Category Archives: railroad

Commuter Rail

Commuter Rail

Tracks heading out of North Station.

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North Station

North Station
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Telegrams

Telegrams

Telegrams that will remain unsent. Chatham Railroad Museum, Cape Cod.

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Tickets

Tickets

In the ticket booth at the Chatham Railroad Museum.

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Depot, Chatham Railroad Museum

Depot, Chatham Railroad Museum

The old depot building in Chatham is now the wonderful Chatham Railroad Museum.

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Amtrak Coach

Amtrak Coach

An Amtrak coach heads from Boston to New York City.

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Boston & Maine Coach #6211

Boston & Maine Coach #6211

Another view of the retired B&M coach car.

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Suspension

Suspension

Underneath a B&M coach car.

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Boston & Maine Railroad

Boston & Maine Railroad

A coach car from the Boston & Maine railroad. This particular car, located in Bedford, Massachusetts, is likely one that was used for the greater-Boston area commuter rail service, before the service was taken over by Amtrak. Some books on the topic:

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Bedford Train Depot

Bedford Train Depot

The old train depot in Bedford, Massachusetts, built in 1784.

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Steam Locomotive

Steam Locomotive

Backing up the steam locomotive to couple it with the rest of the train. You can learn to drive a steam locomotive yourself.

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Pullman

Pullman

Boarding the Essex Steam Train.

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Essex Steam Train

Essex Steam Train

Preparing to board the Essex Steam Train (history).

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KarTrak

KarTrak

The KarTrak system was developed by GTE Sylvania (Waltham, Massachusetts) in the 1960s to identify and track railroad cars and containers (e.g. SeaLand). It used a vertically-stacked series of color-coded reflective barcode labels from 3M to encode each car’s car number. The barcodes were read by mailbox-sized scanners installed trackside.

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