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11/23/2017
 
 
 
 
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New England Railroading, NX-13 on the Berkshire Line
Title:  New England Railroading, NX-13 on the Berkshire Line
Description:  Passing through a classic New England railroading scene, NX-13 ducks under an wooden tractor bridge over the Berkshire Line, currently in use as a footbridge at the Trinity Church Center in West Cornwall, Connecticut. The train is en route to New Milford with only four cars in tow behind the unique second generation EMD motive power.
Photo Date:  8/28/2017  Upload Date: 10/9/2017 10:16:18 AM
Location:  West Cornwall, CT
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  HRRC 3600(GP35m) HRRC 3604(GP35)
Views:  10   Comments: 0
Reflections of Fall, NX-13 in South Kent
Title:  Reflections of Fall, NX-13 in South Kent
Description:  Rolling through the marshes between Leonard and Hatch Ponds in South Kent, Connecticut, NX-13 passes some early Fall foliage as it bears down on South Kent Road with the Housatonic Railroads non-turbocharged EMD GP35M leading the way.
Photo Date:  8/28/2017  Upload Date: 10/9/2017 10:18:34 AM
Location:  South Kent, CT
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  HRRC 3600(GP35m) HRRC 3604(GP35)
Views:  20   Comments: 1
NX-13 at South Kent Road
Title:  NX-13 at South Kent Road
Description:  With Fall foliage beginning to appear, the Housatonic Railroad Companys Canaan to New Milford, Connecticut job, NX-13, navigates the marshes between Leonard and Hatch Ponds in South Kent with only four cars in tow. The boxcars are carrying loads for the Kimberly-Clark paper mill in New Milford, which NX-13 will switch before returning to the Depot and picking up empties from the Maybrook Line brought to New Milford by NX-10 earlier in the day.
Photo Date:  8/28/2017  Upload Date: 10/9/2017 10:19:46 AM
Location:  South Kent, CT
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  HRRC 3600(GP35m) HRRC 3604(GP35)
Views:  22   Comments: 1
NX-13 at the Merwinsville Depot
Title:  NX-13 at the Merwinsville Depot
Description:  Passing the 175-year old Merwinsville Depot and Hotel, the Housatonic Railroads NX-13 road job begins its trek into the town of New Milford with EMD GP35M 3600 and GP35 3604 as power.
Photo Date:  8/28/2017  Upload Date: 10/9/2017 10:20:50 AM
Location:  Merwinsville, CT
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Station,Action
Locomotives:  HRRC 3600(GP35m) HRRC 3604(GP35)
Views:  23   Comments: 0
NX-13 Switching Kimberly-Clark
Title:  NX-13 Switching Kimberly-Clark
Description:  After shoving their short train up the nearly 5% grade leading into the Kimberly-Clark paper mill, the crew of NX-13 has flagged the Pickett District Road crossing and begins to push their train into the mill facility. Once they have dropped their cars at the paper mill, NX-13 will collect several empties from the nearby yard along the Berkshire Line and begin their return north to Canaan.
Photo Date:  8/28/2017  Upload Date: 10/9/2017 10:21:48 AM
Location:  New Milford, CT
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Yard
Locomotives:  HRRC 3600(GP35m) HRRC 3604(GP35)
Views:  18   Comments: 0
NX-12 at Housatonic
Title:  NX-12 at Housatonic
Description:  Underway through the village of Housatonic, Massachusetts with 14 loads and 5 empties for Pittsfield in tow, Housatonic Railroad Co. NX-12 navigates between the many historic mill buildings of downtown as its power, EMD GP35 3601 and GP35M 3600, rolls past the former New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad depot.
Photo Date:  9/20/2017  Upload Date: 10/9/2017 10:23:01 AM
Location:  Housatonic, MA
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Scenic,Station,Action
Locomotives:  HRRC 3601(GP35) HRRC 3600(GP35m)
Views:  27   Comments: 1
NX-12 at Glendale
Title:  NX-12 at Glendale
Description:  With fall color starting to show, Housatonic Railroad Train NX-12 works its way up the 0.9% grade along the eastern bank of the Housatonic River in Glendale, Massachusetts. With todays short train, only 19 cars, the combined 4,500 horsepower of HRRC EMD GP35 3601 and GP35M 3600 was more than adequate to make the climb to the summit at Glendale Curve.
