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By:Jay Epstein
Dates:12/28/2010 - 8/5/2018
Album Info:Compilation of visits to Ayer and vicinity over the years. Territory covered includes west to Gardner and east to the Chelmsford Wye. Note: for photos of the CNJ Heritage Unit's 09-11-13 visit to Ayer please see the following album: http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/archiveThumbs.aspx?id=97133
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ST 643 is second out on an eastbound
Title:  ST 643 is second out on an eastbound
Description:  This was my only time seeing one of these ex-Santa Fe units. They are now all off the roster. Date is a guess.
Photo Date:  11/8/2003  Upload Date: 2/6/2018 12:20:19 PM
Location:  Ayer, MA
Author:  Jay Epstein
Categories: 
Locomotives:  ST 643(SD26)
Views:  53   Comments: 0
An eastbound sits just past the station platform
Title:  An eastbound sits just past the station platform
Description:  Note that the second unit is a rare ex-Santa Fe SD26. This was my only time seeing one of these ex-Santa Fe units. They are now all off the roster. Date is a guess.
Photo Date:  11/8/2003  Upload Date: 2/6/2018 12:20:24 PM
Location:  Ayer, MA
Author:  Jay Epstein
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MEC 321(GP40)
Views:  61   Comments: 0
BM 690 and another unit head into the Hill Yard
Title:  BM 690 and another unit head into the Hill Yard
Description:  This was my only time seeing this unit which was a replacement for an SD26 that was wrecked. Date is a guess.
Photo Date:  11/8/2003  Upload Date: 2/6/2018 12:20:29 PM
Location:  Ayer, MA
Author:  Jay Epstein
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BM 690(SD39) MEC 509(GP40-2LW)
Views:  93   Comments: 0
Smurf Unit!
Title:  Smurf Unit!
Description:  My only time seeing one of these. They have since been repainted. A high hood GP35 can also be seen. Date is a guess.
Photo Date:  11/8/2003  Upload Date: 2/6/2018 12:20:33 PM
Location:  Ayer, MA
Author:  Jay Epstein
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  MEC 505(GP40-2LW) ST 205(GP35)
Views:  116   Comments: 0
The 1000 arrives with an outbound
Title:  The 1000 arrives with an outbound
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/5/2007  Upload Date: 2/6/2018 12:20:38 PM
Location:  Ayer, MA
Author:  Jay Epstein
Categories:  Station,Signal,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  MBTA 1000(F40PH)
Views:  105   Comments: 0
MEC 305 pushes a lone boxcar down the east leg of the wye
Title:  MEC 305 pushes a lone boxcar down the east leg of the wye
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/5/2007  Upload Date: 2/6/2018 12:20:43 PM
Location:  Ayer, MA
Author:  Jay Epstein
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  MEC 305(GP40)
Views:  56   Comments: 0
An westbound rumbles through with a quintet of geeps
Title:  An westbound rumbles through with a quintet of geeps
Description:  This is a lash-up you won't see any more! 10 years later Pan Am is now six axle GE railroad.
Photo Date:  8/5/2007  Upload Date: 2/6/2018 12:20:48 PM
Location:  Ayer, MA
Author:  Jay Epstein
Categories:  Station,Action
Locomotives:  BM 340(GP40)
Views:  43   Comments: 0
An inbound pulls in
Title:  An inbound pulls in
Description: 
Photo Date:  11/4/2007  Upload Date: 2/6/2018 12:20:54 PM
Location:  Ayer, MA
Author:  Jay Epstein
Categories:  Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  54   Comments: 0
MBTA 1012 pushes an inbound towards Boston
Title:  MBTA 1012 pushes an inbound towards Boston
Description: 
Photo Date:  11/4/2007  Upload Date: 2/6/2018 12:20:59 PM
Location:  Ayer, MA
Author:  Jay Epstein
Categories:  Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  MBTA 1012(F40PH)
Views:  59   Comments: 0
An eastbound rounds the bend
Title:  An eastbound rounds the bend
Description: 
Photo Date:  11/4/2007  Upload Date: 2/6/2018 12:21:04 PM
Location:  Ayer, MA
Author:  Jay Epstein
Categories:  Station,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  33   Comments: 0
Smoke it up!
Title:  Smoke it up!
