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GMTX 1505 at Wachusett

The Monday (1/18) EDPO 7518 included a "Special Guest" in the shiny yellow switcher, now GMTX 1505, making it's journey back to it's home rails in Central NH for the New England Southern wing of the Vermont Rail System family of railroads. The EDPO power lineup included 7518, 7727, and even 1505 was working.

This picture is not mine, it was given to me with permission to post in total anonymity under the code name, "Happy Birthday Kelly!!!". Under the "Cone of Silence", I agreed not to reveal the true ID of this picture taker.. ;-)

As NEGS 2555, this SW1500 was shipped to the shops of new owner, Vermont Railway, in mid-August 2020. After undergoing inspection, and repairs, VTR sold NEGS 2555 to the leasing company, GMTX, with a lease back to VTR, it was re lettered and renumbered to 1505. The NEGS hallmark of shiny yellow paint, survives, as do two small NEGS decals, under the GMTX lettering on the cab.

The EDPO 7518 Crew dropped GMTX 1505 in Westford (CPF 307) for NA-1 503 to pick up, along with the rest of the freight for Nashua. The Nashua Crews will get 1505 to Concord for the NEGS Crew to take north to their home rails.

Thank you again "Happy Birthday Kelly" for this picture, I am glad you got to catch 1505 by Wachusett Station.

Photographed by Agent: "Happy Birthday Kelly!!", January 18, 2021.
Added to the photo archive by Jay Gadon, January 19, 2021.
Railroad: Pan Am Southern.

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Jay, I think this is a west bound?

Posted by Bruce Macdonald on 2021-01-19 11:37:47

I think I was wrong about being a west bound but what did I catch on the 19th of January at this location at 9:41am I thought it was EDPO. Sorry about that.

Posted by Bruce Macdonald on 2021-01-19 11:42:52

Me bad, Bruce. Had the wrong date. That was from yesterday 1/18.. Sorry about that, Chief !

Posted by Jay Gadon on 2021-01-19 12:13:15

Figured as much, took me a little while, but then again I'm 74. Hey, no CHIEF just a Dog Soldier. Have fun and enjoy the hobby.

Posted by Bruce Macdonald on 2021-01-19 12:34:08

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