Photo Date:  9/20/2017  Upload Date: 10/9/2017 10:24:24 AM
Location:  Glendale, MA
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  HRRC 3601(GP35) HRRC 3600(GP35m)
Views:  19   Comments: 1
NX-12 at the Utility Drive Trestle
Title:  NX-12 at the Utility Drive Trestle
Description:  Gently easing across the weak wooden trestle at the end of Utility Drive on the outskirts of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, the Housatonic Railroads NX-12 crew begins their trip down the final stretch of the Berkshire Line with 15 loads and 5 empties now in tow behind the trains EMD GP35 and GP35M power. With CSX Selkirk-Springfield manifest Q424 running an hour behind schedule, NX-12 would hold the Berkshire Line at CP150 until Q424 arrives at the yard to set out cars for NX-12s return to Canaan, Connecticut. The tie structure underneath the trestle does not support the bridge, but is rather there as a safety if it were ever to fail.
Photo Date:  9/20/2017  Upload Date: 10/9/2017 10:31:33 AM
Location:  Pittsfield, MA
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Bridge
Locomotives:  HRRC 3601(GP35)
Views:  24   Comments: 1
A Meet on the NYNH&Hs Berkshire Line
Title:  A Meet on the NYNH&Hs Berkshire Line
Description:  With the Berkshire Scenic Railway Museums New York, New Haven & Hartford painted GE 45 ton switcher resting on the Pocket Track at the historic Lenox Depot while the Housatonic Railroads Canaan-Pittsfield road job, NX-12, rolls by on the former NYNH&H Berkshire Line behind ex-Conrail, ex-Penn Central, nee-Pennsylvania Railroad EMD "General Purpose" series road power. Moments later, NX-12 would make a brief stop to cut in another load at the Lenox Valley Waste Transfer Facility before continuing north with cars for CSX Transportation at Pittsfield.
Photo Date:  9/20/2017  Upload Date: 10/9/2017 10:28:59 AM
Location:  Lenox, MA
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Station,Action
Locomotives:  HRRC 3601(GP35) HRRC 3600(GP35m) BRMX 67(50Tonner)
Views:  14   Comments: 0
NX-12 Flying Past Hurlburt Paper Company
Title:  NX-12 Flying Past Hurlburt Paper Company
Description:  Housatonic Railroad Company Train NX-12 flies past the 211-year old Hurlburt Paper Companys Willow Mill and former railroad depot along the Housatonic River in South Lee, Massachusetts. HRRC sister units, GP35 3601 and GP35M 3600 are hauling 19 cars consisting of lime loads, trash loads and pulp empties bound for CSX Transportation at Pittsfield. The two-century old mill is still used today, much in the same way as it was in the 1800s, now under the ownership of Onyx Papers.
Photo Date:  9/20/2017  Upload Date: 10/9/2017 10:25:18 AM
Location:  South Lee, MA
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Station
Locomotives:  HRRC 3601(GP35) HRRC 3600(GP35m)
Views:  28   Comments: 2
CSRR Train 162 from the Elephant Head
Title:  CSRR Train 162 from the Elephant Head
Description:  After a layover at the Crawford Notch Depot, the Notch Train slowly pulls away from the depot and towards the "Gateway" at the heart of Crawford Notch. Seen here, the train is crossing the headwaters of the Saco River, 160-feet below the granite rock formation known as the "Elephant Head", with dual control stand-equipped EMD GP35 216, running long hood forward, as power.
Photo Date:  8/5/2017  Upload Date: 8/24/2017 12:12:05 AM
Location:  Crawford Notch, NH
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  CSRX 216(GP35)
Views:  33   Comments: 1
CSRR Train 162 across Saco Lake
Title:  CSRR Train 162 across Saco Lake
Description:  Witnessed from across Saco Lake, the source of the Saco River, the Notch Train, now assigned the symbol of Train 162, sits on the main at the Crawford Notch Depot, with its crew patiently waiting for the trains passengers to board the train for the return trip. The word "Saco" means Southeast Flowing.
Photo Date:  8/5/2017  Upload Date: 8/24/2017 12:11:20 AM
Location:  Crawford Notch, NH
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Roster,Station,Passenger
Locomotives:  CSRX 216(GP35)
Views:  24   Comments: 1
CSRR Train 163 at Crawford Notch Depot
Title:  CSRR Train 163 at Crawford Notch Depot
Description:  After arriving at Crawfords Depot in Crawford Notch, Train 163s power, Conway Scenic Railroad EMD GP35 216, has uncoupled from its consist and prepares to run around the train for the return trip as Train 162 to North Conway. In the background, the Notch, between Mount Webster and Mount Field, is partially hidden by low clouds.
Photo Date:  8/5/2017  Upload Date: 8/24/2017 12:10:40 AM
Location:  Crawford Notch, NH
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Scenic,Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  CSRX 216(GP35)
Views:  23   Comments: 1
CSRR Train 163 at Cooks Crossing
Title:  CSRR Train 163 at Cooks Crossing
Description:  En route to the Crawford Notch Depot, Conway Scenic Railroad 216, a high-hood EMD GP35 built in 1965 for the Norfolk & Western, rounds the curve at Cooks Crossing and ducks through the tunnel under U.S. Route 302 with Notch Train 163 in tow.
