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.
All pictures Copyright 2000 by Larry