Monday, January 21, 2019

Recent New England Model Railroad Announcements JAN 2019

It had been a while since I sifted through my model railroad new-release emails, so I finally sat down and put together this update:


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ATLAS:  EMD GP7 Diesel Locomotive – Bangor & Aroostook


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ATLAS:  EMD GP38 Diesel Locomotive – Bangor & Aroostook
MICRO TRAINS:  Weathered 2-Boxcar Set – Boston & Maine (#020 44 696) 


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Monday, December 24, 2018

Monday, August 6, 2018

Monday, July 23, 2018

McGinnis Scheme B&M Boxcars at West Cambridge MA

There have been two Boston & Maine McGinnis-scheme boxcars parked along the Fitchburg mainline in West Cambridge MA for years.  I don't know the history behind them, but would like to!

Don't quote me on this, but if my memory serves me correctly, the parking lot they are next to was once a US Postal building.  It is now home to a bread baking company.

The entire area once had a yard and many spurs. There was an iron works on the north side of the tracks, and a brick manufacturer just east of the main yard.  But they are all gone now... victim to Cambridge's desire to cram as many condo, apartment, and retail buildings into a small space as possible.  You can see some of that growth in the background of the top photo, behind the boxcars.  They are on the north side of the Fitchburg main.  The south side still has a gritty, commercial feel to it, but it is nothing like the old days.

The boxcar on the left is numbered 76500.  The other had its number painted over.


Friday, March 23, 2018

Boston & Maine Hinsdale NH Railroad Station FOR SALE!

Have you always wanted to live in a railroad station?  The station at Hinsdale NH is for sale by its owner!  It is located on Depot Street next to what was once the Ashuelot branch of the Boston & Maine, now a rail trail.  

For more photos and information, click here to contact the owner.