Description:  Two Geeps notch up as they pull an eastbound through the station
Photo Date:  11/4/2007  Upload Date: 2/6/2018 12:21:09 PM
Location:  Ayer, MA
Author:  Jay Epstein
Categories:  Station,Action
Locomotives:  BM 328(GP40)
Views:  52   Comments: 1
An unknown eastbound moves through the station
Title:  An unknown eastbound moves through the station
Description: 
Photo Date:  11/4/2007  Upload Date: 2/6/2018 12:21:15 PM
Location:  Ayer, MA
Author:  Jay Epstein
Categories:  Station,Signal,Action
Locomotives:  BM 333(GP40)
Views:  55   Comments: 0
End of train
Title:  End of train
Description:  Last car of an eastbound manifest.
Photo Date:  11/4/2007  Upload Date: 2/6/2018 12:21:19 PM
Location:  Ayer, MA
Author:  Jay Epstein
Categories:  Signal,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  42   Comments: 0
MBTA 1122 arrives with an outbound
Title:  MBTA 1122 arrives with an outbound
Description: 
Photo Date:  11/4/2007  Upload Date: 2/6/2018 12:21:23 PM
Location:  Ayer, MA
Author:  Jay Epstein
Categories:  Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  MBTA 1122(GP40MC)
Views:  68   Comments: 0
MEC 378 pulls around the wye with some grain hoppers
Title:  MEC 378 pulls around the wye with some grain hoppers
Description: 
Photo Date:  11/4/2007  Upload Date: 2/6/2018 12:21:27 PM
Location:  Ayer, MA
Author:  Jay Epstein
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  MEC 378(GP40)
Views:  76   Comments: 0
MEC 378 comes off the wye
Title:  MEC 378 comes off the wye
Description: 
Photo Date:  11/4/2007  Upload Date: 2/6/2018 12:21:32 PM
Location:  Ayer, MA
Author:  Jay Epstein
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  MEC 378(GP40)
Views:  83   Comments: 0
An inbound arrives on the wrong iron
Title:  An inbound arrives on the wrong iron
Description: 
Photo Date:  11/4/2007  Upload Date: 2/6/2018 12:21:37 PM
Location:  Ayer, MA
Author:  Jay Epstein
Categories:  Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  59   Comments: 0
MBTA 1122 pushes an inbound towards Boston
Title:  MBTA 1122 pushes an inbound towards Boston
Description: 
Photo Date:  11/4/2007  Upload Date: 2/6/2018 12:21:41 PM
Location:  Ayer, MA
Author:  Jay Epstein
Categories:  Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  44   Comments: 0
POED approaches
Title:  POED approaches
Description:  At the time it was common to see big NS power on POED/ EDPO. This was shot from the Main St bridge.
Photo Date:  8/19/2009  Upload Date: 2/6/2018 12:21:45 PM
Location:  Ayer, MA
Author:  Jay Epstein
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NS 2666(SD70M-2)
Views:  46   Comments: 0
NS 2666 lead POED under Main Street
Title:  NS 2666 lead POED under Main Street
Description:  At the time it was common to see big NS power on POED/ EDPO.
Photo Date:  8/19/2009  Upload Date: 2/6/2018 12:21:49 PM
Location:  Ayer, MA
Author:  Jay Epstein
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NS 2666(SD70M-2)
Views:  39   Comments: 0
Overhead shot of POED going through the Ayer Station.
Title:  Overhead shot of POED going through the Ayer Station.
Description:  Shot from the Main Street bridge.
Photo Date:  8/19/2009  Upload Date: 2/6/2018 12:21:53 PM
Location:  Ayer, MA
Author:  Jay Epstein
Categories:  Station,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  35   Comments: 0
Another overhead shot of POED
Title:  Another overhead shot of POED
Description:  Seen from the Main St bridge.
Photo Date:  8/19/2009  Upload Date: 2/6/2018 12:21:58 PM
Location:  Ayer, MA
Author:  Jay Epstein
Categories:  Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  33   Comments: 0
Last car on POED
Title:  Last car on POED
Description:  Seen from the Main St bridge.
