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Monday, June 4, 2012

DADDY...WHAT'S A TRAIN?

Daddy, What's a Train? by Bruce "U. Utah" Phillips on Grooveshark A nearly extinct Steam engine pulling a Boston bound local across the trestle at the base of the Wachusett Dam in Clinton, Massachusetts. The year was 1954, and the Central Mass branch of the Boston & Maine Railroad was still serving Clinton on a line that once had provided passenger service to Northhampton. When he was Governor of Massachusetts, Calvin Coolidge would use that route back and forth between his home on the Connecticut River and his work on Beacon Hill. Scroll right to view the entire image.

 Below is a baggage car being unloaded on the tracks at Clinton Depot.  Under that a view of the trestle from above the tunnel entrance.  A more modern locomotive in service this time.