Carl Weber's ConRail in Winter

Actually intended as more of an "overflow" album to thin out some of my other albums, the scenes contained herein are of a snowy/wintry nature without regard to actual dates and the subject matter could be considered as a separate genre.

1
B23-7 1965 leads three different EMD models on SEPW at MP 142 in Hinsdale center, MA. on Feb. 27, 1982.
2
"Rara Avis" GP20 2103 leads a set of light engines eastward by Washington depot, MA. on Feb. 10, 1984. CR 2103 is ex PC 2103/NYC 2103/NYC 6103 blt 7-61.
3
GP 35 2327 leads RESE out of the big cut at Washington depot, MA. on Feb. 20, 1982.
4
U36B 2974 leads RESE across the Hinsdale flats at MP 140 in Hinsdale, MA. on March 6, 1982. The hand-thrown crossovers were replaced with higher speed remote controlled switches with the single-tracking project on the B&A in the late '80's and the location became CP 140.
5
Former New Haven NE-5, CR N8B buggy 23552 on the rear of RESE splits the block signals at the Hinsdale crossovers near MP 140 in Hinsdale, MA. on March 6, 1982.
6
GP40 3075 on the head of SPSE in Chester, MA. on Jan .9, 1982. The signal on the right is one of two home signals that were in Chester, this one usually referred to as "signal 126.3" even though, as a home signal, it has no number board.
7
N7 bay window 21722 on the rear of SPSE splitting the signals in Chester, MA. on Jan. 9, 1982.
8
GP40 3092, with SENH, passing beneath the signal bridge at MP 138 in Washington, MA. on Feb. 20, 1982.
9
"Real" CR N21 van 21267 on the rear of SENH at MP 138 in Washington, MA. on Feb. 20, 1982.
10
The extra 3231 west at Bancroft, MA. on Jan. 10, 1981. The 3231 was one of a couple of dozen GP40's acquired from CR by the B&M and became BM 322.
11
Class N21 21269 protects the rear of the extra 3231 west at Bancroft, MA. on Jan. 10, 1981. Ah, yes, the "good 'ol days" with the "see-through" autoracks......
12
The extra 3299 west at mile 128.75 in Middlefield, MA. on Jan. 31, 1981.
13
GP40-2 3312 leads a pure three-unit set of GP40-2's on westbound tonnage at Bancroft, MA. on Jan. 2, 1981.
14
CR 3373 trailing in the X3312 west at Bancroft, MA.
15
Close, but no cigar. The last and highest numbered N7E, the 21169 brings up the markers on the 3312 west.
16
A very soiled 3339 leads SEBO-A across the east branch of the Westfield River in Huntington, MA. on Jan. 30, 1982. That's the west branch, which the railroad follows up to North Becket, coming in at left.
17
GP40-2 3344 leads eastbound tonnage past the summit of Washington hill (Top 'o the B&A) in Hinsdale, MA. on Dec. 26, 1980.
18
BOEL crossing the east branch of the Westfield River at MP 119 in Huntington, MA. on Jan. 16, 1982.
19
BOEL boils out of the big cut at Washington depot, MA. behind the 3383, et al. on Feb. 27, 1982.
20
SD40 6355 adds to the tractive effort on the rear of BOEL at Washington, MA.
21
Another of the "bug-eye" GP40-2's, the 3393, leads SPSE around the horseshoe at mile 128.75 in Middlefield, MA. on Jan. 31, 1981. This was about the time I got my first scanner and could begin to identify trains. It became apparent that a westbound with a good size block of Canadian box cars was SPSE.
22
"Bug-eyed" GP40-2 3400 leads a varied lash-up on eastbound tonnage through Bancroft, MA. on Dec. 27, 1980.
23
GP40-2 3400 wheels eastbound tonnage along MASS Rt. 20 in Huntington, MA. on Jan. 2, 1981.
24
CR 5068 on BOSE at Washington (depot), MA. on Feb. 27, 1993.
25
OOO! What have we here? Spankin' new SD60M 5529 leads a TV13X at Washington, MA. on March 20, 1993.
