Smooth Blue Aster

smooth blue aster hartford 2018

The first among many brethren.

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boston & maine american 4-4-0 white river junction vermont

Brakes locked down on Boston and Maine’s No. 494, a 4-4-0 Atlantic preserved at Union Station in White River Junction, Vermont.

Stone Cold Steam

locomotive driver and brakeshoeBoston and Maine #494, a 4-4-0 American built by ALCO in Manchester, NH (1892) rests at the Union Station in White River Junction, Vermont, an enduring reminder of the thrill of steam power and the railroad legacy of this transportation hub.

Displayed by The New England Transportation Museum.