Photo Date:  8/5/2017  Upload Date: 8/24/2017 12:02:51 AM
Location:  Cooks Crossing, NH
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Tunnel,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  CSRX 216(GP35)
Views:  23   Comments: 1
CSRR Train 163 on the River Road Trestle
Title:  CSRR Train 163 on the River Road Trestle
Description:  Moments after boarding passengers, Conway Scenic Railroad Train 163, the westbound Notch Train, rolls across the wooden trestle over River Road in North Conway, New Hampshire as the Engineer gives a friendly wave.
Photo Date:  8/5/2017  Upload Date: 8/24/2017 12:02:09 AM
Location:  North Conway, NH
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Roster,Bridge,Passenger
Locomotives:  CSRX 216(GP35)
Views:  31   Comments: 1
Crawford Notch Depot at Dusk
Title:  Crawford Notch Depot at Dusk
Description:  Shortly after sunset on the Conway Scenic Railroads forty-third anniversary on August 4th 2017, the moon rises above the historic Victorian-style depot in Crawford Notch between Mount Webster and Mount Field in the White Mountains of northeastern New Hampshire.
Photo Date:  8/4/2017  Upload Date: 8/23/2017 11:50:43 PM
Location:  Crawford Notch, NH
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Scenic,Night,Station
Locomotives: 
Views:  28   Comments: 0
CSRX 1751 in the North Conway Yard
Title:  CSRX 1751 in the North Conway Yard
Description:  After moving a rusted 40-foot steel boxcar from the end of the yard to the turntable lead, Conway Scenic Railroad 1751, an ex-Finger Lakes Railway EMD GP9 originally built for the Pennsylvania Railroad, rests in the hot afternoon sun, with a thunderstorm looming on the horizon.
Photo Date:  8/4/2017  Upload Date: 8/23/2017 11:48:03 PM
Location:  North Conway, NH
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  CSRX 1751(GP9) CSRX 4266(F7A)
Views:  45   Comments: 0
CSRX 216 at North Conway
Title:  CSRX 216 at North Conway
Description:  The Conway Scenic Railroads high hood EMD GP35, 216, was built in 1965 for the Norfolk & Western Railway as their 1328, it was sold to the Springfield Terminal in the early 1990s and sold to the Conway Scenic Railroad in 2010, where it received a fresh coat of Maine Central inspired paint, it has since been used as the main power of the Notch Train alongside ex-Maine Central GP38 252.
Photo Date:  8/4/2017  Upload Date: 8/23/2017 11:47:17 PM
Location:  North Conway, NH
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  CSRX 216(GP35)
Views:  27   Comments: 1
CSRR Train 10 Over the Saco River
Title:  CSRR Train 10 Over the Saco River
Description:  On the Conway Scenic Railroads forty-third anniversary on August 4th 2017, Valley Train 10 rolls across the double-span iron bridge across the Saco River in Glen, New Hampshire under the power of ex-Maine Central EMD GP7 573, however painted in a Boston & Maine inspired scheme. North Kearsarge Peak can be seen in the background, with its 3,200 foot summit within the low clouds.
Photo Date:  8/4/2017  Upload Date: 8/23/2017 11:46:24 PM
Location:  Glen, NH
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Bridge,Steam,Passenger
Locomotives:  CSRX 573(GP7)
Views:  12   Comments: 0
In the Spirit of the New York Central
Title:  In the Spirit of the New York Central
Description:  On July 29th and 30th 2017, the Catskill Mountain Railroad leased Viscose Company No. 6 to run the Catskill Mountain Flyer. No. 6 is an 0-4-0T built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1924 for the American Viscose Company, it was purchased by a private organization and restored to operational condition in the early 2000s, it is now leased to tourist railroads across the Northeast to run steam-powered excursions. In a scene that could almost be from the time when the Catskill Mountain Branch was operated by the New York Central System, the Catskill Mountain Railroads Catskill Mountain Flyer, under the power of Viscose Company No. 6, rolls across the Hurley Flats just west of Kingston on its way back to Westbrook Station.
Photo Date:  7/30/2017  Upload Date: 8/23/2017 11:44:45 PM
Location:  Kingston, NY
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Scenic,Steam,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  VC 6(0-4-0)
Views:  16   Comments: 0
Catskill Mountain Railroad 42 at Route 209
Title:  Catskill Mountain Railroad 42 at Route 209
Description:  Now in a fresh coat of black, and equipped with a Leslie RS5T-F air horn, the Catskill Mountain Railroads side rod-equipped GE 45 Tonner, 42, brings the Catskill Mountain Flyer across Route 209 in Hurley, New York. On July 29th and 30th 2017, 42 was acting as the rear-end power of the Flyer, while Viscose Company 0-4-0T No. 6, leased to the CMRR for the weekend, ran as the head-end power.
