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Date: 06/15/22 18:48
Boston and Maine, East Deerfield Yard, 1981, Part 3
Author: MartyBernard

1. Boston and Maine, Deerfield, MA Feb. 1981, Karl Miller photo.  I'm guessing Karl was on the McClelland Farm Rd. bridge at the west end of B&M's East Deerfield Yard looking southeast while taking most of the pictures I've posted so far.  This shot seems to be from the bridge but looking west.

2. Boston and Maine, East Deerfield Yard, Deerfield, MA Feb. 1981, Karl Miller photo. This is looking southeast.  The snow plow in the next photo is in this one.

3. Boston and Maine snow plow W3732 in the East Deerfield Yard, Deerfield, MA Feb. 1981, Karl Miller photo.

 








Date: 06/15/22 18:49
Re: Boston and Maine, East Deerfield Yard, 1981, Part 3
Author: MartyBernard

4 and 5. A neat shadow sequence of B&M GP9 1747 in Deerfield, MA Feb. 1981, Karl Miller photos.






Date: 06/15/22 18:57
Re: Boston and Maine, East Deerfield Yard, 1981, Part 3
Author: march_hare

Correct on identifying the bridge. The rock cut is just south of there. 

East Deerfield was a confusing place for the first time visitor. 



Date: 06/15/22 22:47
Re: Boston and Maine, East Deerfield Yard, 1981, Part 3
Author: pdt

so in pic 1, where do these different lines go?



Date: 06/15/22 23:34
Re: Boston and Maine, East Deerfield Yard, 1981, Part 3
Author: refarkas

Photos four and five look almost as if they were taken on a well-sceniced model railroad.
Bob



Date: 06/16/22 04:04
Re: Boston and Maine, East Deerfield Yard, 1981, Part 3
Author: DavidP

pdt Wrote:
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> so in pic 1, where do these different lines go?

Left to right -

- connection to the Connecticut River line south, used by trains to/from Springfield, MA
- connection to the Turners Falls branch, which was the isolated end of an otherwise abandoned New Haven branch.
- the Fitchburg main headed west to Hoosac Tunnel and New York State.  Also used by trains coming off the River line from the north.

At the time Karl took the pictures, the bridge he was on was known colloquially as the "Railfan Bridge", because on weekend days in particular you could find several, if not dozens, of fans there photographing the action.  

Dave



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