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Owner: Maine Central
Model:EMD GP38Built As:MEC 253 (GP38)
Serial Number:32662Order No:7946
Frame Number:7946-3Built:11/1966
Other locos with this serial:  MEC 253(GP38) UP 881(GP38-2) CDOT 253(GP38) GMTX 2100(GP38-2)
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RY-2 with 263-257-564-258
Title:  RY-2 with 263-257-564-258
Description:  263-257-564-258 power RY-2 through Glen NH on the way to Crawford Notch and St Johnsbury.
Photo Date:  9/9/1967  Upload Date: 7/9/2013 7:37:07 AM
Location:  Glen, NH
Author:  Ted Houghton
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives:  MEC 253(GP38)
Views:  580   Comments: 0
Advance B-12
Title:  Advance B-12
Description:  253+ arriving Rigby
Photo Date:  4/13/1968  Upload Date: 7/9/2011 9:31:40 AM
Location:  South Portland, ME
Author:  Gil Ford
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  MEC 253(GP38)
Views:  382   Comments: 0
RY-2 in autumn
Title:  RY-2 in autumn
Description:  It's a foggy morning in mid-October of 1968 as RY-2, bound from Rigby Yard in South Portland to St Johnsbury, passes through Bartlett. The lead unit is GP-38 253, trailed by GP-7 569 and 3 more -38s: 257,262, and 261.
Photo Date:  10/18/1968  Upload Date: 7/6/2013 2:00:01 PM
Location:  Crawford Notch, NH
Author:  Ted Houghton
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  MEC 253(GP38)
Views:  379   Comments: 0
RY-2 in autumn
Title:  RY-2 in autumn
Description:  North of Bartlett, the track follows the Saco River along the floor of the valley. The fog has lifted to a haze now.
Photo Date:  10/18/1968  Upload Date: 7/6/2013 2:00:05 PM
Location:  Crawford Notch, NH
Author:  Ted Houghton
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  MEC 253(GP38)
Views:  418   Comments: 0
RY-2 in autumn
Title:  RY-2 in autumn
Description:  The haze is starting to burn off as RY-2 crosses Route 302 in Bemis, opposite the Inn Unique.
Photo Date:  10/18/1968  Upload Date: 7/6/2013 2:00:10 PM
Location:  Crawford Notch, NH
Author:  Ted Houghton
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  MEC 253(GP38)
Views:  431   Comments: 0
RY-2 in autumn
Title:  RY-2 in autumn
Description:  It was easy to chase a train through the Notch, thanks to the slow uphill climb. Here the train passes near Arethusa Falls.
Photo Date:  10/18/1968  Upload Date: 7/6/2013 2:00:15 PM
Location:  Crawford Notch, NH
Author:  Ted Houghton
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  MEC 253(GP38)
Views:  335   Comments: 0
RY-2 in autumn
Title:  RY-2 in autumn
Description:  The train is now well up on the mountain-side, crossing Frankenstein Trestle.
Photo Date:  10/18/1968  Upload Date: 7/6/2013 2:00:20 PM
Location:  Crawford Notch, NH
Author:  Ted Houghton
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  MEC 253(GP38) MEC 569(GP7) MEC 257(GP38) MEC 262(GP38) MEC 261(GP38)
Views:  729   Comments: 1
RY-2 in autumn
Title:  RY-2 in autumn
Description:  RY-2 is crossing the Willey Brook Bridge approaching the Mt. Willard Section House.
Photo Date:  10/18/1968  Upload Date: 7/6/2013 2:00:27 PM
Location:  Crawford Notch, NH
Author:  Ted Houghton
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  MEC 253(GP38) MEC 569(GP7) MEC 257(GP38) MEC 262(GP38) MEC 261(GP38)
Views:  644   Comments: 0
RY-2 in autumn
Title:  RY-2 in autumn
Description:  Almost there - the train is rounding the shoulder of Mt. Willard. Just ahead is the Gateway at the top of the Notch.