Photo Date:  8/19/2009  Upload Date: 2/6/2018 12:22:02 PM
Location:  Ayer, MA
Author:  Jay Epstein
Categories:  Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  30   Comments: 0
An inbound boards passengers
Title:  An inbound boards passengers
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/19/2009  Upload Date: 2/6/2018 12:22:07 PM
Location:  Ayer, MA
Author:  Jay Epstein
Categories:  Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  48   Comments: 0
One train leaves, one train arrives
Title:  One train leaves, one train arrives
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/19/2009  Upload Date: 2/6/2018 12:22:12 PM
Location:  Ayer, MA
Author:  Jay Epstein
Categories:  Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  47   Comments: 0
MBTA action in Ayer
Title:  MBTA action in Ayer
Description:  Just as an inbound leaves, an outbound arrives
Photo Date:  8/19/2009  Upload Date: 2/6/2018 12:19:51 PM
Location:  Ayer, MA
Author:  Jay Epstein
Categories:  Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  36   Comments: 0
Perfect meet!
Title:  Perfect meet!
Description:  Inbound on the left meets an outbound on the right.
Photo Date:  8/19/2009  Upload Date: 2/6/2018 12:19:56 PM
Location:  Ayer, MA
Author:  Jay Epstein
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  76   Comments: 0
Looking into the Hill Yard
Title:  Looking into the Hill Yard
Description:  MEC 510 can be seen switching cars.
Photo Date:  8/19/2009  Upload Date: 2/6/2018 12:20:01 PM
Location:  Ayer, MA
Author:  Jay Epstein
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  MEC 510(GP40-2LW)
Views:  34   Comments: 0
MEC 510 switches the Hill Yard
Title:  MEC 510 switches the Hill Yard
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/19/2009  Upload Date: 2/6/2018 12:20:06 PM
Location:  Ayer, MA
Author:  Jay Epstein
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  MEC 510(GP40-2LW)
Views:  34   Comments: 0
An inbound leaves Ayer on the wrong iron
Title:  An inbound leaves Ayer on the wrong iron
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/19/2009  Upload Date: 2/6/2018 12:20:11 PM
Location:  Ayer, MA
Author:  Jay Epstein
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  47   Comments: 0
An inbound heads under Main St
Title:  An inbound heads under Main St
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/19/2009  Upload Date: 2/6/2018 12:20:15 PM
Location:  Ayer, MA
Author:  Jay Epstein
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  40   Comments: 0
A local moves through the station
Title:  A local moves through the station
Description:  Seen form the Main st bridge.
Photo Date:  8/19/2009  Upload Date: 2/13/2018 11:34:04 AM
Location:  Ayer, MA
Author:  Jay Epstein
Categories:  Station,Action
Locomotives:  MEC 313(GP40)
Views:  64   Comments: 1
MEC 313 moves east with one tank car in tow
Title:  MEC 313 moves east with one tank car in tow
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/19/2009  Upload Date: 2/13/2018 11:34:13 AM
Location:  Ayer, MA
Author:  Jay Epstein
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  MEC 313(GP40)
Views:  65   Comments: 1
MEC 313 prepares to duck under the Main St Bridge
Title:  MEC 313 prepares to duck under the Main St Bridge
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/19/2009  Upload Date: 2/13/2018 11:34:19 AM
Location:  Ayer, MA
Author:  Jay Epstein
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  MEC 313(GP40)
Views:  51   Comments: 1
As soon as the inbound clears, an idiot crosses the tracks
Title:  As soon as the inbound clears, an idiot crosses the tracks
Description:  What if a train was coming the other way...
Photo Date:  8/19/2009  Upload Date: 2/13/2018 11:34:26 AM
Location:  Ayer, MA
Author:  Jay Epstein
Categories:  Station,Signal,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  MBTA 1033(F40PH-2C)
Views:  60   Comments: 0
AYMO's power comes off the east leg of the wye
Title:  AYMO's power comes off the east leg of the wye
Description:  Back in the days when 23K was called AYMO (Ayer to Mohawk Yard)
Photo Date:  8/19/2009  Upload Date: 2/13/2018 11:34:46 AM
Location:  Ayer, MA
Author:  Jay Epstein
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  HLCX 6226(SD40-2)
Views:  42   Comments: 1
AYMO's power enters the main
Title:  AYMO's power enters the main
Description:  Back in the days when 23K was called AYMO (Ayer to Mohawk Yard)
Photo Date:  8/19/2009  Upload Date: 2/13/2018 11:34:53 AM
Location:  Ayer, MA
Author:  Jay Epstein
Categories:  Station,Signal,Action
Locomotives:  HLCX 6226(SD40-2)
Views:  53   Comments: 1
Framed by Searchlights
Title:  Framed by Searchlights
Description:  An outbound arrives at Ayer.
