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PC train LP-1 ready to depart Lowell for Providence, RI via the former New Haven Old Colony Line. Power: PC 2233 X-PRR GP-30, 2502 X-NYC U25B, 2231 X-PRR GP-30. (I wish I had the car count).

Photographed by Bruce Nelson, June, 1971.
Added to the photo archive by Bruce Nelson, December 7, 2023.
Railroad: Boston & Maine.

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This level of activity still blows my mind "only" 52 years ago...

Posted by Alan Marshall on 2023-12-08 08:43:29

I'm assuming this train ran down the Lowell-Framingham (now defunct) line, then to Mansfield, then Providence. A good way to easily move freight from Maine to Providence. Nasty looking power. Today, the Lowell line would be competing with the Worcester-Ayer main line and would probably be declared redundant.

Posted by Henry Brown on 2023-12-09 05:48:36

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