Photo Date:  7/30/2017  Upload Date: 8/23/2017 11:44:03 PM
Location:  Kingston, NY
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Scenic,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  CMRR 42(45Tonner)
Views:  28   Comments: 0
Viscose Co. 6 and the Catskill Mountain Flyer on the Hurley Flats
Title:  Viscose Co. 6 and the Catskill Mountain Flyer on the Hurley Flats
Description:  On July 29th and 30th 2017, the Catskill Mountain Railroad leased Viscose Company No. 6 to run the Catskill Mountain Flyer. No. 6 is an 0-4-0T built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1924 for the American Viscose Company, it was purchased by a private organization and restored to operational condition in the early 2000s, it is now leased to tourist railroads across the Northeast to run steam-powered excursions.On its way to Hurley Mountain along the former Ulster & Delaware corridor, Viscose Company No. 6 is under steam on the head-end of the Catskill Mountain Flyer as the train rolls across the Hurley Flats just west of Kingston.
Photo Date:  7/30/2017  Upload Date: 8/23/2017 11:43:27 PM
Location:  Kingston, NY
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Scenic,Steam,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  VC 6(0-4-0)
Views:  17   Comments: 0
VRS GMRC Train 263-26 at Bartonsville
Title:  VRS GMRC Train 263-26 at Bartonsville
Description:  Vermont Railway six-axle and leased GATX Corporation four-axle locomotives, in the form of VTR 431 and GATX 2215, lead the Vermont Rail Systems Green Mountain Railroad Train 263-26 across Lower Bartonsville Road in the village of Bartonsville, Vermont en route to Riverside Yard in Rockingham with twenty-seven loads for Pan Am Railways and four empties to return to Rutland on Train 264-26 later in the evening. The Bartonsville Covered Bridge, spanning the Williams River, was rebuilt in 2012 following the severe flooding from Hurricane Irene the previous year that washed away the original covered bridge built in 1870.
Photo Date:  7/26/2017  Upload Date: 8/23/2017 11:41:04 PM
Location:  Bartonsville, VT
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Roster,Scenic
Locomotives:  VTR 431(SD70M-2) GMTX 2215(GP38-2)
Views:  35   Comments: 2
VRS GMRC Train 263-26 at Chester Depot
Title:  VRS GMRC Train 263-26 at Chester Depot
Description:  Rolling through the quaint village of Chester Depot, Green Mountain Railroad Train 263-26, led by Vermont Railway EMD SD70M-2 431 and GATX EMD GP38-2 2215, passes the former Rutland Railroad Station, which once contained the offices of the Green Mountain Railroad Corporation when they were an independent company. Now the Green Mountain Railroad Corp. is operated by the Vermont Rail System as a subsidiary and its freight operations are based out of Rutland. The first four cars in the consist, open-top ballast hoppers, were emptied along the mainline in Okemo as part of a project to upgrade the track condition of the Green Mountain Gateway. The remaining twenty-seven cars are heading to Riverside Yard to be handed off to Pan Am Railways for shipment to some of the paper mills near Portland, Maine.
Photo Date:  7/26/2017  Upload Date: 8/23/2017 11:40:19 PM
Location:  Chester, VT
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Roster,Station
Locomotives:  VTR 431(SD70M-2) GMTX 2215(GP38-2)
Views:  30   Comments: 0
VRS GMRC Train 263-26 High Above the Mill River
Title:  VRS GMRC Train 263-26 High Above the Mill River
Description:  Vermont Railway EMD SD70M-2 431 and GATX Corporation EMD GP38-2 2215 pull hard on the head-end of VRS Green Mountain Railroad Train 263-26, as the loaded thirty-one car train trundles across Bridge 47, the locally famous “Cuttingsville High Bridge” over the Mill River in Cuttingsville, Vermont. The four open-top hoppers at the head-end of the consist are carrying ballast to be used as part of a track repair project in Okemo.
