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By:David Hutchinson
Dates:5/13/1951 - 4/17/1988
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One from the archives
Title:  One from the archives
Description:  Train #1010 from Portland,Me. rolls through Melrose,Mass., seven miles from Boston.
Photo Date:  5/13/1951  Upload Date: 5/11/2011 8:15:23 PM
Location:  Melrose, MA
Author:  Leroy C.Hutchinson
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Locomotives:  BM 3816(E7A)
Views:  2941   Comments: 7
Backing down to the table
Title:  Backing down to the table
Description:  The last two maroon F's, 4265a and 4227b, just in off JB-4, back down to the turntable at Boston Engine Terminal.
Photo Date:  8/3/1970  Upload Date: 7/2/2009 9:37:06 PM
Location:  Boston, MA
Author:  David Hutchinson
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  BM 4265A(F7A) BM 4227B(F3B)
Views:  1202   Comments: 0
And he even posed it for me!
Title:  And he even posed it for me!
Description:  4228, just in off JB-4, takes a spin on the turntable at Boston Engine Terminal. The operator even stopped the turntable and posed 4228 for me.
Photo Date:  8/8/1970  Upload Date: 2/27/2012 8:12:47 PM
Location:  Somerville, MA
Author:  David Hutchinson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BM 4228A(F3A)
Views:  635   Comments: 1
Quiet Saturday
Title:  Quiet Saturday
Description:  A pair of RS-3's idle in their stalls at Boston Engine Terminal.
Photo Date:  1/9/1971  Upload Date: 1/1/2010 9:51:14 PM
Location:  Somerville, MA
Author:  David Hutchinson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BM 1509(RS3) BM 1510(RS3)
Views:  1215   Comments: 0
Local freight
Title:  Local freight
Description:  Local freight B-31 backs down the spur to set off a car for the Boston Stove Foundry.
Photo Date:  3/9/1971  Upload Date: 3/24/2012 9:36:34 PM
Location:  Reading, MA
Author:  David Hutchinson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BM 1573(GP7)
Views:  486   Comments: 1
Headin for home
Title:  Headin for home
Description:  Local freight B-34 heads for Boston with just a caboose in tow after dropping his last car.
Photo Date:  3/18/1971  Upload Date: 2/25/2012 7:51:33 PM
Location:  Reading, MA
Author:  David Hutchinson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BM 1509(RS3)
Views:  661   Comments: 1
Single car Budd
Title:  Single car Budd
Description:  Nothing said B&M in the 70's more than the single car Buddliner
Photo Date:  3/21/1971  Upload Date: 2/17/2012 9:28:09 PM
Location:  Reading, MA
Author:  David Hutchinson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BM 6147(RDC1)
Views:  613   Comments: 0
Storm brewing
Title:  Storm brewing
Description:  Power from JB-4 has arrived at Boston Engine Terminal for servicing as the sky darkens with a thunderstorm approaching.
Photo Date:  4/26/1971  Upload Date: 9/14/2009 9:01:07 PM
Location:  Boston, MA
Author:  David Hutchinson
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  BM 1556(GP7) BM 1743(GP9) BM 4268A(F7A)
Views:  1055   Comments: 2
Tied down
Title:  Tied down
Description:  Power from SJ-1 has arrived at the Westboro engine terminal and has tied down for the night.
Photo Date:  6/6/1971  Upload Date: 2/25/2012 9:14:10 PM
Location:  West Lebanon, NH
Author:  David Hutchinson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BM 1701(GP9)
Views:  392   Comments: 1
Switching the plant
Title:  Switching the plant
Description:  Local freight B-49 backs down over Eames Street crossing to switch out the Dragon Cement plant at North Woburn Junction.
Photo Date:  6/11/1971  Upload Date: 2/27/2012 8:23:33 PM
Location:  Wilmington, MA
Author:  David Hutchinson
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Locomotives:  BM 1712(GP9)
Views:  574   Comments: 0
Quiet Saturday
Title:  Quiet Saturday
Description:  1563 and 1542 idle in their stalls at Boston Engine Terminal.
Photo Date:  7/31/1971  Upload Date: 2/25/2012 8:27:46 PM
Location:  Somerville, MA
Author:  David Hutchinson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BM 1563(GP7) BM 1542(RS3)
Views:  482   Comments: 0
Unusual Rebuild
Title:  Unusual Rebuild
Description:  NW-2 1203, rebuilt with a 1000 h.p. prime mover from a scrapped E-7, idles outside the Bleachery Yard Office.
Photo Date:  9/26/1971  Upload Date: 3/25/2011 6:45:23 AM
Location:  Lowell, MA
Author:  David Hutchinson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BM 1203(NW2)
Views:  618   Comments: 0
Taking a spin
Title:  Taking a spin
Description:  RDC-1 6118 riding the turntable at Boston Engine Terminal.
