In the summer of 1970 the Penn Central may have been the big railroad in upstate New York, but it was far from being the only one.  Chuck Graham and I went to Mechanicville, New York to investigate the Boston and Maine and Erie Lackawanna. We didn't see much in the way of freight trains there, but the assortment of motive power was rich indeed.  I'd watched the Erie Lackawanna on its mainline through the Southern Tier, but the Boston and Maine was a whole new road for me.


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