Photo Date:  7/26/2017  Upload Date: 8/23/2017 11:38:12 PM
Location:  Cuttingsville, VT
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Bridge,Steam
Locomotives:  VTR 431(SD70M-2) GMTX 2215(GP38-2)
Views:  34   Comments: 2
VRS GMRC Train 263-26 at Gaynors Crossing
Title:  VRS GMRC Train 263-26 at Gaynors Crossing
Description:  With the Northern Taconic Mountains visible in the distance, the Vermont Rail Systems Green Mountain Railroad Train 263-26 slowly climbs the western slope of the Green Mountains at East Clarendon, Vermont. Operating as a combined freight and Maintenance-of-Way train, GMRC Train 263-26 rolls across Gaynors Crossing in East Clarendon with 4 loaded open-top hoppers en route to Okemo for ballast work and 27 loaded limestone slurry cars for Pan Am Railways at Bellows Falls, Vermont in tow behind Vermont Railway EMD SD70M-2 431 and GATX Corporation EMD GP38-2 2215.
Photo Date:  7/26/2017  Upload Date: 8/23/2017 11:37:18 PM
Location:  East Clarendon, VT
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  VTR 431(SD70M-2) GMTX 2215(GP38-2)
Views:  37   Comments: 1
Housatonic Railroad NX-13 Bearing Down on River Road
Title:  Housatonic Railroad NX-13 Bearing Down on River Road
Description:  As the sun sets behind the foothills of the Taconic Mountains, the Housatonic Railroad Companys NX-13 road job rolls along the banks of the railroads namesake river as the trio of turbocharged ex-Pennsylvania Railroad GP35s bear down on River Road in West Cornwall, Connecticut.
Photo Date:  6/28/2017  Upload Date: 7/21/2017 2:59:06 PM
Location:  West Cornwall, CT
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Scenic,Night,Action
Locomotives:  HRRC 3604(GP35) HRRC 3601(GP35) HRRC 3602(GP35)
Views:  29   Comments: 0
Housatonic Railroad NX-13 Along the Housatonic River
Title:  Housatonic Railroad NX-13 Along the Housatonic River
Description:  Housatonic Railroad Company NX-13 rolls along the eastern banks of the Housatonic River as the trains lead unit meets one of the many River Road crossings at dusk in West Cornwall, Connecticut, with EMD GP35s #3604 and #3601 as power and with a dead #3602, heading back to New Milford, in tow.
Photo Date:  6/28/2017  Upload Date: 6/29/2017 2:56:48 PM
Location:  West Cornwall, CT
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  HRRC 3604(GP35) HRRC 3601(GP35) HRRC 3602(GP35)
Views:  44   Comments: 4
Housatonic Railroad NX-13 Switching Canaan
Title:  Housatonic Railroad NX-13 Switching Canaan
Description:  As NX-13, with the combined 5,000 horsepower of Housatonic Railroad Company GP35s #3604 and #3601, pull together their southbound train for New Milford at Canaan, Connecticut, as they wait alongside the historic 1872-built Union Depot, which is currently undergoing restoration and has been fully painted, for traffic to clear on Main Street before finishing their switching moves north of the engine facility.
Photo Date:  6/28/2017  Upload Date: 6/29/2017 2:54:08 PM
Location:  Canaan, CT
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Scenic,Yard,Station,Action
Locomotives:  HRRC 3604(GP35) HRRC 3601(GP35)
Views:  31   Comments: 0
Housatonic Railroad NX-13 at Great Barrington
Title:  Housatonic Railroad NX-13 at Great Barrington
Description:  Due to a longer than expected interchange with CSX Transportation at Pittsfield, NX-12 only made it as far as Lenox, Massachusetts before their shift ended, NX-13 was called out to Lenox to take the train that they normally operate south of Canaan, Connecticut back to Canaan before assembling a new consist for their southbound run to New Milford. The train is seen here roughly half way back to Canaan, crossing the Taconic Avenue Bridge in Great Barrington, Massachusetts with EMD GP35 #3604 leading and #3601 trailing.
Photo Date:  6/28/2017  Upload Date: 6/29/2017 2:50:44 PM
Location:  Great Barrington, MA
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Roster,Bridge
Locomotives:  HRRC 3604(GP35) HRRC 3601(GP35)
Views:  16   Comments: 0
New Haven #67 Switching the Yard
Title:  New Haven #67 Switching the Yard
Description:  In a scene that almost appears to be of the yard operations of a New York, New Haven & Hartford General Electric switching locomotive on the New Haven Divisions famous Berkshire Line, Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum GE 50 Tonner #67 sits, silently, adjacent to the Housatonic Railroads Berkshire Division at Berkshire Scenic Railway Museums Lenox Depot.
Photo Date:  6/22/2017  Upload Date: 6/22/2017 5:17:29 PM
Location:  Lenox, MA
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  RollingStock,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  BRMX 67(50Tonner)
Views:  55   Comments: 0
After the New Haven
Title:  After the New Haven
Description:  After the New York, New Haven & Hartford was merged into Penn Central and its successor went bankrupt, a Government-funded organization known as Conrail, the Consolidated Rail Corporation, took control of the Berkshire Line, while passenger service on the line ended under the control of Penn Central, Conrail operated many of local freight trains over the line with switcher or road switcher locomotives, this EMD SW9, built for the PRR and later owned by Conrail, may have very well once seen itself powering a local along the Housatonic River on the Berkshire Line at some point in its past.