Photo Date:  10/12/1971  Upload Date: 1/9/2010 7:06:46 PM
Location:  Somerville, MA
Author:  David Hutchinson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BM 6118(RDC1)
Views:  712   Comments: 1
Fresh Paint
Title:  Fresh Paint
Description:  Fresh out of the shops, this short-lived ALCO suffered a broken crankshaft within days after this photo was taken, and never ran again.
Photo Date:  10/17/1971  Upload Date: 3/25/2011 7:10:46 AM
Location:  Nashua, NH
Author:  David Hutchinson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BM 1180(S3)
Views:  641   Comments: 1
Days End
Title:  Days End
Description:  The sun is getting low in the sky and the local freight and switching power is tied down for the day.
Photo Date:  12/5/1971  Upload Date: 3/25/2011 9:41:56 PM
Location:  Nashua, NH
Author:  David Hutchinson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BM 1130(SW1)
Views:  482   Comments: 1
Coming off the table
Title:  Coming off the table
Description:  Power for BR-1 comes off the turntable at Boston Engine Terminal headed for departure track 42.
Photo Date:  2/4/1972  Upload Date: 7/2/2009 9:05:01 PM
Location:  Boston, MA
Author:  David Hutchinson
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  BM 4268A(F7A) BM 4266B(F7B)
Views:  872   Comments: 0
Burn Victim
Title:  Burn Victim
Description:  A sad looking 1542 sits out in back of the shops awaiting the inevitable sale to a scrap merchant.
Photo Date:  2/5/1972  Upload Date: 2/25/2012 9:38:36 PM
Location:  North Billerica, MA
Author:  David Hutchinson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BM 1542(RS3)
Views:  763   Comments: 1
Local Freight
Title:  Local Freight
Description:  Local freight B-34 passes through Reading on its way back to Boston.
Photo Date:  2/15/1972  Upload Date: 3/25/2011 7:08:23 AM
Location:  Reading, MA
Author:  David Hutchinson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BM 863(S5)
Views:  654   Comments: 1
Vandalism
Title:  Vandalism
Description:  RDC-1 6114 lies, wedged into the turntable pit at Boston Engine Terminal, the victim of a malicious act by an escaped mental patient who set the un-attended train in motion.
Photo Date:  3/15/1972  Upload Date: 2/13/2012 8:23:39 PM
Location:  Somerville, MA
Author:  David Hutchinson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BM 6114(RDC1)
Views:  1113   Comments: 1
Laying over
Title:  Laying over
Description:  Switchers laying over for the weekend.
Photo Date:  3/18/1972  Upload Date: 3/23/2012 1:32:30 PM
Location:  Lawrence, MA
Author:  David Hutchinson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BM 805(SW8)
Views:  371   Comments: 0
In the shop
Title:  In the shop
Description:  Old and weary 4228a sits inside Billerica Shops being stripped for parts before going up for sale as scrap.
Photo Date:  3/25/1972  Upload Date: 7/2/2009 10:11:49 PM
Location:  North Billerica, MA
Author:  David Hutchinson
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  BM 4228A(F3A)
Views:  1289   Comments: 1
In the shop
Title:  In the shop
Description:  4265 gets an overhaul after being sidelined by an electrical fire.
Photo Date:  3/25/1972  Upload Date: 2/27/2012 8:37:21 PM
Location:  North Billerica, MA
Author:  David Hutchinson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BM 4265A(F7A)
Views:  658   Comments: 1
In for repairs
Title:  In for repairs
Description:  Damaged in a grade crossing incident, 6117 waits for a cab transplant, the donor being a New Haven RDC-2 128 that was scrapped earlier in the month at Cedar Hill,Conn.
Photo Date:  3/25/1972  Upload Date: 2/27/2012 9:03:31 PM
Location:  North Billerica, MA
Author:  David Hutchinson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BM 6117(RDC1)
Views:  619   Comments: 0
Working the back streets
Title:  Working the back streets
Description:  The 1st trick switcher sets a car into one of the many industrial customers within the city limits.
Photo Date:  4/17/1972  Upload Date: 3/25/2011 9:38:12 PM
Location:  Manchester, NH
Author:  David Hutchinson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BM 1124(SW1)
Views:  797   Comments: 1
Storm Brewing
Title:  Storm Brewing
Description:  The afternoon switcher drags a cut of cars across Andover Street as an early spring thunderstorm rolls in.
