Canaan Union Station

Canaan Union Station, CT

While doing research for various blog entries, I stumble across photos of Canaan Station all the time. The station is located in the northwest corner of Connecticut. I kept telling myself that I needed to check out this station in person, and last weekend I was able to travel to western Massachusetts so I was […]

Boston Engine Terminal 2016

MBTA Boston Engine Terminal

The Boston Engine Terminal is located just north of Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge in Somerville, Massachusetts. This 36-acre state of the art maintenance facilities is one of the largest in the state of Massachusetts. There is about 7 miles of track on the property and the building’s roof spans nearly nine acres. On Saturday, […]

Amtrak Holyoke Station

Depot Square Railroad Station – Holyoke, MA

Holyoke, Massachusetts is located just north of Springfield, MA. In its day, the city was one of the largest suppliers of office products in the world and got the nickname “The Paper City”. In August 2015, passenger railroad service returned to the city after Amtrak re-routed its “Vermonter” service on the Conn River Line. The […]

CapeFlyer Crossing the Cape Cod Railroad Bridge

Cape Codder 2.0?

I rode the CapeFlyer a few weekends ago and it got me thinking about the relaunch of a local version of Amtrak’s Cape Codder. What is the Amtrak’s Cape Codder? The Amtrak’s Cape Codder was a seasonal service that ran during the summer months from July to the end of September. Amtrak provided this service […]

Amtrak Tracking Website

Tracking Amtrak using your Smartphone

I really enjoy photographing trains. One can spend hours waiting for a train to pass. I remember as a child spending hours waiting for Amtrak’s Cape Codder to make its way through Middleboro, MA on Sunday afternoons. Sometimes the Cape Codder was delayed and I had no way of knowing. With a smartphone and the […]