Photo Date:  10/18/1968  Upload Date: 7/6/2013 2:00:42 PM
Location:  Crawford Notch, NH
Author:  Ted Houghton
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  MEC 253(GP38) MEC 569(GP7) MEC 257(GP38) MEC 262(GP38) MEC 261(GP38)
Views:  735   Comments: 1
MEC 253(GP-38)
Title:  MEC 253(GP-38)
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/2/1972  Upload Date: 7/9/2011 2:43:22 PM
Location:  South Portland, ME
Author:  Gil Ford
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  MEC 253(GP38)
Views:  326   Comments: 0
MEC 253; B&M 1571
Title:  MEC 253; B&M 1571
Description:  at engine terminal
Photo Date:  5/14/1972  Upload Date: 7/9/2011 2:49:36 PM
Location:  South Portland, ME
Author:  Gil Ford
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  MEC 253(GP38)
Views:  240   Comments: 0
MEC Power
Title:  MEC Power
Description:  252;253
Photo Date:  7/23/1972  Upload Date: 7/9/2011 2:56:59 PM
Location:  South Portland, ME
Author:  Gil Ford
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  MEC 252(GP38) MEC 253(GP38)
Views:  460   Comments: 0
BR-4 Power
Title:  BR-4 Power
Description:  253-258-562-574
Photo Date:  1/21/1973  Upload Date: 7/9/2011 6:40:01 PM
Location:  South Portland, ME
Author:  Gil Ford
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  MEC 253(GP38)
Views:  256   Comments: 0
MEC RY-2
Title:  MEC RY-2
Description:  253-255-556-261-569; very rare to have an RS-3 on the Mountain Sub.!!
Photo Date:  6/19/1975  Upload Date: 10/1/2011 10:07:20 AM
Location:  Sawyers River, NH
Author:  Gil Ford
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  MEC 253(GP38)
Views:  334   Comments: 0
MEC RY-2
Title:  MEC RY-2
Description:  253-801-252-565
Photo Date:  6/22/1975  Upload Date: 10/1/2011 10:21:17 AM
Location:  Glen, NH
Author:  Gil Ford
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  MEC 253(GP38)
Views:  341   Comments: 0
MEC YR-1
Title:  MEC YR-1
Description:  253-801-562-252
Photo Date:  6/22/1975  Upload Date: 10/1/2011 10:27:19 AM
Location:  North Conway, NH
Author:  Gil Ford
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  MEC 253(GP38)
Views:  451   Comments: 0
MEC 400
Title:  MEC 400
Description:  Unknown date, and photographer.
Photo Date:  8/1/1975  Upload Date: 1/29/2019 5:46:45 PM
Location:  Auburn, ME
Author:  Unknown
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives:  MEC 400(U18B) MEC 253(GP38)
Views:  43   Comments: 0
MEC YR-1 & RY-2
Title:  MEC YR-1 & RY-2
Description:  YR-1 had to double his train away and put their power on the left to let RY-2 pass!!
Photo Date:  8/12/1977  Upload Date: 10/21/2011 2:38:24 PM
Location:  Bartlett, NH
Author:  Gil Ford
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  MEC 262(GP38) MEC 253(GP38)
Views:  541   Comments: 0
MEC 255(GP-38)
Title:  MEC 255(GP-38)
Description:  new paint scheme
Photo Date:  10/19/1978  Upload Date: 11/21/2011 2:27:39 PM
Location:  South Portland, ME
Author:  Gil Ford
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  MEC 253(GP38)
Views:  538   Comments: 0
Power at Rigby Yard
Title:  Power at Rigby Yard
Description:  MEC 802;PTM 1101;MEC 253;B&M 314
Photo Date:  10/19/1978  Upload Date: 11/21/2011 2:34:55 PM
Location:  South Portland, ME
Author:  Gil Ford
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  MEC 802(RS11) MEC 253(GP38)
Views:  474   Comments: 0
MEC YR-1
Title:  MEC YR-1
Description:  Willey Brook Bridge
Photo Date:  7/22/1979  Upload Date: 12/10/2011 2:14:56 PM
Location:  Crawford Notch, NH
Author:  Gil Ford
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  MEC 253(GP38)
Views:  820   Comments: 5
MEC GP38-2
Title:  MEC GP38-2
Description: 
Photo Date:  1/1/1980  Upload Date: 1/24/2003 4:16:14 PM
Location:  Unknown, ME
Author:  Harry Frye
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MEC 253(GP38)
Views:  643   Comments: 0
MEC 259, 257, 253, and 260 on #PR-1
Title:  MEC 259, 257, 253, and 260 on #PR-1
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/26/1980  Upload Date: 8/1/2010 11:24:09 PM
Location:  Conway, NH
Author:  Wayne Allen
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MEC 260(GP38) MEC 253(GP38) MEC 257(GP38) MEC 259(GP38)
Views:  613   Comments: 0
MEC 253
Title:  MEC 253
Description:  Train RB-1 on its way to Bangor.
