Providence & Worcester Fall Circle Tour 2010
Mass Bay RRE charter train's strikingly handsome P&W consist
October 16, 2010
by John Reading
as told by Dave Brown, Steve Butterworth,
Vic Campbell and Bill Crawford
Photos by Doug Scott
Another Fall Circle Tour came together for Mass Bay RRE October 16, as we took
our fourth annual 175-mile loop trip from Worcester, via the Providence & Worcester
and Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor.
Mass Bay RRE’s train staff showed up between 8 and 9 AM at P&W’s South Worcester headquarters to make our special ready for boarding.
P&W’s seven-car consist was there for us, behind B39-8E 3907 and GP38-2 2009: power car 668, coaches 7625, 7626 New York and 7627 Rhode Island, diner 8340 Connecticut, parlor 4567 Massachusetts and observation 90 New Englander. Vic Campbell delivered the box lunches, then shuttled 17 riders (who arrived at Union Station on MBTA #P553) to trainside.