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8/18/2017
 
 
 
 
 
By:Joe Gates
Dates:4/12/2013 - 4/13/2013
Album Info:On April 13, 2013, High Iron Travel and Pan Am Railways operated the first excursion in decades over the former Boston and Maine trackage out of Boston North Station. The train departed Boston on the New Hampshire Division (current MBTA Lowell Line) and traveled across the PAR Stony Brook Branch, MBTA Fitchburg Line, and Pan Am Southern main to Mechanicville, NY.
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Ready to Head East
Title:  Ready to Head East
Description:  After being assembled in Ayer, the excursion train headed east to layover at the MBTAs Boston Engine Terminal overnight on Friday. The train is seen here holding at Martin Street in Acton, until it could follow MBCR train 468 from South Acton to Boston shortly after.
Photo Date:  4/12/2013  Upload Date: 4/14/2013 9:38:09 PM
Location:  Acton, MA
Author:  Joe Gates
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  PAR 1(FP9A) PAR 2(FP9A)
Views:  346   Comments: 1
PAR 1
Title:  PAR 1
Description:  The excursion blasts through West Medford on the New Hampshire Division (current Lowell Line), shortly after departing from North Station.
Photo Date:  4/13/2013  Upload Date: 4/14/2013 9:39:41 PM
Location:  Medford, MA
Author:  Joe Gates
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  PAR 1(FP9A) PAR 2(FP9A)
Views:  266   Comments: 0
PAR 1
Title:  PAR 1
Description:  The excursion train works its way across School Street on the Stony Brook Branch in Chelmsford.
Photo Date:  4/13/2013  Upload Date: 4/14/2013 9:41:10 PM
Location:  Chelmsford, MA
Author:  Joe Gates
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  PAR 1(FP9A) PAR 2(FP9A)
Views:  103   Comments: 0
Off the Stony Brook
Title:  Off the Stony Brook
Description:  The "PAR Extra" heads off the Stony Brook Branch and onto the MBTAs Fitchburg Line at WILLOWS.
Photo Date:  4/13/2013  Upload Date: 4/14/2013 9:42:45 PM
Location:  Ayer, MA
Author:  Joe Gates
Categories:  Signal,Passenger
Locomotives:  PAR 1(FP9A) PAR 2(FP9A)
Views:  100   Comments: 0
Leaning In
Title:  Leaning In
Description:  Pan Ams paired executive FP9s lean into the curve at 30 mph as they take the medium clear at WILLOWS.
Photo Date:  4/13/2013  Upload Date: 4/14/2013 9:58:12 PM
Location:  Ayer, MA
Author:  Joe Gates
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives: 
Views:  87   Comments: 0
Departing Ayer
Title:  Departing Ayer
Description:  The excursion departs Ayer for points west.
Photo Date:  4/13/2013  Upload Date: 4/14/2013 9:44:39 PM
Location:  Ayer, MA
Author:  Joe Gates
Categories:  Station,Passenger
Locomotives:  PAR 1(FP9A) PAR 2(FP9A)
Views:  221   Comments: 1


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