Pan Am power moves onto the service tracks at East Deerfield
as an inbound CP train waits on the main.
After hours of waiting around the Pan Am yard at East Deerfield, MA back in July, we caught this set of power being moved onto the service tracks, just before a train from Pan Am’s interchange with CP heads into the yard. This of course happened quite late in the evening when the excellent light we’d had all day had disappeared.
SNCT F7A #101, July 27, 1984, Seattle, WA
Photograph by John C. Benson, Christopher Slemp Collection
One of my myriads of soon-to-be-started projects is a P:87 model of SNCT F7A #101. It’s one of a number of units I’ve long had my eye on and with a Highliners shell in my possession and Athearn soon to be releasing a chassis for de-skirted F’s, the time is ripe for this project.
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NECR power at Palmer, MA.
Well, I’m finally getting around to posting here. It’s about time. I took the photo above on Oct. 17th, when what little fall color we had this year was at its peak. GATX SD40-2’s 7362 and 7369 are parked while NECR GP38 3855 moves back onto the yard lead after holding for some MOW equipment that was returning from the north. That was an especially lucrative evening at Palmer. I met my friend Tom there around 5:00 and the action was fairly consistent all evening with NECR making up it’s evening northbound and a number of CSX through trains. The evening was capped off by the Boston section of Amtrak’s Lake Shore coming through on its way to Boston 2.5 hours behind schedule.
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