Photo Date:  9/30/1980  Upload Date: 5/12/2012 11:13:23 PM
Location:  Waterville, ME
Author:  Mitch Cline
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MEC 253(GP38) MEC 263(GP38)
Views:  428   Comments: 0
230;253
Title:  230;253
Description:  U-25B;GP-38
Photo Date:  10/10/1981  Upload Date: 3/13/2012 9:48:19 AM
Location:  Bangor, ME
Author:  Gil Ford
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  MEC 230(U25B) MEC 253(GP38)
Views:  339   Comments: 0
450;253
Title:  450;253
Description:  GP-9;GP-38 yard switchers
Photo Date:  2/12/1982  Upload Date: 4/22/2012 7:48:40 AM
Location:  Waterville, ME
Author:  Gil Ford
Categories:  Winter,Yard
Locomotives:  MEC 450(GP9) MEC 253(GP38)
Views:  406   Comments: 0
MEC 253-259-B&M 201
Title:  MEC 253-259-B&M 201
Description:  POME power
Photo Date:  9/14/1982  Upload Date: 3/28/2012 2:11:15 PM
Location:  East Deerfield, MA
Author:  Gil Ford
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  MEC 253(GP38)
Views:  327   Comments: 0
MEC 253-259-B&M 201
Title:  MEC 253-259-B&M 201
Description:  POME power
Photo Date:  9/14/1982  Upload Date: 3/28/2012 2:21:51 PM
Location:  East Deerfield, MA
Author:  Gil Ford
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  MEC 253(GP38)
Views:  230   Comments: 0
MEC 253
Title:  MEC 253
Description:  MC 253 leads a southbound down the grade near Binghamton NY
Photo Date:  10/9/1982  Upload Date: 11/23/2010 11:31:04 AM
Location:  Sanitaria Springs, NY
Author:  CE Turley
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  MEC 253(GP38)
Views:  1105   Comments: 16
ZO-2 253 Pusher
Title:  ZO-2 253 Pusher
Description:  on RY-2
Photo Date:  2/9/1983  Upload Date: 5/1/2012 3:43:36 PM
Location:  Sawyers River, NH
Author:  Gil Ford
Categories:  Winter,Action
Locomotives:  MEC 253(GP38)
Views:  268   Comments: 0
253 on ZO-2
Title:  253 on ZO-2
Description:  to push RY-2
Photo Date:  2/9/1983  Upload Date: 5/1/2012 3:42:22 PM
Location:  Bartlett, NH
Author:  Gil Ford
Categories:  Winter,Action
Locomotives:  MEC 253(GP38)
Views:  323   Comments: 0
ZO-2 253; RY-2
Title:  ZO-2 253; RY-2
Description: 
Photo Date:  2/9/1983  Upload Date: 5/1/2012 3:41:19 PM
Location:  Bartlett, NH
Author:  Gil Ford
Categories:  Winter,Action
Locomotives:  MEC 253(GP38)
Views:  346   Comments: 0
RB-1 401-258-253;
Title:  RB-1 401-258-253;
Description:  590
Photo Date:  5/29/1983  Upload Date: 5/6/2012 9:52:49 AM
Location:  Waterville, ME
Author:  Gil Ford
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  MEC 253(GP38)
Views:  212   Comments: 0
402+;253+;228-404
Title:  402+;253+;228-404
Description:  Rigby engine facility
Photo Date:  6/12/1983  Upload Date: 5/6/2012 10:02:11 AM
Location:  South Portland, ME
Author:  Gil Ford
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  MEC 402(U18B) MEC 253(GP38)
Views:  280   Comments: 0
MEC 253
Title:  MEC 253
Description:  OILC closer
Photo Date:  8/1/1983  Upload Date: 2/23/2008 10:33:31 PM
Location:  Scranton, PA
Author:  Tim Darnell
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MEC 253(GP38)
Views:  626   Comments: 1
MEC 253
Title:  MEC 253
Description:  OILC approaching
Photo Date:  8/1/1983  Upload Date: 2/23/2008 10:33:32 PM
Location:  Scranton, PA
Author:  Tim Darnell
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MEC 253(GP38)
Views:  439   Comments: 1
MEC 253
Title:  MEC 253
Description:  Crews on OILC & LAPY exchange greetings
Photo Date:  8/1/1983  Upload Date: 2/23/2008 10:33:32 PM
Location:  Taylor, PA
Author:  Tim Darnell
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MEC 253(GP38) DH 7617(GP39-2)
Views:  463   Comments: 0