Photo Date:  6/22/2017  Upload Date: 6/22/2017 5:14:29 PM
Location:  Lenox, MA
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  BRMX 9128(SW9)
Views:  68   Comments: 1
Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum #67 and Lenox Depot
Title:  Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum #67 and Lenox Depot
Description:  General Electric 50 Ton Switcher, owned by the Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum as their #67, rests outside of the historic Lenox Depot with a beautifully restored passenger coach.
Photo Date:  6/22/2017  Upload Date: 6/22/2017 5:10:22 PM
Location:  Lenox, MA
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  BRMX 67(50Tonner)
Views:  57   Comments: 0
Housatonic Railroad Train NX-12 at Ice Glen
Title:  Housatonic Railroad Train NX-12 at Ice Glen
Description:  Rolling along at 40MPH on FRA Class III trackage, Housatonic Railroad Company EMD GP35 #3601 leads #3604 and 27 cars, 15 loads and 12 empties, through the curve at the Ice Glen Trailhead and bridge over the Housatonic River in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. The Conductor standing behind the cab was seemingly just taking in the view as the train rolled through town. In mere minutes, the train would stop at Lenox and switch the Waste Transfer Facility before cutting in another car headed for Pittsfield.
Photo Date:  6/22/2017  Upload Date: 6/22/2017 5:07:11 PM
Location:  Stockbridge, MA
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  HRRC 3601(GP35) HRRC 3604(GP35)
Views:  67   Comments: 1
Housatonic Railroad Train NX-12 Rolling Away from Downtown Great Barrington
Title:  Housatonic Railroad Train NX-12 Rolling Away from Downtown Great Barrington
Description:  After racing through downtown Great Barrington Station, Housatonic Railroad Company Train NX-12 barrels out of town with 15 loads and 12 empties rolling along behind two turbocharged EMD GP35s at the line speed of 40MPH.
Photo Date:  6/22/2017  Upload Date: 6/22/2017 5:04:53 PM
Location:  Great Barrington, MA
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  HRRC 3601(GP35) HRRC 3604(GP35)
Views:  54   Comments: 0
Housatonic Railroad Train NX-12 at Sheffield
Title:  Housatonic Railroad Train NX-12 at Sheffield
Description:  Making its way north towards Pittsfield with 15 loads and 12 empties headed for CSX in tow, NX-12, with EMD GP35 #3601 leading and #3604 trailing on the head-end, flies past Milepost 55 as it approaches the Miller Avenue crossing in Sheffield, Massachusetts.
Photo Date:  6/22/2017  Upload Date: 6/22/2017 5:01:23 PM
Location:  Sheffield, MA
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  HRRC 3601(GP35) HRRC 3604(GP35)
Views:  64   Comments: 1
Housatonic Railroad Train NX-12 at Lime Kiln Road
Title:  Housatonic Railroad Train NX-12 at Lime Kiln Road
Description:  Having slowed to 10mph for a short while due to uneven track caused by frost heaves, NX-12s Engineer throttles up GP35s #3601 and #3604 as the train accelerates into the FRA Class III 40MPH on approach to Lime Kiln Road in Great Barrington, Massachusetts with a modest train of 27 cars to interchange with CSX at Pittsfield in tow.
Photo Date:  6/22/2017  Upload Date: 6/22/2017 5:04:06 PM
Location:  Great Barrington, MA
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  HRRC 3601(GP35) HRRC 3604(GP35)
Views:  78   Comments: 1
Catskill Mountain Flyer on the Hurley Flats
Title:  Catskill Mountain Flyer on the Hurley Flats
Description:  On May 27th 2017, the Catskill Mountain Railroad began running their regularly scheduled Summer trains by starting the operation of a new Kingston-based passenger train known as the Catskill Mountain Flyer. On the first day of operation for the Catskill Mountain Railroads new passenger train, the Catskill Mountain Flyer pauses just shy of the Route 209 Crossing on the Hurley Flats just west of Kingston, New York, with the 1,000 horsepower of ex-Green Mountain Railroad ALCo-GE RS-1 #401 on the head-end.
