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Wake up call.

GP-9s on a train the approaching East Portal were able to fill the Deerfield River Valley with sound, well before they showed up. So, there was ample time to climb out of a sleeping bag, put on one's boots and get into position.

Photographed by Ken Patton, August, 1963.
Added to the photo archive by Ken Patton, August 7, 2023.
Railroad: Boston & Maine.

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I know that sound. All those EMD 567 prime movers notched up in unison produced a throb or beat. The moisture in the air augmented the sound transmission.

Posted by Ron DeFilippo on 2023-08-10 15:57:28

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