Photo Date:  8/19/2009  Upload Date: 2/13/2018 11:34:59 AM
Location:  Ayer, MA
Author:  Jay Epstein
Categories:  Scenic,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  MBTA 1007(F40PH)
Views:  41   Comments: 1
MBTA 1007 arrives with an outbound
Title:  MBTA 1007 arrives with an outbound
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/19/2009  Upload Date: 2/13/2018 11:35:05 AM
Location:  Ayer, MA
Author:  Jay Epstein
Categories:  Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  MBTA 1007(F40PH)
Views:  32   Comments: 2
After the commuter clears the station, a local can go through
Title:  After the commuter clears the station, a local can go through
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/19/2009  Upload Date: 2/13/2018 11:35:13 AM
Location:  Ayer, MA
Author:  Jay Epstein
Categories:  Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  49   Comments: 0
Rear end protection
Title:  Rear end protection
Description:  A local backs through the station
Photo Date:  8/19/2009  Upload Date: 2/13/2018 11:35:19 AM
Location:  Ayer, MA
Author:  Jay Epstein
Categories:  Station,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  25   Comments: 0
The conductor guides his local through the station
Title:  The conductor guides his local through the station
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/19/2009  Upload Date: 2/13/2018 11:35:25 AM
Location:  Ayer, MA
Author:  Jay Epstein
Categories:  Signal,Passenger,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  24   Comments: 0
MEC 313 backs a local through the station
Title:  MEC 313 backs a local through the station
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/19/2009  Upload Date: 2/13/2018 11:35:33 AM
Location:  Ayer, MA
Author:  Jay Epstein
Categories:  Station,Action
Locomotives:  MEC 313(GP40)
Views:  53   Comments: 1
A local freight moves past the signal
Title:  A local freight moves past the signal
Description:  The train is acutally moving away from me.
Photo Date:  8/19/2009  Upload Date: 2/13/2018 11:35:39 AM
Location:  Ayer, MA
Author:  Jay Epstein
Categories:  Station,Action
Locomotives:  MEC 313(GP40)
Views:  59   Comments: 1
Now on the other track, MEC 313 notches it up as it heads west
Title:  Now on the other track, MEC 313 notches it up as it heads west
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/19/2009  Upload Date: 2/13/2018 11:35:46 AM
Location:  Ayer, MA
Author:  Jay Epstein
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  MEC 313(GP40)
Views:  28   Comments: 1
MEC 313 accelerates a local west
Title:  MEC 313 accelerates a local west
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/19/2009  Upload Date: 2/13/2018 11:35:52 AM
Location:  Ayer, MA
Author:  Jay Epstein
Categories:  Station,Action
Locomotives:  MEC 313(GP40)
Views:  34   Comments: 1
Next up is a pair of light engines heading west
Title:  Next up is a pair of light engines heading west
Description:  Power for AYMO heading for the old to have their water tanks filled.
Photo Date:  8/19/2009  Upload Date: 2/13/2018 11:35:59 AM
Location:  Ayer, MA
Author:  Jay Epstein
Categories:  Station,Signal,Action
Locomotives:  HLCX 6226(SD40-2)
Views:  38   Comments: 1
A a pair of EMD's head through the Ayer station
Title:  A a pair of EMD's head through the Ayer station
Description:  Power for AYMO heading for the old tower to have their water tanks filled.
Photo Date:  8/19/2009  Upload Date: 2/13/2018 11:36:05 AM
Location:  Ayer, MA
Author:  Jay Epstein
Categories:  Station,Action
Locomotives:  HLCX 6226(SD40-2)
Views:  39   Comments: 2
The conductor guides AYMO's power through the station
Title:  The conductor guides AYMO's power through the station
Description:  In those days 23K was called AYMO (Ayer to Mohawk Yard).
Photo Date:  8/19/2009  Upload Date: 2/13/2018 11:36:12 AM
Location:  Ayer, MA
Author:  Jay Epstein
Categories:  Station,Action
Locomotives:  HLCX 6226(SD40-2)
Views:  50   Comments: 1
HLCX 6413 and another EMD head towards the old Ayer tower to have their water tanks filled
Title:  HLCX 6413 and another EMD head towards the old Ayer tower to have their water tanks filled
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/19/2009  Upload Date: 2/13/2018 11:36:19 AM
Location:  Ayer, MA
Author:  Jay Epstein
Categories:  Station,Action
Locomotives:  HLCX 6413(SD40-2)
Views:  43   Comments: 2


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