Location of this photo

rfranzosa
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3:14 PM - Sep 25, 2018 #1

Hi All,

Someone must know the location this photo. Posted today on the Facebook North American ALCo’s group. Looks like a fan trip

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Rick Franzosa
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Run 8
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3:34 PM - Sep 25, 2018 #2

I know I've seen it before. I believe it was in a back issue of the Shoreliner.
Tremont on the Cape road, with the Fairhaven branch peeling off to the left.
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nhhe52
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4:04 PM - Sep 25, 2018 #3

Are those Rapido "Old Look" bases in the background? 🙂

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Bill Reidy
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5:43 PM - Sep 25, 2018 #4

Run 8 is right -- it's Tremont in West Wareham, MA.  Train is pointed to Buzzards Bay, while we're looking toward Middleboro.  The photographer is standing about where the station used to be.  This may have been a railfan trip to Edaville in nearby Carver.  Tremont would have been the closest rail location to transfer passengers to buses.
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rfranzosa
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6:23 PM - Sep 25, 2018 #5

Thanks, guys!

Rick Franzosa
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dpeters04
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9:59 AM - Sep 27, 2018 #6

I was on a fan trip to Edaville  in about 1974 that looks like the equipment we had left union station New Haven early am and returned late evening. We had a clam bake and road the trains all day .  The trip was run by Ed Kelly with the Branford Electric Railroad org. We also set torpedos on the narrow gage track for the first steam trip a lot of smoke and noise . not a good thing to do. 
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TomCurtin
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1:33 PM - Sep 27, 2018 #7

dpeters04 wrote: I was on a fan trip to Edaville  in about 1974 that looks like the equipment we had left union station New Haven early am and returned late evening.
1974 --- that late?  The train consist in this photo --- and the buses --- look like about 1958 or thereabouts
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Statkowski
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2:03 PM - Sep 27, 2018 #8

1974?  Not only did the New Haven no longer exist, but its successor didn't, either.  It would have needed Amtrak equipment.  The PA-1s, by the way, were long, long gone in 1974.

Ancient memories are so much fun at times.  I can vaguely remember the 2nd Avenue El connection at Harlem River, but not by much.
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mredden
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2:18 PM - Sep 27, 2018 #9

This may have been a NHRHTA calendar photo with a caption describing the trip to Edaville?
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9:45 AM - Sep 28, 2018 #10

Good memory Mike! The train was indeed a fantrip from NYC. The photo was on the back cover of the 1991 calendar, taken by William T. Clynes dated 6/16/56.

John
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