MEC 253 on OILC-9
Title:  MEC 253 on OILC-9
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/9/1983  Upload Date: 1/12/2013 12:39:13 AM
Location:  East Binghamton, NY
Author:  Tim Darnell
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  MEC 253(GP38)
Views:  201   Comments: 2
MEC 253 on OILC
Title:  MEC 253 on OILC
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/10/1983  Upload Date: 3/1/2020 8:57:27 PM
Location:  Cayuga, NY
Author:  Tim Darnell
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MEC 253(GP38)
Views:  27   Comments: 2
MEC 253 on OILC
Title:  MEC 253 on OILC
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/10/1983  Upload Date: 3/1/2020 8:57:36 PM
Location:  Conklin, NY
Author:  Tim Darnell
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MEC 253(GP38)
Views:  19   Comments: 2
MEC 253 on OILC
Title:  MEC 253 on OILC
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/10/1983  Upload Date: 3/1/2020 8:57:41 PM
Location:  Conklin, NY
Author:  Tim Darnell
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MEC 253(GP38)
Views:  15   Comments: 1
MEC 253 on OILC
Title:  MEC 253 on OILC
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/10/1983  Upload Date: 3/1/2020 8:57:31 PM
Location:  Conklin, NY
Author:  Tim Darnell
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MEC 253(GP38)
Views:  14   Comments: 1
MEC 253 on OILC
Title:  MEC 253 on OILC
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/10/1983  Upload Date: 1/31/2012 9:52:40 AM
Location:  Nicholson, PA
Author:  Tim Darnell
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  MEC 253(GP38)
Views:  306   Comments: 5
BASE
Title:  BASE
Description:  MEC 253-593-405-402
Photo Date:  4/2/1984  Upload Date: 5/19/2012 2:38:19 PM
Location:  South Portland, ME
Author:  Gil Ford
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  MEC 253(GP38)
Views:  244   Comments: 0
MEC 253
Title:  MEC 253
Description:  MEC GP38 #253, D&H GP39-2 #7404 & C424m #456 pushing NE-84 northbound at Clarks Summit, Pa.
Photo Date:  6/23/1984  Upload Date: 5/20/2018 8:50:04 AM
Location:  Clarks Summit, PA
Author:  Mike Bischak
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  MEC 253(GP38)
Views:  115   Comments: 0
MEC 253
Title:  MEC 253
Description:  Then we have to wait for a westbound, POPY, who shows about 13:35.
Photo Date:  8/31/1984  Upload Date: 10/3/2005 5:10:28 PM
Location:  Eagle Bridge, NY
Author:  Carl Weber
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MEC 253(GP38) BKRR 605(RS3)
Views:  807   Comments: 1
POPY
Title:  POPY
Description:  POPY motoring through Eagle Bridge.
Photo Date:  8/31/1984  Upload Date: 10/3/2005 5:11:06 PM
Location:  Eagle Bridge, NY
Author:  Carl Weber
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MEC 253(GP38) BKRR 605(RS3)
Views:  949   Comments: 1
D&H EDNW
Title:  D&H EDNW
Description:  253-211
Photo Date:  9/19/1984  Upload Date: 5/5/2011 10:25:01 AM
Location:  Oneonta, NY
Author:  Gil Ford
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  MEC 253(GP38)
Views:  380   Comments: 0
MEC GP38 253
Title:  MEC GP38 253
Description: 
Photo Date:  11/22/1984  Upload Date: 1/15/2011 11:13:15 AM
Location:  East Deerfield, MA
Author:  Alan Gaines
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MEC 253(GP38)
Views:  275   Comments: 0
MEC BAED Power
Title:  MEC BAED Power
Description:  292-253-290
Photo Date:  1/27/1985  Upload Date: 6/5/2011 2:30:17 PM
Location:  South Portland, ME
Author:  Gil Ford
Categories:  Winter,Yard
Locomotives:  MEC 292(U23B) MEC 253(GP38)
Views:  377   Comments: 0


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