Mass_Central_2100_18Oct1983_Palmer_Yard_Brian_Solomon_Brian_Solomon_444100©Brian_Solomon

Rare Electro-Motive model NW5 at Palmer, Massachusetts.

Mass-Central NW5 2100 is an old favorite. Built for Southern Railway in 1947 to work the New Orleans Union Station, it found its way to Massachusetts when I was in junior high school. On the afternoon of October 18, 1983, my late friend Bob Buck of Tucker’s Hobbies in Warren phoned to say that Mass-Central was on its way to Palmer to collect interchange from Conrail. I caught the antique Electro-Motive engine by the old Boston & Albany freight house. Exposed with Leica IIIA with Summitar f2.0 50mm lens on Kodachrome 64 slide film

Mass Central NW5 2100 at Palmer, Massachusetts.

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