CR 6611 in Middlefield, MA. on 1/12/85.

CR 6611 in Middlefield, MA. on 1/12/85.

Location

MP 129Middlefield/Becket, MA
United States
42° 18' 49.3524" N, 72° 59' 38.436" W
Only a few months old at the time, a trio of "Camels" led by the 6611, bring NHSE around the horseshoe between MP 128 and 129. In just a moment the head end of the train will be entering Becket, while the first half is in Middlefield and the rear half is still in Chester. Of note, is that most of what is pictured here no longer exists, except for the railroad itself. The C32-8's are a memory, block signal 129.02, it's relay cabinet, and the code line disappeared in the late '80's when the B&A was single-tracked. Gone also are the dragger, flange lubricator, and the conical concrete signal base which was one of many installed by the Penn Central in an aborted plan to re-signal the B&A.
Photo By: 
Carl Weber, Jr.
Photo Date: 
01/12/1985
Conrail Road Number(s): 
CR 6611

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