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Clean, shiny and fresh SD60M 5529 and sister 5528 lead TV13X past Washington depot, MA. on March 20, 1993.
27
CR 5599 arrives in Chester, MA. with TV6 on the morning of Dec. 2, 1995.
28
C39-8 6006 leads SESP nearing the Middlefield Rd. overhead in Chester, MA. at 07:02 on Dec. 5, 1992.
29
C39-8 6010 leads TV8B across the flats in Brookfield, MA. on Jan. 16, 1988.
30
TV8B on the flats approaching Brookfield station at MP 67 on Jan. 16, 1988.
31
C40-8 6037 with an eastbound pig train at CP Cannon in Duncannon, PA. on Dec. 28, 1992.
32
C40-8W 6106 leads TV80-W punching out the snow berms at Lower Valley Rd. near MP 135 in Washington, MA. at 09:41 on Jan. 7, 1994.
33
The 6106 continues clearing out Lower Valley Rd. at Ballou's in Washington, MA. on Jan. 7, 1994.
34
The 6106 continues clearing out Lower Valley Rd. at Ballou's in Washington, MA. on Jan. 7, 1994.
35
C40-8W 6130 drifts downgrade through Bancroft, MA. with SERE on March 19, 1992.
36
CR 6146 leads SEFR over the summit in Hinsdale, MA. on Jan. 2, 1993.
37
A pair of big, black '45's, the 6173 and 6202, charge through Bancroft, MA. with westbound tonnage on Jan. 10, 1981.
38
N7E 21164, sister to the CRHS's van, brings up the markers...eh, red flag? on the extra 6173 on Jan. 10, 1981. A larger, cropped version can be found in the Caboose section of the archive.
39
CR6222 leads SEFR eastward by Lower Valley Rd./Ballou's in Washington, MA. at 14:36 on Jan. 4, 1994.
40
P&W 2007 in SEFR at Ballou's on Jan. 4, 1994. The P&W would occasionally send a unit out to Amtrak's Rensallear shop for installation of ACSES, but those units usually went in an Amtrak light engine move, so not sure why this unit is in a Conrail train.
41
C40-8W 6228 (with a blank number board) leads TV-9 over Lower Valley Rd./Ballou's crossing in Washington, MA. at 08:49 on Jan. 7, 1994. Ain't motor drives great?
42
TV-9 at Ballou's in Washington, MA. on Jan. 7, 1994.
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TV-9 at Ballou's in Washington, MA. on Jan. 7, 1994.
44
CR 6228 on TV-9 clears out Lower Valley Rd./Ballou's at in Washington, MA. 08:49 on Jan. 7, 1994.
45
SD40 6244 leads eastbound TV-6 past the origional (Western RR., 1842) depot at Chester, MA. on Feb. 5, 1983. Within the next year or two the depot would get a coat of solid gray paint. In 1989 ConRail offered the station to the town of Chester for the princely sum of one dollar....on the premise that the building be moved. The town accepted and plans were made to move it across the tracks and set back from the tracks. Just before New Year's 1989, the building was moved, with the aid of ConRail by dumping ballast across the tracks to facilitate the move with the building on dollies. Today, it is the Chester Railroad museum, which has hosted annual "Chester Railroad Days" since 1991, the 150th anniversary of the completion of the Western RR.
46
C40-8W 6244 leads TV99 past the "Cat lady crossing" at Washington depot on Jan. 28, 1997. Note the 6244 has "normal" number boards here.
47
TV-6, with the 6244 in the lead, punches through the snow berms at Ballou's crossing in Washington, MA. on Dec. 31, 1997.
48
TV-6 continues clearing out the crossing at Ballou's in Washington, MA. on Dec. 31, 1997.
49
The 6244 clears it out at Ballou's crossing in Washington, MA. on Dec. 31, 1997. Note the unusual "Roman serif" numerals on 6244's number boards.
50
CR 6281 leads a UBO33B at Hinsdale, MA. on March 5, 1993,

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