This Day 12 Years Ago—An old GP9 on the Move.

On this day (February 19, 2006), I exposed this photo of Guilford’s ‘Sappi Job’ at Fairfield, Maine.

In the lead is an old Boston & Maine GP9 that had been built in 1957 using some trade-in components from World War-II era FT diesels.

I was traveling with Don Marson and Brian Jennison and exposed this view on Fujichrome with a Nikon F3 with 180mm lens.

Last weekend, I was making use of that same lens to photograph Ireland’s Bord na Mona narrow gauge railways.

On the morning of February 19, 2006 (12 years ago today) Guilford Rail System GP9 51 leads the ‘Sappi Job’ off the old Maine Central Hinckley Branch at Fairfield, Maine on its way toward Waterville. Note the vintage GRS searchlight to the right of the locomotive.

Tracking the Light Posts Every Day.

3 thoughts on “This Day 12 Years Ago—An old GP9 on the Move.”

  1. I always loved GM’s GP-7 and 9’s. I have several of them in my Lionel Train collection. I am struck by how close the train is to that house. You could reach out the window and shake hands with the engineer.

  2. I always loved the GP-7’s and 9’s. I have several of them in my Lionel train collection. Also, I am struck by how close the train is to that house. You could lean out the window and shake hands with the engineer.

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