I found this classic black and white late steam era photograph from 1954 at my link page Fallen Flags.Org, which is located to the right of your computer screen at www.rr-fallenflags.org
This photograph posting, is going out to all the fans of classic northeastern United States railroad subjects here at Eddie's Railfan Page today. I hope everyone enjoys viewing this one here today.
The year is 1954, and steam locomotives are breathing their last gasp before heading off to the scrap yard on the Boston & Maine Railroad during the early to mid 1950's. Diesel locomotives are rapidly taking over the assignments that these coal burning and steam hissing engines had once handled daily.
Railfan photographer Gary Stuebben, photographed this medium sized Boston & Maine Railroad 2-8-0 "Consolidation" type steam locomotive used on short freight trains, recieving coal and water at a B & M Railroad locomotive terminal, in the city of Boston Massachusettes near the end of the steam.