Boston & Albany Railroad history?

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Re: Boston & Albany Railroad history?

Postby richbowes1 » Fri Aug 03, 2012 1:19 pm

Here's a picture of Tower 20 in Framingham with my grandfather, Thomas J Bowes, (known as Tommy or TJ) standing in front of it sometime circa 1920. It does't look much different than how it looked in the picture Pat Foley posted earlier.
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Re: Boston & Albany Railroad history?

Postby JBConn » Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:17 pm

I hope this is the best place to post this. I have searched and not found a better one.

The recent arrival of the new Conway Scenic GP9 in the New York Central-inspired Finger Lakes RR paint scheme had me wondering about the relevance of that scheme to New England. Apparently they plan to keep it in the gray and white lighting bolt with some sort of Conway Scenic lettering applied (this according to a trainman at CSRR weekend before last).

Looking for records and photos of B&A diesels, I found reference to (but no photos of) Alco high hoods in B&A lettering. All the other photos I could readily find from the 50's through mid 60's were of locomotives up to GP40s painted and lettered for New York Central.

My question, did B&A ever have a distinct diesel paint scheme, or did those (few?) diesel locomotives lettered B&A share the NYC paint scheme(s) of the time?

I'm just about old enough to remember those days, but I lived closer to Readville than the B&A mainline, and don't recall.

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Re: Boston & Albany Railroad history?

Postby Backshophoss » Tue Sep 25, 2012 12:29 am

Take a look at this book"New York Central's Later Power-1910-1968",
believe most if not all engines were painted/lettered the same way,but would have "sub-letters" under
the road number.
EXAMPLE, 8009,under the #"S would be a small "B&A",or "P&LE",etc.
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Re: Boston & Albany Railroad history?

Postby TomNelligan » Sat Sep 29, 2012 8:55 pm

My question, did B&A ever have a distinct diesel paint scheme, or did those (few?) diesel locomotives lettered B&A share the NYC paint scheme(s) of the time?


The only diesels lettered for the B&A were Alco HH600 switchers 674-684. They were painted basic black with BOSTON & ALBANY written out on the hood. Unlike the P&LE, there were no later model diesels with B&A sublettering.
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Re: Boston & Albany Railroad history?

Postby NellsChoo » Thu Oct 27, 2016 7:10 pm

Looking for possible sources for B&A customer listings... thoughts?
It is still GUILFORD to me... http://www.newenglanddepot.net
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