11:07:21

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