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Ian MacMillan

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CR Boston Line Helpers
« on: December 05, 2007, 03:54:07 PM »
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When you read everywhere that helper operations for Conrail on the Boston Line ended in 1985, its nice to see Carl Weber once again come up with some CR gold.

CR helpers on Bow coal train in 1993
http://photos.nerail.org/showpic/?200712041950053607.jpg
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Re: CR Boston Line Helpers
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2007, 12:14:57 AM »
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Did they normally have the headlight on for the rear engine? That looks awfully like the front of a train other than the slight cloud of snow kicked up in front of the pilot.

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Re: CR Boston Line Helpers
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2007, 12:28:56 AM »
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Re: CR Boston Line Helpers
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2007, 12:49:09 AM »
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the dimmed headlight serves as the rear marker.  A red or orange flag by day, or light at night, or a dimmed locomotive headlight can serve as a marker.
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Re: CR Boston Line Helpers
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2007, 02:28:12 AM »
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Dimmed headlight was pretty much the standard out here, unlike markers on other parts of the CR system.

The front half can be seen here

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Re: CR Boston Line Helpers
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2007, 11:10:44 PM »
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I think the markers were only necessary for ops on the NEC. But I guess they got used elsewhere too, cause they sure do look cooler than a dimmed headlight.

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Re: CR Boston Line Helpers
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2007, 01:13:47 AM »
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I think the markers were only necessary for ops on the NEC. But I guess they got used elsewhere too, cause they sure do look cooler than a dimmed headlight.

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