Central Vermont GP9s.

I grew up to the sounds of Central Vermont GP9s roaring away in run-8 as the clawed their way up State Line Hill in Monson, Massachusetts. I often photographed these locomotives in my youth. By the time I made this photo on December 23, 1986, I had begun my photographic studies at Rochester Institute of Technology, and was back for Christmas Break. Old 4442 was a favorite machine. It is climbing State Line as it had countless times before. Leica IIIA fitted with a Leica Visoflex II and 65mm Elmar Lens, Kodachrome 25 slide film.

Electro-Motive GP9s on State Line Hill, Monson, Mass.

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