Photo Date:  4/17/1972  Upload Date: 1/8/2010 9:49:29 PM
Location:  Lawrence, MA
Author:  David Hutchinson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BM 1122(SW1)
Views:  713   Comments: 1
On his air
Title:  On his air
Description:  Local freight Y-4 is on his air test at the south end of the yard as the yard switcher trundles by on an adjacent track.
Photo Date:  4/19/1972  Upload Date: 2/25/2012 8:38:33 PM
Location:  Manchester, NH
Author:  David Hutchinson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BM 1564(GP7) BM 1124(SW1)
Views:  478   Comments: 0
Break for lunch
Title:  Break for lunch
Description:  The crew of the switcher is on lunch and their engine idles out beside the station.
Photo Date:  6/2/1972  Upload Date: 3/25/2011 9:41:05 PM
Location:  Bellows Falls, VT
Author:  David Hutchinson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BM 1121(SW1)
Views:  323   Comments: 0
Break time
Title:  Break time
Description:  The engineer is the last one off, as the crew heads to the yard office for a well deserved cup of coffee.
Photo Date:  6/2/1972  Upload Date: 3/23/2012 1:46:57 PM
Location:  East Deerfield, MA
Author:  David Hutchinson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BM 1269(S4)
Views:  402   Comments: 2
Putting up for the day
Title:  Putting up for the day
Description:  Engine maintainer Barry Graves tops off the fuel tank before this old veteren gets put away in the roundhouse.
Photo Date:  6/2/1972  Upload Date: 1/8/2010 6:31:03 PM
Location:  Fitchburg, MA
Author:  David Hutchinson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BM 1500(RS2)
Views:  890   Comments: 0
Putting up for the day
Title:  Putting up for the day
Description:  Veteren ALCO RS-2 1500 heads for the turntable at the East Fitchburg roundhouse.
Photo Date:  6/2/1972  Upload Date: 1/8/2010 6:31:35 PM
Location:  Fitchburg, MA
Author:  David Hutchinson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BM 1500(RS2)
Views:  677   Comments: 0
2nd trick switcher
Title:  2nd trick switcher
Description:  The 2nd trick switcher trundles under McClellan Farm Road heading back into the yard at East Deerfield,Mass. The 1265 was one of only a handful of ALCO switchers that got the maroon and yellow paint job.
Photo Date:  6/2/1972  Upload Date: 9/23/2009 8:37:30 PM
Location:  East Deerfield, MA
Author:  David Hutchinson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BM 1265(S2)
Views:  852   Comments: 2
Weekend Layover
Title:  Weekend Layover
Description:  The Keene switcher is tied down for the weekend.
Photo Date:  6/24/1972  Upload Date: 3/25/2011 9:40:18 PM
Location:  Keene, NH
Author:  David Hutchinson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BM 1120(SW1)
Views:  853   Comments: 1
Parts Source
Title:  Parts Source
Description:  Sold to the Montpelier & Barre in 1959, the 1111 ends her days as a parts source to keep her sisters alive.
Photo Date:  7/28/1972  Upload Date: 3/23/2011 9:33:38 PM
Location:  Montpelier, VT
Author:  David Hutchinson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BM 1111(SW1)
Views:  1091   Comments: 0
Laying over
Title:  Laying over
Description:  A quiet Saturday finds B&M 1572 shut down and laying over for the weekend.
Photo Date:  8/19/1972  Upload Date: 12/31/2009 11:05:56 PM
Location:  Dover, NH
Author:  David Hutchinson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BM 1572(GP7)
Views:  803   Comments: 0
Open air terminal
Title:  Open air terminal
Description:  With the roundhouse gone, local freight and switcher power ties up at the freight house.
Photo Date:  12/17/1972  Upload Date: 3/25/2011 9:39:08 PM
Location:  Lawrence, MA
Author:  David Hutchinson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BM 807(SW8)
Views:  366   Comments: 0
Coffee Break
Title:  Coffee Break
Description:  The crew of local freight L-1 stops at Reading for a much needed cup of coffee on this cold January afternoon.
Photo Date:  1/13/1973  Upload Date: 9/23/2009 8:29:04 PM
Location:  Reading, MA
Author:  David Hutchinson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BM 1260(S2)
Views:  1145   Comments: 1
Wild Experiment
Title:  Wild Experiment
Description:  Train #2508 arriving Boston from Rockport wearing an experimental high-visibilty paint job. The only unit ever painted this way, it was soon re-painted having never caught on.
Photo Date:  3/4/1973  Upload Date: 1/9/2010 7:08:42 PM
Location:  Boston, MA
Author:  David Hutchinson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BM 6145(RDC1)
Views:  652   Comments: 2
Light Engine
Title:  Light Engine
Description:  Light engine move, headed to Lawrence, pauses to flag the Woburn Street crossing.
