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Conrail SD45-2s at Bullards Road.

You know this must have sounded good! Former Erie Lackawanna SD45-2s lead a loaded ballast extra westbound at the summit of the Boston & Albany at Bullards Road near Hinsdale, Massachusetts.

I made this photo on the evening of August 23, 1984 using a Leica 3A loaded Kodak Tri-X.

In retrospect, I wish I had a slightly longer lens here and better exposure and processing skills. With in a few years, I had better cameras and my photography had improved dramatically, but catching scenes like this one of SD45-2s on the B&A route were a thing of the past.

And, I really wish I’d recorded the sound of this train. All those 20-cylinder 645 diesels in Run-8, wow!

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