Photo Date:  5/27/2017  Upload Date: 5/28/2017 7:08:53 PM
Location:  Kingston, NY
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Scenic,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  CMRR 401(RS1)
Views:  59   Comments: 0
Catskill Mountain Flyer Returning Home
Title:  Catskill Mountain Flyer Returning Home
Description:  On May 27th 2017, the Catskill Mountain Railroad began running their regularly scheduled Summer trains by starting the operation of a new Kingston-based passenger train known as the Catskill Mountain Flyer. After a short run across the Esopus Creek, the Hurley Flats and part way up Hurley Mountain, the CMRRs Catskill Mountain Flyer is being shoved back into downtown Kingston by ALCo-GE RS-1 #401 on the trains second run on its first day of operations.
Photo Date:  5/27/2017  Upload Date: 5/28/2017 7:10:33 PM
Location:  Kingston, NY
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  CMRR 401(RS1)
Views:  40   Comments: 0
Stormy Skies Ahead for the Flyer
Title:  Stormy Skies Ahead for the Flyer
Description:  On May 27th 2017, the Catskill Mountain Railroad began running their regularly scheduled Summer trains by starting the operation of a new Kingston-based passenger train known as the Catskill Mountain Flyer. After bringing the second train of the day back to Kingston, the Catskill Mountain Flyer and its ALCo-GE motive power, ex-Green Mountain Railroad #401, nee Illinois Terminal #756, rests under stormy skies before its final run of the day.
Photo Date:  5/27/2017  Upload Date: 5/28/2017 7:11:49 PM
Location:  Kingston, NY
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  CMRR 401(RS1)
Views:  36   Comments: 0
Widecabs at Wallingford
Title:  Widecabs at Wallingford
Description:  Vermont Rail Systems Bennington & Rutland road job runs light through Wallingford with the Vermont Railways pair of former Canadian National GP40-2LW widecabs as power. Number 511 was painted in a celebratory scheme for the railroads fiftieth anniversary in 2014.
Photo Date:  5/16/2017  Upload Date: 5/24/2017 9:18:16 PM
Location:  Wallingford, VT
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  VTR 310(GP40-2LW) VTR 311(GP40-2LW)
Views:  65   Comments: 0
VRS GMRC #550 at North Clarendon
Title:  VRS GMRC #550 at North Clarendon
Description:  With high hopes of catching the Vermont Rail Systems Green Mountain Railroad Trains #263 or #264, the return job from Bellows Falls to Rutland, I was highly disappointed when neither train ran due to major maintenance of way work on the line. As I was just about to give up for the day, the Rutland Dispatcher called GMRC Train #550, which had been laying ballast near Ludlow, to give the crew clearance to return to North Clarendon and the Rutland Yard Limits. Train #550 is seen here approaching Barkers Crossing on Wintookit Lane after crossing North Shrewsbury Road in North Clarendon, VT en route back to the Rutland Yard Limits with Vermont Railway GP38-3 #206 leading and GATX Corporation GP38-2 #2208 trailing as power.
Photo Date:  5/16/2017  Upload Date: 5/24/2017 9:13:52 PM
Location:  North Clarendon, VT
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  VTR 206(GP38-3) GMTX 2208(GP38-2)
Views:  76   Comments: 2
GMRC Train 263-27 at Mount Holly
Title:  GMRC Train 263-27 at Mount Holly
Description:  Green Mountain Railroad Train 263 en route from Rutland to Bellows Falls, Vermont for interchange with Pan Am Railways and the New England Central, makes its way across the long, nearly level, straight away that parallels VT Route 103 through Mount Holly, Vermont. The relatively short train has GATX EMD GP38-2 #2147 leading and Vermont Railway EMD SD70M-2 #431 trailing on the head-end as power.
Photo Date:  4/27/2017  Upload Date: 5/3/2017 9:34:41 AM
Location:  Mount Holly, VT
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  GMTX 2147(GP38-2) VTR 431(SD70M-2)
Views:  69   Comments: 2
GMRC Train 263-27 at Ludlow
Title:  GMRC Train 263-27 at Ludlow
Description:  After making an impressive descent of five-hundred feet in only a few miles, Green Mountain Railroad Train 263-27s power, GATX EMD GP38-2 #2147 and Vermont Railway EMD SD70M-2 #431 rolls into Ludlow as the Engineer eases off the dynamic braking for the brief level section through the town. Though the steep part is over, the train still has another seven-hundred feet to descend to Riverside on the banks of the Connecticut River.
Photo Date:  4/27/2017  Upload Date: 5/2/2017 9:27:34 AM
Location:  Ludlow, VT
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  GMTX 2147(GP38-2) VTR 431(SD70M-2)
Views:  112   Comments: 0
GMRC Train 263-27 on Bridge #47
Title:  GMRC Train 263-27 on Bridge #47
Description:  Restricted to 10MPH due to the many steep gradients on the line, Green Mountain Railroad Train 263-27 creeps across the famous, at least locally famous, Cuttingsville "Hanging Bridge", officially known as Bridge #47, with GATX EMD GP38-2 #2147, lettered for the Natchez Railway but leased to the Vermont Rail System, and EMD SD70M-2 #431 as power.
