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P&W Willimantic Extra

On Friday March 30th, the Providence & Worcester Railroad ran an extra from Worcester, MA to Willimantic, CT to handle the interchange traffic to and from the New England Central Railroad.  It turned out to be a very nice day, weather-wise, and with summer hours upon us here at work, I decided to take advantage [...]

Office Car Special on the Providence & Worcester

Going a bit out of order with today’s post.  On October 19, 2011 the member railroads of the Green Mountain Gateway – Canadian Pacific, Vermont Rail System, New England Central and Providence & Worcester – ran an office car special between Rutland, VT and Worcester, MA.  The train, carrying VIPs from all the member railroads, [...]

Chasing NR3

On the last day of June, I took the day off to fix my car (emissions system was throwing a code, and the inspection was due).  Once I fixed it, and had it tested for emissions (it passed), I decided to see if I could find any trains in the area to shoot.  It was [...]

Mass Bay RRE Circle Tour on the P&W

Yesterday was the annual trip of the Massachusetts Bay Railroad Enthusiasts’ Circle Tour of southern New England.  The trip, operated by the Providence & Worcester, ran passengers from Worcester, MA, over to Providence, RI, down to Groton, CT then back up to Worcester to complete the three state circle trip.  Of course, as things usually [...]

Oct 23rd Part I – Chasing the P&W with Nick

Finally getting through the backlog, and starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel.  A couple weeks ago I took Thursday the 23rd off from work for a couple reasons.  First, my oldest daughter had a half day from school, and the youngest one had a doctor’s appointment.  Since my wife hasn’t [...]

Happy Birthday to Me – P&W, NECR & FEC

Today was my 39th birthday.  So to celebrate, I took the day off from work.  For the first part of the day I chased Providence & Worcester train NR-2 from Lisbon to Groton, CT.  Then I went home for a while.  Then I decided to head out again, this time with my wife & youngest [...]