On the way back to the motel, we ran into this guy in Canaseraga. The shadows had already overtaken the area, so I thought if the train and I both hurried back up to Dalton, we might catch the last rays. JUST made it!
A grubby 1953 leads eastbound tonnage splitting the signals near MP 139 in Hinsdale, MA. on May 17, 1980. Note the white spots on the signal targets at right, these are sighting holes used to "line-sight" the signal heads so that engineers of oncoming trains see them clearly. They don't call this type of signal a "searchlight" for nothing. They project a relatively narrow beam, which is readily visible in a photograph of them taken at night with a little fog, so they have to be set correctly to "catch the eye".
With the "momentary" disappearance of the C30-7A's from the Boston Line in 1992, lash-ups almost began to take on the appearance of the early '80's with large and varied groups of locomotives. B23-7 1965 leads a mish-mash with RESE at Ballou's in washington, MA. on Aug. 29, 1992.
B23-7 1980 leads SEPA through North Adams Jct. in Pittsfield, MA. on Aug. 27, 1989. By this point in time, the 1980 had lost it's special "Keep it moving with ConRail" logo, but had gained acceptance into third rail territory.
B23-7 2012 on, what I believe, is NHSE at Springfield station. The NHSE/SENH turns had a caboose at each end of the train, note the buggy behind the power in this shot. This facilitated the reverse/run-around move the trains had to make in both directions at Springfield because of the track layout.