Photo Date:  4/27/2017  Upload Date: 5/2/2017 9:23:57 AM
Location:  Cuttingsville, VT
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Bridge
Locomotives:  GMTX 2147(GP38-2) VTR 431(SD70M-2)
Views:  144   Comments: 4
VTR RDSW at the Yard Office
Title:  VTR RDSW at the Yard Office
Description:  The Vermont Railways Rutland Yard Switcher has finished exchanging cars with Green Mountain Railroads Rutland to Bellows Falls job, Train 263, and the crew picks up new orders from the Rutland Yard Office before continuing the days switching work. The train has leased GATX Corporation EMD GP38-2 #2208 and MP15DC #318 as power.
Photo Date:  4/27/2017  Upload Date: 5/2/2017 9:17:38 AM
Location:  Rutland, VT
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Scenic,Yard,Action
Locomotives:  GMTX 2208(GP38-2) GMTX 318(MP15AC)
Views:  158   Comments: 2
Housatonic Railroad NX-12 Racing Past Stockbridge Depot
Title:  Housatonic Railroad NX-12 Racing Past Stockbridge Depot
Description:  Barely and hour out of Canaan, Connecticut, Housatonic Railroad Company NX-12 makes itself known to the town of Stockbridge, Massachusetts by blasting its Conrail Leslie RS3L. The Engineer throttles up the three ex-Pennsylvania Railroad non-turbocharged EMD General Purpose "Geep" units as they begin a slight climb past the Stockbridge Depot with forty-seven cars bound for CSX Transportation in tow.
Photo Date:  4/18/2017  Upload Date: 4/18/2017 3:23:39 PM
Location:  Stockbridge, MA
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Scenic,Station,Action
Locomotives:  HRRC 3601(GP35) HRRC 3604(GP35) HRRC 3600(GP35m)
Views:  39   Comments: 0
Housatonic Railroad NX-12 at Housatonic
Title:  Housatonic Railroad NX-12 at Housatonic
Description:  Work on reconstructing the Park Street Bridge over the Housatonic River pauses when workers raise their heads to view the Housatonic Railroad Companys Canaan, Connecticut to Pittsfield, Massachusetts road job as it rolls into the old mill town of Housatonic, Massachusetts. This train, originally started by the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad as "New Haven Division Train Twelve", or NX-12, consisted of forty-seven cars and had EMD GP35 #3601 leading GP35 #3604 and GP35M #3600 on this fine Spring morning.
Photo Date:  4/18/2017  Upload Date: 4/18/2017 3:22:26 PM
Location:  Housatonic, MA
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Roster,Bridge
Locomotives:  HRRC 3601(GP35) HRRC 3604(GP35) HRRC 3600(GP35m)
Views:  51   Comments: 0
Housatonic Railroad NX-12 Over Taconic Avenue
Title:  Housatonic Railroad NX-12 Over Taconic Avenue
Description:  An unusually long train of forty-seven cars meant that EMD GP35 #3601 had to assist GP35 #3604 and GP35M #3600 with road job NX-12, which the two units are usually more than able to haul on their own. En route from Canaan, Connecticut to the CSX Transportation interchange in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, NX-12 races along the elevated section of track in downtown Great Barrington, Massachusetts leading up to the Taconic Avenue Rail Bridge and the restored Great Barrington Depot.
Photo Date:  4/18/2017  Upload Date: 4/18/2017 3:21:09 PM
Location:  Great Barrington, MA
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  HRRC 3601(GP35) HRRC 3604(GP35) HRRC 3600(GP35m)
Views:  23   Comments: 0
Housatonic Railroad NX-12 at Sand Road
Title:  Housatonic Railroad NX-12 at Sand Road
Description:  With a trio of non-turbocharged, dynamic braking equipped Electro-Motive General Purpose "Geep" units as power, the crew of NX-12 throttles up #3601 as they approach the Sand Road crossing south of the village of Canaan, Connecticut with forty-one cars from the previous days NX-11 in tow. Once at Canaan Union Depot, NX-12s power will disconnect and wait for the crew of NX-11 to add six cars to their consist before making the run to Pittsfield, Massachusetts to interchange with CSX.
Photo Date:  4/18/2017  Upload Date: 4/18/2017 3:18:40 PM
Location:  Canaan, CT
Author:  Joshua Harkness
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  HRRC 3601(GP35) HRRC 3604(GP35) HRRC 3600(GP35m)
Views:  29   Comments: 1


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