Photo Date:  3/25/1973  Upload Date: 3/25/2011 7:04:33 AM
Location:  Reading, MA
Author:  David Hutchinson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BM 1119(SW1)
Views:  676   Comments: 0
Weekend layover
Title:  Weekend layover
Description:  Power for Lowell's switcher assignments, idle in front of the Bleachery Yard Office.
Photo Date:  4/22/1973  Upload Date: 3/23/2011 9:32:08 PM
Location:  Lowell, MA
Author:  David Hutchinson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BM 800(SW8)
Views:  441   Comments: 0
Almost Heaven
Title:  Almost Heaven
Description:  Boston Engine Terminal was a dirty place, covered with oil and spilled fuel, an EPA nightmare, but it was always almost heaven to me.
Photo Date:  5/8/1973  Upload Date: 9/23/2009 9:11:26 PM
Location:  Boston, MA
Author:  David Hutchinson
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  BM 1177(S3) BM 4268A(F7A) BM 1282(S5M)
Views:  980   Comments: 1
Wreck Victim
Title:  Wreck Victim
Description:  The loser in a head-on collision with a Central Vermont GP-9, 1125 awaits disposition at Billerica Shops.
Photo Date:  5/27/1973  Upload Date: 3/25/2011 6:53:35 AM
Location:  North Billerica, MA
Author:  David Hutchinson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BM 1125(SW1)
Views:  1091   Comments: 2
Crossing over
Title:  Crossing over
Description:  BR-1 crosses from the NH Division mainline to the Wildcat Branch at Wilmington,Mass.
Photo Date:  6/30/1973  Upload Date: 7/1/2009 8:21:20 PM
Location:  Wilmington, MA
Author:  David Hutchinson
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BM 4268A(F7A)
Views:  1294   Comments: 5
Down Time
Title:  Down Time
Description:  The 2nd trick switcher idles out behind the station at White River Jct.,Vt. waiting for her crew to come on duty.
Photo Date:  8/7/1973  Upload Date: 9/23/2009 8:33:03 PM
Location:  White River Jct., VT
Author:  David Hutchinson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BM 1184(S3)
Views:  580   Comments: 1
Passenger Extra
Title:  Passenger Extra
Description:  Bringing a 4-car train of Buddliners westbound to Ayer to swap them with a disabled train.
Photo Date:  10/14/1973  Upload Date: 2/25/2012 8:12:09 PM
Location:  Somerville, MA
Author:  David Hutchinson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BM 1513(RS3)
Views:  566   Comments: 0
Local Freight
Title:  Local Freight
Description:  Local freight Z-4 works the small yard at Wilmington.
Photo Date:  12/12/1973  Upload Date: 3/25/2011 6:46:07 AM
Location:  Wilmington, MA
Author:  David Hutchinson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BM 1203(NW2)
Views:  453   Comments: 1
Laying over
Title:  Laying over
Description:  Switchers idle on a cold January afternoon.
Photo Date:  1/20/1974  Upload Date: 3/25/2011 9:39:35 PM
Location:  Lawrence, MA
Author:  David Hutchinson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BM 1131(SW1)
Views:  339   Comments: 0
Laying over
Title:  Laying over
Description:  Switchers idle on a cold January afternoon. The old 1961 Dodge Hy-rail truck is kinda neat too.
Photo Date:  1/20/1974  Upload Date: 3/23/2011 9:32:45 PM
Location:  Lawrence, MA
Author:  David Hutchinson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BM 802(SW8) BM 807(SW8)
Views:  508   Comments: 1
Little Engine That Could
Title:  Little Engine That Could
Description:  Billerica Shop Switcher struggles through Walnut Hill(Woburn)Mass. with an interesting lash-up.
Photo Date:  1/30/1974  Upload Date: 10/2/2009 9:13:22 PM
Location:  Woburn, MA
Author:  David Hutchinson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BM 119(44Tonner) BM 1569(GP7) BM 1559(GP7) BM 6117(RDC1)
Views:  1899   Comments: 3
Fresh Paint
Title:  Fresh Paint
Description:  With just a hint of soot and road grime showing, 1559 idles by the freight house, showing off her new paint job.
Photo Date:  2/24/1974  Upload Date: 3/31/2012 8:23:45 PM
Location:  Lawrence, MA
Author:  David Hutchinson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BM 1559(GP7)
Views:  471   Comments: 0
Laying over
Title:  Laying over
Description:  A Spring Saturday finds local freight and switching power laying over for the weekend, all original paint, not a "blue dip" in sight.
Photo Date:  3/16/1974  Upload Date: 3/23/2012 1:36:23 PM
Location:  Lawrence, MA
Author:  David Hutchinson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BM 1119(SW1)
Views:  310   Comments: 0


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