West Springfield

The Anti-Snowbirds 8

Snowbirds – the term used for people who live here in the north and “migrate” south to Florida in the winters.  As some of you may know, a pair of Florida East Coast Railway GP40s have been leased to the New England Central Railroad, and are making their way up here from their warm home […]

A run to West Springfield

As some of you may know, a trio of New York, Susquehanna and Western SD70Ms that are being leased by RailAmerica were sent from the Florida East Coast Railway to the New England Central for some repairs.  Well, as luck had it, CSX spotted the three on the east end of the West Springfield yard […]

Good Morning America Whistle Stop Tour 2008 – West Warren to Chester, MA 1

As most of you know, ABC’s Good Morning America had put together, along with Amtrak, a special Whistle Stop Tour 2008 as a part of this year’s presidential election season.  The train made its first “live” move (“live” is in quotes because they were taping segments for airing in today’s live broadcast on the Housatonic […]

Tom & Tom’s adventures in Mass. – 3/10/07 1

Tom Mik, & I have been meaning to get together for a little railfanning & photography for a while, but our schedules never meshed. March 10th, however, things fell into place. So in the light of Pan Am Railway’s announcement that they’d be repainting 20 locomotives into the new blue & white scheme this year, […]