Prototype Inspiration

The Valley Local, southbound at Middletown, CT - shot by Kent Cochrane from the Arrigoni Bridge, May 1947. NHRHTA Collection.

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DERS-2b (Alco RS-2) #0510 on the Airline Local headed back to Cedar Hill Yard, circa 1950. Kent Cochrane photo, NHRHTA collection.

PDX-2 - westbound Shore Line Local at Saybrook, c. mid-1940s. Charles Gunn collection/NHRHTA

Westbound Yankee Clipper at Old Saybrook, December 1948. John Wallace photo.

Westbound passenger train at Old Saybrook, March 1949. John Wallace photo.

Valley Local southbound at Wethersfield. Date & photographer unknownTally Newspaper photo, Bob Mather in gangway, Jack Soper, (agent) car.  Always stopped here for orders, more importantly to fill the water jug (“the water’s better in Wethersfield”)(Max Miller collection).  Scire (sic?) was the express agent, had a smoky old Dodge pickup truck.  Bulk track had onions for Hart Seed Co.

DEY-5 (Alco S-2) #0967 on the Valley Local southbound at Fernwood Street, Wethersfield, May 1949. John Wallace photo.

DEY-3 #0967 in later paint scheme at East Haddam/Moodus, August 5, 1953. Capt. Bill McKevley photo, Max Miller Collection

Main Street (Middlesex Turnpike, old Rt. 9) Cromwell, looking north. Sunset diner on left.  Hal MacIntyre (saxophonist, clarinetist, band leader, and born in Cromwell, 11/29/1914), a musician in the first Glenn Miller band (1937-1941), met with Glenn Miller here. Photo Pre-1940?  Max Miller collection.
Likely PDX-2, the westbound Shore Line local (aka "Haddam Local) at Essex with DEY-5 (Alco S-2) #0630. c. 1948. Max Miller collection.
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